I'm happy to say that at today's SFCTA Plans and Programs committee meeting, and with the support of Supervisor Cohen, I was reappointed to another 2-year term on the SFCTA Citizens Advisory Committee. Woo-hoo!
For those who don't know what the SFCTA is, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority administers and oversees the delivery of the Proposition K (Prop K) half-cent local transportation sales tax program and New Expenditure Plan, which was passed by 75% of San Francisco voters in November 2003. The Authority was created in 1989 to administer Prop K's predecessor, the Proposition B half-cent transportation sales tax program, which began in 1990 and continued until it was superseded by Prop K.
The CAC's mission is to assist the Transportation Authority by reflecting community values in the development of the mission and programs of the Transportation Authority; and communicating information about the Transportation Authority's mission and programs back to the community. The CAC accomplishes this mission by providing the Commissioners and staff of the Transportation Authority with input on nearly all matters that go before the Transportation Authority Board and its standing committees. This includes providing comments on transportation plans, programs and studies; the Prop. K (half-cent sales tax) Expenditure Plan and Strategic Plan; project funding priorities; transportation-related legislation; and community transportation concerns. The CAC also assists in publicizing transportation projects and plans to neighborhoods, and solicits the neighborhoods input for feedback to the Transportation Authority.