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Riptide



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Treasure Island toll policy will be decided upon at a Special Joint San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board, Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Board and San Francisco Board of Supervisors virtual meeting Tuesday, March 8 at 9:00 am. The announcement of the meeting can be found on the City’s website at:
https://www.sfcta.org/events
The meeting’s agenda, instructions on how to log onto the video of the meeting live and how to call into the meeting for public comment as well as the supporting documents, will be available under the “More information” tab, but not until 72 hours before the meeting, that is Saturday, March 5 at 9:00 am.


https://sfbayview.com/2022/02/gentrifying-treasure-island-takes-a-toll/

https://sfbayview.com/2022/02/a-community-in-the-crosshairs-supervisors-move-to-instate-a-toll-that-will-hurt-our-income-families-and-friends/
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jpf18



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2022 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riptide wrote:
The Treasure Island toll policy will be decided upon at a Special Joint San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board, Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Board and San Francisco Board of Supervisors virtual meeting Tuesday, March 8 at 9:00 am.

"Special Joint San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board and Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Board" - authorized by whom to do what? Not to take binding votes until a proper joint powers authority charter is in place, no?
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mac



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way I understand their authority, is that they have the authority under AB 981 to establish a transportation management authority that includes tolls. Section 1967.5(a) of that bill provides that "The board of supervisors and the transportation authority, by a two-thirds majority vote of both bodies, shall have the authority to adopt a program imposing congestion pricing fees..."

This meeting is of both of those bodies. The law goes on to require, in Section 1967(b) that they make a finding of fact, also by a two-thirds vote, that "the congestion pricing fees have a relationship or benefit to the motor vehicle drivers who are paying the fee." Section 1967.6 also requires that the transportation program ensure public access to waterfront, recreational, and open space areas on Treasure Island.

Those of us who have been working on this challenge their ability to make such findings, particularly with respect to those traveling from the East Bay. As their EIR noted, and as testimony by users like Tom Gandesbery have put on the record, travel to the island for after work windsurfing, SUP ing, winging and so forth is counter commute, and does not benefit from the commuter ferry that they are subsidizing with this toll. However, the politics run against us. Any San Francisco Supervisor, or candidate for the Assembly, seems to be very happy to transfer the commute costs that they are responsible for mitigating to people who don't vote in their districts. The fundamental unfairness of this didn't bothered those on the TIMMA committee that voted to recommend these fees to the BOS.

The toll system was designed to subsidize the bus and ferry system that will primarily benefit commuters. It will probably increase travel off the island because it will make it more expensive for businesses that provide food, sundries, and medical care to operate on the island. It will more than double the cost to take your child to a little league game, or learn to sail at Clipper Cove, or go fishing. Please, if you are a voter in San Francisco, let your supervisor know this is a terrible idea, and you will be watching how they vote.

See also:
https://sfbayview.com/2022/02/gentrifying-treasure-island-takes-a-toll/

https://sfbayview.com/2022/02/a-community-in-the-crosshairs-supervisors-move-to-instate-a-toll-that-will-hurt-our-income-families-and-friends/
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Riptide



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2022 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://slcprdwordpressstorage.blob.core.windows.net/wordpressdata/2022/02/02-25-22_Agenda.htm


State lands committee meeting, public comments at the beginning of the meeting 1 pm.

zoom link and agenda above.
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mac



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuned in a bit late, but heard excellent testimony from Jeff Finn, Ross Lebenson, and Andrew Sullivan.
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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2022 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac wrote:
Tuned in a bit late, but heard excellent testimony from Jeff Finn, Ross Lebenson, and Andrew Sullivan.


thank you all involved
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mac



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2022 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've cancelled the meeting again.

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Special Joint San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board and Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Board
March 08, 2022 at 09:00 AMVirtual Meeting
The following scheduled Special Joint Board meeting has been CANCELED:
Virtual Meeting Information
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
9:00 a.m.


From their web site.
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Riptide



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2022 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac wrote:
They've cancelled the meeting again.

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Special Joint San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board and Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Board
March 08, 2022 at 09:00 AMVirtual Meeting
The following scheduled Special Joint Board meeting has been CANCELED:
Virtual Meeting Information
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
9:00 a.m.


From their web site.



What about this other meeting on March 8th? https://www.sfcta.org/events/transportation-authority-board-43
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mac



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2022 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riptide—they posted the agenda late last night. Nothing on the tolls.
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tomg



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

more news, negative:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/justinphillips/article/Even-with-exemptions-a-Treasure-Island-toll-16995497.php
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