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Learning the A, B, and Ls of this fall's transportation ballot measures

Article details bullying and retribution by the Mayor’s Office

People are talking about this article from Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle about how much three fall ballot measures will cost the city, but many...

Motorists fight back

Ballot measure seeks to prioritize cars and undermine SF's "transit-first" policy

Guardianistas hit the high notes on our latest edition of Alternative Ink

June 23, 2014
Last night’s Alternative Ink, the biweekly show that we at the Bay Guardian do on BFF.fm, may have been our best show yet. In...

Free Sunday meters challenge rejected, SFMTA board’s independence questioned

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to reject an environmental appeal of the decision to repeal paying for parking meters on Sundays, which...

Board of Supervisors considers environmental appeal of paid Sunday meters

The Board of Supervisors is now hearing an environmental appeal of the SFMTA's proposed budget, specifically over the decision to make Sunday parking meters...

No real answers at question time

NO REAL ANSWERS AT QUESTION TIMEAt last week's Board of Supervisors meeting, Mayor Ed Lee showed up for Question Time, that scintillating moment when...

Free Sunday meter plan challenged with environmental review

Transit advocacy groups filed an appeal today challenging a controversial vote by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors to end paid...

Politics over policy

Paid Sunday parking meters benefit drivers, businesses, and Muni riders. So why did the plan get killed?

SFMTA repeals paid Sunday parking meters, loses $9.8 million

San Francisco transit riders won some and lost some today at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors meeting. The board voted to...

Muni fare shakedown

Update: Just a day after the release of this article, advocacy group POWER announced that Google pledged to pay for Free Muni For Youth for...

Nickels and dimes… or transit for our times?

STREET FIGHT Much has been written about the so-called "Google buses" and San Francisco's latest round of gentrification. It's a horrible mess and the...

State of the City speech filled with unsupported promises

January 17, 2014
It was maddening to watch Mayor Ed Lee deliver his annual State of the City address this morning. This was pure politics, from the...

Lee panders to motorists and undermines SFMTA with Sunday metering repeal

January 15, 2014
First Mayor Ed Lee ignores the rising cost of living in San Francisco (fueled partly by his own corporate welfare for the tech industry...

Sunday parking, free — for some

January 31, 2013
If you drive your car Sunday morning to a restaurant for breakfast, or if you go to a Yoga class, or if you're going...

Where would Jesus park?

April 18, 2012
The Examiner's big front-page head, "Pay to Pray," reflects the opposition of some religious folk, including the Rev. Amos Brown, who was one of...