California Autos Examiner

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What? Your Tax Dollars Not Going Where You Thought They Would?

Voters in San Francisco passed Proposition A with the intent of improving bus service, but low and behold, it would appear that those very funds are being sucked up by other City departments...

Supervisor Bevan Dufty called for a hearing into the practice by such departments as police, public health and the 311 call center, which bill Muni for work their employees perform ostensibly on behalf of Muni - reimbursements for such services as security, auditing, legal advice and technology support.
As reported in The Chronicle last month, the payments, known as work orders, are expected to balloon from $53 million in the fiscal year that ended in June 2008 to nearly $81 million at the close of the fiscal year in June 2010. The $28 million increase is almost the exact amount of additional money San Francisco voters intended to pump annually into Muni to improve service with the passage of Proposition A in 2007.

source: sfgate

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