SAVE MUNI MINUTES – September 16, 2019

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SF TAXIS VS. UBER/LYFT: DEBATE ON MEASURE D

A public debate on San Francisco’s proposal to tax rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft will take place on Monday, September 16. The 6 p.m. forum sponsored by Save Muni, a transportation think tank, will focus on November’s ballot Measure D. The debate will be held in conjunction with Save Muni’s monthly meeting at the Northern Police Station (Turk and Fillmore).

Measure D’s proposed tax on Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) has unanimous support of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, Mayor Breed and Uber and Lyft. A coalition of community activists and taxi workers has recently challenged the measure.

Tim Hester of Safer Streets & Better Transit Coalition will argue in support of Measure D. Sue Vaughan, transit advocate and member of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s CAC, will speak in opposition.

Open to the public, the debate may offer the only in-depth look at the measure before the November 5 election.

Save Muni will also elect officers for 2019-2020 and discuss other transportation issues.

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