Stop the Central Subway!
DON'T LET LOBBYISTS OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS
See this CitiReport by Larry Bush ("Lobbyists Turn Millions Into Billions") on how lobbyists influence projects like the Central Subway.
ACTION ALERT! STOP THE CENTRAL SUBWAY!
Instead of Muni service cutbacks, fare/fee increases and crumbling infrastructure, imagine how the Central Subway's hundreds of millions of dollars in existing state/local funds could revitalize the citywide Muni System. Political leaders do pay heed to well-reasoned arguments of their constituents.
MORE INFO: www.SaveMuni.com
Things are heating up. If you read today's Chronicle or Examiner you will know that Muni's financial position is fast deteriorating. It is no longer possible (if it ever was) to continue diverting funds and key personnel to the Central Subway without major additional cuts in Muni service and continued deferred maintenance.
In the Congress, Representative Tom McClintock of California has introduced an Amendment to HR 7 stating that "None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, may be used for the Central Subway Project of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency." We should all get behind this amendment.
It's time to act. Please help flood your own elected reps with telephone calls and e-mails opposing the subway. Persuade your like-minded friends and colleagues to do likewise. We have now a real chance to stop the Central Subway, but it will take effort. Your message should be brief and punchy. One sentence is sufficient, so long as it's clear. Something like: "The Central Subway would be a disaster for Muni and San Francisco. I urge you to deny federal funding to this wasteful and virtually useless project."
Please do this right away. Stopping the Central Subway is not Republican, Democrat or partisan---it's about ending waste and inefficiency for the benefit of the neighborhoods of San Francisco.
CONTACTS---Here are San Francisco's elected representatives:
Representative Nancy Pelosi: 202 225 4965
Representative Jackie Speier: 202 225 3531
Senator Dianne Feinstein: 202 224 3841
Senator Barbara Boxer: 202 224 3553
Governor Jerry Brown: 916 445 2841
Mayor Ed Lee 415 554 6141
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