2017 Chamber of Commerce Poll
The annual Chamber of Commerce poll is out, but the SF Chronicle didn't do a story about it. Maybe they didn't like the results.
One thing they didn't have to ignore/distort this year: results showing that the people of San Francisco overwhelmingly reject congestion pricing, the idea that they should pay $3.00 to drive downtown in their own city.
The poll didn't even ask that question this year. Last year 72% rejected that idea, which is a typically negative result over the years (My first post on public opinion and congestion pricing back in 2009: Little support for congestion pricing).
Maybe the Chamber thinks that congestion pricing is now a dead issue not worth asking about every year. Wrong! See page 33 of the latest Transportation Plan by the SFCTA.
Tilly Chang, now the head of the SFCTA, spent a good part of her career pushing congestion pricing, and she isn't going to stop now.
Congestion pricing will be a two-fer for City Hall: it will punish everyone who drives those wicked motor vehicles, and, more importantly, it will raise a lot of money to pay for the city's growing bureaucracy.
More on the poll results tomorrow.