Wednesday, May 10, 2017

City cars by department

A Daly City man and woman were arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in San Francisco’s Civic Center, San Francisco police said Monday.  Photo: Sarah Ravani
Photo: Sarah Ravani

In January I made this request for information from City Hall:

Several years ago, when the Dept. of the Environment was managing the city's fleet, the Examiner had a story about the many waivers city departments were asking for under the Healthy Air and Clean Transportation Ordinance.

Can you provide an update on that story? How many city cars---I'm not interested in trucks, other utility vehicles, or generators---does each city department have? Which departments have asked for waivers?

Dan Coleman, Fleet Analyst at Fleet Management/Central Shops, responded last week with the latest numbers and this statement: "No department has asked for waiver for 2017." 

Good to see that the aggressively anti-car MTA's car fleet has been reduced drastically from 535---with 529 requests for waivers!---to 124. Why can't they ride Muni or bikes while on the job? That's what they want the rest of us to do.

Apparently city departments were too embarrassed to ask for waivers this time around.

Department
Count of Cars
AIRPORT
98
BLDG INSP
107
COURTS
98
DPW
96
FIRE
74
GSA
28
HEALTH
78
HUMAN SERVICES
65
LIBRARY
4
MUNI
124
OTHER
15
POLICE
563
PORT
17
PUC
133
REC & PARK
25
SHERIFF
56
TECH
5
Grand Total

1,586

Below is the tally in 2013:

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Trump doesn't "know what it is to know something"


From George Will in the Washington Post:

It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either. This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability. It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence...

What is most alarming (and mortifying to the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated) is not that Trump has entered his eighth decade unscathed by even elementary knowledge about the nation’s history. As this column has said before, the problem isn’t that he does not know this or that, or that he does not know that he does not know this or that. Rather, the dangerous thing is that he does not know what it is to know something.

Kevin Drum on the Comey firing:

...Trump's astronomical ignorance has finally caught up with him. He seems to have had no idea that firing Comey wouldn't stop the investigation—nor that a new FBI director wouldn't dare quash it. In fact, all the firing does is make the investigation untouchable. And Trump's astronomical narcissism has caught up with him too. He has so little insight into other humans that he simply couldn't conceive of anyone hating Comey but still defending his right to serve out his term. In Trump's world, you reward your friends and punish your enemies and that's that...

Rob's comment:
Trump is a very stupid guy, the dumbest president since, well, George W. Bush.

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