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Downtown Congestion Pricing Study Policy Advisory Committee Meeting #4 - Shared screen with speaker view
Bruce Agid
01:32:27
Bruce Agid, South Beach/Rincon/Mission Bay Neighborhood Association
Hayley Currier, TransForm, she/her
01:32:35
Hayley Currier, Policy Advocacy Manager, TransForm, she/her
Amy Hartman, ClimatePlan
01:32:36
Amy Hartman, ClimatePlan
Zack Deutsch-Gross, SFTR
01:32:38
Zack Deutsch-Gross, San Francisco Transit Riders.
Chris Pangilinan
01:32:40
Chris Pangilinan, Uber
Hana Creger, Greenlining Institute
01:32:40
Hana Creger, the Greenlining Institute
Janice Li, SF Bicycle Coalition
01:32:41
Hi - Janice Li, Advocacy Director at SF Bicycle Coalition (and separately, BART Board director)
Jessica Lum, San Francisco Travel
01:32:44
Jessica Lum, San Francisco Travel Association
Bri - Union Square BID
01:32:44
Bri Caspersen, Union Square Business Improvement District
Chris Man, Chinatown Community Development Center
01:32:47
Chris Man, Chinatown Community Development Center
Stephen Martin-Pinto, West of Twin Peaks Central Council
01:32:49
Stephen Martin-Pinto, West of Twin Peaks Central Council
Chris Sweis - Yellow Cab
01:32:50
Chris Sweis, CEO, Yellow Cab
Amit Kothari
01:32:51
Amit Kothari, UCSF
Walk SF - Jodie
01:32:51
Jodie Medeiros, Walk SF
Christina’s iPhone
01:32:56
Christina Olague- El Centro Bayview-
Rajni Banthia
01:32:58
Rajni Banthia, Mission Economic Development Agency
James Ford, La Raza Centro Legal
01:33:05
James Ford, Community Outreach Coordinator, La Raza Centro Legal
Tiffany Chu
01:33:10
Hi! Tiffany Chu, Commissioner @ SF Environment
Peter Straus -- SF Transit Riders (He/Him/His)
01:33:16
Peter Straus, Board Member, San Francisco Transit Riders
J.R. Eppler (Potrero Boosters)
01:33:17
Hey there all, it's J.R. Eppler of the Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association + the occasional Zoom-bombing family member.
Sarah Jo Szambelan
01:33:22
Sarah Jo Szambelan, Research Director at SPUR
Evan Oravec (Central City SRO Collaborative)
01:33:32
Evan Oravec, Central City SRO Collaborative/Tenderloin Housing Clinic
Angie Khong, APA
01:33:35
Hi this is Angie Khong, Development Mgr, APA Family Support Services
Roland
01:56:21
Hi Paige The silence is deafening. I do have a question: MTC recently suspended congestion charging on all bridges. What is the impact of this suspension on the SFCTA study?
AGP
02:26:43
Writ large, this is still clearly a concept hunting for a reason to implement, rather than a problem with a search for solutions. Nevertheless, nobody has yet made any coherent and comprehensive case for tangible transit-related benefits of a Congestion Pricing scheme in SF, a city that does not have a wide-reaching intracity rapid transit system... especially since implementation would make SF unique -- an outlier city with CP, but with no viable and reliable rapid transit alternative for the overwhelming majority of city residents.(Aside, the "air pollution" issue is a complete fraud. BAAQMD recently evaluated pm2.5 pollution in SF, and determined it's not from passenger vehicles -- what little there is in a coastal wind-swept small city.)
Christina’s iPhone
02:27:23
I am grateful that the issue of equity is included in the 4 goals
Christina’s iPhone
02:27:47
we can work out details later
AGP
03:08:37
You have already acknowledged the woeful inadequacy of the 2010 model, yet you are STILL using it as the foundation for your analyses. Furthermore, you continue to ignore any analysis of "balloon-squeezing" effects that simply move congestion and parking issues to just outside any chosen cordon. Worst of all, the entire scheme offers tremendous comparative advantages to the very few people, relatively, who live along Muni Metro (when it's functioning, that is), and need to travel efficiently to the FiDi or CC areas. Everybody else gets raped, with a highly-regressive and virtually inescapable travel tax, or gets forced onto a systemically-failed transit mode that preposterously has buses that stop every 110 yards. AFTER you build a wide-serving subway system in SF, like every single other city in the world that uses congestion pricing, THEN AND ONLY THEN might it be sensible to consider a CP scheme.
Barbara Inaba
03:11:25
host has to unmute me
AGP
03:11:52
London is NOT a comparable city! It has a fabulous wide-reaching rapid transit system. SF does not. At all.
AGP
03:14:58
Why do Barbara's verbal comments get addressed with replies, but my written comments do not? (Barbara -- you raise good points.)
Rachel Hiatt SFCTA
03:16:42
Hi AGP, staff team does see your comments. We'll take them on board in our next steps. For instance, we will analyze traffic effects on border zones.
AGP
03:17:55
Which "next steps", specifically? These problems I mention have been previously acknowledged, yet the committee continues to plow onward without correcting or even addressing them.
AGP
03:18:50
Not "some of them", Colin. ALL OF THEM!
AGP
03:22:25
The Zoom platform is working rather well. I'd vote for it as the preferred mode, going forward!
Christina’s iPhone
03:22:29
thank you
Barbara Inaba
03:22:39
I just hope my comments are included in the meeting records; subzones, events surcharge within certain subzones; CEQA process. Thank you.
Hayley Currier, TransForm, she/her
03:22:48
Thank you!