munipiece2.jpgThe Supervisor Campos requested audit of the SFMTA’s “overtime scheduling for transit operators and performance of the agency’s seven-person board of directors” (as put by the Examiner) is dropping today, and it sounds like the results are going to be pretty exciting!

Campos Legislative Aide Sheila Chung Hagen emails to let us know that the “BUDGET ANALYST RELEASES RESULTS OF SFMTA MANAGMENT AND PERFORMANCE AUDIT: San Francisco Supervisors Call for Comprehensive Reform of the Transportation Agency.” People, your press release does not get any more relevant if you use all caps, seriously.

The audit’s being released at a press briefing taking place right now in Campos’ office, at which Campos, as well as Supervisors Mirkarimi, Mar, and already reluctant to approve the Muni budget Chiu “will provide remarks about the audit” and call for the aforementioned reform.

Presumably in damage control mode, the SFMTA’s already scheduled their response (y’all, this is just like the Roxanne Wars! I wish). To their credit, sans all caps!

“SFMTA to Host Press Availability on the Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Limited Scope Performance Audit” says their email to us. “Limited Scope,” eh? In any case, at 2 PM today, Tom Nolan, Chairman of the SFMTA Board of Directors and SFMTA chief Nat Ford are meeting with press on the 7th floor of the Muni offices at 1 South Van Ness to “discuss its response to the Budget and Legislative Analyst Office limited scope performance audit.”

Today, they say, their comments will be “general,” and cover the “major issues” from the report. Then on May 18, they will release “an assessment of the recommendations and findings, comparative analysis, and in-depth cost and benefits analysis.”

That’s Muni for you — always makes you wait.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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