As most SFians know, the SFMTA is on the hunt for a permanent leader. Debra Johnson, the agency’s director of administration and taxi, has been the temporary executive director since June 30, when former CEO Nat Ford stepped down.
You guys, you have got to look at this thing — SFist’s Jay Barmann articulated our reaction better then we could, saying:
We’re already unleashing our anger in the write-in, “Other” option on the first question, which is “In your opinion, what is the single most important task for the new ED/CEO?”, with choice A being “Maintain quality service.”
To which we angrily reply, in D) Other : How can one “maintain quality service” when current service is so infrequently of any “quality.” How about creating a higher standard of quality service, improving on-time performance, and eventually reaching that 85% on-time goal??
Perhaps Mayor Ed Lee read Barmann’s piece before he addressed SF’s Board of Supes for yesterday’s “Question Time” as, according to the Ex, Lee echoed Barmann’s sentiments, complaining that “Muni is only there when you expect it 71 percent of time” and calling on Muni to hit that elusive, voter-mandated 85% on time goal.
Daily Dose of SF reports that Lee also wants to improve safety and increase taxi availability.
A call to the Mayor’s office asking of Lee had taken the SFMTA’s survey had not been returned at publication time, but we’ll be sure to update if and when we hear.