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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Might Veto The Free Muni Program Proposed By Dean Preston !



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Supervisor Dean Preston’s Free Muni Program For San Francisco Gets Approval From Supervisors

Supervisor Dean Preston had earlier proposed the idea of the free Muni program. It will first be implemented as a pilot program if it gets approval from London Breed. As per Preston, providing Muni services for free during the recovery phase will go a long way in reviving the economy of San Francisco. Preston has proposed the program for three months. His proposal was passed by the board of supervisors with a  7-4 majority. Moreover, Preston said, “This proposal proposes to put hundreds of dollars into the average Muni rider’s pocket. It’s the least our city can do for Muni riders after this nightmare year.”

Muni Buses

Source: Piedmont Exedra

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Not In Favor Of Free Muni Program

London Breed is not convinced that the free Muni program is a good idea. She is not on board with providing free services during the phase of economic recovery. Moreover, her spokesperson said, “The mayor believes we need to return Muni to full service to support our economic recovery, especially for our lower-income communities, before we use precious general fund dollars to provide free rides for those who don’t need them.”

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Source: NBC Bay Area

Supervisor Dean Preston Urges London Breed To Sign The Free Muni Program

Preston is well aware that London Breed might use her rare mayoral power to veto the program. However, he still tried to convince Breed by implying that the program will play a big role in bringing San Francisco commuters back to public transport. Furthermore, he said, “The mayor has an opportunity to show that despite a year of suspended lines and endless waits, the city still cares about Muni riders and wants to welcome people back to transit. It’s time to sign this legislation to help struggling San Franciscan workers recover from this pandemic.”


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