Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Join the San Francisco County Transportation Authority's Citizen Advisory Committee

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BOMA San Francisco Members:

Join the Citizens Advisory Committee to help the San Francisco County Transportation Authority's Citizens Advisory Committee (SFCTA) Optimize Mobility in San Francisco.

Interested in the Transbay Transit Center? Central Subway? Safer streets and sidewalks? Bike lanes? Over the past decade the CAC has helped the Authority Board guide the investment of nearly $1 billion in transportation funds into projects that improve mobility for all.

Your voice is needed on the CAC. Help them plan for the future of transportation in San Francisco.


There are currently three vacancies on the Authority's Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The Plans and Programs Committee will be considering the incumbent and other applicants to fill this vacancy in May 2012. The SFCTA strives for ethnic diversity and district representation and will seek representatives for Districts 4, 5, and 11 in May 2012, but accept applications for all districts on a rolling basis.


The Authority accepts applications on a continuous basis. Applicants are required to attend one of the Authority's Plans and Programs Committee meetings to speak on their own behalf. Note that appearing before the committee is a prerequisite for appointment, though not a guarantee. The Committee will then make recommendations for appointments to the full Authority Board of Commissioners, which makes the final decision.

New applicants will be notified about the time and location of these meetings. Once your application is received, it will remain active for two years. Your application will be considered for any openings, unless you submit a letter withdrawing your candidacy. You must be a San Francisco resident.

Role of the Citizens Advisory Committee

The Authority has appointed a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting of eleven members representing a broad spectrum of transportation and community concerns. The CAC's mission is to assist the Authority by reflecting community values in the development of the mission and programs of the Authority; and communicating information about the Authority's mission and programs back to the community. The CAC accomplishes this mission by providing the Commissioners and staff of the Authority with input on nearly all matters that go before the Authority Board and its standing committees.This includes providing comments on transportation plans, programs and studies; the Prop. K (half-cent sales tax) Expenditure Plan and Strategic Plan; project funding priorities; transportation-related legislation; and community transportation concerns. The CAC also assists in publicizing transportation projects and plans to neighborhoods, and solicits the neighborhoods' input for feedback to the Authority.

How to Apply

Applications are due Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The Plans and Programs Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at City Hall, Room 263. For more information or to download an application, visit www.sfcta.org/cac, or contact the Authority at (415) 522-4800 for mailing options.

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