HELP US PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
We are looking for candidates to apply for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
Interested in the Caltrain Downtown Extension? Bus rapid transit? Safer streets and sidewalks? Bike lanes? Over the past decade the CAC has helped the Transportation Authority Board guide the investment of over $1 billion in local transportation sales tax funds—matched with federal, state and other local funds—into projects that improve transportation in every neighborhood and citywide. Your voice is needed on the CAC.
ROLE OF THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Transportation Authority has a CAC consisting of eleven members representing a broad spectrum of transportation and community concerns. The CAC's mission is to assist the Transportation Authority by reflecting community values in the development of the mission and programs of the Transportation Authority; and communicating information about the Transportation Authority's mission and programs back to the community. The CAC accomplishes this by providing the Commissioners and staff of the Transportation Authority with input on nearly all matters that go before the Transportation Authority Board and its standing committees. This includes providing comments on transportation plans, programs and studies; the Prop K (half-cent sales tax) and Prop AA ($10 vehicle registration fee) Strategic Plans; funding priorities; transportation-related legislation; and community transportation concerns. The CAC also assists in publicizing transportation projects and plans to neighborhoods, and solicits community input for feedback to the Transportation Authority. The CAC typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Transportation Authority's offices, 1455 Market Street, 22nd Floor.
There are currently no vacancies on the CAC. We strive for ethnic diversity and geographic representation but accept applications for all districts on a rolling basis.
The Transportation Authority accepts applications on a continuous basis. Applicants are required to attend one of the Transportation Authority's Plans and Programs Committee meetings to speak on their own behalf before being eligible for appointment. The Committee will then make recommendations for appointments to the full Transportation 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 and will be considered for any openings, unless you submit in writing a withdrawal of your candidacy. You must be a San Francisco resident.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit an application and attend an upcoming Plans and Programs Committee meeting to speak to your interests and qualifications. For the schedule and more information about the meetings, please visit www.sfcta.org/agendas . For more information about the CAC , please visit www.sfcta.org/cac, or contact the Transportation Authority at 415.522.4800.