How are transit funds used for other needs?

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

Due to budget shortfalls, the School District is phasing out its yellow bus program.  The City responded, over the objections of four Supervisors, by providing free Muni passes for low-income youth.  Cost to Muni:  several million dollars per year.

NONPROFIT REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

Nonprofit development - including large institutions like hospitals and universities - pay all development impact fees except transit impact development fees.  The Board of Supervisors, on a 9-2 vote, maintained this blanket exemption.  Cost to Muni if the exemption holds:  $120 million over 20 years, or $6 million a year.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND TRANSIT IMPACT FEES

In portions of San Francisco, when developers pay development impact fees, affordable housing impact fees rise and transit and other impact fees are reduced to balance that increase.  In the recently proposed Western SOMA Plan, transit fees went down as developments got larger.  This provision was removed after a contentious fight.  Cost to Muni: Significant, depending on level of development.

POLICE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT DIVISION

Muni funds the police department's traffic enforcement division.  Cost to Muni:  $12 million a year.


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