Supervisor Peskin - Monthly Marina Times column

District 3 year in review

December 2019 - Marina Times

I want to thank the voters of San Francisco for ensuring that Proposition D squeaked across the finish line to victory.San Francisco is officially the first city in the state of California to approve a per-ride surcharge on Uber and Lyft TNCs. It was a long two-year journey, but with the partnership of Assemblyman Phil Ting and Senator Scott Wiener, we were able to pass state enabling legislation and then craft a local measure that is projected to bring in $32 million annually to hire more Muni drivers and parking control officers, as well as install traffic signals, crosswalks, and bike lanes. Because it was a dedicated tax, Proposition D had a tough hill to climb with a two-thirds vote threshold requirement — but San Franciscans affirmed our desire for less-congested streets and investments in traffic enforcement and Vision Zero safety projects.