This note was sent to the named parties on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and a courtesy copy shared with me from the SOTF:
The second complaint grew out of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's January 21 hearing at City Hall, where the controversial daily $1 fee to be applied against Google and other private buses using City transit stops was on the agenda. That agenda was radically changed without proper advance notification, I allege, as I blogged about here. This is the note sent to the appropriate SFMTA and City Attorney officials:
Btw, I wish to mention that SF Pravda, alias the Bay Guardian, kvetched in an editorial this week about the secrecy of the SFMTA directors:
Yet the board of that supposedly independent agency just unanimously rubber-stamped the [Google bus fee] plan that had been crafted behind closed doors [...]
Unfortunately, the Bay Guardian says nothing about filing a sunshine complaint about the closed door meeting(s) where that plan was hatched, nor do they say if they've made a public records request or two seeking documents such as emails from the SFMTA directors either related to the plan or their private decision-making process.
If this progressive news outlet makes regular use of open meetings and records laws, or files complaints regarding various alleged sunshine violations, I am not aware of it and we sure could use them and others making good use of these laws and the SOTF.