I almost feel sorry for Ed Reiskin, inheriting a system from predecessors like Nathanial Ford and Emilio Cruz. Willie Brown is also culpable for the sweetheart deal he made with the MUNI union for supporting him during the various election cycles.
That is, I feel sorry for Ed Reiskin until I realize he makes $300K per year and his minions have been plotting to extract money from citizens by plopping new parking meters in neighborhoods where there had been none without doing proper research and studies.
SFMTA has plenty of money. They just spend it poorly. So they want more money.