If I Ruled Muni …

Today is Nat Ford's last day atop Muni. His farewell party, however, is planned for the near future.

In other words, Ford's goodbye festivities will be late. Well, there you go.

Folks around City Hall are saying Ford's soon-to-be-ex-post is Ed Reiskin's to lose. So be it. So I'll only have to imagine what I would do if …

I WAS THE RULER OF MUNI!

1. Stop, Thief! In 2007, city voters passed Proposition A. Its stated goal: Give Muni more money and more autonomy. Well, guess what? Other departments, aided and abetted by Mayor Gavin Newsom, made up for the money they were no longer receiving by pillaging Muni to the tune of scores of millions of dollars. “Work orders” skyrocketed from $36 million in 2006 to $64 million last year. A Muni CEO interested in making transit viable for the people of this city would have raised holy hell. A CEO who was content to appease the mayor wouldn't lift a finger — even when Newsom paid his top-dollar “green” advisers out of Muni funds. That leads us to another thing…

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