A message from Donna Willmott, Consumer Rights Advocate,
Planning for Elders:
Once again seniors and people with disabilities are the target to help balance the budget. The MTA is proposing to raise the cost of discount passes for seniors and people with disabilities to $30 on April 1. This will hit our community hard, as people are on shrinking incomes, with fewer benefits and more out of pocket expenses.
We need to stop this now. There are two things you can do:
1) Come make your voice heard when the SFMTA Board of Directors holds a special meeting on Friday, January 29, 2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall in Room 400. You can make public comment about this at the beginning of the meeting.
2) The Independent Living Resources Center- San Francisco, Planning for Elders and the San Francisco Senior Center are spearheading a petition drive to freeze the fares for seniors and people with disabilities. Join us by reviewing the petition, gather as many signatures as possible from consumers, staff, colleagues, friends and family and return them to PECC ASAP.
Contact www.planningforelders.org to get a copy of the petition.