Meetings

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL TO INCREASE
REGIONAL BUS, FERRY AND PARATRANSIT FARES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 21, 2005 , at 9:30 a.m., in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, to receive public comment on a proposal to increase regional bus, ferry and paratransit fares by approximately 5% in order to meet operating expenses. It is proposed that these fares be increased effective July 1, 2005.


The District is in the midst of a financial emergency that has resulted in developing strategies to reduce costs and increase revenues. Since Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Transit user fees represent the majority of District revenues, increases in transit fares represent a component of the District’s financial plan.


A staff report on this proposal was presented to the Finance-Auditing Committee on March 24, 2005. An additional staff report for the public hearing will be available after April 15, 2005, and may be obtained from Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA, 94129-0601, or by using TDD California Relay Service, 800-735-2929 or at http://www.goldengate.org/organization/publichearings.html .


Public comments will be received at the public hearing or may be presented in writing to the Secretary of the District at the above address. Comments may also be sent by e-mail to publichearing@goldengate.org. Written comments should be received no later than 4:30 p.m., April 20, 2005.


The public hearing location is accessible to everyone. To request special assistance to enable persons with disabilities to participate at this public hearing, please call the District Secretary’s Office at 415-923-2223 three days before the hearing date.
/s/ Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District. Dated at San Francisco, California, this 29th day of March, 2005.