Just say NO to Muni CEO Nathaniel Ford's Expensive Buyout!

We, the Owners and Riders of the Municipal Railway (Muni) are asking the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency to refuse to pay Nathaniel Ford, CEO of Muni, an expensive "buyout"  if he decides to leave the agency before his contract expires.
We live in a time when governments national and local have "no money" for basic city services. Under Nathaniel Ford we saw him kill the morale of the SFMTA, refuse to consider reasonable proposals to patch the hole Gov. Schwarzenegger made when he illegally looted mass transit statewide, and was an accomplice to Ex Mayor Newsom's looting via "work orders" of the agency to please his political supporters.
He has actively looked for better paying work on the public dime. And now he wants to be paid big money for not showing up for work like he promised under his contract.
No. Not now. Not Ever
The Owners who ride Muni are sick of the "pay me not to work" problem at the agency and it starts at the top. We who sign this petition are saying "no more" and are asking fiscally responsible officials to say NO to Ford's Big Payout.
(Also please be sure to leave your name - the petition is less effective if you withhold your name. The NJC will never use your info to spam or hassle you in the future).
Mayor The Hon. Ed LeeSFMTA Board Chair The Hon. Tom Nolan
Mayor Lee, Mr. Nolan:
In a time when San Francisco faces huge budget deficits and cuts to vital services, the City of San Francisco and the SFMTA simply cannot afford extravagant spending while basic city services suffer.
That is why we, the Owners and Riders of Muni, and Citizens of San Francisco are asking you to not pay any buyout of Muni CEO Nathaniel Ford's contract, should he decide to leave before his time is up. It is simply too expensive to be paying a well paid CEO big salary and bonuses and a pension for NOT showing up to work.
That may be OK with Wall Street, but in San Francisco, we can do better. Save Muni routes and make repairs - don't spend money on big pay for executives at a time like this.
The Owners and Riders of Muni thank you for your time and consideration.
Greg DewarThe N Judah Chronicles
and thousands of San Franciscans
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