I've mentioned about Title VI before, when the Clipper card program wanted to impose a change to include a fee for obtaining a new card. Read the story here.
Here's the e-mail message for you to read:
I was interested in reviewing what the SFMTA drafted regarding possible changes for Muni, so I went to the bottom of the message and clicked on the link, but it referred me to the SFMTA search results page and not the website. I even hand typed the address, including the "titleVIcomments" and still received the search page and no actual SFMTA Title VI website.
Thinking that this must be a mistake, I used their email address: TitleVIcomments@SFMTA.com. I wrote that there's no SFMTA draft document to review, suggested a new e-mail be sent to the correct SFMTA website, and asked for a response within a week
Here's the response from the SFMTA, and it was a really quick response:
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Yep... EMAIL ADDRESS DOESN'T EXIST. That's pretty disappointing.
This has three huge issues:
- Why is the website link to the SFMTA website not going to the location of the document?
- If people just attend these public meetings without spending some time prior to review the document online so they can give proper comments to the SFMTA representatives and the Board of Directors, isn't that a violation of public hearing/meeting laws, or something like that?
- If people cannot e-mail comments because the e-mail address doesn't exist, is that also a violation of public hearing laws because the public cannot write to the agency?