MTD drivers, mechanics, and utility workers are represented by Teamsters Union Local 186, which has concerns about the impact of California’s Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) on bargaining rights. These concerns have created a situation that may cause MTD to lose federal funding. Loss of this funding would force MTD to reduce its operating budget by approximately 30 percent and severely reduce transit service in our area - possibly as soon as this Fall. While it is sincerely hoped that the issue will be resolved before such service reductions become necessary, MTD must plan for them - just in case.
MTD has prepared two draft Emergency Service Reduction Plan options, which may be reviewed on the MTD website (www.sbmtd.gov) and are available at the Transit Center at 1020 Chapala Street.
MTD will be holding three additional meetings at the following locations:
• Monday, July 29th (6:00 p.m.)
Carpinteria City Hall (Council Chambers)
5775 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013
• Thursday, August 8th (3:00 p.m.)
Santa Barbara Central Library (Faulkner Gallery)
40 East Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
• Tuesday, August 13th (2:00 p.m.)
Goleta Valley Community Center
5679 Hollister Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117
The public is encouraged to attend these additional meetings to provide input. MTD also still encourages those interested but unable to attend any of the meetings to:
►Write to MTD, 550 Olive Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101
► Call 805.963.3364 x555
► Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org