"Zakhary Mallett, who represents communities in western Contra Costa and northwestern Alameda counties, says he’s opposed to installing surveillance cameras on BART’s current train cars. That’s because next year the transit agency will begin running its new generation of train cars, which will come equipped with the devices." https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/07/19/top-transit-official-bart-needs-to-move-faster-to-install-surveillance-cameras
I agree that the money would be better used elsewhere.
Who has lead District 7?
2003-2004 Lynett Sweet
2004-2008 - Lynett Sweet
2008-2012 - Lynett Sweet
2012-2016 - Zachary Mallet
2016-2020 - ????
This is part of a larger effort to make this campaign overly transparent.
My goal is to spend nothing on this campaign except an average of 1 hour per day. This is so that more of my peers will find it appealing and choose to run. I realize that spending nothing is nearly impossible so here is a list of every cost to the campaign. All costs are rounded up to the nearest dollar.
TOTAL COST: $34
This post will be updated if I spend more money on the campaign.
Here is a short description of what it takes to file the necessary paperwork to run for the BART Board of Directors in District 7 if you live in Alameda county. San Francisco and Contra Costa counties should have similar processes considering all the departments report to the Secretary of State.
Overall the process to signup for to run in the election took a total of 2 hours and did not cost money. This can't be the reason more people don't run for office.
For the sake of transparency, here are the documents I filled out.
In 2012 Mr Mallett won with 37k votes and the runner up received 33k votes. http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/cc/race/7736/
The details for Alameda County can be found here. http://acgov.org/rov/current_election/
Bart District 7 is the yellow area shown below. Here is the interactive map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1Rr1dKRdePfUMMDPIr6PniD7USw0
I saw these toys at a solar conference a few years ago.
What you'll find.
This blog is a raw dump of information about how to create the worlds best mass transit system in the Bay Area.