Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Editorial: Radulovich,
Sweet for BART board


BART Director Tom Radulovich
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Two BART districts that include all or part of San Francisco are on the ballot and we recommend incumbent directors Tom Radulovich in District 9 and Lynette Sweet in District 7.

Radulovich, who was first elected in 1996, is the BART board's only out gay member, though that could change if Rebecca Saltzman, running in an East Bay district, is elected. A progressive, Radulovich has fought for police accountability on the board and reformed police training.

He pledges to strengthen BART's commitment to civil rights, environmental justice, and diversity. He also wants to work toward renewing the aging BART system, improve frequency of trains, expand hours, and upgrade BART stations. He is executive director of Livable City, an organization that works to create transit and bike-friendly policies in San Francisco.

BART Director Lynette Sweet

Sweet has served on the BART board since 2003 when she was appointed; she has gone on to win election in 2004 and 2008. Hers is the only BART district to span the bay and she has constituents in all three BART district counties: San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa.

A banker by profession, Sweet was involved in the BART police department review committee that was established in the aftermath of the Oscar Grant shooting.

She has been an effective BART board member and is deserving of another term.

Both Radulovich and Sweet have been capable directors on the transit board and are deserving of re-election.

To view the complete list of B.A.R. endorsements, click here: loads/2012_endorsements.pdf.

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