BARD Board, Ward Seven — Lateefah Simon
Design your dream candidate. What kinds of experience would they have, and what would their priorities be? Lateefah Simon is basically our dream BART director. Her priorities include reinvesting in the existing system; holding the BART police accountable; and making BART more affordable. Simon’s record of dealing with labor issues is good, too. She’ll work with the unions to strike a fair deal and avoid a system shutdown when their contracts are up again, and she hasn’t taken to using anti-union rhetoric like her opponent, incumbent director Zakhary Mallett. (D.B.)
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