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Special District

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid TransitCandidate for Director, District 8

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Eva I. Chao

Chief Financial Officer
24,525 votes (19.65%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will change the current culture at the BART Board by restoring Rider confidence in the safety of the system, then stop revenue losses from 15% fare evasion in the tunes of as much as $75 million yearly, by upgrading BART's 1972 year old fare gate.
  • Prioritize police recruitment, training and retention to respect and address rider safety in a meaningful way. Currently, only 35 patrol officers are available during peak hours to cover BART's 48 stations.
  • Address BART's promised yet unfunded $1 BILLION dollar pension & OPEB liabilities to its employees, in order for the transit agency to remain financially solvent in the years to come, and not be a burden to our existing generations.

Experience

Education

U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business Finance, Marketing and Real Estate (1995)
U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business Finance, Real Estate and Marketing (1995)

Biography

I am a first generation American who immigrated from Taiwan in 1981.  I graduated from San Francisco's Lowell High School and the U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business, with twenty years experience as a successful and hands-on independent San Francisco service industry executive, CFO, and owner of a real estate management company. 

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