Address against the municipal ownership of the Geary Street Railroad
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Address against the municipal ownership of the Geary Street Railroad

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Published by Pernau Press in [San Francisco] .
Written in English


  • Street-railroads -- California -- San Francisco.,
  • Municipal ownership -- California -- San Francisco.

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Statementby Horace G. Platt at banquet of the Merchants" Association, Palace Hotel, November 12, 1902.
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22968403M

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  Of the three remaining independent systems, the Geary Street, Park and Ocean Railroad and the Presidio and Ferries Railroad were facing early franchise expirations. The city decided to move first for the Geary line, which had heavy ridership, reached the heart of the business district, and enjoyed direct access to the Richmond District, ripe.   The Geary railway was a municipal operation, accountable only to the citizens of San Francisco — so the passage of the Geary bond represented a victory of the people over the United Railroads of San Francisco (predecessor to the Market Street Railway Company). URR was the private profiteer rail consortium that had consolidated a number of. The campaign for the Geary street bonds was set in motion last night at a spirited meeting in tlie rooms of the board, of supervisors. At; the, outset an endeavor, was made by M. F.. Sullivan,' who was charged. with - being a repre sentative of 'the United Railroads, to throw discord into the gathering by op posing the municipal'project. Sullivan. municipal railroad bonds are debarred from such investment, and the cit\- is thus deprived of one of the most valuable loan sources. If the Geary street bonds were in the denomination of $ there caii be no doubt that thousands of San Franciscans would assume immediately a direct personal financial interest in the success of the road.

At the same time the independent Geary Street line was replaced by a municipally owned electric streetcar line, the first line of the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni). By , only eight cable car lines remained, all with steep gradients impassable to electric streetcars. The data for the streetcar track miles for the state of California was obtained from “McGraw electric railway manual - the red book of American street railway investment” from the year however the data for the year ,, and could not be obtained. Occupy Wall Street TV NSA Clip Library. TV News. Top Animation & Cartoons Arts & Music Computers & Technology Cultural & Academic Films Ephemeral Films Movies News & Public Affairs. Understanding 9/ Full text of "Municipal blue book of San Francisco, " See other formats.   3) Appointing Municipal Court judge pro tems and repealing Resolution No. RES. NO. 4) Certifying properties exempt from property taxation: a) Songbird Village. RES. NO. b) Periwinkle Place. RES. NO. c) Park Rose Properties. RES. NO. d) Oak Street SE. RES. NO. e) Geary Street SE. RES. NO.

and recall measures. He advocated public ownership of utilities such as the water supply and street railroads. He sounded the alarm against an undercover and secret early renewal of the franchise of the Geary Street Railroad, and fought for public ownership of it. This achievement was the foundation for San Francisco's Municipal Railway System. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "San Francisco municipal reports Fiscal Year The Geary Street Railroad company was incorporated in with a franchise that was to expire in In a bond issue for the city to take over the road was submitted to the people by the board of supervisors but defeated. A similar proposition met the same fate in   It was written by California Representative Thomas J. Geary and was passed by Congress on May 5, The law required all Chinese residents of the United States to carry a resident permit, a sort of internal passport. In addition, Chinese were not allowed to bear witness in court. We should petition to change the Geary Street name. Like Like.