Funding for Metrocards

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The Housing group would like to continue the process of weekly metrocard requests
that has been ongoing for the previous four weeks. To facilitate the participation
of the various individuals and workgroups that are making a tangible contribution
to to the daily operations of OWS we would like to request funds to purchase 7
day unlimited ride metrocards from the NYC MTA. The number and amounts are
detailed as follows:

We would like 130 total metrocards for distribution

– 30 cards returned to OWS Accounting from the 25.Dec.11 proposal

– 100 new cards @ $29 each for a total $2,900.00

This is a reduction of 10 total cards from last week’s proposal and a reduction of $580 in funds.

The proposed process for distribution will remain the same, each person who
requests a metrocard will need to have a completed authorization for signed by
a point person from a working group. Cards will be available on a first come,
first serve basis, will be distributed from 6p-9p @ the location of GA or Spokes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by a committee of
representatives from the Housing workgroup. People who have received a metrocard
in the previous week are required to verify possession of that card before receiving
a new card.
For documentation on the distribution of metrocards, please refer to

3 Responses to “Funding for Metrocards”

  1. Voter March

    When we approve expenditures we need to bear in mind how this appears to our donors and future donors. We need to explain the reasons why we are paying for the cost of metrocards and how we control this distribution method. Certain donors have expressed a preference towards money going towards movement expenses, as opposed to soft costs such as metrocards.