Regional planners back off from mandatory telecommute goal

By Carly Graf : sfexaminer – excerpt

Widespread pushback yields possible compromise allowing more flexibility, emphasis on transit

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission might back off from a telecommute mandate passed in September that would have encouraged many Bay Area employers to make 60 percent of their workforce telecommute on any given workday.

Stakeholders, including high-profile regional lawmakers, transit agencies and everyday residents, objected to the mandate, worrying it would decimate downtown centers of cities such as San Francisco, disincentivize the development and use of green transit options and disproportionately burden lower income individuals who can’t comfortably work from home… (more)


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