If you oppose the state handing ‘BART Property such as parking lots, over to BART to develop into housing for any reason, you want to oppose AB 2923. See more details on the bills here:
AB2923 Chiu, Bill would impose a state-mandated local program requiring the BART board to replace parking lots with housing. Senate Appropriations Committee.
A recent opinion letter signed by a lot of city and local officials in the Bay Area opposing this bill was published in the Mercury News: Legislation would undermine city and county control
Actions your can take:
Stop the action in the Senate Appropriations Committee: https://sapro.senate.ca.gov/
E-mail your letter of opposition to the Chair and members of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Call Mark McKenzie Staff Director: (916) 651-4101
Subject: OPPOSE AB 2923
Dear Senator Appropriations Committee Members:
Re: Please oppose AB 2923 and do not pass it out of the Appropriations Committee
Livable California, a state-wide coalition of 50 neighborhood and community groups reaching 16,000 voters, strongly opposes AB-2923 and urges you to OPPOSE it.
We oppose all legislation that overrides local control over local development and increases the responsibility and scope of work of transportation agencies and departments that can barely do the job they have now.
Organization (if you belong to one):
Forward this to other concerned people or organizations.
Livable California letter to the Appropriations Committee
BART Board Directors letter to the Appropriations Committee