YIMBY Trauss trashes local Democratic process

Sonja Trauss supports CASA – regional solution more important than local process: Sonja Trauss, a relatively newcomer to the San Francisco Bay Area advocates the elimination of local democratic input in shaping communities. In the process she makes the illogical leap that homeowners are responsible for the current market pain that Millennials are facing. A … More YIMBY Trauss trashes local Democratic process

Sen. Glazer Fights for Local Control in Debate Over Who Can Authorize Housing Projects

Senator Glazer – excerpt (includes video) August 24 Senator Glazer on AB 2923 On Aug. 23, I made remarks on the Senate floor opposing AB 2923, which would shift authority for the approval process of housing projects from local government to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). “We are so much better here in the … More Sen. Glazer Fights for Local Control in Debate Over Who Can Authorize Housing Projects

Op-ed: Jesse Arreguín is right to oppose Jerry Brown’s anti-democratic give-away to the real-estate industry

By Zelda Bronstein : berkeleyside – excerpt Zelda Bronstein is a former chair of the Berkeley Planning Commission. In his July 19 op-ed published on Berkeleyside, Garret Christensen slammed Berkeley City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Jesse Arreguín for opposing Governor Jerry Brown’s Trailer Bill 707. Christensen called the legislation “an important state affordable housing bill” … More Op-ed: Jesse Arreguín is right to oppose Jerry Brown’s anti-democratic give-away to the real-estate industry

SB 628-Infrastructure Financing District

SFBayCAPR – excerpt Redevelopment on steriods sounds like SB1 under another name. SB-628 Could Help Fund PDAs Tell Gov Brown to VETO this bill. Senate Bill 628 by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, surfaced just four days before adjournment. It would re-establish local government redevelopment agencies as “enhanced infrastructure financing districts” with virtually all their … More SB 628-Infrastructure Financing District