Planners keep pushing the bogus concept of transit-centered housing

By Dick Spotswood : marinij – excerpt Regional governments tout the benefits of so-called transit-centered housing. The concept is at the heart of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s CASA (Committee to House the Bay Area) compact and San Francisco Democrat Sen. Scott Wiener’s new Senate Bill 50. Superficially, it appears logical that people living in high-density … More Planners keep pushing the bogus concept of transit-centered housing

Let’s Declare January MTC Awareness Month!

from nine-county-coalition – excerpt The Bay Area’s MTC (Metropolitan Transportation Commission) looks really good on paper. It has an attractive website rich with information, it has the support of potent organizations such as SPUR and the Bay Area Council, and since its hostile takeover of ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) MTC holds the transportation … More Let’s Declare January MTC Awareness Month!

CASA Steering Committee approves CASA compact

By Save Marinwood The CASA Steering committee approves the CASA Compact. An aggressive housing scheme that will mean $1.5 Billion dollars in new taxes to pay for affordable housing. The biggest cities will get the most money and all of the 101 Bay Area cities will sacrifice the ability to manage development. It is the … More CASA Steering Committee approves CASA compact

A new housing ‘compact’ looks a lot like a developer’s dream

By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt Nonprofit leaders seeking consensus come up with a deal: Modest tenant protections in exchange for more market-rate housing and displacement. With State Sen. Scott Wiener’s new housing bill now pending, a group convened by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has released a draft plan to solve the region’s housing … More A new housing ‘compact’ looks a lot like a developer’s dream

Housing Advocate Realizes that MTC CASA is about Profits

Housing Advocate from Urban Habitat speaks during public time at the  November 14, 2018 meeting of CASA technical committee.  Despite her years long advocacy of housing issues as an observer, she realizes that CASA committee members are more concerned with profit and political power than helping the people… (more) It is pretty shocking when you … More Housing Advocate Realizes that MTC CASA is about Profits

MTC CASA technical committee hopes to raise billions from Bay Area taxpayers

Report on CASA meeting from a taxpayer perspective (includes three videos)  https://youtu.be/Zh9e-kONC8g full meeting  CASA Technical Committee ( 2. 5 hours) https://youtu.be/osR72Wp087c  MTC Director Steve Heminger’s opening remarks (4 min.) https://youtu.be/DPMI03I13rs MTC CASA New Tax Revenue Concepts for housing (30 min.) https://youtu.be/BZ-HIJE5rng   Bay Area Housing trust fund (5 minutes) Here is the full meeting and excerpts from … More MTC CASA technical committee hopes to raise billions from Bay Area taxpayers

MTC Pledges $10 Million for New Fund to Preserve Affordable Housing

mtc – excerpt The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today committed $10 million to establish a new revolving loan fund known as the Bay Area Preservation Pilot Fund to help nonprofit developers finance the acquisition and preservation of existing multifamily housing properties that are located in areas with high-frequency transit service and are considered affordable for … More MTC Pledges $10 Million for New Fund to Preserve Affordable Housing

Plan Bay Area 2040 Open House This Week in San Francisco

satprnews – excerpt SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to an open house in San Francisco (Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Conference Room, 375 Beale Street) on Wednesday, May 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn … More Plan Bay Area 2040 Open House This Week in San Francisco