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!

Ambitious plan to ease Bay Area housing crunch draws heat, but passes

By Rachel Swan : sfchronicle – excerpt It was supposed to be a fairly smooth sign-off on an ambitious plan to stanch the Bay Area’s housing crisis. Instead, Wednesday’s meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission became a taut showdown. While a panel of mayors, transit officials and business leaders vigorously defended their proposal to build … More Ambitious plan to ease Bay Area housing crunch draws heat, but passes

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

Metropolitan Transportation Commission holding $29,000 taxpayer-funded meeting at Wine Country inn

By : mercurynews – excerpt Metropolitan Transportation Commission holding $29,000 taxpayer-funded meeting at Wine Country inn Talk about tone-deaf. Members and staff of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are holding a $29,000 taxpayer-funded, overnight retreat this week at the posh Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, where the first order of business will include discussion of affordable housing. … More Metropolitan Transportation Commission holding $29,000 taxpayer-funded meeting at Wine Country inn