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Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Plan Bay Area is Approved


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A Plan Bay Area pamphlet at a meeting held in Mountain View, CA in April 2011.
Knight Foundation/Wikimedia Commons
A Plan Bay Area pamphlet at a meeting held in Mountain View, CA in April 2011.

The San Francisco Bay Area is expected to grow with 2.1 million people by 2040. Plan Bay Area, a regional transportation and housing plan to accommodate this growth while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, was approved Friday by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. We'll discuss the plan, and hear from critics who fear the plan will lessen their local autonomy and erode the small town character of their neighborhoods.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Angela Hart, writer for SF Public Press
  • Bob Silvestri, Author of "The Best Laid Plans: Our Planning and Affordable Housing Challenges in Marin"; resident of Mill Valley
  • Ken Kirkey, planning director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Stephanie Reyes, senior program director of Greenbelt Alliance
  • Tom Rubin, mass transit consultant in Oakland; served as controller-treasurer of the Southern California Rapid Transit District from 1989 until 1993

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