Bill Authorizing BART to Develop Housing at Stations Passes, Awaits Governor's Signature

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The California legislature has passed a bill to allow BART to develop housing on station parking lots it owns throughout the Bay Area. Supporters of AB 2923 say it could generate up to 20,000 residential units and alleviate commuter traffic. But opponents say the bill overreaches and robs cities of the power to make land-use decisions. Governor Brown has until September 30 to approve or veto the measure. We take up the debate.

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David Chiu, Assemblymember District 17, California State Assembly, co-sponsor of AB 2923; chairman of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

Steve Glazer, California state senator, 7th Senate District, which includes the Tri-Valley and most of Central and East Contra Costa. He is a former mayor of Orinda.