Monday, October 26, 2020

Tag: MTC

Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich

 Editor's note: Plan Bay Area, a joint effort of the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, is creating a "blueprint" of strategies to guide growth...

Planners keep wanting to streamline approvals for housing that won’t get built

The Board of Supes isn’t back from vacation yet, but the Planning Commission is – and on Thursday/22 the panel will hear a report on how the Planning Department...

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

48 hills’ “Facebook money and California housing” series delves into the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s multi-million-dollar funding of the pro-growth shadow government that’s reshaping California housing policy. The first installment...

Playing a skinned cat: John William Watkins of MTC’s ‘Wink’

ONSTAGE  John Williams Watkins, who plays the title role of the cat, Wink, in the play premiering at the Marin Theatre Company (through July 7), knows the playwright Jen...

Facebook money and California housing

On January 24, 2019, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the limited liability company founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and funded by a lifetime...

48hills sues MTC over secretive housing policy operation

48hills filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court today asking a judge to order the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to release full reports of how much public money was spent...

CASA’s secret New York junket

During the final meeting of the CASA Technical Committee on December 12, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf let slip that she and unnamed others had recently taken a trip to...

What the regional housing “compact” amounts to — so far

The first installment of my CASA story listed bills introduced in the state Legislature on December 3, most notably Scott Wiener’s do-over of his failed SB 827, SB 50,...

Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has been planning a coup. Not the putsch kind of coup, where armed insurgents overthrow a duly constituted government, but an insidious takeover led by an...

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

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 crisis...