Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: MTC

Have regional planners set their targets on SF’s growth-control law?

Plan Bay Area—the controversial, state-mandated regional “blueprint” for land use and transportation planning through 2040—is back. Actually, it never went away; it just stopped getting attention from the media. After...

ABAG leaders betray local cities

The latest betrayal of Bay Area cities by the leadership of the Association of Bay Area Governments occurred on May 17, when the Joint Committee comprising the ABAG Administrative...

A regional-planning coup

In late April the year-long power struggle between our region’s land use and transportation planning agencies, respectively the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, boiled...

Regional government sells out Bay Area cities

  I’ve been covering the current power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments, our region’s land use planning authority, and its transportation planning counterpart, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency,...

When city planners treat us like infants

  Tomorrow evening (Wed/30) the Planning Department will hold a “Community Discussion” of the Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Feasibility Study (RAB) at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. This is a...

The regional government merger: Is anyone asking why?

On Friday, January 8, the latest phase of the power struggle between the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments, a.k.a. the merger planning process, had...

The attack on local zoning control

  DECEMBER 8, 2015 -- My last story about the continuing power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission ended with a question: do...

The strange and telling story behind the regional planning merger deal

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 -- An overture by SEIU Local 1021, which represents the workers at the Association of Bay Area Governments, averted a showdown over the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s...

A pricey palace, huge losses in risky investments, a busted bridge — and now the agency responsible wants more...

  OCTOBER 11, 2015 -- It now looks as if the open power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will persist for at...

Should the regional transportation agency be elected?

The power struggle between the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments got a lot more complicated over the past week. Since MTC voted in late June...