Will San Francisco voters join the slow growth movement active in surrounding Bay Area suburbs and counties and toss the pro-development politicians next time?
By Zelda Bronstein :48hills – excerpt
New regional plan, adopted with little public input, pushes massive growth for San Francisco – with no promise of money for transit or social equity
It’s hard not to be riveted by the terrifying advance of Donald Trump’s presidency. But it would be a huge mistake to ignore less sensational exercises in autocracy, especially those occurring at home. One such operation, which has gone virtually unnoticed, is the continuing travesty of democratic governance known as Plan Bay Area.
Mandated by SB 375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, Plan Bay Area is our nine-county region’s Sustainable Community Strategy—a so-called blueprint that knits together transportation and land use plans and investments for each region in California so as to accommodate the area’s projected growth of jobs and households and at the same time meet its official greenhouse gas emissions…
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