Posted by: Susan Kirsch : marinpost – excerpt
A July 9th letter from Senators Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener, Assembly member David Chiu, and others about the status of Assembly Bill 1487, is addressed “To Whom It May Concern.” The letter was written two days before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee was to vote on a bill that would create the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Housing Finance Act, estimated to operate with an annual budget of $2.5 billion dollars.
As the mechanism to raise and distribute housing funds, this bill is sometimes considered the lynch-pin of a package of 2019 bills known as the CASA Compact, because it would have the power to place new regional taxes and fees on a ballot. Fifty percent of the funds would go to housing production, 15 percent to preservation, and scant 5-10 percent to protection.
The “To Whom It May Concern” letter was in response to locally-elected officials and community leaders raising concerns about AB 1487.
For example, the Legislative Committee of the Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers (MCCMC) sent a letter in notice of OPPOSITION…
If you are concerned, take appreciative action.
1) Call Senator McGuire’s office (415-479-6612) to thank him for the “To Whom It May Concern” letter. Urge making AB1487 a 2-year bill.
2) Send a thank you note to the Marin Legislative Committee c/o Alice Fredericks, MCCMC Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, CA 94920.
3) Send a thank you email to Pat Eklund at PatEklund… (more)