Plan Bay Area

CEQA and Land Use

Planned-Opolis  A future view

CEQA reforms are at the forefront of the debate on urban planning. One of the contentious issues is over the possible fast-tracking of sports arenas by exempting them from CEQA reviews. SB 1 did not pass but 273 did. CEQA site:

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 6-8 PM

San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael
CONFRONT DARRELL STEINBERG You have an opportunity too good to pass up to protest Darrell Steinberg and his accomplices behind SB-1 at the upcoming Democratic Party Dinner in San Rafael. This seems an opportunity too good to miss where we can alert politicians, media and citizens that there is strong opposition to Steinberg and his policies. Please RSVP to Richard Hall if you can attend.

Or send the Governor a message to VETO SB 743, that fast tracks a sports arena.
Steinberg is gutting CEQA with SB743!

  • SB743 is another bad bill from Senator Steinberg that seeks to increase the State’s control over planning in your City.
  • SB743 seeks to limit the use of CEQA to address environmental concerns he does not agree with.
  • SB743 absurdly connects basketball with climate change.

Email the Governor:
Call the Governor: (916) 445-2841 press 6 for a representative in his office.
Write the Governor: Governor Jerry Brown, c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814

Legal Case:

Saturday’s Contra Costa TImes carried this article about Plan Bay Area and the lawsuit that PLF has brought on behalf of Bay Area Citizens challenging the process by which it was adopted. Excerpt:

  • Public policy must be made in a way that allows informed public participation. But Plan Bay Area was drafted by agenda-driven insiders.
  • The region’s residents deserve better than this — and they’ll get it, if a lawsuit recently filed by Bay Area Citizens is successful. Throughout the planning process, this group tried to speak up — but it feels it was ignored because ABAG and MTC didn’t like what it had to say. With this lawsuit, it aims to hold these bureaucrats accountable to the law and the public.
  • Bay Area Citizens isn’t seeking money or special favors. Its suit only asks the court to order the planning agencies to start the environmental process over, and this time give the people who’ll have to live under their plan the information, deliberation — and respect — that they deserve.


Marin “Great Debate” on Plan Bay Area
The Social Engineers – Episode 1: Plan Bay Area
The Social Engineers – Episode 2: The Great Market Research Scandal
Orinda citizens must have a voice
Marin Plan Bay Area

Plan Bay Area final Meetings

Posted on June 16, 2013

Please note these dates are posted according to the dates on the web site as of 6/16/2013. Check for last minute changes. We hear they have narrowed this down to 7 of these projects: Download or view in reader: OneBayAreaGrants

2 thoughts on “Plan Bay Area

  1. Not sure what happened to my first comment — You need to post clear ACTION ITEMS. What should we do, and how and when and where.


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