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Decision Approaches for Plan Bay Area

Outreach meeting in Santa Rosa
Noah Berger

Outreach meeting in Santa Rosa

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013 ALERT
Tonight's Plan Bay Area adoption meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott and will be webcast live. Now you can tune in with your iPhone, iPad or other smart phone as well as a desktop computer. Link to the audiocast here.

July 15, 2013 UPDATE
MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments’ (ABAG) Executive Board are holding a special joint meeting this week to consider approval of Plan Bay Area and associated documents. The meeting will include a pubic hearing on the Plan as well as a public hearing on ABAG's Regional Housing Need Allocation Plan, which is also set for adoption at the meeting.

Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.

Special Joint Meeting of MTC and the ABAG Executive Board
Oakland Marriott City Center, West Hall, 1001 Broadway, Oakland
Action: Approve Final Plan, Final EIR, Regional Housing Need Allocation, Air Quality Conformity Analysis,Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

June 14, 2013
Plan Bay Area is in the home stretch. The Association of Bay Area Governments’ (ABAG) Administrative Committee and MTC’s Planning Committee met jointly on Friday, June 14, 2013, to review comments received during the spring 2013 round of outreach on the Draft Plan Bay Area and to consider a series of staff recommendations for amending the Draft Plan.

Following the March 22, 2013, release of the Draft Plan Bay Area, and the April 2, 2013, release of the associated Draft Environmental Impact Report, MTC and ABAG conducted a third round of public outreach, consisting of nine open houses/public hearings, focus groups hosted by 12 community-based organizations, an online town hall, and a public opinion survey. The agencies received hundreds of comments from cities and counties and other government agencies, and from the public and stakeholder groups during the outreach process. Results from these various outreach efforts have been posted to the OneBayArea.org site, on a page titled “What We Heard.”

The joint committee meeting on June 14 was the first of a series of meetings in June and July where MTC and ABAG will deliberate on Plan Bay Area, culminating in a special joint meeting of the full MTC Commission and the ABAG Executive Board on Thursday, July 18, at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, where the plan will be considered for adoption. The meeting is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Plan Bay Area looks forward to the year 2040 and charts a course for the Bay Area’s first-ever Sustainable Communities Strategy, accommodating needed growth within our nine counties while at the same time decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks. Read more about Plan Bay Area here.

Following is a list of remaining public meetings related to the final Plan Bay Area adoption:

Thursday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.

Special ABAG Executive Board Meeting
Location: Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland
Action: Presentation on public comment on Draft Plan and results/direction from the June 14 Joint MTC Planning/ABAG Administrative Committee Meeting

Friday, July 12, 9:30 a.m.

MTC Planning Committee/ABAG Administrative Committee Joint Meeting
Location: Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland
Action: Staff will present the Final Plan, EIR, 2013 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Air Quality Conformity Analysis on the Plan and TIP, and request referral for consideration by the full boards of the ABAG Executive Board and MTC Commission

Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.

Special Joint Meeting of MTC and the ABAG Executive Board
Oakland Marriott City Center, West Hall, 1001 Broadway, Oakland
Action: Approve Final Plan, Final EIR, Regional Housing Need Allocation, Air Quality Conformity Analysis,Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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