The Great Planning Debate:
"Plan Bay Area ... Is it good for the region?
Is it good for Marin?"
(If you are from Marin or the other North Bay Counties, please try to
attend. If you are not from Marin, demand something similar in your
county. The public needs to know about this plan.)
Thursday, May 30th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Marin Civic Center Board of Supervisors Chamber
MAY 1st 2013, San Rafael, California: Plan Bay Area stands to make significant
changes to housing and transit across the Bay Area - favoring
and incentivizing cities and counties that plan high density housing around transit - sometimes referred to as "smart growth". The Institute
for Leadership Studies at Dominican University is sponsoring a meeting of the minds on this subject, bringing together four leading figures on both
sides of the plan.
Panelists supporting Plan Bay Area are possibly the top two speakers on this
Steve Kinsey, MTC commissioner and Marin County Supervisor and Mark Luce, Napa County Supervisor and President of the Association of Bay Area
Both hold leadership positions in the two agencies that developed Plan Bay Area.
Opposing Plan Bay Area are two of the strongest opponents in the US to the
transit oriented development and smart growth approaches proposed by Plan
Randal O'Toole of the Cato institute, author of "Gridlock" and
Thomas Rubin, an Oakland based transportation consultant and former Chief Financial Officer of Southern California Rapid Transit District
Panelists will speak to the issue of the evening and respond to audience
The League of Women Voters and community leader Richard Hall will
facilitate audience questions submitted that evening by card.
League of Women Voters favors the plan. Read more here
Richard Hall is against the plan. Read more here.
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