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Public Invited to Help Update Long-Range Plan for Bay Area

April 13, 2015

Open Houses Being Held in All Nine Counties this April and May  

Bay Area residents will begin a public discussion about the region’s future growth at a series of public open houses being held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning April 29 and continuing through May 28. The discussion results and feedback will help inform the development of Plan Bay Area 2040, the region’s long-range integrated land-use and transportation plan. 

Participants are invited to view display boards and offer their comments on goals proposed for the plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, house the region’s projected population, improve public health, preserve open space and maintain the region’s transportation infrastructure, among others. Displays also will feature the overall schedule and key milestones for the plan update, an explanation of the housing and employment forecast process and plans for transportation improvements already in the works at the county and regional level.

Plan Bay Area 2040 is led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).

When & Where:

Alameda County: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alameda County Fairgrounds, Palm Pavilion, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton (Wheels will run extended bus service on route 53 between West Dublin/Pleasanton BART and the Fairgrounds. For transit directions, visit 511.org).

Contra Costa County: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek

San Mateo County: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, Event Pavilion, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo

Santa Clara County: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose

Napa County: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Napa Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Avenue, Napa

Solano County: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield (Arriving by transit? Call (510) 817-5757 in advance of the open house for information about a taxi ride home).

Sonoma County: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa

San Francisco City & County: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street, San Francisco

Marin County: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., TBD (exact location to be determined). Check back here at the plan website for updates.   

Can’t Attend an Open House?

Join the online discussion on www.planbayarea.org or share your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter. For more information, members of the public should call (510) 817-5757.