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In the Media

Mill Valley Planning Commission to weigh fees for affordable housing trust fund

Mill Valley could soon impose fees on all new residential development — including single-family homes, tear downs and major renovations — to feed a trust fund that would pay for affordable housing initiatives across the city.

Marin Independent Journal

Bay Area housing costs prompt high school students into 70-mile commutes

Three hours before her 8 a.m. classes begin, senior Mya Shiloh is already on her way to San Jose's Lincoln High, nestled into her favorite seat on the morning's first ACE commuter train and trying to grab a few winks after waking up at 4 a.m. at her home in Tracy.

Mercury News

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Bay Area Start-Ups Find Low-Cost Outposts in Arizona

22 Aug at 12:00 pm

New study finds that #electricvehicles could handle most of our driving needs by @sciencenathan via @pacificstand

22 Aug at 11:03 am

How do you want your community to look in 2040? Tell us how you would #BuildABetterBayArea

17 Aug at 2:54 pm

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The Bay Area’s economy has been the nation’s best performer since 2001, with its 18 percent per-capita Gross Regional Product (GRP) growth outpacing Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia.



Last week's quiz results

Which monitoring station has the lowest fine particulate matter concentrations in the Bay Area?
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The correct answer is highlighted in yellow. The Plan Bay Area Weekly Poll appears every Monday on this page. The results are published the following Monday. The questions are intended to be educational in nature.

Recap: Plan Bay Area 2040 Spring Open Houses

July 2016

Public comments like those collected during this spring's open houses will help inform staff recommendations and, ultimately, the final decisions about Plan Bay Area 2040 made by members of MTC and ABAG.


Residents Get New Online Tools to Help Shape Bay Area’s Future

June 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this week unveiled two new online tools to make it easier for Bay Area residents to weigh in on the policies and strategies shaping Plan Bay Area 2040, the long-range regional transportation and housing roadmap.