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In the Media

Public health problems in Oakland linked to housing crisis

The high cost of housing has created a public health crisis in Oakland, Dr. Muntu Davis, head of the Alameda County Public Health Department, said during a news conference at Oakland City Hall on Tuesday.

San Francisco Chronicle

California climate change laws: More electric cars, solar power expected under tough new rules

Under a landmark bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday requiring far steeper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions than anything the state has ever attempted, the next 15 years will likely see big changes for California residents.

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How do you want your community to look in 2040? Survey closing 9/6 #BuildABetterBayArea

31 Aug at 10:41 am

In the news: @SFBART offering riders perks to ease overcrowding on trains

31 Aug at 10:16 am

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

22 Aug at 12:00 pm

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Last week's quiz results

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.

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.