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Who were those people on Santa Rosa’s pedestrian overcrossing?

Wearing hard hats, bright safety vests and even a gas mask in one case, they sit or stand, almost statue-like, intently watching vehicles. It’s not a political demonstration, street theater, or some strange cult. Over the past two days, they were engaged in a Bay Area transportation survey, counting occupants in each vehicle.

Press Democrat

Marin planners go to bat for affordable housing

County planners went to bat for affordable housing Thursday as they unanimously rejected a directive from county supervisors to cut zoning on the Silveira-St. Vincent’s tract as well as parcels on the Seminary property in Strawberry and in Marin City.

Marin Independent Journal

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Plan Bay Area 2040: Join the Conversation

May 19, 2015

Open house participants are encouraged to vote on their top goals for the plan via sticky dots. Photo by Karl Nielsen.

Public outreach for Plan Bay Area 2040 is in full swing this spring, with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) staging open houses in each of the nine Bay Area counties through May 28. Using sticky dots, participants vote on their top goals for the plan, choosing from among seven options: climate protection, adequate housing, healthy and safe communities, open space and agricultural preservation, equitable access, economic vitality, and transportation system effectiveness.

If you missed the meeting in your county, you can still participate virtually, via the online Plan Bay Area Open Forum, which will be active through May 31, 2015. The public comments will feed into the “Goals and Targets” that will form the foundation for this iteration of the region’s long-range plan, which is updated every four years.