Supervisor Gioia, co-chair of Rise Together, targets Bay Area poverty

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Rise Together” to Cut Bay Area Poverty Did you know that the Bay Area Poverty affects 440,000 families who live in poverty? This is hard to believe, isn’t it? Growing income inequality in our nation and state undermine the health of our democracy. I’m proud to be one of four co-chairs of Rise Together, a new Bay […]

Privatize BART

Privatize BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). With proabably the best wage and benefits package in the country, BART workers want more and went on strike on Friday, October 18. From July 1 to July 5, BART also went on strike. Over 400K daily commuters and businesses have had to scramble.

Stack and Pack housing plan condemned at ABAG-MTC Hearing

“Stack and Pack” was the overwhelming theme of the public hearing held Monday April 22nd by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). Under review was the controversial Draft Bay Area Plan 2013 that mandates urban planning priorities in the Bay Area.

MTC, ABAG and Obama’s war on Bay Area Suburbs

If you ever wondered about the agendas of regional quasi public planning agencies like ABAG and MTC please read a new book claims that regional bureaucracies are tying to steal the wealth of suburban communities. The book, “Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities,” (Penguin Group, 2012) claims […]

Exposing the Lie that is One Bay Area

Unelected regional planners such as ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) and MTC (Metropolitan Transportation Committee) are trying to regulate where and how more than 9 million Bay Area residents will live, work, commute and recreate. Under the guise of eliminating greenhouse gasses, they are trying to regulate car ownership, control use of private open […]

VIDEO: Plan Bay Area report

The “One Bay Area” group reported back to its unelected bureaucratic masters June 10, during joint meeting of ABAG and MTC with plans on whitewashing fraudulent results of politically staged community planning events that would be used to justify so-called “smart growth” plans in the nine county Bay Area. Below is the latest YouTube video […]

Champions of Democracy Awards 2011 presentation, May 20

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The Center for Voting and Democracy, will present its Champions of Democracy 2011 Awards, May 20, from 5-7 p.m., at Oakland’s Preservation Park, Nile Hall, located at 668 13th Street in Oakland, CA. The ceremony recognizes local leaders who helped to introduce Ranked Choice Voting in the Bay Area in 2011. See recipients and RSVP […]