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The Future of SB 375 Implementation and Regional Planning

Western City Magazine | Julie Pierce | posted: March 2015 edition I am a city council member, but I am also a regionalist. These are not mutually exclusive titles — each needs the other. Regional governments are built with and depend on the expertise of local officials. Because local government…

Driving us up the wall — Will new funding restrictions affect transportation in Marin?

Pacific Sun | Peter Seidman | posted: 2/13/2015 Most Marin cities and the county face restrictions on the amount of federal gas tax money they can spend. The cause: Rejecting the Plan Bay Area concept of priority development areas. When motorists fill their gas tanks in Marin, they pay 18.4…

The “Transportation Cloud” is Coming

Planning For Reality | Richard Hall | posted: 2/8/2015 Many are familiar with “the cloud” – that imaginary place up there in Internet “heaven” where companies and people can access file storage, computing power, movies or music instantaneously – on demand – whenever they need it. The computer cloud has…

Official suspected of embezzling $1.3 million resigns from agency

SF Gate | J.K. Dineen | posted: 1/31/2015 The Association of Bay Area Governments official suspected of embezzling $1.3 million has resigned from the agency, an ABAG spokesman has confirmed, although it’s unclear where he was when the resignation was tendered or whether he intends to cooperate with an investigation.…

Nearly $1 million in S.F. bond money vanishes

SF Gate | J.K. Dineen | posted: 1/27/2015 The developer of a Rincon Hill luxury high-rise complex near the entrance to the Bay Bridge may have ended up with nearly $1 million in bond money that the city planned to spend on park and pedestrian improvements South of Market, according…