Marin Housing Density

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…

How many bicyclists will ride across Richmond bridge?

Marin IJ | Dick Spotswood | posted: 2/17/2015 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Caltrans are determined to proceed with plans for a hugely expensive bike path on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. What they will not do until forced is authorize a “demand study.” That’s an analysis…

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…

Marin Voice: A real test for debate over housing densities

Marin IJ-Voice | Ron Arlas | posted: 2/14/2015 The apartments at the old WinCup site in Corte Madera are nearing completion. Once that happens, we will finally have the chance to determine which planning philosophy is more accurate in the real world. For the 20 years that I was on…

Marin fares well when it comes to commuting by transit or working close to home

Marin IJ | Dick Spotswood | posted: 2/10/2015 Let’s put two myths to rest. The first is the contention by high-density developers and housing activists that Marin County has the worst record in the Bay Area when it comes to importing workers from surrounding counties. If any counties merit the…

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…

What have elected representatives learned from 2014?

Marin IJ-Voice | Frank Egger | posted: 1/14/2015 Marin voters sent shock waves throughout Marin in 2014 — Damon Connolly’s win in the 1st Supervisorial District, Jill Hoffman’s city council win in Sausalito, Larry Bragman’s Marin Municipal Water District election in the San Geronimo and Ross valleys and Toni Shroyer’s…