Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Oakland, California 94607
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed OneBayArea grant program. We support the concept of the OneBayArea grant program to provide funding to jurisdictions that are planning for more homes and jobs near transit in Priority Development Areas and to rural areas that are taking steps to preserve natural and working lands.
The Bay Area is expected to grow significantly over the next two decades. The biggest question is how that growth will impact the region’s ability to create and sustain good jobs. Employers consistently report that the two biggest barriers to creating more jobs in the Bay Area are traffic and a lack of affordable housing, two problems that could become much worse if each county is not deliberate about how it grows.
To keep reading this letter: Greenbelt Alliance Comments – OneBayArea Grant Program (PDF)