Entries by Union Community Alliance

Community Activists Help MTC Take a Step in the Right Direction.

At their July 27 meeting, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) took a step toward linking the One Bay Area Grant 2 program (OBAG 2), a transportation fund of $350 million dollars, to anti-displacement policies. MTC voted unanimously to direct Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs), which distribute OBAG funds to their respective local jurisdictions, to develop a […]

Quality Jobs Network Moves Forward with Regional Campaign

Economic justice and labor organizations and economic development and public health agencies from seven Bay Area counties gathered in April to strategize about how to ensure that billions of dollars in transportation investment result in quality jobs. Plan Bay Area 2040 (PBA 2040) is the regional long-term transportation and land use plan that includes $287 billion […]

Regional Planning and Transportation Agencies Seek to Incentivize the Creation of Quality Jobs

This week equitable development activists are celebrating. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments voted to include two important goals in Plan Bay Area 2040 that seek to align billions of regional transportation dollars with the creation of middle-wage jobs and the retention of low- and moderate-income families. Plan Bay Area 2040 […]

Redwood City’s Impact Fees is a Win for Affordable Housing and Quality Jobs.

On October 26, the Redwood City Council adopted an Affordable Housing Impact and Commercial Linkage Fees program. This decision is a great step forward in ensuring that all residents are able to benefit from Redwood City’s recent and continuing economic growth. Our communities need both affordable housing and quality jobs. The lack of affordability is […]

New South City Residential Project Undermines Community Planning

On September 3, South City’s Planning Commission approved the 211 Airport Blvd project without substantial community benefits. This decision undermined a 2-year plus community-planning process and set a bad precedent for subsequent downtown projects. This project does not align with the vision of the Downtown Plan. The City and the community spent over two years […]

Coalition Demands Community Benefits for South City Downtown Development

The Coalition for Community Benefits submitted a letter on August 19 to the South San Francisco Planning Commission urging commissioners to negotiate a robust community benefits package for the 211 Airport Blvd. proposed residential development. Since the adoption of the Downtown Specific Area Plan (SAP) early this year, the City of South San Francisco has […]