AB 2923 would turn BART parking lots into dense transit housing projects.

AB 2923 Chiu, Bill would impose a state-mandated local program requiring the BART board to replace parking lots with housing. Presumably the ones they now operate for BART passengers, removing parking options for BART riders, who are already complaining about the shortage of parking.

AB 2923 will be heard in Senate Governance and Finance Committee
Wednesday, 6/27/18, 9:30 AM in Room 112. Details on actions you may take are here: https://sfceqa.wordpress.com/ab-2923

Catharine Baker made a solid case to oppose AB 2923. Would you like BART to control housing decisions in our community, or, really, anywhere in the Bay Area? That is what AB 2923 would do. Here are her thoughts on this proposalClick here to let her know what you think. http://bit.ly/1RGaCl8

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“Legislation by Assemblymen David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and Timothy Grayson, D-Concord, seeks to address the relative scarcity of BART-accessible housing by requiring the system to adopt zoning standards that promote residential development and forcing cities to go along with them. The bill, AB2923, also would mandate that developers devote at least 20 percent of projects to affordable housing and, in a potentially counterproductive concession to organized labor, pay union-level wages…” (more)