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Tri-Valley leaders oppose BART housing bill

Original post made on Sep 19, 2018

Housing and traffic congestion are hot-button issues facing the Bay Area, but one proposed solution currently on the governor's desk has garnered significant opposition from leaders across the Tri-Valley and in other East Bay communities.

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Comments (11)

Posted by Livermore Resident
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Thank goodness BART is not in Livermore!
We don't need cesspool developments created by a cesspool train system.

Posted by Rich
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm

BART has been barely able to run a transit system and now we want them to be responsible for housing? BART has been taxing communities in Alameda County since the 1970's but has extended the lines into other counties who refused to pay those same taxes before living up to their obligations in Alameda County. The trains always cost more than promised and under perform at every level. Paying their workers more than most municipalities and are still unable to manage their employees effectively. Yes, why not give them responsibilities for housing? This is just stupid.

Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 19, 2018 at 2:43 pm

I see their game. The system is cash strapped so they borrow a page from the railroad development approach of 150 years ago. Give the land to the transit system and let them reap the development revenue. On paper that's not a bad idea, except this is the land that belongs to the cities. These hubs are prime real estate and you'll be trading the benefit to the municipality and giving it to the transit system. The problem is that the transit system is inept and it's going to take more than money to fix it.

Posted by Rob
a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 19, 2018 at 7:55 pm

Build the high speed rail system to run in a triangle from SF to Modesto to Sac. Put housing along it. Or Plan B, build 50,000 homes over the hill (roughly the number planned in the next 15 years) with no solutions because it is easier in the moment.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm

Another vote for - get your core "competency " right before you branch into something new.

This is nothing more than a money / revenue scheme.

Posted by Realist
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Sep 20, 2018 at 12:33 am

Why have housing mandates on local communities if the State is going to circumvent the whole process and approve housing through other means?

Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

These stations all need more parking for BART riders, not more giant apartment boxes. BART needs to get it’s own house in order before using land for non-BART purposes.

Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 30, 2018 at 5:46 pm

Failed miserably at running a “take all the money you need” transit system so what could possibly go wrong with these idiots taking over housing? Sounds like another one of Gov. Moonbeams ideas, not enough parking now for Bart’s riders, we want those parking lots that we have already paid for.

Posted by Ab2923 is law now
a resident of Country Fair
on Oct 1, 2018 at 10:06 am

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but on Sunday Governor Brown signed AB 2923 m, giving Bart housing authority over their properties. As sad day in California.

Posted by Pete
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Keep voting democrat it’s working for you

Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Only good news is that moonbeams reign of stupidity is almost over, let’s see what else he will be sticking us with on his final days. Time for something different and it’s not going to be Newsom, anybody out there willing to save California??

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