Town Hall Meeting – Our Planning & Affordable Housing Challenges in Marin
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Quiet and Safe San Rafael is now affiliated with Citizen Marin, a federation of similar groups concerned with issues around high density housing in Marin.
Quiet and Safe San Rafael encourages you to attend this free event that talks about local control, genuinely “sustainable” solutions, and ABAGs “Plan Bay Area” (see below)
“Plan Bay Area” Environmental Impact Report Progressing High Density Planning
The money trail starts here
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), a non-elected body, is pushing to achieve adoption of “Plan Bay Area” which sets very high targets for new affordable housing for San Rafael that arguably are not inline with the California Department of Finance’s population projections for Marin – which show a drop in population in contrast to ABAG’s proposed housing needs. Cities must achieve these stated goals to receive state funding – ABAG uses these projections and associated funding to ensure adherence.
This EIR progresses plans around Primary Development Areas (PDAs) such as the one envisoned / planned at Civic Center Station where 800+ new residential units are planned made up of multiple 5 story high density buildings.
“Plan Bay Area” Timeline:
- March 22 Draft Plan Bay Area released for 55-day comment period
- March 29 Draft Environment Impact Report (DEIR) released for 45-day comment period
- PLEASE ATTEND: Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m. ABAG/MTC North Bay Public Hearing re. DEIR, San Rafael, Embassy Suites
- Thursday, April 25, 5 p.m. ABAG/MTC Meeting with Elected Officials, Civic Center
- Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. TAM Board meeting re Plan Bay Area / DEIR
- PLEASE ATTEND: Monday, April 29, 6 p.m. ABAG/MTC Plan Bay Area Open House 6:00-7:30 pm / Public Hearing 7:00-9:00 pm, Marin Center
- May 16 Close of comment period Draft Plan Bay Area / DEIR
- Late May/June (TBD) Special joint MTC/ABAG meeting or separate agency meetings
If you are concerned by planned high-density housing and it’s impact on San Rafael, QASSR strongly encourages you to attend the above public hearings – it is vital that any concerns are communicated during this open comment period.