The Bay Area's ignored citizens will finally be heard

June 09, 2014 | By JONATHAN WOOD

This Thursday, June 12th, I will be arguing PLF’s challenge to Plan Bay Area in Alameda County Superior Court. As readers will recall, PLF’s client Bay Area Citizens challenges the plan — and its dozens of significant environmental impacts — because the agencies misled public and failed to property analyze the impacts of the imposition of unwanted high density housing and expanded public transit. The agencies claimed that S.B. 375’s greenhouse gas reduction mandate compelled the plan and its impacts. That’s not true and it means the agencies have to go back and be forthright with the public.

The hearing will be held in Judge Grillo’s court room in the Alameda County Superior Court, on the second floor of the U.S. Post Office in downtown Oakland. The hearing is set for the afternoon (1:30 p.m.) docket.