Support the Adoption of Plan Bay Area 2050

Metropolitan Transportation Commission and ABAG Executive Board

Nearly four years of planning work, guided by the input of tens of thousands of Bay Area residents, is coming to a close with the final release of Plan Bay Area 2050. Defined by strategies crafted to make the Bay Area more resilient and equitable over the next 30 years, Plan Bay Area 2050 charts a course for a region that is affordable, connected, diverse, healthy, and vibrant for all its residents through 2050 and beyond.

On October 21, the boards of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and ABAG Executive Board will hold a special joint meeting to consider the adoption of the final document of Plan Bay Area 2050. If adopted, it will become the Bay Area's official long-range plan for housing, economic development, transportation, and environmental resilience for years to come.

We urge Bay Area residents to stand behind the Plan Bay Area 2050 and show their support prior to the MTC and ABAG meeting. Sign this petition to add your name to the support letter we will send urging for the adoption of the Plan.

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To: Metropolitan Transportation Commission and ABAG Executive Board
From: [Your Name]

Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Re: Plan Bay Area - Full Draft

Dear MTC Commissioners and ABAG Executive Board,

Congratulations on the release of the final Plan Bay Area 2050. The undersigned organizations and individuals have participated in various capacities throughout the last four years to reach this moment and are proud to support the course that Plan Bay Area 2050 charts for our region that is affordable, connected, diverse, and resilient.

The impacts of climate change are increasing at alarming rates and more so than ever before we need to think about regional solutions for local issues. We applaud MTC/ABAG for taking a bold, holistic approach to tackling the region's biggest challenges and look forward to continuing to work closely together on the implementation of these strategies.

We have actively participated in meetings, workshops, and individual meetings with MTC staff to advocate for our priorities which include an increased focus on open space funding and protection as well as climate resilience including wildfire and sea-level rise. We appreciate the engagement during challenging times and transparency throughout the whole process.

Unlike plans before it, this plan expands its scope to introduce strategies for long-term economic development and environmental resilience and weaves equity and environmental justice throughout. The Implementation Plan identifies more than 80 near-term actions for MTC, ABAG, and partner organizations to take over the next five years to make headway on each of the 35 strategies.

As a region, we have a lot of work to do to implement these strategies. We would like to urge the MTC Commissioners and the ABAG Executive Board to expeditiously adopt Plan Bay Area 2050 so it can become the Bay Area's official long-range plan for housing, economic development, transportation, and environmental resilience for years to come.

Regards,

Zoe Siegel
Director of Climate Resilience
Greenbelt Alliance