Preview of 5/11 ABAG and MTC Meetings

By Julie Teglovic
The interior of the board meeting room at the Bay Area Metro Center.
Noah Berger

Three meetings are scheduled for Friday, May 11, at the Bay Area Metro Center:

The first meeting will be a brief discussion of the consent calendar and contract amendments. Click the titles above to download the full meeting agendas.

The major agenda item for the Joint MTC Planning Committee and ABAG Administrative Committee will be an update on "Action Plan" implementation efforts for Plan Bay Area 2040, the nine-county Bay Area's long-range Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). The "Action Plan" comprises 19 recommended actions to address the region's housing, economic development and resilience challenges. This is the first of several semi-annual progress reports on implementation efforts that staff will provide to the joint committee leading up to the adoption of the next RTP/SCS. 

The Joint MTC Legislation Committee and ABAG Legislation Committee will recommend action on the following state legislative items:

AB 2923 (Chiu): BART Transit Oriented Development

  • Action: Support and Seek Amendment / MTC Commission Approval and ABAG Executive Board Approval
  • Assembly Bill 2923 would require the BART board to adopt new transit-oriented development (TOD) guidelines by a majority vote at a duly noticed public meeting that establish minimum local zoning requirements for BART-owned land that is located on contiguous parcels larger than 0.25 acres, within 1/2 mile of an existing or planned BART station entrance, in areas having representation on the BART board of directors.
  • Read the AB 2923 item attachment

SB 828 (Wiener): Regional Housing Needs Assessment and Allocation

  • Action: Support and Seek Amendments / MTC Commission Approval and ABAG Executive Board Approval
  • Senate Bill 828 would update the state’s methodology for assessing California’s future housing needs and make changes to the process by which councils of government distribute regional housing needs allocations to local jurisdictions.
  • Read the SB 828 item attachment

AB 1771 (Bloom): Regional Housing Needs Allocation

  • Action: Oppose Unless Amended / MTC Commission Approval and ABAG Executive Board Approval
  • Assembly Bill 1771 would revise the objectives required to be addressed in the regional housing needs allocation plan and additionally require the plan to include an objective to increase access to areas of high opportunity for lower-income residents, while avoiding displacement and affirmatively furthering fair housing.
  • Read the AB 1771 item attachment

SB 831 (Wieckowski) and SB 1469 (Skinner)

  • Actions: Support and Seek Amendments / Support and Seek Amendments / MTC Commission Approval and ABAG Executive Board Approval
  • Senate Bill 831 would revise the standards for the local ordinance to, among other things, include a prohibition on considering the square footage of a proposed accessory dwelling unit when calculating an allowable floor-to-area ratio for the lot. Senate Bill 1469 would authorize accessory dwelling units to be created in areas where a single-family or multifamily dwelling is authorized.
  • Read the SB 831 and SB 1469 item attachment

AB 2372 (Gloria): Floor Area Ratio Bonus

  • Action: Support / MTC Commission Approval and ABAG Executive Board Approval
  • Assembly Bill 2372 would authorize a city council or county board of supervisors to establish a procedure by ordinance to grant a developer of an eligible housing development, upon the request of the developer, a floor area ratio bonus in lieu of a density bonus awarded on the basis of dwelling units per acre. The bill would also prohibit the city council or county board of supervisors from imposing any parking requirement on an eligible housing development in excess of specified ratios.
  • Read the AB 2372 item attachment

Tune in live to the meetings on Friday from our Live Webcasts page, and bookmark the main Meetings page to read the meeting agendas and keep up with all MTC meetings.

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