Preview of 6/8 MTC Standing Committee Meetings: Autonomous Vehicles, Primary Election Results, and Much More

By Julie Teglovic
The exterior entrance of the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco.
Noah Berger

Update: Video recordings of these meetings are now available.

Three of MTC’s standing committees will meet starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Bay Area Metro Center.

The Planning Committee will preview a report on autonomous vehicles, which will be the first Perspective Paper of the Horizon initiative. You can read the preview of the paper, too. They will also receive an overview of the project performance assessment for major transportation investments planned for Horizon and Plan Bay Area 2050. Read the attachment and the the full Planning Committee agenda.

The Operations Committee will approve a number of contract amendments and procurements. Read the full meeting agenda.

The Legislation Committee will take action on two pieces of state legislation:

  1. SB 912 (Beall): Homelessness and Affordable Housing Funding, which would require that $2 billion be allocated from the General Fund to the Department of Housing and Community Development. Proposed Position: Support.
  2. SB 828 (Wiener): Regional Housing Needs Assessment and Allocation, which 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. Proposed Position: Support.

Also on the Legislation Committee agenda is an update on this week’s state primary election—including Regional Measure 3, Proposition 69 (defending SB 1 funds), and Proposition 68 (a statewide park bond)—as well as a state budget update with the Governor’s proposed FY 2018-19 May revisions and status of transportation- and housing-related budget items under negotiation.

On the federal legislation side, the committee will hear updates on federal legislation to regulate autonomous vehicles and federal funding levels for transportation and housing for FY 2018-19Read the full Legislation Committee meeting agenda.

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

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