Pacific Legal Foundation filed suit this morning on behalf of Bay Area Citizens against ABAG and MTC over issues regarding Plan Bay Area. This would not have been possible without the hundreds upon hundreds of average citizens around the Bay Area who have been raising substantive, significant concerns about the Plan and the process. And it would not have been possible without many of you supporting Bay Area Citizens' efforts to provide thoughtful, objective reports on the Plan and its analysis from nationally respected experts in the fields of land use and transportation. Also, many of you submitted thoughtful, carefully researched and documented comment letters of your own
The press release and (four minute) announcement video can be found here, as can a copy of the petition (the formal court filing):
And the video is here:
Please let everyone you know about the suit. This suit is really about citizens from around the Bay Area, taking a stand against unaccountable government agencies that are acting counter to the interests of the public that they ostensibly serve.
If you would like to help with the costs of the suit, you can send a check here:
Bay Area Citizens
3527 Mt. Diablo Blvd #358
Lafayette, CA 94549
or donate online here:
While Bay Area Citizens as an organization are all volunteers, and our attorneys fees will be covered by PLF, Bay Area Citizens will be responsible for the court costs, and especially the administrative record. We estimate we will have to raise about $20,000 for the administrative record, and will need to do so in the next month or two. Donations to Bay Area Citizens are not tax deductible at this time.