TALC meeting: Wed Aug 18 -- Bay Bridge issues
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Transportation And Land Use Coalition (TALC)
REGIONAL MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
At: Sierra Club, 85 Second St., 3rd Floor (corner of Mission)
San Francisco -- near Montgomery BART
Pizza, sandwiches and salad served?all are invited to attend. RSVP's are
preferred so that enough food is ordered. E-mail info@...
OPTIONAL ORIENTATION SESSION: 5:00 to 5:30 p.m.
This session is intended for people who are new to TALC, or who would like
to get more familiar with TALC and our structure. We will also provide
background on the issues that will be discussed at the meeting to help
the jargon easier to understand!
1) Introductions/ Revisions to Agenda -- 5:30
2) Announcements 5:35
3) Transit Supportive Development Campaign 5:40
A primary TALC campaign this year is to have MTC condition funds for
regional transit expansion projects on supportive land use. Learn how you
can support the campaign, help us decide what are the best three and worst
projects in the region (near transit), and brainstorm for a good media
release. For more info click on the Regional Transportation Plan at --
4) A Pathway across the Bay? 5:55
Josh Hart, Of the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, will give a PowerPoint
presentation on the proposal to complete the shore-to-shore pathway from
Oakland to San Francisco. The clear need to raise additional funding on
Bay Bridge replacement opens the potential for funding a
bicycle/pedestrian/maintenance pathway on the west span of the Bay Bridge
(the new East span will have such a pathway). Should TALC join in this
effort, and if so how?
5) Finally Time for Congestion Pricing? 6:20
It is very likely that the bridge tolls will increase to cover the
skyrocketing cost of the new bridge. Should TALC advocate for congestion
pricing instead of a four-dollar toll? If so, what should the specific
6) Developing TALC's Priorities for the Next Three Years 6:30
We will hand out a draft of TALC's new platform, and go over our outreach
plan to get input during the fall.
7) Breakout Groups 6:40
Each of the four agenda items will have a breakout group to strategize on
key next steps.
a) Land Use -- helped develop a media and campaign strategy
b) West Span Pathway -- see how you can work with the Bay Area
Bicycle Coalition on their campaign.
c) Congestion Pricing -- see if we can coalesce around a
particular proposal, and how over the next two weeks we can get the
leverage needed to get it included in state legislation.
d) TALC Priorities - discuss different methods for getting input
from members and other organizations, and try to finalize the strategy for
8) Adjourn 7:30
Next regional meeting. October 20, 2004 5:30 p.m.
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For more information please see www.transcoalition.org or call
510-740-3150. To suggest items for future agendas please contact Stuart
Cohen at stuart@...
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Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC)
TALC is a partnership of over 90 groups working for a sustainable and
socially just Bay Area. We envision a region with healthy, walkable
communities that provide all residents with transportation choices and
affordable housing. The coalition analyzes county and regional policies,
works with community groups to develop alternatives, and coordinates
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