Hear the full One Bay Area Plan meeting held on April 29, 2013 at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, CA. This comprehensive central plan for transportation, housing, and the economy hopes to transform our community for the next 25 years. The plan will turn the Marin into a densely packed urbanized landscape. Many views were heard from all sides of the issue.
The speakers submitted their cards for testimony and then Supervisor Kinsey announced that the early speakers would be allowed 3 minutes of testimony, after 8 pm would be allowed 2 minutes and after 9 pm speakers only received 1 minute. Curiously, the housing advocates knew to get their testimony in early and dominated the early event while the reporters were working on deadline. It seemed to many in the crowd that the speakers were called slowly so as to drag out the event to the detriment of later speakers. This appeared to be a subtle manipulation of the event for positive news coverage of the housing advocates.
Nevertheless, as this footage clearly shows, the housing activists were outnumbered by 20 to 1.