The last thing the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area needs is to let the Metropolitan Transportation Commission amass more power.
In response to questions, Heminger wrote tellingly, "these different organizational styles were more than a nuisance" during recent drafting of the latest joint regional planning document. He doesn't like to waste time on the niceties of planning. "MTC is more action-oriented and project-based," he wrote, "while ABAG is more discussion-focused and policy-based."
Hmm. Building projects without thoughtful planning. Isn't that how the South Bay got to be such a sprawling, traffic snarled mess? How's that working out for us?
Stop the MTC blackmail and let the public in on how, and to what degree, ABAG and MTC should be consolidated. (Without the quotation marks.)