Another great town hall at the Lafayette Veterans' Memorial Building! All three cities of Lamorinda were made aware of the event through flyers delivered by hand through traditional grassroots means and a phone call to all 3 cities as well as emails and blog postings from members of the community. We note a huge up-tick in the number of individuals personally getting involved in helping to set-up the town hall. At least 3 local news entities attended and appear to be reporting on the event as of writing this. We estimate that 90% of the room was filled in this large-format presentation hall! Peter Singleton presented the facts on both Plan Bay Area and the impending ominous update to Orinda's Housing Element as presented by Planning Director Ursu. This was followed by short presentations from 3 City Council Members from Corte Madera, Sausalito, and Palo Alto, followed by questions for over an hour from the audience to the presenters. (Yes, Orinda City Council members and staff were all personally invited to attend the event, and none of them attended.) More than a few attendees from various cities expressed interest to dissociate from ABAG just as Corte Madera has done. Practically all of the questions and comments showed a concern for how Plan Bay Area would impact their lives. Full Video of the event will be forthcoming. Stay Tuned.
Here are the news reports of the event
Orinda Watch Hosts Anti-ABAG Town Hall Meeting 24-680 News
Opponents of the Bay Plan Gather at 6p.m. Thursday to Voice Their Anger Lamorinda Patch
Lamorinda Town Hall Meeting at Lafayette Veteran's Center 6/27 Lamorinda Patch