About Orinda Watch
Orinda Watch is a coalition of citizens whose purpose is keeping the people of Orinda, California informed on local affairs while fighting for local control of planning & governance.
Our most pressing mission is pushing back against the Plan Bay Area agenda currently being pushed by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). This plan forces and/or coerces cities of the 9 counties of the Bay Area to build high-density, heavily-subsidized housing and attempts to usurp control of the 101 cities with regards to city planning & development. These organizations make it very challenging for (cash-strapped) cities to receive Federal, State & Local funding unless the cities realign themselves to conform to the plan. ABAG assumes almost double-growth rates for the Bay Area, uses faulty and unorthodox models that provide forecasts which are grossly different from California's Department of Finance calculations.
We urge you to join us in our mission to educate and fight back against this plan. Please contact us to find out how you can help.