Hi All! As discussed in yesterday's meeting, the homework assignment we are all going to work on is to file separate individual complaints against Plan Bay Area with the SF Civil Grand Jury. The LPSF signed on as one of more than 40 organizations in the coalition opposed to Plan Bay Area. Heather filed the first complaint in Contra Costa County, and coalition members in the other counties are following suit. The goal is to get official complaints filed with the grand juries in all 9 counties in the greater Bay Area. Since ABAG and the MTC will officially be adopting the plan this coming Thursday evening (July 18), time is of the essence since it will be a hot topic for the next week or so. It's not a long form to fill out, but as discussed in our meeting today, our complaints will be more effective if they are individualized (not too hard for Libertarians!) but also very specific as to the illegality of the plan. For this project, I think
the 4th attachment here (PSI.KOIRE.TOKERUD.PBA.CO) has the best specific points to cite in your complaint. The complaint form can be found at http://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/general-info/grand-jury and just click on Register a Complaint to download the one-page form. For agencies to lodge the complaint against, you can list either Metropolitan Transportation Commission 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 817-5700 or Association of Bay Area Governments (same exact address as the MTC but their number is (510) 464-7900). Since Heather is coordinating this complaint effort, she has requested that folks let her know when they have filed their complaints and with which county, please post to this list when you have filed the complaint, so I can update her. According to the complaint form, they are only accepted via snail mail (address is on the form) or fax 415-551-3601.
This is an important homework assignment, not just for what it may or may not accomplish, but also to illustrate to others that the LPSF is relevant and can work with other groups on important issues. Please help to make us not just "interesting" but also "relevant."