5. ACTION: Update on Priority Development Areas (PDAs) and Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs)
ABAG Regional Planner will present information on the timeline and guidelines for adding, removing, or making changes to PDAs and PCAs and will present information about three new PCAs proposed for adoption. http://www.abag.ca.gov/abag/events/agendas/r120413a-Agenda%20Item%205A.pdf http://www.abag.ca.gov/abag/events/agendas/r120413a-Agenda%20Item%205B.pdf
6. INFORMATION: Placemaking Panel Discussion http://www.abag.ca.gov/abag/events/agendas/r120413a-Agenda%20Item%206.pdf
The vast majority of the nine county Bay Area citizens/residents do not even know of this appointed (not elected) regional governmental agency, let alone what powers it has. It has granted itself much power. Get involved. Find out what it does. This agency and it's three sister regional agencies recently pushed through the Plan Bay Area. Almost no one knows what that is. Today this committee will be developing further rules for adding more PDAs and PCAs. These abbreviations will have a big impact on your future. Find out what this means. They do not have your ability to be a healthy, well-connected person in society in mind. Neither do the "expert panel" member/speakers. This is about development corporations and their finance corporation partners making as much money as possible.