Fwd: Thursday, November 15: The Honorable Willie Brown comes to GSPP

This looks like it'll be an interesting event. 

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Join the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Forum as they host the Honorable Willie Brown for the 2018 Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics and Public Policy on Thursday, November 15. Two-term Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown will discuss the midterm elections and share his knowledge of California politics, government, and civic life. 

This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 15
5:30pm - Public Reception
Chevron Auditorium, I-House | Directions
6:00pm - Public Lecture
Chevron Auditorium, I-House
About the Speaker
The Honorable Willie Brown's career spans the American Presidency from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush, and he's worked with every California Governor from Pat Brown to Arnold Schwarzenegger.  From civil rights to education reform, tax policy, economic development, health care, international trade, domestic partnerships, and affirmative action, he's left his imprimatur on every aspect of politics and public policy in the Golden State.  As Mayor of California's most cosmopolitan city, he refurbished and rebuilt the nation's busiest transit system, pioneered the use of bond measures to build affordable housing, created a model juvenile justice system, and paved the way for a second campus of the University of California, San Francisco, to serve as the anchor of a new development that will position the City as a center for the burgeoning field of biotechnology.  Today, he heads the Willie L. Brown, Jr., Institute on Politics and Public Service, where this acknowledged master of the art of politics shares his knowledge and skills with a new generation of California leaders.
 


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Bay Area United Against Hate Week


Bay Area United Against Hate
United Against Hate Week (Nov. 11-18, 2018) is a call for local civic action by people in every Bay Area community to stop the hate and implicit biases that are dangerous threats to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods, towns and cities.  Information about United Against Hate Week activities can be found at their website, unitedagainsthateweek.org

During this week, New Haven schools will host activities that will send a strong and consistent message that hatred and bigotry against any groups of people is not okay.  New Haven Superintendent Dr. Arlando Smith emphasized to principals that, "Our message should be one of acceptance, love, care and humanity."  To that end, schools have planned activities that will help to reinforce this message with our young people.

A "Bay Area Stands United Against Hate" poster that can be printed and displayed is attached below.

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Sunil Sethi Real Estate

Sunil Sethi / REALTOR, Broker, MBA, CPA(inactive), GREEN
38750 Paseo Padre Pkwy #B3, Fremont, CA 94536 

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Fwd: Meet the Transformative Project Finalists!


I like the ideas, so the question is what will be implemented. 

Transformative Header October 2018

Thank you to those of you who submitted transformative projects! Your creative ideas have given us plenty to work with as we build a next-generation plan for the Bay Area.

MTC and ABAG have announced the 12 finalists in its Transformative Transportation Projects competition.

Six Transformative Transportation Projectsplus six transformative operational strategieswere selected as finalists in a public competition launched earlier this year to solicit big, bold and billion-dollar (or more) ideas for improving mobility across the nine-county Bay Area. The campaign is part of the Horizon initiative undertaken by MTC and ABAG to explore a wide range of the challenges and opportunities the Bay Area may face by 2050.

These 12 finalists – selected from a pool of over 500 megaproject ideas submitted by individuals and non-governmental organizations – will be added to the Horizon Transportation Projects list along with 82 other potential new transportation projects. Each of these proposed projects will be analyzed to determine its efficacy in improving the region's transportation system. Depending on how they stack up, these projects may be considered for inclusion in Plan Bay Area 2050, the region's next long-range plan for transportation, land use, economic development and resilience. Plan Bay Area 2050 is slated for adoption in 2021.

A panel of regional transportation experts evaluated all of the submissions for feasibility, potential regional benefits, alignment with Horizon's Guiding Principles, creativity and consistency with the minimum cost threshold.

The six finalists for transformative capacity-increasing projects are:

  • Optimized Express Lane Network + Regional Express Bus Network– SPUR and TransForm
  • Bus Rapid Transit on All Bridges– Tony Breslin
  • SMART to Richmond via a New Richmond-San Rafael Bridge William Manley, Joseph Naujokas, Christopher Sork and Sonoma County Transportation & Land Use Coalition
  • Interstate 80 Corridor OverhaulArup
  • Regional Bicycle Superhighway NetworkArup
  • Bay Trail CompletionJim Stallman

The six finalists for transformative operational strategies consist of:

  • Integrated Transit Fare SystemEddy Ionescu & Jason Lee, Seamless Bay Area and SPUR
  • Free TransitMark Apton, Christian Rodgers, Danielle Venton and Gabriela Zuniga
  • Higher-Occupancy HOV Lanes3 Revolutions Book Club
  • Demand-Based Tolls on All HighwaysJeremy Besmer and City of San Jose
  • Reversible Lanes on Congested Bridges and FreewaysCity of San Jose
  • Freight Delivery Timing RegulationDaniel Ayers, Marc Brenman, Kevin Brooks and Cesar Plata

To learn more about each of these transformative ideasor to see the full list of proposals submitted through the competitionplease visit the Transformative Projects Finalists webpage.


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Sunil Sethi Real Estate

Sunil Sethi / REALTOR, Broker, MBA, CPA(inactive), GREEN

38750 Paseo Padre Pkwy #B3, Fremont, CA 94536 
www.sunilsethi.com
BRE #01173766

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