We are not having some of the larger, city-wide conversations we need to be having about what development should look like going forward or what it will take to ensure that it is inclusive, holistic, and just.
A.B. 179 tries to ensure that the concerns of people affected by transportation projects—not just those who use them—will be represented on the California Transportation Commission. But the bill has been softened to a statement on the need for diversity.
So I resorted to the sincere query that I’ve made to him on several occasions, namely: Help me understand why consideration of the needs of the most vulnerable among us - particularly lower-income black and brown communities - is so offensive to you?