Zelda Bronstein, Berkeley Daily Planet, May 4, 2018
"RM3 is bold all right: it’s an audacious con that dedicates $4.5 billion to a hodgepodge of disconnected projects that will bring the Bay Area little traffic relief…"
"RM3’s oversight provisions include the creation of an 'Independent Office of the BART Inspector General.' This is the Legislature’s idea of independence: BART would nominate three persons to the Governor, who would then appoint one of them to a four-year term. In its first year of operation, the office would get $1 million of bridge tolls and, if BATA wishes, more in subsequent years. So much for 'robust public accountability and oversight.' Read More