The initiative’s backers may try to paint their measure as greener than Berkeley’s current Downtown Plan, but experts don’t agree. One of the nation’s most respected and innovative organizations devoted to safeguarding the environment through improved transit-oriented housing and public transportation is the Bay Area’s own Transform.
Transform – ranked by among the top 10 nonprofits related to climate change in the Bay Area – took a long, careful look at the Downtown initiative. Transform concluded that the measure would undo much of Berkeley’s award-winning Downtown Plan, “making Berkeley more expensive, more car-dependent, and more polluted as a result.”
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