State Lawmaker Pushes To Delay MTC Oakland-To-SF Move

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Mark DeSaulnier (CA State Senate)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – East Bay State Senator Mark DeSaulnier wants to put the brakes on a move by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission from Oakland to San Francisco.

DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said he believes the move is too costly, and possibly illegal. He plans to introduce a bill that would halt the move until a state audit, which is already underway, is complete.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

”My concern is that they’re going to spend as much money as possible and make it as difficult as possible from a public policy standpoint to reverse the decision, regardless of whether it’s legal or not,” said DeSaulnier.

Toll money would be used to buy the building at 390 Main Street in San Francisco, and pay for renovations that total $167 million.

Officials at MTC said that toll money can be used, and they’re planning on choosing an architect soon.

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