CASA Bay Area

CASA Committee to House The Bay Area





CASA, The Committee to House the Bay Area

Next Date to be involved :


OPPOSE the CASA Compact.  Stop the CASA Coup. 

ABAG Executive Board Hearing on the CASA Compact

Thursday, January 17th

Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco

6:30-6:50 Press Conference & Protest in the lobby. Bring Signs. 

7:00-9:00 pm Meeting. Pick up a Speaker’s Card.


  • Call or email your city/county ABAG Executive Board rep. 
  • Round up a carpool of colleagues, friends or neighbors to attend the Press Conference and meeting.
  • Bring a sign or bring a donation to get a sign at the event.
  • Forward this information to others, including your local media.



 Zelda Bronstein, 48hills “Developer-MTC-Coup”

Bob Silvestri, The Marin Post, Series part 1.
Bob Silvestri, The Marin Post, Series part 2.

Bob Silvestri, The Marin Post, Series part 3.

To watch and listen to what MTC Commissioners who voted to OPPOSE the CASA Compact had to say, see these videos, courtesy of former Emeryville mayor/City Council member and videographer Ken Bukowski:

MTC- CASA Vote Carol Dutra-Vernaci (Alameda Cities) Dec 19/201819  (6.5 Min) 

MTC- CASA Vote Damon Connolly (Marin County) Dec 19 2018 (6 Min)

MTC CASA Vote – Jeanie Bruins (Santa Clara Cities) Dec 19 2018 (8 Min) 

MTC- Full Mereting Dec 19 2018 (3.5 Min) 

CASA, The Committee to House the Bay Area

CASA is a committee formed under the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the Bay Area “to identify and act upon game-changing regional solutions to the Bay Area’s chronic housing affordability challenges.”  Link To CASA webpage

In Dec 2018 the Committee issued a report, known as the CASA Compact – LINK

The recommendations in this report are 10 elements that are intended to influence actions by the region and the state and are likely to result in legislation in 2019, and beyond. Legislators have been coordinating with the MTC, and many believe that Scott Weiner’s SB 50 is the leading edge of the expected legislation.

Investigative journalist Zelda Bronstein explained CASA in a meeting hosted by Livable California. The video of her presentation “The Politics of CASA and a Warning to the Bay Area” is linked here: – LINK

Peter Cohen of CCHO commented in an op-ed published by the San Francisco Examiner entitled “CASA: The most important housing deal you’ve never heard of” and linked here: – LINK

Livable California sees some major weaknesses in the process and the Compact which are addressed here: LINK

Opposition Comment Letters -12/19/18 MTC Meeting

Berkeley letter

Cupertino letter

Los Altos letter

Los Gatos letter

Palo Alto letter

Santa Clara letter

Sunnyvale letter

Media Coverage

12/19/18 “Good, bad in much-needed plan for Bay Area housing crisis” –LINK

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