After a false start, a campaign by Oakland officials and a legislative order for a state audit, a deeply divided Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved on Wednesday the purchase of a downtown San Francisco building that will serve as its home and a regional government center.
When the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission openly defied state lawmakers with a slim 10-6 vote to use toll dollars to buy and rehab a San Francisco building for use as regional agencies' hub, it triggered a big question: What will it cost?
San Francisco Business Times by Eric Young, Reporter
Oakland port officials joined lawmakers Friday calling on the federal government to release billions of dollars from a fund intended to maintain maritime facilities.
Rather than being spent on dredging and other critical port maintenance, money from the federal Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is being spent on other programs unrelated to ports or to “mask the federal deficit,” said state Sen.