A regional planning effort to rein in greenhouse gases produced in the Bay Area makes a stop in Concord from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday with a public workshop at the Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. Come if you want to discuss a state-mandated effort at marrying transportation and land use planning to cut pollution that warms the earth. Click here for information about the plan and how to register for the workshop. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Association Governments are working together to develop what’s called the One Bay Area Plan.
A key theme of the plan is to promote transit oriented development so people in new housing won’t have to drive so far or at all to jobs, shops and other destinations.