Greetings Friends,

A TALC board member, has offered up a few complementary passes for those that are interested to:
Energizing Communities: Starving Sprawl, TALC's 7th ANNUAL SUMMIT. It is this Saturday, March 13, at the Laney College Forum, Oakland, from 9:30am-2pm.

Go to the registration page and in the "how did you hear about it" section write : Complimentary ticket, and Charles Mason (cmason@transact.org) referred you. More info is below.

Thank You



Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC)

Energizing Communities, Starving Sprawl
Keynote Speaker: Senator Barbara Boxer

TALC's 7th Annual Summit

Saturday, March 13
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Laney College Forum, Oakland

For decades, the Bay Area has subsidized sprawl development with billions of dollars in transportation infrastructure. Small incentive programs have not been enough to shift regional patterns away from these deeply ingrained growth patterns. But the Bay Area may be on the verge of a monumental shift in land use thinking. MTC, our regional transportation agency, may condition funds for transit expansion on supportive growth plans and give funds to cities to plan for smarter growth.

The Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC, formerly BATLUC) has been working to define a new course for transportation investment and growth issues in the Bay Area since 1997. Our major effort for 2004 is to break the self-fulfilling prophecy of sprawl by building support for smart regional policies.

The event will include multimedia presentations and Strategy and Training Sessions. The Sessions will tackle tough issues and prioritize TALC's Coalition strategies for 2004, and will give participants the tools to be an effective advocate:

Strategy Sessions
> Achieving walkability - California Walks - just added!
> Making the land use connection - Non-Profit Housing Association of No. CA
> Transportation Justice - Urban Habitat
> Brainstorming five-year goals for TALC - TALC Board of Directors

Training sessions
> Starting a Safe Routes to School program - Safe Routes to Schools/Marin County
> Negotiating with developers - Allen Dusault/Sustainable Conservation
> Effective lobbying with elected officials - Odyssey

The $10 registration fee includes lunch and continental breakfast.
There will also be time at the end of the day for people to meet with others from their county or sub-region to discuss local campaigns.

Read more and sign up at : http://www.transcoalition.org/
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We rely on donations to provide Coalition Updates, Action Alerts, and other services. Please consider making a donation to TALC via the secure Donate to TALC page of our website at: http://www.transcoalition.org/about/about_donate.html, or send a check payable to TALC at: 405 14th Street, Suite 605, Oakland, CA 94612.

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Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC)
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TALC is a partnership of over 90 groups working for a sustainable and socially just Bay Area. We envision a region with healthy, vibrant, walkable communities that provide all residents with transportation choices and affordable housing. The coalition analyzes county and regional policies, works with community groups to develop alternatives, and coordinates grassroots campaigns.

Check out our website at: www.transcoalition.org

info@transcoalition.org
510.740.3150 voice
510.740.3131 fax
405 14th Street, Suite 605
Oakland, CA 94612