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Jonathan Wood
Attorney
Pacific Legal Foundation
jw@pacificlegal.org
(916) 419-7111

Damien M. Schiff
Principal Attorney
Pacific Legal Foundation
dms@pacificlegal.org
(916) 419-7111

Bill Wattenburg Show covers PLF suit over “Plan Bay Area”

SACRAMENTO, CA;  October 11, 2013: Sunday, October 13, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dr. Bill Wattenburg covers Pacific Legal Foundation’s lawsuit over the high-density “Plan Bay Area,” a restrictive land use scheme for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.


Jonathan Wood
Attorney


Damien M. Schiff
Principal Attorney

The segment is scheduled for Sunday October 13, 9:00 p.m. (PDT). The Bill Wattenburg Show is syndicated by Talk Radio Network. In the Bay Area, listen on Talk 910 am (KKSF-AM), or listen to the playback online - the segment starts at 40:30 minutes into the show.

“Dr. Bill” will interview Jonathan Wood, one of the PLF attorneys who is handling the case, representing a grass-roots organization of residents from throughout the region, Bay Area Citizens.

Plan Bay Area would squeeze up to 78 percent of new housing and 62 percent of new jobs into just five percent of the region’s surface area over the next two decades.

Drafters claim this draconian “stack and pack” mandate is needed to meet state targets for greenhouse gas reduction in the Bay Area. But this is false. The targets will be achieved independently by state mandates on mileage and emissions for autos. Plan Bay Area drafters violated transparency rules in state law by failing to adequately disclose this fact.

Jonathan Wood holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and is a fellow with PLF’s College of Public Interest Law (CPIL), a litigation training program for promising recent law graduates.

Dr. Bill Wattenburg is a nationally renowned talk show host and accomplished scientist. He is a senior research scientist at the Research Foundation, California State University, Chico; and a scientific consultant for the University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and many other institutions. He is a former nuclear weapons designer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; a former member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; and a former UC Berkeley professor of electrical engineering. He was co-founder of Berkeley Scientific Laboratories with Dr. Donald Glaser (Nobel Prize, Physics, 1960).

About Pacific Legal Foundation
Donor-supported PLF is a watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, individual rights, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations, in courts nationwide.  PLF represents all clients free of charge.