A state lawmaker plans to try and halt the Bay Area transportation commission’s effort to move from Oakland to San Francisco, reported the San Jose Mercury News.
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, has said that he plans to introduce a bill next month to stop preparations for the move to give state auditors a chance to determine whether it is legal to use bridge toll money to buy the new headquarters, according to the article.
DeSaulnier and other East Bay lawmakers have been critical of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s decision to pay $93 million for an old postal building in San Francisco and the move to renovate it for another $74 million.
Most of the commissioners voted in favor of the move, 8-6, and contend that the new building is needed because employees at the MTC and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District work in overcrowded conditions.
The audit of the purchase is expected to take several months.
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