Redwood City Mayor Ian Bain’s recent op-ed, “The Bay Area Needs a New Governance Model” in the July 31 edition of the San Mateo Daily Journal, makes a huge amount of sense. Decades of bad decisions in our region have resulted in unbalanced growth, creating massive housing shortages and overwhelmed transportation systems. We need better regional planning and bigger thinking to solve these and other massive infrastructure shortcomings. A strong regional oversight board, as proposed by Mayor Bain, would be a step in the right direction.

Bob Wilson

Redwood Shores

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