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Unformatted text preview: s to obtain greenhouse gas emission credits, institute and expand enterprise
zones around the stations, and help them qualify for federal matching funds to plan for transportation-oriented development. “With AB 31, we
have the opportunity to revitalize areas around the train stations by incorporating a mix of residential, commercial, and retail development that
can make those districts the centers of their cities,’’ said Beall, a former Metropolitan Transportation Commission chairman who proposed the
creation of the Diridon Joint Policy Advisory Board to help guide the development of San Jose’s future high-speed rail station. “By ensuring housing and businesses near the high-speed rail stations,’’ said Beall, who worked as an urban planner and served on
the city of San Jose’s Planning Commission, “We can cut down on urban sprawl, preserve open space and farm
land, and encourage green building development.] Urban sprawl concentrates poverty and lumps the dehumanizing impacts on the least
fortunate members of society
Nancy Thompson (certified comm...
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