Bay Area Metro Center  
375 Beale Street  
Suite 700  
San Francisco, California  
Meeting Agenda - Final  
ABAG Housing Committee  
Chair, Carlos Romero, Councilmember, East Palo Alto  
Vice Chair, Neysa Fligor, Councilmember, City of Los Altos  
Wednesday, November 8, 2023  
12:00 PM  
Board Room - 1st Floor  
Joint meeting with the BAHFA Oversight Committee.  
The ABAG Housing Committee is scheduled to meet at 12:00 p.m. or immediately following the  
9:45 a.m. MTC Programming and Allocations Committee meeting, whichever is later.  
This meeting shall consist of a simultaneous teleconference call at the following location(s):  
Napa County Administration Building, CEO Office, 1195 Third St., Suite 310, Napa, CA 94559  
City of San Jose, City Hall Conference Room #1150, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, 11th Floor, San  
Jose, CA 95113  
Los Altos Community Center, Buckeye Room, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022  
City of Oakland, Hearing Room 1, 1st floor, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA 94612  
City of Novato, City Administrative Offices, Baget Conference Room, 922 Machin Ave, Novato,  
CA 94945  
504 Gadwall Dr, Suisun City, CA  
Meeting attendees may opt to attend in person for public comment and observation at 375  
Beale Street, Board Room (1st Floor).  
In-person attendees must adhere to posted public health protocols while in the building.  
Members of the public are encouraged to participate remotely via Zoom at the following link or  
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All comments received will be submitted into the record.  
Jesse Arreguin, Nikki Fortunato Bas, Pat Eklund, Carroll Fife, Neysa Fligor,  
Lisa Motoyama, Peter Ortiz, David Rabbitt, Belia Ramos, Carlos Romero,  
Aaron Tiedemann, Wanda Williams  
1. Call to Order / Roll Call / Confirm Quorum / Compensation Announcement  
Quorum is a majority of ABAG Housing Committee members present.  
2. Public Comment  
3. Committee Member Announcements  
4. Chairs' Report  
ABAG Housing Committee and BAHFA Oversight Committee Chairs’  
Report for November 8, 2023  
ABAG Housing Committee Information  
BAHFA Oversight Committee Information  
Carlos Romero  
Alfredo Pedroza  
5. ABAG Housing Committee Consent Calendar  
Approval of ABAG Housing Committee Minutes of October 11, 2023  
ABAG Housing Committee Approval  
Clerk of the Board  
6. BAHFA Oversight Committee Consent Calendar  
Approval of BAHFA Oversight Committee Minutes of October 11, 2023  
BAHFA Oversight Committee Approval  
BAHFA Legal Services Bench - Pre-Qualification of the following Law  
Firms to Provide Legal Services to BAHFA: Aleshire & Wynder, LLP;  
Best, Best and Krieger LLP; Goldfarb Lipman, LLP; Jarvis Fay, LLP;  
Kutak Rock, LLP; and Shute, Mihaly, Weinberger, LLP  
BAHFA Oversight Committee Approval  
Andrea Visveswhara  
7. BAHFA Rental Assistance Pilot Program  
Authorization for the Executive Director to negotiate and enter into a  
contract with the Napa County Department of Housing and Homeless  
Services for an amount not to exceed $5 million to launch and administer  
the BAHFA Rental Assistance Pilot Program  
BAHFA Oversight Committee Approval  
Irene Farnsworth  
8. Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program  
Recommendation to Executive Board regarding adoption of a resolution to  
suballocate Regional Early Action Planning Grants of 2021 (REAP 2.0)  
funding to the Planning Collaboratives of Alameda County ($493,000),  
Contra Costa County ($657,000), Marin County ($490,000), Napa/Sonoma  
Counties ($526,000), San Francisco ($128,000), San Mateo County  
Department of Housing ($690,000), Cities Association of Santa Clara  
County ($526,000), and Solano Transportation Authority ($490,000) and  
authorization to negotiate and execute contracts with Urban Planning  
Partners in an amount not to exceed $493,000, 4Leaf Inc. in an amount not  
to exceed $526,000 and Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. in an amount not  
to exceed $657,000 subject to the terms and conditions of MTC’s funding  
agreement with the State  
ABAG Executive Board Approval  
Heather Peters  
9. BAHFA Business Plan  
Report on Part III of BAHFA’s Business Plan: Operations and Sustainability  
ABAG Housing Committee Information  
BAHFA Oversight Committee Information  
Kate Hartley  
10. Adjournment / Next Meeting  
The next joint meeting of the ABAG Housing Committee and BAHFA Oversight  
Committee is on December 13, 2023.  
Public Comment: The public is encouraged to comment on agenda items at Committee meetings  
by completing a request-to-speak card (available from staff) and passing it to the Committee secretary.  
Public comment may be limited by any of the procedures set forth in Section 3.09 of MTC's Procedures  
Manual (Resolution No. 1058, Revised) if, in the chair's judgment, it is necessary to maintain the orderly  
flow of business.  
Meeting Conduct: If this meeting is willfully interrupted or disrupted by one or more persons  
rendering orderly conduct of the meeting unfeasible, the Chair may order the removal of individuals who  
are willfully disrupting the meeting. Such individuals may be arrested. If order cannot be restored by  
such removal, the members of the Committee may direct that the meeting room be cleared (except for  
representatives of the press or other news media not participating in the disturbance), and the session  
may continue.  
Record of Meeting: Committee meetings are recorded. Copies of recordings are available at a  
nominal charge, or recordings may be listened to at MTC offices by appointment. Audiocasts are  
maintained on MTC's Web site ( for public review for at least one year.  
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disabilities and individuals who are limited-English proficient who wish to address Commission matters.  
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TDD/TTY. We require three working days' notice to accommodate your request.  
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discapacitadas y los individuos con conocimiento limitado del inglés quienes quieran dirigirse a la  
Comisión. Para solicitar asistencia, por favor llame al número 415.778.6757 o al 415.778.6769 para  
TDD/TTY. Requerimos que solicite asistencia con tres días hábiles de anticipación para poderle  
proveer asistencia.  
Attachments are sent to Committee members, key staff and others as appropriate. Copies will be  
available at the meeting.  
All items on the agenda are subject to action and/or change by the Committee. Actions recommended  
by staff are subject to change by the Committee.