San Fransisco passes work-from-home plan to fight climate change

San Fransisco passes work-from-home plan to fight climate change

September 27, 2020

Working from home may become a post-pandemic way of life in one California community.

San Francisco Bay area officials approved a plan last week requiring large, office-based businesses to have employees work from home three days a week in a bid to fight climate change, according to a report.

The decision, by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, was approved 11-1 as part of a larger effort to determine what the area should look like in 30 years — and would have been unthinkable before the pandemic sent droves of workers home.

“There is an opportunity to do things that could not have been done in the past,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a member of the commission.

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