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MTC Move Cleared By Auditor

When the Metropolitan Transportation Commission voted to relocate its headquarters from Oakland to a former WWII tank factory/post office building at 390 Main St. in San Francisco, East Bay politicians were not happy. The agency proposed using $179 million to purchase the building, so Sen. Mark DeSaulnier from Concord asked the California state auditor to conduct a report on the agency's use of toll funds for the purchase. The auditor's report says it turns out the purchase was "likely legal" and the agency had valid ?reasons to relocate, but also questioned the financial risk to toll payers. The MTC plans to repay the funds repaid by renting out office space at the site. [SF Examiner/Curbed SF archives]