The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are currently discussing the future of land use and transportation planning in the region and how to increase collaboration, up to and including full merger.
Since ABAG's Special Executive Board meeting on June 16th and the MTC's June 22nd Commission meeting, when both organizations voted to pursue the Option 7 Implementation Action Plan (IAP), the agencies have agreed to extend Management Partners' contract to assist with project management of the IAP implementation process. ABAG and MTC will jointly share the contract cost.
The agencies' senior staff and Executive Directors met and agreed to have the Deputy Directors, Finance Directors and General Counsel of both agencies meet regularly with Management Partners. They are tasked to oversee the preparation of the financial and legal due diligence documents and to begin negotiating the Contract for Services. The Executive Directors will join in as needed and when discussing important policy issues and key deliverables.
Finally, the two agencies are also finalizing the scope of work for an HR consultant. As part of this process, the draft outline of the scope of work is being shared with ABAG's SEIU bargaining unit along with MTC's Committee on Staff Representation (CSR) for their input and comment.
For more information, please contact ABAG's front desk at 415-820-7900 and ask to speak to Communications Staff.
In January 2016, the Joint ABAG Administrative Committee - MTC Planning Committee hired Management Partners to conduct a study »Continue Reading
- ABAG Executive Board Meeting, June 16, 2016
- MTC Commission Meeting, May 25, 2016
- May 17, 2016: Merger Implementation Plan, Management Partners
- April 18, 2016: Update on ABAG/MTC Merger Process, Julie Pierce
- April 15, 2016: ABAG Regional Planning and Research Staff Memo
- February 11, 2016: Merger Website
- February 11, 2016: Merger Study Information Sheet
- November 3, 2015: Review of MTC Discussion of the Financial Impact of the Transfer of Planners from ABAG to MTC
- January 2001: ABAG: A Concise History
- June 3, 2016: The Mercury News, Daniel Borenstein NEW 6/6/16
- May 28, 2016: Daily Republic, Todd R. Hansen
- May 22, 2016: Daily Republic, Todd R. Hansen
- May 21, 2016: Marin Independent Journal, Dick Spotswood
- May 19, 2016: San Francisco Chronicle, Revan Tranter
- May 17, 2016: TriplePundit, Nithin Coca
- May 16, 2016: 48 Hills, Zelda Bronstein
- May 14, 2016: Marin Independent Journal, Dick Spotswood
- May 6, 2016: Daily Republic, Todd R. Hansen
- May 5, 2016: Daily Republic, Todd R. Hansen
- May 2, 2016: San Francisco Chronicle, Marc Levine
- April 15, 2016: The Marin Post, Zelda Bronstein
- February 26, 2016: Berkeley Daily Planet, Becky O'Malley
- January 21, 2016: 48 Hills, Zelda Bronstein
- January 15, 2016: San Francisco Chronicle, Jim Wunderman
- January 15, 2016: San Francisco Chronicle, Egon Terplan
- May 18, 2016: Letter, City of Novato
- May 18, 2016: Letter, City of Vallejo
- May 10, 2016: Letter, City of Hayward
- May 13, 2016: Central Labor Council Contra Costa County AFL-CIO NEW 6/6/16
- May 11, 2016: Letter, Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
- May 10, 2016: Letter, San Francisco Labor Council
- May 3, 2016: Letter, Service Employees International Union Local 2021
- February 26, 2016: Letter, Napa-Solano Central Labor Council
- February 17, 2016: Letter, North Bay Labor Council
- January 20, 2016: Letter, San Francisco Labor Council
- January 14, 2016: Letter, Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
- January 13, 2016: Letter, Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County AFL-CIO
- May 17, 2016: Letter, Sharon McCreadie
- May 17, 2016: Letter, Vina Maharaj
- May 16, 2016: Email, Marci Loss
- May 19, 2016: Letter, Patricia Perry
- May 14, 2016: Email, Terry Bursztynsky
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