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Building coalitions and partnerships within the Bay region and beyond epitomize ABAG's problem-solving approach to issues affecting the Bay Area. ABAG offers its members research and analysis, education and outreach, regional coalition coordination, and cost-effective member service programs.
The Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC) is a key partnership and exemplifies ABAG's approach to working on regional planning for smart growth, and sustainability issues. BARC member agencies include ABAG, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
At the forefront of air quality improvement, the Bay Area Quality Management District is committed to providing a healthy breathing environment for every Bay Area resident. This vision represents the air district's core mission to protect and improve public health, air quality, and the global climate through programs and policies founded on science and technical expertise.
Created by the state Legislature in 1970, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Over the years, the agency's scope has grown, and it is now three agencies in one, functioning as MTC as well as the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE).
With its leading institutional partners, the Bay Area Council and the Association of Bay Area Governments, and partner organizations representing constituencies throughout the region, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute addresses key issues of overarching concern to the Bay Area and its economic future. Bay Area Council Economic Institute projects and initiatives mobilize leaders from the public and private sectors, higher education, labor and the community to work together to strengthen the region’s economic climate and address its major challenges.
BCDC'S Strategic Plan reflects the agency’s two primary responsibilities, to protect and enhance San Francisco Bay and to encourage the Bay’s responsible and productive use for this and future generations.
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