Association of Bay Area Governments

ABAG stands for the Association of Bay Area Governments. Our mission is to strengthen cooperation and collaboration across local governments to build healthier, stronger communities.

ABAG is part regional planning agency and part local government service provider. We accomplish our goals by providing planning services and cost-effective ABAG member services to local governments struggling with rising costs and diminishing incomes.

General Assembly 2022 Recording Available

The ABAG General Assembly occurred on Friday, June 17, presenting information on the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority and members discussed the possible 2024 housing ballot measure.  The delegates reviewed and approved the 2022-2023 Budget and Work Program. View the recordings of Conference and Business Meeting at this link

ABAG, MTC Endorse Amendment to Boost Housing Housing

ABAG, MTC Endorse Amendment to Boost Housing

The ABAG Executive Board and MTC Commissioners have voted to endorse Assembly Constitutional Amendment 14, which would dedicate 5% from the state’s General Fund each year over a 10-year period to address California’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis.

MTC, ABAG Regional Housing Efforts Highlighted by Bay Area Council Milpitas Housing

MTC, ABAG Regional Housing Efforts Highlighted by Bay Area Council

The Bay Area Council has long advocated for a strong regional approach to addressing our housing crisis, including supporting legislation that created the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA). In this guest item highlighted in the council's Weekly Flash newsletter, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Chair Alfredo Pedroza and Association of Bay Area Governments Chair Jesse Arreguin outline the purpose and objectives for BAHFA.

The BayREN Business Plan – Prioritizing Equity and Leading on Energy Efficiency BayREN team meeting

The BayREN Business Plan – Prioritizing Equity and Leading on Energy Efficiency

BayREN’s Business Plan 2024-2031 (Plan) submitted in early March to the California Public Utilities Commission, reflects an ambition to achieve California’s climate and energy goals while enabling an urgent evolution of the organization, resources, and programs to integrate equity more intentionally.