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.

Special General Assembly on Regional Housing Needs Allocation

ABAG General Assembly had over 130 elected officials, city and county staff and interested parties learn from speakers and discuss the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA).

Event photos and session recordings available here

Bay Area Metro Center
Golden Gate CR 8102
Thursday, April 2, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Live webcast
Conference Room: CR-109 Yerba Buena
Thursday, April 9, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
Board Room - 1st Floor
Thursday, April 9, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Live webcast
Board Room
Friday, April 10, 2020
9:00 a.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
Board Room - 1st Floor
Friday, April 10, 2020
9:50 a.m.
Live webcast
Bay Area Metro Center
Board Room - 1st Floor
Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Live webcast
Bay Area Metro Center
Board Room - 1st Floor
Thursday, April 16, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Live webcast
Albany Recreation & Community Center
1249 Marin Avenue
Albany
Thursday, April 30, 2020
12:00 p.m.
Live webcast
Bay Area Metro Center
Yerba Buena - 1st Floor
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
1:00 p.m.
Live webcast
Bay Area Metro Center
Board Room - 1st Floor
Friday, May 8, 2020
9:35 a.m.
Live webcast
empty public plaza in front of San Francisco's City Hall

ABAG Operational Changes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

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Final Call for PDAs Open Through May 31, 2020

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Analysis of the...

ABAG Executive Board Meeting March 19th Canceled

The ABAG Executive Board and Finance meetings on March 19th has been canceled by President Jesse Arreguin due to concerns around the transmission of the novel COVID-19 virus.  Shelter-...

Green Spine

From Unclean to Green

A gritty section of downtown Oakland is being transformed into a green oasis by a San Francisco Estuary Partnership project aimed at reducing the amount of polluted water draining into San...