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.

Housing Element Update Webinars Available

Designed for local governments planning staff getting ready to update housing elements, sessions begins Tuesday, February 23rd.

The first three webinars cover:

February 23: Housing Element 101 - Overview and New Laws + Tips

March 9: Creating Capacity: An Overview of the Sites Inventory

March 23: Using Data Effectively in Housing Element Updates – ABAG’s Housing Needs Data Packets and Accessing the US Census

Click here to register.

Housing Element Update Training Sessions Available

The ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program is launching a 10-part training series for local planning and housing staff focused on Housing Element updates. Sessions will be held the second...

New Law Gives Big Boost to Restoration and Protection of Bay, Delta

New Law Gives Big Boost to Restoration and Protection of Bay, Delta

Federal support for protection and restoration of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary could nearly double in coming years following enactment last month of the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries...