What We Do

Multi-family dwellings near Diridon Station in San Jose

What We Do

ABAG helps local governments absorb growth and adapt to change while addressing sustainability, resilience and equity issues.

Our services to members include research and analysis, education and outreach, and regional coalition coordination. ABAG’s expert data and tool resources and robust planning department — building solutions on a wide range of issues — help every community around the Bay adapt to change.

The public is invited to all ABAG meetings and has access to the same tools and research, with a focus on:

  • Land use
  • Housing
  • Environmental protection
  • Water resource protection
  • Disaster resilience
  • Energy efficiency

Our collaborative partnerships include local governments, Bay Area leaders and community stakeholders throughout our region.

Our Members

How We Govern

Partner Agencies

ABAG History

How does the Bay Area want to grow? Adapt to change? Preserve the Bay Area’s unique qualities? Answering these questions can help us develop successful initiatives that fully utilizes ABAG’s regional planning objectives and resources.

ABAG's most recent Budget and Work Program 2019-2020 outlines the projects and programs that the agency will conduct in 2019 and 2020 and the budget for those activities.

Since ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) consolidated staff in 2017, additional information about ABAG staffing is now incorportated into the MTC Budget.

Review Our Work: Housing, Land Use, Economic Analyses, Energy Infrastructure and Finance Authority. 

ABAG helps facilitate quite a few major projects around the Bay to protect our natural environments - both on and off the water.