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

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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 Act.


As one of 28 “estuaries of national significance” eligible for funding through the new law...

Executive Board Releases Proposed Regional Housing Planning Formula three story housing units side by side with BART train in the background

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Executive Board Releases Proposed Regional Housing Planning Formula

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)’s Executive Board at its meeting Thursday evening passed the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) proposed methodology — a mathematical formula by which the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)’s requirement that the Bay Area...

Kathleen Kane Named to Lead MTC-ABAG Legal Team Kathleen Kane

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Kathleen Kane Named to Lead MTC-ABAG Legal Team

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced the hiring of Kathleen Kane as General Counsel. Ms. Kane, who currently serves as City Attorney for Burlingame and previously served as City Attorney for East Palo Alto, will take over from Adrienne Weil, who is retiring after a decade...

Agencies Take New Steps to Solve Bay Area Housing Problems Bay Area Housing

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Agencies Take New Steps to Solve Bay Area Housing Problems

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), in partnership with cities and counties, are stepping up collaborative efforts to meet the Bay Area’s chronic housing affordability challenges by preserving existing housing units, preventing the...

From Unclean to Green Green Spine

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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 Francisco Bay. The work is the newest link in the Estuary Partnership’s “Green Stormwater Spine” along the busy...

ABAG Elects New President, Vice President Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin

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ABAG Elects New President, Vice President

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) has elected Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin as its new president and Napa County Supervisor Belia Ramos to serve as Vice President of the regional land use planning agency and council of governments. Both will take on their new roles in January, serving...

ABAG, MTC Invite Residents to Shape Bay Area’s Future Diverse people at outside event

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ABAG, MTC Invite Residents to Shape Bay Area’s Future

SAN FRANCISCO, October 3, 2019 . . . The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invite Bay Area residents to help shape the future of the region through 2050 by providing their input at a series of “Pop Up” events beginning Saturday in Napa.

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San Francisco Bay Trail Announces “Share Your 30” Contest Bay Trail 30th Anniversary Logo

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San Francisco Bay Trail Announces “Share Your 30” Contest

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the San Francisco Bay Trail, the San Francisco Bay Trail Project is launching a “Share Your 30” contest to inspire Bay Area residents and visitors to get out on the trail, discover and share Bay Trail adventures, and compete to win prizes.