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Draft Environmental Impact Report for Plan Bay Area 2050 Released; Public Invited to Comment by July 20

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Draft Environmental Impact Report for Plan Bay Area 2050 Released; Public Invited to Comment by July 20

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released for public review the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for Plan Bay Area 2050, the region’s long-range plan that outlines 35 integrated strategies across four key issues —...

Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 Released; Public Invited to Comment Online or at Virtual Workshops Plan Bay Area 2050

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Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 Released; Public Invited to Comment Online or at Virtual Workshops

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released the Draft Plan Bay Area 2050. After three years of public discussion and technical work, Plan Bay Area 2050 is a long-range plan charting the course for the future of the nine-county...

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...