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ABAG-MTC Executive Director Therese McMillan Announces Retirement Therese McMillan

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ABAG-MTC Executive Director Therese McMillan Announces Retirement

Therese W. McMillan, executive director of the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) since 2019, notified the Commission that she will retire from both positions on January 31, 2023.


"After more than three decades of exceptional public service...

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Drinking Water Quality, Flooding, Trash Top Water Concerns of Disadvantaged and Tribal Communities Tap water running into a bathroom sink.

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Drinking Water Quality, Flooding, Trash Top Water Concerns of Disadvantaged and Tribal Communities

The quality of drinking water, flooding, lack of access to adequate green space, contamination and pollutants, and trash are among the most urgent water-related concerns facing low-income and tribal populations around the nine-county Bay Area, according to the Regional Needs Assessment released...

New Blueprint Maps Brighter Future for Bay and Delta

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New Blueprint Maps Brighter Future for Bay and Delta

Sea level rise, water quality and habitat protection are among the issues addressed in the 2022 San Francisco Estuary Blueprint released by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, mapping how San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will be managed over the next five years.

Major Bay Protection and Restoration Efforts Outlined in San Francisco Estuary Blueprint Get Federal Boost San Francisco Estuary Partnership

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Major Bay Protection and Restoration Efforts Outlined in San Francisco Estuary Blueprint Get Federal Boost

Money to restore San Francisco Bay and address impacts from climate change received a $24 million boost via the federal omnibus spending bill signed into law this week by President Biden.


The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 provides funds to implement the priority actions identified in...

ABAG, MTC Name Public Finance Veteran Derek Hansel New CFO Derek Hansel

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ABAG, MTC Name Public Finance Veteran Derek Hansel New CFO

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and today announced the selection of Derek Hansel to serve as the agencies’ chief financial officer following the January retirement of longtime CFO and municipal finance industry leader Brian Mayhew...

ABAG, MTC Tap Bay Area Housing Veteran Kate Hartley As Director of Regional Housing Finance Authority Kate Hartley, BAHFA Director

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ABAG, MTC Tap Bay Area Housing Veteran Kate Hartley As Director of Regional Housing Finance Authority

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced the selection of housing policy, finance and development veteran Kate Hartley to serve as Director of the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA).


Established by the state...

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ABAG, MTC Adopt Final Plan Bay Area 2050 and Environmental Impact Report An adult and child pointing at the water in Richmond, California.

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ABAG, MTC Adopt Final Plan Bay Area 2050 and Environmental Impact Report

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Thursday evening adopted Plan Bay Area 2050 and its associated Environmental Impact Report. The unanimous votes by both boards cap a nearly four-year process during which more than 20,000 Bay Area...

New State Budget to Propel Pilot Programs for Bay Area Housing Half Moon Village, MidPen Housing, photo by Bruce Damonte

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New State Budget to Propel Pilot Programs for Bay Area Housing

The fiscal 2021-22 state budget signed into law Monday by Gov. Newsom includes a $20 million appropriation for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to underwrite the work of the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA). BAHFA, which is jointly managed by MTC and the Association of Bay...

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