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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.

ABAG, MTC Name Therese W. McMillan New Executive Director Therese W. McMillan

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ABAG, MTC Name Therese W. McMillan New Executive Director

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today named Therese Watkins McMillan as its new Executive Director. This position also serves as the top executive for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). McMillan, who currently serves as the Chief Planning Officer for the Los Angeles...

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New Joint ABAG MTC Awards Program - Bay Area Metro Awards Launched

What projects, people or programs are making a real difference to solve the Bay Area's housing and transportation problems? Is there a local government agency or other organization that has helped streamline your commute, boost smart growth, preserve natural habitat or support affordable housing in...

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New Housing Data Available Via Vital Signs

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New Housing Data Available Via Vital Signs

New data released by ABAG and MTC as part of the agencies' Vital Signs performance-monitoring initiative show the nine-county Bay Area's housing stock increased by only 14,900 new units -- the vast majority of which are apartments or condominiums -- in 2017. The number of newly-built housing units...

MTC Executive Director Steven Heminger Announces Retirement Steve Hemminger

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MTC Executive Director Steven Heminger Announces Retirement

Steve Heminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) since 2001 and of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) since July 2017, today notified the Commission's Executive Committee that he will retire from both positions on February 28, 2019.


A committee of...