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Building a Bay Area For All: Harnessing the $1.2 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Package for Equitable Community Development BARHII event

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Building a Bay Area For All: Harnessing the $1.2 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Package for Equitable Community Development

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) will present a forum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, to explore how to harness the opportunity to deliver transformative benefits for Bay Area communities impacted by longstanding inequities.

ABAG, MTC Launch Search for Next Executive Director Therese McMillan

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ABAG, MTC Launch Search for Next Executive Director

ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this month began a nationwide recruitment effort to select the agencies’ next executive director. Current ABAG and MTC executive director Therese W. McMillan in September notified the ABAG Executive Board and MTC commissioners of her intentio...

Making it Possible: Convening on SB 9 and Middle Housing Brings Together Planners, HCD and Other Housing Practitioners

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Making it Possible: Convening on SB 9 and Middle Housing Brings Together Planners, HCD and Other Housing Practitioners

Bay Area planners and housing practitioners joined speakers from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Bay Area and San Diego planners and other housing professionals to talk about ADUs, state housing legislation and the 6th Cycle Housing Element at Best Practices to Implement SB 9 and Missing Middle Housing on Sept. 13.

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ABAG Mourns Passing of Former Executive Director Ezra Rapport Ezra Rappaport

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ABAG Mourns Passing of Former Executive Director Ezra Rapport

Ezra Rapport, who served as ABAG Executive Director from 2010 to 2016 and as Deputy Executive Director from 2008 to 2010, died October 6 at his Oakland home after an 11-year battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.


During his years at ABAG, Mr. Rapport spearheaded development of the regional...

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


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

Bay Trail Focus of Bay Day 2022, Event Kicks Off Friday

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Bay Trail Focus of Bay Day 2022, Event Kicks Off Friday

The San Francisco Bay Trail will come into focus for the next month as Save The Bay invites the public to be part of the seventh annual Bay Day.

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Now We're Cooking...with a Scientist and a Doctor – Attend BayREN’s Lunchtime Discussion on Induction Cooking Woman cooking

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Now We're Cooking...with a Scientist and a Doctor – Attend BayREN’s Lunchtime Discussion on Induction Cooking

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is hosting a lunchtime conversation from 12 – 1 p.m. this Friday (Aug. 19) to break down the benefits of induction cooking. Register for the event here: cookingwith.eventbrite.com.

BAHFA Closes First Deal De Anza Terrace

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BAHFA Closes First Deal

MTC's newly launched Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) affiliate this month closed its first-ever transaction, funding a $5,000 grant through its newly formed Welfare Tax Exemption Preservation Program to enable nonprofit Eden Housing to convert its newly acquired 24-unit De Anza Terrace apartment complex in Alameda County's unincorporated Ashland community to permanently affordable housing.

Technical Assistance Portal Helps Local Governments Access Vital Resources Multifamily housing near the Miltpitas BART Station.

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Technical Assistance Portal Helps Local Governments Access Vital Resources

The Technical Assistance Portal, a joint effort of the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, is a one-stop shop of programs that provide planning and technical support to make it easier for city and county agencies to access resources they need.


With...