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San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has New Executive Director

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San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has New Executive Director

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has announced its new executive officer, Amy Hutzel. Hutzel also has been appointed as executive officer of the State Coastal Conservancy, which provides executive officer services to the Restoration Authority under a joint powers agreement.


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Bay projects in Marin and San Francisco Get More Than $350,000 for Work

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Bay projects in Marin and San Francisco Get More Than $350,000 for Work

The Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has authorized funding for two projects, one that addresses a sometimes flooded section of the Bay Trail in Marin County, with the other revegetating a section of upland habitat at Candlestick Point in San Francisco.


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State Staffs Up to Enforce Housing Mandates Construction of new multi-family housing.

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State Staffs Up to Enforce Housing Mandates

In a one-two punch signaling that it will prioritize enforcement of housing laws, the state is creating a new unit with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and California Attorney General Rob Bonta has assembled a housing “strike force” to prioritize tenant...

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Final RHNA Plan Released

On November 22, 2021, ABAG issued the proposed Final RHNA Plan, which includes adjustments to the final allocations for Contra Costa County and Pittsburg as a result of a partially granted appeal (see below for more details about the appeals process).


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ABAG, MTC Applaud Action on Housing Bills A housing complex at Point Richmond.

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ABAG, MTC Applaud Action on Housing Bills

Several key bills aimed at addressing the state’s housing crisis – including one supported by MTC and ABAG – have been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Bay Area Media Looking at Plan Bay Area 2050

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Bay Area Media Looking at Plan Bay Area 2050

Bay Area media is dissecting Plan Bay Area 2050, a vision for policies and investments to make the nine-county region more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and economically vibrant, which was approved by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission last month.