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ABAG, MTC Vote to Support Affirmative Action Amendment

The ABAG Executive Board and MTC both voted this month to support Proposition 16 on the November 2020 ballot. If approved by California voters, Proposition 16 would amend the state constitution to repeal a 24-year-old ban on the use of affirmative action and allow the state government, city and...

Fishy Focus: Latest Edition of San Francisco Estuary Magazine is Out Estuary News

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Fishy Focus: Latest Edition of San Francisco Estuary Magazine is Out

The latest issue of ESTUARY News is out and has a fishy focus: There is a summary of 12 years of research on the fish-friendly Yolo Bypass, and a profile of a man who has spent a lifetime helping fish around dams.


Reporters also get out on the Delta to survey fish with cameras nets, and into the...

Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint - Outreach Recap Comments on sticky notes during a Plan bay Area 2050 public engagement event

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Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint - Outreach Recap

Thousands of Bay Area residents chimed in during the second round of Plan Bay Area 2050 outreach, conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The public expressed a resounding concern regarding housing affordability and many other topics, and their input will help inform staff recommendations...

Tuesday MetroTalks: Advancing Community Resilience through Equitable MetroTalks

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Tuesday MetroTalks: Advancing Community Resilience through Equitable

At a time when Bay Area residents continue to shelter-in-place, how can we adapt to the current limitations, and how might we emerge with more inclusive strategies for equitable community engagement during this portal into the digital-first age?


Join us for a vital 60-minute session, split...

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Planning Technical Assistance Webinar - July 29th

ABAG and HCD are partnering to implement a regional technical assistance program.


We hope you will join us for an interactive webinar on July 29th, where we will introduce the program and explain some of the technical assistance tools being developed.


Housing topics for which technical...

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Local Early Action Planning Grant Program Application Now Due 1-31-21

The Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) grant program’s deadline has been extended to January 31, 2021! You still have time to apply.


Jurisdictions that did not apply: For cities and counties that were not able to meet the July 1, 2020 deadline, you still have more time. You now have until January...