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People Voice Love of Estuaries
News Story
Thursday, February 27, 2020

As part of  I Heart Estuaries week earlier this month, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership

San Francisco Bay Trail Anniversary Gets National Attention
News Story
Friday, November 8, 2019

The November issue of the American Planning Association's Planning Magazine features the 30th anniversary of the San Franc

Staff Consolidation Occurred July 1, 2017
News Story
Thursday, July 6, 2017

After more than two years of work and deliberations, ABAG staff was consolidated with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on July 1, 2017.

Submit your comments to help Shape the Future of ABAG What does the Bay Area need from its Council of Governments?
News Story
Monday, February 6, 2017

Cities, towns, and counties are asked to help Shape the Future of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

Special General Assembly Shaping the Future of ABAG What does the Bay Area Need from its Council of Governments?
News Story
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

More than 120 attendees from local governments throughout the region attended the ABAG Special General Assembly on January 30, 2017.

Option 7 Implementation Action Plan - MTC Due Diligence Reports
News Story
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

At the October 28th joint meeting of the ABAG Administrative Committee and the MTC Planning Committee, Public Financial Management, Inc.

Update Letter
News Story
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November 7, 2016

To: Mayors, City Council Members, Supervisors, and City Managers and County Administrators
From: Dave Cortese, MTC Chair and Julie Pierce, ABAG President

Letter from ABAG Executive Board to ABAG Staff
News Story
Monday, September 26, 2016

Dear ABAG Staff:

Association of Bay Area Governments Executive Director Ezra Rapport Announces Retirement
News Story
Friday, September 16, 2016

Executive Director Ezra Rapport will be retiring from the agency he has headed since 2010. Mr. Rapport will leave ABAG effective September 30, 2016.

ABAG-MTC Merger Update
News Story
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

With ABAG Special Executive Board meeting on June 16th, and MTC's Commission meeting on June 22nd, certain conditions established by Resolution 4210 have now been met and the Merger Implementation



A young Redwood City resident shares her thoughts on what the Bay Area should look like in 2050.
Horizon Pop-Up Outreach Meetings, March 2018
Photo Gallery
Thursday, April 12, 2018

This March, MTC staff members visited all nine Bay Area counties to get community input for the Horizon initiative, a new planning effort underway that explores the pressing issues and possible cha