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Guide shows ways to lessen damage in a major temblor
News Story
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

An online tool is now available to help residents identify potential earthquake-related damage to their homes and provides information on how to gird against the next big temblor.

Soft Story Retrofit Model Ordinance Now Available
News Story
Friday, March 31, 2017

ABAG, in partnership with David Bonowitz, SE, has created the Resilience Policy Guidance Document: Soft Story Model Ordinance and Handbook to help jurisdictions develop local soft story retrofit pr

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).

New Online Tools for Residents to Help Shape Bay Area's Future Cities, Towns and Counties to Invited to Share
News Story
Monday, June 13, 2016

Cities, Towns and Counties are invited to use and share the following information about new online tools, which will aid in outreach for Plan Bay Area 2040, the long-range regional transportation a

Learn More about ABAG's Spring General Assembly View Presentations and Video
News Story
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

More than 160 city, town and county elected officials and stakeholders from throughout the region attended the Association of Bay Area Governments' (ABAG) Spring General Assembly on Thursday, April

Housing Action Agenda Approved on March 17, 2016
News Story
Thursday, April 14, 2016

The ABAG Executive Board unanimously approved the Housing Action Agenda on March 17, 2016.

Enters Regional Collaborative Services Agreement Member Cities, Towns and Counties Invited to Participate
News Story
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Many ABAG member cities, towns, and counties have opted into Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs to benefit their constituents and communities.

New microsite for the People, Places, and Prosperity Report
News Story
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Designed to help readers to imagine what our diverse communities have in common: San Francisco Bay Area -- People, Places, and Prosperity will be released at the September’s Executive Board meeting

New Partnership to Advance Climate Action in the Bay Area Association of Bay Area Governments Partners with CivicSpark
News Story
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) was selected as the Bay Area regional partner for CivicSpark, a Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program administered by the Local Government Commissi

Can Assist Local Governments with Disaster Preparedness
News Story
Monday, August 17, 2015

The Association of Bay Area Governments, and its Resilience Program, are here to provide support to the cities, towns and counties of the San Francisco Bay Area with disaster preparedness.