News and Stories

Bay Area Gets $32 Million for Critical Water Quality Projects

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The Bay Area is the beneficiary of $32 million in water quality grants to protect fish passages in Richmond, build rain gardens at schools in underserved areas of Petaluma and provide flood protection

BayREN Supports Local Businesses with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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In the bustling heart of downtown San Rafael in Marin County stands Thai Food Express, serving beloved dishes such as red curry, drunken noodles, and papaya salad. Open since 1990, Thai Food Express

Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs) Are About to Get a Refresh

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After 17 years since they were first developed, the regional land use planning framework for conservation in the Bay Area is wrapping up a yearlong effort to address past challenges and integrate

Napa County Supervisor Belia Ramos Assumes ABAG Helm

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The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) last night inaugurated Napa County Supervisor Belia Ramos as its new president and Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín as Vice President of the regional

Registration for State of the Estuary Conference opens

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Every two years, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership brings together planners, regulators, scientists, practitioners, activists, and many others to exchange knowledge, highlight innovative projects

ABAG Looks Back at 2023 Housing, Environment, Energy Efforts

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The year 2023 saw the Association of Bay Area Governments and its related agencies work in the challenging realms of housing, the environment and energy conservation with the goal of making the region

South Bay Levee Breach Creates 300 Acres of Wetlands

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The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority — co-staffed by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership and the State Coastal Conservancy — and other partners opened a 300-acre former industrial salt pond

First Round of Public Engagement for Plan Bay Area 2050+ Concludes

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ABAG and MTC last month wrapped up the first round of public engagement for Plan Bay Area 2050+, a limited and focused update to the regional vision for transportation, housing, economic development

Former ABAG-MTC Staffer Ruby Named Top Auditor at SANDAG

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Courtney Ruby, who served as Director of Finance and Administrative Services for ABAG and later took on the role of Director of Administration and Facilities at MTC before winning election as Oakland

A Glimpse into the Work of BayREN that Greens the Bay Area

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Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments, BayREN (Bay Area Regional Energy Network) is a regional collaboration of the Bay Area's nine counties and supports a greener Bay Area while tackling