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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

People Voice Love of Estuaries

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As part of I Heart Estuaries week earlier this month, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership encouraged people to put pen to paper and express their thoughts. The San Francisco Estuary Partnership, a

San Francisco Bay Trail Anniversary Gets National Attention

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The November issue of the American Planning Association's Planning Magazine features the 30th anniversary of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Author Timothy Beatley — an internationally recognized

Staff Consolidation Occurred July 1, 2017

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After more than two years of work and deliberations, ABAG staff was consolidated with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on July 1, 2017. The Approved ABAG 2017-18 Budget and Work Program lays

Submit your comments to help Shape the Future of ABAG

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Cities, towns, and counties are asked to help Shape the Future of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Complete the following survey. If you have already submitted a survey, there is now an

Special General Assembly Shaping the Future of ABAG

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More than 120 attendees from local governments throughout the region attended the ABAG Special General Assembly on January 30, 2017. Participants engaged in a dynamic dialogue on the future role of

Option 7 Implementation Action Plan - MTC Due Diligence Reports

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At the October 28th joint meeting of the ABAG Administrative Committee and the MTC Planning Committee, Public Financial Management, Inc. (PFM) and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Orrick) presented

Update Letter

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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 Re: Update on Plan Bay Area

Letter from ABAG Executive Board to ABAG Staff

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Dear ABAG Staff: Following last week's resignation of Ezra Rapport from his position as Executive Director, the Executive Board of the Association of Bay Area Governments wishes to assure you of our

Association of Bay Area Governments Executive Director Ezra Rapport Announces Retirement

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


Horizon Pop-Up Outreach Meetings, March 2018

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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