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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

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

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

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority to Simplify Search For Affordable Housing

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The Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) is beginning a project to develop and implement the Doorway Housing Portal, an online portal that will enable residents to search for affordable housing

ABAG Has Flood Resources

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The Association of Bay Area Governments has online resources on flooding, which various parts of the region have experienced with the recent series of powerful storms. A hazard map is one of the data

ABAG-MTC Executive Director Therese McMillan Announces Retirement

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Therese W. McMillan, executive director of the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) since 2019, notified the Commission that she will retire from

MTC, ABAG Regional Housing Efforts Highlighted by Bay Area Council

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The Bay Area Council has long advocated for a strong regional approach to addressing our housing crisis, including supporting legislation that created the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA)

A Look at ABAG's Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program

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Looking back over the first year of ABAG's Regional Housing Technical Assistance (RHTA) Program, the program has accomplished much to help jurisdictions prepare to submit their updated 6th Cycle

New Program - Climate Corps Bay Area Available

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Climate Corps Bay Area is seeking local governments and community partners to employ AmeriCorps members to help with Bay Area emissions reduction projects. Climate Corps Bay Area, in partnership with


Expand Your Horizon Event: Autonomous Vehicles Perspective Paper


Autonomous vehicles are set to be one of the greatest disrupters to transportation in our lifetime. What impact might they have on the Bay Area?

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