21st Century Infrastructure

Statement on Pacific Gas & Electric Reorganization Plans image

Statement on Pacific Gas & Electric Reorganization Plans

The Bay Area Council issued the following statement on the announcement by PG&E that it plans to file for Chapter 11 reorganization. PG&E was a fou...
New Report: Overcoming CA’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Deficit image

New Report: Overcoming CA’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Deficit

With California facing a $1 trillion infrastructure deficit between now and 2050, a new Bay Area Council Economic Institute report explores how pub...
Bay Area Cities Approve, Deny New Taxes on Business image

Bay Area Cities Approve, Deny New Taxes on Business

A number of cities across the Bay Area have been pursuing initiatives to increase taxes on businesses with stated goals of generating revenue amid ...
A Gusher of Water News image

A Gusher of Water News

Water news was flowing this week as the Bay Area Council hit back at a new attempt to raze Hetch Hetchy reservoir, applauded funding for increased ...
November Ballot Positions Announced image

November Ballot Positions Announced

The Bay Area Council Executive Committee has adopted positions on a range of state and local ballot measures that voters will decide in November.
Napa Moves Proactively to Ease Onerous Granny Unit Fees image

Napa Moves Proactively to Ease Onerous Granny Unit Fees

Reducing and eliminating onerous local fees that discourage homeowners from building accessory dwelling units (ADUs), aka granny units, is among th...

Feds Surprise with $177M for Massive Sea Level Rise, Restoration Project

The South Bay is poised to become more resilient to rising sea levels, thanks to a surprise decision from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fully...

PROFILE X: BAY AREA JUMPS TO TOP 20 WORLD ECONOMIES

With a GDP of nearly $750 billion, the Bay Area is now a Top 20 world economy, jumping from 23 to 19 since 2016.

ALAMEDA OKS 760-UNIT HOUSING PROJECT THAT COUNCIL ENDORSED

Alameda took a big step in adding much needed housing when the City Council on Tuesday (July 10) unanimously approved the EIR and Master Plan for A...

TRAFFIC RELIEF MEASURE HEADING TO SAN MATEO COUNTY BALLOT

Worsening traffic plagues the Bay Area, and San Mateo County commuters suffer from some of the worst of it.
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