Government Relations

Flexibility Critical to Preserving Millions of Independent Contractors Jobs image

Flexibility Critical to Preserving Millions of Independent Contractors Jobs

A move to modernize state labor laws could jeopardize millions of California jobs—from real estate agents to graphic designers—if changes now b...
Council Reviews Key Housing Legislation image

Council Reviews Key Housing Legislation

The LAO urged the Legislature to focus more on lower income housing than the “missing middle” where Governor placed a lot of emphasis. As Calif...
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...
Bold Regional Plan Offers Unique Opportunity to Significantly Help Fix the Bay Area’s Painful Housing Crisis image

Bold Regional Plan Offers Unique Opportunity to Significantly Help Fix the Bay Area’s Painful Housing Crisis

Solving the Bay Area’s epic housing crisis will require a wide range of strategies and a considerable amount of give and take among a diverse mix...
Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget a Good First Step for Addressing California’s Major Challenges image

Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget a Good First Step for Addressing California’s Major Challenges

The Bay Area Council today applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 budget as a good first step in addressing California’s major challeng...
Former Council Chair Mendonca Named Chief Economic, Business Advisor to Gov.-elect Newsom image

Former Council Chair Mendonca Named Chief Economic, Business Advisor to Gov.-elect Newsom

The Bay Area Council today (Jan. 5) heartily applauded the appointment of its former chair, Lenny Mendonca, to serve as Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom’s...
Council Gives Big Thumbs Down to Texting Tax image

Council Gives Big Thumbs Down to Texting Tax

A proposal by the California Public Utilities Commission to tax text messaging got a strong thumbs down this week from the Bay Area Council and oth...

Election Results Point to Need for More Regional Cooperation

Tuesday’s election produced some great news on the housing and transportation fronts, but it was more difficult to divine a clear overarching mes...
As Election Day Nears, No Time for Complacency image

As Election Day Nears, No Time for Complacency

With the election just days away, new polling shows voters siding with the Bay Area Council on two of the most hotly contested propositions on the ...

Bay Area – Germany Dialogue on Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0

From November 7 – 9, the Bay Area hosts a German delegation of Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0 leaders, including the recipient of the Frost &...
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