Government Relations

Bay Area Council Names Its 2019 Regionalist of the Year

The Bay Area Council applauds Bay Area legislators for their hard work in advancing policies in the Capital to improve our region. Each year at its...
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Top Elected, Government Leaders Hear from Council Members during Sacramento Advocacy Day

More than 60 Bay Area Council members led by Board Chairman Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, traveled to Sacramento on Mond...
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Council-Sponsored Homelessness Bill Advances

Two weeks after releasing a groundbreaking report on homelessness in the Bay Area, a Bay Area Council-sponsored bill, AB 1534 (Wicks) passed the As...
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Council CEO Skewers IPO Tax Proposal

A proposal this week to tax IPO stock-based compensation brought swift condemnation from Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman. In a San Francisco Chr...
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Key Housing Bills Clear First Hurdle

Key legislation the Bay Area Council supports to address California’s housing crisis cleared an important first hurdle this week in Sacramento. S...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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