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Worst Drought in 1,200 Years? How About We Make More Water image

Worst Drought in 1,200 Years? How About We Make More Water

New research out this week may not be a jaw-dropping surprise for Californians who are no strangers to the growing and harmful impacts of worsening...
Not Again! Failed Wealth Tax Legislation Returns image

Not Again! Failed Wealth Tax Legislation Returns

We worked hard to kill it once and we’ll do it again. San Jose Assemblymember Alex Lee has returned with legislation to create a wealth tax that ...
Council Sponsors Legislation to Fast Track Transportation Infrastructure Projects image

Council Sponsors Legislation to Fast Track Transportation Infrastructure Projects

With billions of dollars in new federal infrastructure funding poised to pour into the Bay Area, new legislation (SB 922) introduced this week (Feb...
Gov. Newsom Signs Legislation Reinstating Business Tax Credits image

Gov. Newsom Signs Legislation Reinstating Business Tax Credits

There was a ray of good news this week for thousands of businesses statewide struggling (see related story below) to recover from the damaging econ...
California Holds Highest Unemployment Rate in the Nation image

California Holds Highest Unemployment Rate in the Nation

Though California’s joblessness peaked at 16.4 percent in April 2020, our state’s unemployment rate remains the highest in the nation at 6.5 pe...
New Data Highlights Impact of Bay Area’s Horrible Housing Shortage image

New Data Highlights Impact of Bay Area’s Horrible Housing Shortage

Not that we need more evidence of California’s historic housing shortage and affordability crisis, but the National Association of Realtors this ...
Council Advocates for Megaregion Dozen Transportation Projects image

Council Advocates for Megaregion Dozen Transportation Projects

Last Friday, the Megaregion Working Group – comprised of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and ...
Revitalizing East Bay Manufacturing image

Revitalizing East Bay Manufacturing

The Bay Area tech economy is much more than companies building new software off lines of code. Advanced manufacturing is also producing rapid emplo...
ADUs Come to the White House image

ADUs Come to the White House

Almost six years after legislation the Bay Area Council sponsored ignited a statewide surge in new accessory dwelling units (ADUs), the White House...
Council Co-Sponsoring Seamless Transit Transformation Act image

Council Co-Sponsoring Seamless Transit Transformation Act

Getting commuters back on transit is hard enough with lingering concerns about COVID, but our region’s disjointed and largely uncoordinated appro...
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