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Council Praises Agreement on USMCA image

Council Praises Agreement on USMCA

The Bay Area Council praised Congressional leaders for reaching agreement this week on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “California’s economic...
California Resilience Challenge Announces Statewide Competition for Climate Adaptation Projects image

California Resilience Challenge Announces Statewide Competition for Climate Adaptation Projects

The Bay Area Council today launched the official request for proposals for the “California Resilience Challenge” — a $2 million statewide com...
President Napolitano’s Leadership Elevated the University of California image

President Napolitano’s Leadership Elevated the University of California

The Bay Area Council today (Sept. 18) issued the following statement on University of California President Janet Napolitano’s announcement that s...
Bay Area Coalition Honored for Leadership in Passing Key Regional Transportation Improvement Ballot Measure image

Bay Area Coalition Honored for Leadership in Passing Key Regional Transportation Improvement Ballot Measure

A bold regional campaign that was led by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Bay Area Council and SPUR and succeeded in passing an ambitious 2018 ...
Strong Majority Say the Bay Area is the Best Place on Earth to Live image

Strong Majority Say the Bay Area is the Best Place on Earth to Live

All is not lost, according to the 2019 Bay Area Council Poll. Despite the Bay Area’s significant challenges, the poll finds a strong majority of ...
Analysis: $7.3B Economic Benefits, 6.1K Jobs from Oakland A’s Waterfront Ballpark image

Analysis: $7.3B Economic Benefits, 6.1K Jobs from Oakland A’s Waterfront Ballpark

A proposal by the Oakland A’s to build a privately financed waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal near Jack London Square would generate $7.3 bi...
Council Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Action on Trade image

Council Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Action on Trade

The Bay Area Council applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s action this week (Feb. 28) appointing Lt. Gov. and former U.S. Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis as ...
Reports of Death of High Speed Rail Greatly Exaggerated image

Reports of Death of High Speed Rail Greatly Exaggerated

No, high speed rail in California is not dead. Despite some initial confusion over remarks in his state of the state address this week, Gov. Gavin ...
Council Sounds Alarm Bell for Regional Action on Extreme Storms image

Council Sounds Alarm Bell for Regional Action on Extreme Storms

An atmospheric river battering the Bay Area and Northern California should serve as a powerful reminder of the mounting risks and costs the region ...
Mourning a True Bay Area Hero image

Mourning a True Bay Area Hero

The Bay Area and San Francisco Giants fans everywhere mourned the death this week (Jan. 27) of Peter Magowan, whose boyhood love for the team would...
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