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Bay Area Council Poll: Homelessness Dominates Concerns image

Bay Area Council Poll: Homelessness Dominates Concerns

Housing Costs and Affordability Remain Top Concerns, while Concerns Soften about the Bay Area’s Notorious Traffic Residents bullish on region’s...
Bay Area Council Poll Finds Huge Support for Merging Caltrain and BART image

Bay Area Council Poll Finds Huge Support for Merging Caltrain and BART

Merging two of the region’s largest commuter rail systems into a single system ringing the bay is a winning idea, according to a vast majority of...
Bay Area Residents Cite Significant Concerns About the Burdens, Obstacles Facing Businesses image

Bay Area Residents Cite Significant Concerns About the Burdens, Obstacles Facing Businesses

Even as the Bay Area economy begins to reopen and recover from a year-long COVID shutdown, a strong majority of residents harbor serious concerns a...
Study: Bayer Expansion Would Generate $613M in Economic Activity, Support 3,800 Jobs image

Study: Bayer Expansion Would Generate $613M in Economic Activity, Support 3,800 Jobs

The Bay Area’s life sciences industry is booming, and plans by Bayer to dramatically expand its Berkeley product development and manufacturing ca...
As Concerns Grow of New COVID Surge, Bay Area Council Poll Finds Troubling Pockets of Vaccine Hesitancy image

As Concerns Grow of New COVID Surge, Bay Area Council Poll Finds Troubling Pockets of Vaccine Hesitancy

As concerns grow about a possible fourth COVID surge and public health officials race to roll out vaccines, the 2021 Bay Area Council Poll finds th...
Study: SF Arts Organizations Generate $1.7 Billion in Economic Activity image

Study: SF Arts Organizations Generate $1.7 Billion in Economic Activity

As COVID restrictions begin to lift, the reopening of San Francisco’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations will be welcome news to the milli...
Statement on Passing of George P. Shultz image

Statement on Passing of George P. Shultz

The Bay Area Council today (Feb. 7) issued the following statement on the passing of George P. Shultz. “George P. Shultz was a giant among world ...
New Report: Making the Megaregional Case for a New Transbay Rail Crossing image

New Report: Making the Megaregional Case for a New Transbay Rail Crossing

A new transbay rail crossing between San Francisco and the East Bay would not only ease congestion along one of the Bay Area’s busiest commute co...
Statement on Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris image

Statement on Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

The Bay Area Council today (Jan. 20) issued the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. ...
Statement on AB 71 to Raise Taxes on Struggling Businesses image

Statement on AB 71 to Raise Taxes on Struggling Businesses

The Bay Area Council today (Jan. 13) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of AB 71, proposed legislation to raise taxes o...
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