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Gov. Newsom Signs Council-Sponsored Bill to Close Major Housing Reform Loophole image

Gov. Newsom Signs Council-Sponsored Bill to Close Major Housing Reform Loophole

The Bay Area Council today (Sept. 16) applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing urgency legislation (AB 1174, Tim Grayson) immediately eliminating a ...
Bay Area Council Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for All Private Sector Employers, Businesses image

Bay Area Council Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for All Private Sector Employers, Businesses

The Bay Area Council today (Aug. 31) announced it is formally recommending all private sector employers, businesses and other organizations require...
Bay Area Council Employer Survey: 40% Expect Return to Workplaces Just Three Days a Week Post-Pandemic image

Bay Area Council Employer Survey: 40% Expect Return to Workplaces Just Three Days a Week Post-Pandemic

The Bay Area commute may never be the same again, but what that means for the region’s highways and mass transit systems still remains to be seen...
Bay Area Council Economic Institute and Silicon Valley Leadership Group Receive California 100 Grant to Examine CA’s Advanced Technology Future image

Bay Area Council Economic Institute and Silicon Valley Leadership Group Receive California 100 Grant to Examine CA’s Advanced Technology Future

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI) and Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today announced that they are the recipient of a researc...
California Resilience Challenge Announces Statewide Request for Proposals for Climate Adaptation Projects image

California Resilience Challenge Announces Statewide Request for Proposals for Climate Adaptation Projects

The Bay Area Council Foundation today launched the official request for proposals for the California Resilience Challenge 2021 Grant Program, a sta...
Bay Area Council Applauds BART for Restoring Service Hours Ahead of Schedule, Bolstering Economic Recovery image

Bay Area Council Applauds BART for Restoring Service Hours Ahead of Schedule, Bolstering Economic Recovery

SAN FRANCISCO—On July 1, BART agreed to restore near pre-pandemic service four weeks earlier than originally planned, as well as offer late-night...
Congressman Garamendi’s Strong Leadership Could Finally Make Hovercraft a Reality in the Bay Area image

Congressman Garamendi’s Strong Leadership Could Finally Make Hovercraft a Reality in the Bay Area

San Francisco—The Bay Area could finally add hovercraft to its arsenal of regional traffic-fighting tools after East Bay Congressman John Garamen...
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...
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