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Statement on Gov. Newsom’s order banning gas-powered vehicles image

Statement on Gov. Newsom’s order banning gas-powered vehicles

The Bay Area Council, which was the first business organization to endorse California’s historic AB 32 Global Solutions Act and has worked ag...
Bay Area Council Hails Court Ruling in Favor of Regional Measure 3 image

Bay Area Council Hails Court Ruling in Favor of Regional Measure 3

The Bay Area Council today hailed a state Court of Appeal ruling rejecting a legal challenge to Regional Measure 3 (RM3), which voters approved in ...
California Resilience Challenge Winners Announced image

California Resilience Challenge Winners Announced

The California Resilience Challenge, an unprecedented statewide initiative of the Bay Area Council Foundation, unveiled the winners of its 2020 c...
Statement: Improve and Expand ACA, Don’t Eliminate It image

Statement: Improve and Expand ACA, Don’t Eliminate It

The Bay Area Council released a statement today (June 26) in response to a legal brief the Trump Administration filed Thursday calling on the U.S. ...
Bay Area Council Statement on President Trump’s Plan to Extend Restrictions on Foreign Workers image

Bay Area Council Statement on President Trump’s Plan to Extend Restrictions on Foreign Workers

Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman today (June 22) issued the following statement on President Trump’s plan to sign an executive order extending ...
California Resilience Challenge Announces Winners of 2020 Climate Resilience Grants image

California Resilience Challenge Announces Winners of 2020 Climate Resilience Grants

Today the California Resilience Challenge, an initiative of the Bay Area Council Foundation, announced the 12 winners of its $2 million climate res...
New Report to Governor’s Paid Family Leave Task Force Highlights Key Effects of Program to Date image

New Report to Governor’s Paid Family Leave Task Force Highlights Key Effects of Program to Date

California’s landmark Paid Family Leave (PFL) program has enabled more mothers to enter the workforce while helping bring down labor costs for ma...
Bay Area Traffic is Up to 52% of Normal, According to Our New Tracker image

Bay Area Traffic is Up to 52% of Normal, According to Our New Tracker

Once the source of epic traffic jams, new data-visualization shows travel between Silicon Valley and San Francisco is lagging in recovery compared ...
Statement on Protests in Wake of George Floyd’s Death image

Statement on Protests in Wake of George Floyd’s Death

The Bay Area Council today issued the following statement on the protests taking place in response to the death last week of George Floyd in Minnea...
New CEO Survey Finds Dramatic Workplace Changes in Response to COVID-19 image

New CEO Survey Finds Dramatic Workplace Changes in Response to COVID-19

The Bay Area can expect a dramatic shift in where employees work as shelter-in-place orders slowly lift and the economy reopens, according to a Bay...
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