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Bay Area Council Hails Supreme Court Decision on Costly Impact Fees image

Bay Area Council Hails Supreme Court Decision on Costly Impact Fees

The Bay Area Council today (April 12) issued the following statement on the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows builders and developers...
New Study: Addressing Racial Wage Gap Would Add $55 Billion to Bay Area Economy image

New Study: Addressing Racial Wage Gap Would Add $55 Billion to Bay Area Economy

Study Comes as Debate Heats Up Nationally over Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts by Public and Private Institutions With debate heating up na...
Bay Area Council and Silicon Valley Leadership Group Exploring Partnership to Establish Nation’s Most Influential Business Group image

Bay Area Council and Silicon Valley Leadership Group Exploring Partnership to Establish Nation’s Most Influential Business Group

First-of-its-kind partnership would represent hundreds of innovative businesses across both Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area Two of Californ...
Poll: Richmond Voters Feel Ignored by Regional Transportation Leaders, Overwhelmingly Support Opening Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Third Lane to Motorists image

Poll: Richmond Voters Feel Ignored by Regional Transportation Leaders, Overwhelmingly Support Opening Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Third Lane to Motorists

Eighty percent of Richmond voters support opening the third lane on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for carpools and transit to al...
Council Statement on Gov. Newsom’s AI Announcement image

Council Statement on Gov. Newsom’s AI Announcement

The Bay Area Council this week (Nov. 21) issued the following statement on Gov. Newsom’s announcement about the release of a new report outlining...
Council Applauds Letter from Congressional Representatives Decrying Misguided Bridge Toll Increase image

Council Applauds Letter from Congressional Representatives Decrying Misguided Bridge Toll Increase

Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman Had Urged Representatives to Oppose Toll Hike Legislation The Bay Area Council today applauded a letter by seven...
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

Grants of up to $200,000 available to help protect under-resourced communities against wildfire, drought, flood, and extreme heat events San Franci...
Council Calls on BART to Dramatically Accelerate New Fare Gates to Better Secure System, Help Bring Back Riders and Generate Badly Needed Revenue image

Council Calls on BART to Dramatically Accelerate New Fare Gates to Better Secure System, Help Bring Back Riders and Generate Badly Needed Revenue

Modern, secure fare gates could generate tens of millions annually in revenue for the financially strapped system and make system substantially saf...
New Poll: Overwhelming Support for More Police on BART, Greater Focus on Cleanliness and Stronger Enforcement of Rules  image

New Poll: Overwhelming Support for More Police on BART, Greater Focus on Cleanliness and Stronger Enforcement of Rules 

 San Francisco—BART riders and others who have stopped using the system or reduced their use dramatically say they would return in significa...
New study shows how communities in the Wildland Urban Interface can drastically reduce fire risk and reduce insurance premiums image

New study shows how communities in the Wildland Urban Interface can drastically reduce fire risk and reduce insurance premiums

Huge implications for insurance coverage and housing construction in communities in high wildfire-risk areas Today (April 17) the Bay Area Council ...
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