Storm & Flood Protection

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 ...
Statement on Pacific Gas & Electric Reorganization Plans image

Statement on Pacific Gas & Electric Reorganization Plans

The Bay Area Council issued the following statement on the announcement by PG&E that it plans to file for Chapter 11 reorganization. PG&E was a fou...
Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget a Good First Step for Addressing California’s Major Challenges image

Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget a Good First Step for Addressing California’s Major Challenges

The Bay Area Council today applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 budget as a good first step in addressing California’s major challeng...
How an Earthquake and a Helicopter Ride Led to Regional Water Transit image

How an Earthquake and a Helicopter Ride Led to Regional Water Transit

The creation of the Bay Area’s modern-day regional water transit service may have all started with an earthquake and a helicopter ride.

Council Members Take Center Stage at Global Climate Summit

Gov. Jerry Brown convened leaders from around the world in San Francisco this week for the Global Climate Action Summit and many Bay Area Council m...

Feds Surprise with $177M for Massive Sea Level Rise, Restoration Project

The South Bay is poised to become more resilient to rising sea levels, thanks to a surprise decision from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fully...

New Study Will Explore Opportunities for Expanding, Deepening Bay Area, Fresno, Central Valley Megaregion Connections

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute and Central Valley Community Foundation today announced the launch of an in-depth study to examine Fresno...
HISTORIC VOTE TURNS THE TIDE FOR SAN FRANCISCO BAY image

HISTORIC VOTE TURNS THE TIDE FOR SAN FRANCISCO BAY

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority on Wednesday approved nearly $18 million in grants for wetlands restoration and flood protection projec...
Charting a Course for Megaregion Coordination image

Charting a Course for Megaregion Coordination

A rising economy, a massive housing shortage and growing traffic in the Bay Area are causing major changes across the Northern California megaregio...
Council’s Board Welcomes Senator Feinstein and Mayor Schaaf image

Council’s Board Welcomes Senator Feinstein and Mayor Schaaf

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf met with the Bay Area Council’s Board of Directors Thursday to discuss a range of pr...
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