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Big Legislative Wins on Healthcare

California this week took a big leap forward in advancing healthcare reform and creating a high-value health system, among the Bay Area Council’s...

Supporting Governor’s School Funding Plan

The Bay Area Council on May 22 announced that it is supporting the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) proposed by Governor Jerry Brown in his May...

Progress on Bills Related to CEQA, Taxes and Healthcare

The Bay Area Council scored several legislative victories this week related to our focus policy work.

Member Spotlight: The Clorox Company Celebrates 100th

Today (May 3) The Clorox Company – a founding member of the Bay Area Council – celebrates its 100th anniversary. It all began on May 3, 1913, w...

Members Engage with Governor, Legislative Leaders at Sacramento Day

More than 40 Bay Area Council members participated in a productive and informative Sacramento Day this week, with candid discussions with Gov. Jerr...

Growing Coalition of Bay Area Businesses Supports Caltrain Electrification

For over a decade, an electrified Caltrain has existed only as an unfunded ambition of Peninsula employees, employers, and transit enthusiasts. Tod...

SEA LEVEL RISE POLICY FLOATS TO TOP OF AGENDA

The business community must take a more active role in guiding future policy related to the impact of sea level rise in the Bay Area. That was the ...

“END OF THE BAD TIMES” FOR HIGH-SPEED RAIL IN BAY AREA?

In a move widely hailed as a potential savior for the high-speed rail project in the Bay Area, the Bay Area Council is working to bring the Metropo...

SAVING CALTRAIN IS KEY TO BRINGING HIGH-SPEED RAIL UP THE PENINSULA

This week, three Peninsula legislators, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, State Senator Joe Simitian and Assemblyman Rich Gordon, held a press conference t...

COUNCIL TALKS STATE BUDGET, REDEVELOPMENT AT SOLANO EDC

On Wednesday, the day after Governor Brown called off negotiations with Republicans, Bay Area Council President & CEO Jim Wunderman spoke to the So...
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