Bay Area Council Statement on Agreement Between Tesla and Alameda County

San Francisco—The Bay Area Council today issued the following statement on the agreement between Tesla and Alameda County to allow operations at the electric vehicle manufacturer’s Fremont plant to resume:

“Reopening our economy and getting people back to work safely isn’t going to be easy, but it’s absolutely necessary,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. “We applaud Alameda County, Supervisor Scott Haggerty and Tesla for collaborating to reach a mutual resolution that will enable thousands of workers to get back to their jobs as we struggle through one of the most challenging crises we have ever faced.  As we have maintained, the Bay Area’s leaders, along with Governor Newsom, can take great pride in having saved many lives by taking early and aggressive actions to prevent the spread of the virus. Now that we are in the recovery phase, with new disease and hospitalization trends continuing to improve, we urge our leaders to move as quickly as possible, while still staying laser-focused on safety, to get people back to work and save many businesses that face potential closure.”

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About the Bay Area Council

The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1945, the Bay Area Council is widely respected by elected officials, policy makers and other civic leaders as the voice of Bay Area business. Today, more than 300 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member. Our members employ more than 4.43 million workers and have revenues of $1.94 trillion, worldwide. Learn more at

For More Information Contact:

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Rufus Jeffris

Senior Vice President, Communications

(415) 946-8725

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