ABAG Has Earthquake Guide For You

Earthquake Guide released.
Damage from the Loma Prieta earthquake

An online tool from the Association of Bay Area Governments is now available to help residents identify potential earthquake-related damage to their homes and provides information on how to gird against the next big temblor. Read More


Video: Building a Resilient Region – The 2018 ABAG General Assembly

We recently reviewed some of the Highlights from the Spring 2018 ABAG General Assembly, providing an overview of the program's focus on topics such as wildfires, floods and sea level rise, earthquakes, and energy.

The video above gives a sneak peak inside the event itself, featuring some of the the speakers and public officials who came together to discuss "Building a Resilient Region" and how cities and regions can effectively respond to the unique challenges of the 21st Century. Read More


Highlights from the Spring 2018 ABAG General Assembly

Nearly 150 attendees from local governments throughout the nine county San Francisco Bay Area attended the ABAG Spring 2018 General Assembly and Business Meeting on May 31, 2018.

The General Assembly brings together ABAG’s member towns, cities and counties once a year to review and approve the Associations’s budget and work program for the coming fiscal year, as well as to discuss urgent policy issues facing the region.

The overarching theme of this year’s program was resilience. Major topics covered included recovery lessons from the North Bay Wildfires, adaptation strategies for floods and sea level rise, earthquake preparedness, and energy programs.

The 2018 General Assembly agenda is available online and key materials, handouts and presentations are available on ABAG’s website. Keep reading to find out more! Read More


New President and Vice President at ABAG

ABAG Vice President Greg Scharff and President David Rabbitt
Kingmond Young
ABAG Vice President Greg Scharff and President David Rabbitt (left to right).

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) has a new leadership team as of tonight, with Sonoma County Supervisor David Rabbitt installed as ABAG's new president and Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff sworn in as vice president. Their two-year terms as heads of the nine county Bay Area's regional planning agency and council of governments' will extend to January 2020.  Read More


Preview of 1/18 ABAG Meetings: Finance Committee & Executive Board

The board room of the Bay Area Metro Center.

The ABAG Finance Committee and Executive Board will be meeting on January 18 at the Bay Area Metro Center. Here’s a peek at what they will be talking about.

The Executive Board will be:

  • Installing a new President and Vice President;
  • Ratifying committee appointments;
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