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 Association’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.
- Bay Area Applications and Regional Endorsements for SB 1 Competitive Programs (FY2018–2021) Handout
- Plenary Speaker Presentation — Jeremy Nowak, author of The New Localism
- More information about the book is available at https://www.brookings.edu/book/the-new-localism/
- Flood/Sea Level Rise Handout
Representatives from 59 cities and five counties, sufficient to meet quorum requirements, attended the Business Meeting portion of the program, which gave approval to ABAG’s annual general budget and updated its bylaws. Video of this meeting can be viewed online.