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2016 Bay Area Council Poll

Bay Area residents rank top issues, concerns for the region.

71st Annual Dinner and Business Hall of Fame Awards

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Tackling the Region's Toughest Challenges

Housing, traffic, water and workforce top Council's 2016 policy agenda

Charting a Course for Regional Economic Resilience

A strategy for maintaining the Bay Area's place as a global economic powerhouse.

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    2016-08-17 12:08:55

    New Report: UC Supports Immense, and Growing, Start-Up Culture

    Entrepreneurial activity and innovation has been rapidly accelerating across the University of California in recent years, spurring a significant number of jobs, companies and economic activity for the state economy, according to a study released Aug. 17 by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

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    2016-08-12 02:08:30

    Council Urges Continued Talks on By-Right Housing Reforms

    The Bay Area Council and Southern California Leadership Council, which are leading a statewide coalition of employers, affordable housing advocates, home builders and public policy groups in support of Gov. Jerry Brown’s by-right housing reforms, today (Aug. 12) issued the following statement urging continued negotiations on legislation to enact the Governor’s proposal.

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    2016-08-12 09:08:10

    Council Continues Push for Landmark Housing Reform

    California’s epic housing crisis is hurting more than lower- and middle-income working families struggling to find housing they can afford. It’s also threatening to derail landmark greenhouse gas reduction laws that for a decade have made California a global leader in the battle against climate change, according to a white paper released this week (Aug. 9) by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

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    2016-08-12 09:08:58

    Second Dwelling Unit Bill Clears Key Assembly Committee

    Legislation (SB 1069) by Senator Bob Wieckowski that the Bay Area Council is sponsoring to ease restrictions on second dwelling units sailed through the Assembly Appropriations Committee this week on 15-3 vote, with two abstentions.