ABAG 2010 General Assembly & Summit
The Bay Area’s regional agencies launched One Bay Area at this Earth Day summit, bringing together 350 city and county elected officials, regional leaders and community stakeholders.
OneBayArea is a joint initiative and experiment in good governance by the San Francisco Bay Area’s four regional government agencies – The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). All four agencies work on a host of issues to protect our natural resources and the health and well-being of our population. The agencies launched OneBayArea at an historic summit on Earth Day, April 22, 2010.
OneBayArea seeks to coordinate efforts among the Bay Area’s nine counties and 101 towns and cities to create a more sustainable future. It builds upon the joint missions of each agency to protect and preserve our quality of life for current and future generations. Whether it is working to clean the air we breathe or to restore the health of San Francisco Bay, whether it is building an efficient and climate-friendly transportation infrastructure or developing sufficient housing for our growing population, the goals are interrelated.
OneBayArea is an acknowledgment that together we can do this — all 101 cities, nine counties and 7 million of us! From economic downturns to natural disasters, we are resilient. Inspired by the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds us, we launched the environmental movement and joined forces to save San Francisco Bay. We are innovators, having sparked the high-tech revolution and the nation’s first modern rapid rail system. Yet despite this progress, we must do more. We must rally our civic and business institutions, and our forward-looking citizenry, around a unified campaign to take actions big and small to help protect the San Francisco Bay Area’s environment, economy and quality of life.