Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Laney College
900 Fallon St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Bay Area League Day.
The details of this annual event are still being worked out (venue and times could change).

The nominal topic is Bay Area Regional Governance- Winds of Change.

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are merging and there are many options for a combined organization being considered. The current agencies focus primarily on housing, transportation and social equity.

Questions are being asked such as: how much authority should the regional agency have on local land use decisions; should the regional decision makers be appointed by other elected officials (as it is now) or be directly elected; and how might this new regional agency relate to other governing bodies?