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Advocacy organizations

Apollo Alliance go! Available Online

“The Apollo Alliance is a coalition of labor, business, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs.”

Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Communities go! Available Online

“The Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Communities (Bay Area Alliance) is a multi-stakeholder coalition established in 1997 to improve the prosperity of the economy, the health of the environment and the level of social equity in the nine-county Bay Area. More »

Bay Area Council go! Available Online

“The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here.”

Bay Area LISC go! Available Online

“Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) works to make neighborhood dreams a reality by working with cities, residents, nonprofit organizations, and key public and private partners to build the capacity of community revitalization efforts. More »

Californians Against Waste go! Available Online

“Californians Against Waste is dedicated to conserving resources, preventing pollution and protecting California’s environment through the development, promotion and implementation of waste reduction and recycling policies and programs.”

CALPIRG go! Available Online

California Public Interest Research Group – “CALPIRG takes on powerful interests on behalf of Californians, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. More »

Next 10 go! Available Online

“Next 10 is an independent, nonpartisan organization that educates, engages and empowers Californians to improve the state’s future. Next 10 is focused on innovation and the intersection between the economy, the environment, and quality of life issues for all Californians. More »

Redefining Progress go! Available Online

“Redefining Progress is the nation’s leading public policy think tank dedicated to smart economics. We find solutions that ensure a sustainable and equitable world for future generations. More »

Transform go! Available Online

Formerly TALC, the Transportation and Land Use Coalition. “TransForm works to create world-class public transportation and walkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond. More »

Books

Growth management in the U.S. go! Available Online

Illustrated by a study of the San Francisco bay area, this book puts forward an innovative theoretical approach to growth management, analysing it as a tool for controlling land use expansion in the US. More »

Government

Association of Bay Area Governments go! Available Online

“ABAG is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area by leading the region in advocacy, collaboration, and excellence in planning, research, and member services.”

Bay Area Air Quality Management District go! Available Online

“The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is committed to achieving clean air to protect the public’s health and the environment in the San Francisco Bay region. More »

Bay Area Focused Growth go! Available Online

“Four Bay Area regional agencies have joined forces in a Joint Policy Committee. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are working together to create complete, livable communities.”

Bay Area Water Suppy & Conservation Agency go! Available Online

“The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) was created on May 27, 2003 to represent the interests of 25 cities and water districts, and two private utilities, in Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties that purchase water on a wholesale basis from the San Francisco regional water system.”

CALFED Bay-Delta Program go! Available Online

“The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a unique collaboration among 25 state and federal agencies that came together with a mission: to improve California’s water supply and the ecological health of the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.”

EBMUD go! Available Online

“The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) supplies water and provides wastewater treatment for parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay in northern California. EBMUD is a publicly owned utility formed under the Municipal Utility District Act passed by the California Legislature in 1921.”

Links to water agencies go! Available Online

Metropolitan Transportation Commission go! Available Online

“Planning, financing and coordinating transportation for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.”

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission go! Available Online

“The Bay Conservation and Development Commission is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of San Francisco Bay and to the encouragement of the Bay’s responsible use.”

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission go! Available Online

“The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides water, wastewater, and municipal power services to San Francisco. More »

SF Department of Environment go! Available Online

“SF Environment’s mission is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco’s long-term wellbeing by developing innovative, practical and wide-ranging environmental programs in recycling, toxics reduction, environmental justice, energy efficiency, commute alternatives, and urban forest. More »

Statistics & research

Bay Area Focused Growth go! Available Online

“Four Bay Area regional agencies have joined forces in a Joint Policy Committee. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are working together to create complete, livable communities.”

CQ Researcher go! Available Online

Institute for Local Government go! Available Online

“The Institute for Local Government is the 501(c)(3) research affiliate of the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities.”

Pacific Institute go! Available Online

“The Pacific Institute is a nonpartisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.”

Public Policy Institute of California go! Available Online

“The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.”

RAND California go! info Available Online

“RAND California is a subscription-based service on California and U.S. public policy issues with an emphasis on statistics.”


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