Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee

The Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee brings together members from MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to oversee both agencies’ priorities, policies and positions.

The Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee:

  • Oversees and develop the agencies’ annual advocacy priorities
  • Recommends state and federal positions on legislation to the full governing boards of MTC and ABAG
  • Monitors and recommends positions on relevant local and regional ballot measures
  • Oversees the agencies’ public information and public participation programs

This 19-member committee consists of nine voting members from each agency and one non-voting member from the former MTC Legislation Committee.

The committee meets the second Friday of each month.

Staff Contact

For assistance, including information on upcoming meetings and joining the email list, please contact:

Martha Silver, Executive Office
Phone: 415-778-6693

What is ABAG?

ABAG strengthens cooperation and collaboration across local governments. MTC works frequently with ABAG to build healthier, stronger communities.

Learn more about ABAG
MTC Members
  • David Canepa, Chair
  • Eddie Ahn
  • Carol Dutra‐Vernaci
  • Matt Mahan
  • Stephanie Moulton-Peters
  • Sue Noack
  • David Rabbitt
  • James P. Spering
  • MTC Non-Voting Member: Dorene M. Giacopini
ABAG Members
  • Jesse Arreguin, Vice Chair; Mayor, City of Berkeley; Vice President—Ex officio
  • Ken Carlson, Supervisor, County of Contra Costa
  • Pat Eklund, Councilmember, City of Novato
  • Aaron Tiedemann, Mayor, City of Albany
  • Belia Ramos, Supervisor, County of Napa—President—Ex officio
  • David Rabbitt, Supervisor, County of Sonoma—Immediate Past President—Ex officio
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

In May 2020, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the ABAG Executive Board took initial steps to consolidate several MTC and ABAG committees, starting with the Legislation Committees.

At the July 22, 2020 Joint ABAG-MTC Governance Committee meeting, committee members voted to recommend consolidation of the two agencies’ legislative committees into a Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee.

At a special meeting of the ABAG Executive Board that August, the board disbanded ABAG’s Legislation Committee and approved the new joint committee. The Commission then amended the Commission’s Procedures Manual in order to replace the MTC Legislation Committee with the new joint committee.

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