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Local Government Working Group To Advise MTC, ABAG on Housing Legislation
News Release
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this week approved the appointment of the first slate of local government officials to the newly-formed Housing Legislative Working Group, which wil

Housing Policy Leaders Endorse Strategy to Ease Bay Area’s Housing Affordability Crisis
News Release
Friday, January 18, 2019

The ABAG Executive Board at its January 2019 meeting voted to authorize Board President David Rabbitt to sign on to the CASA Compact. This action followed MTC's vote at its December 2018 meeting to authorize Commission Chair Jake Mackenzie to sign on to the Compact.

In Memoriam: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
Top Stories
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Commissioners and staff at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are mourning the untimely passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died early Tuesday morning after suffering a heart a

Report to the Commission and the ABAG Executive Board : October 25, 2017
Executive Director's Report
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CASA Steering Committee • Polling on Gas Tax Repeal • I-680 Express Lanes Open • State of the Estuary Conference • East Bay EDA • Bay Area Planning Directors Association • Wine Country Fires • UCLA Conference • Bay Area Partnership • Vital Signs

Report to the Commission: July 26, 2017
Executive Director's Report
Thursday, July 27, 2017

CMA Director Lunch • Future Interstate Committee • Supreme Court Rules for SANDAG • Cap & Trade Agreement • Rating Agency Presentations • CASA Technical Committee • ABAG Executive Board Meeting • Caltrain Electrification Groundbreaking

Final Plan Bay Area 2040 and Environmental Impact Report Approved by Regional Agencies
News Release
Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) last night adopted Plan Bay Area 2040 and its associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

High-Profile CASA Initiative Tackles Region’s Housing Crisis Head On
Top Stories
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CASA brings together 46 leaders from across the Bay Area to build an actionable political consensus around increasing housing production at all levels of affordability, preserving existing affordable housing, and protecting vulnerable populations from housing instability and displacement.


CASA Compact
CASA_Compact.pdf (1.88 MB)
Overview of the CASA Compact
CASA_Overview_2-19.pdf (2.75 MB)
CASA Fact Sheet
CASA_Fact_Sheet.pdf (362.35 KB)
CASA Powerpoint Presentation, February 2019
CASA_Local_Gov_Template_Powerpoint.pdf (4.84 MB)
CASA Compact
CASA Compact.pdf (1.67 MB)


CASA — the Committee to House the Bay Area
Mayors and Housing Interests Come Together to Endorse CASA Compact
Photo Gallery
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

You know something is important when it attracts all three of the region’s three big-city mayors: San Jose’s Sam Liccardo, Oakland’s Libby Schaaf and San Francisco’s London Breed.

An Introduction to CASA
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The entire Bay Area is in the midst of a major housing crisis. In turn, that housing crisis is causing chaos in our transportation system.