Living in the Shadow of the Bay Area: The Bay Area's Region

APA California, Central Section


Thursday, August 11, 2011
5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. PDT

Modesto, CA, United States

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FOCUS is the Bay Area’s regional development and conservation strategy to plan for a cleaner, more compact, transit-friendly future — and it will have a profound effect on the future of development in the northern San Joaquin Valley. Our close relationship with the Bay Area has pros and cons. This special Valley Futures Forum features Ezra Rapport, Executive Director of the Association of Bay Area Governments and Steve Heminger (tentative), Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which collectively comprise the Bay Area's regional planning agencies. They are preparing for a different future — one that will affect the kind of growth and prosperity the Valley will experience. This is an unusual opportunity to find out what lies in store for the Valley's future. Councils of Governments, elected officials, appointed officials, and planning staff will find this of particular interest

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Ezra Rapport

Confirmed Speaker

Ezra Rapport is the Executive Director of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Council of Governments representing the Bay Area’s nine counties and 101 cities. He provides oversight and supervision of ABAG’s planning and service programs, and serves as liaison to the region’s city, town ... Read More

Steve Heminger (tentative)

Confirmed Speaker

Steve Heminger is Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). MTC is the regional transportation planning and finance agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Heminger was appointed to serve on the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, which will help chart the future course ... Read More