The Bay Area

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Diverse group of women in discussion

Listening to each other -- a great way to share and learn about the issues!

Participants at League Day 2019 engage in a small breakout group.

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Presentations and panels are informative and thought-provoking

Audience members at League Day 2018 find regional government fascinating!

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Interesting topics spur satisfying discussions

League Day 2019 participants share thoughts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

League Day 2019 Attendees seated in audience

Annual League Day conferences draw a good audience.

Transportation, housing, water, climate change, equity and empowerment -- always an interesting day!

The Bay Area

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League members participated a discussion of the Observer Program for Governmental Agencies/boards serving the 9 Bay Area counties. We also encouraged League member participation in observing government agencies/boards that correspond to their local League's geographies. Recorded October 19th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

The discussion included:

  • What is an Observer Corp and what are the mechanics?
  • Which Regional governments/agencies need observers.
  • How government transparency (sunshine) is integral to the health of our democracy.
  • What goals of our LWVBA Observer Corp will have the greatest impact?
  • Review the issues LWVBA be monitoring and how we measure success and make a difference.

We reviewed the ISSUES will LWVBA is monitoring and how we measure success and know we make a difference. Get involved! Learn how easy it is to participate in the League as an observer.

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority
Event Date: 
Nov 13 2023 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Event location: 

Recorded on YouTube

Watch the recorded town hall on the proposed affordable housing bond measure from Kate Hartley, Bay Area Regional Housing Finance Authority Director. Recorded November 13, 2023.

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Event Date: 
Oct 19 2023 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Invitation to League members to participate in the Observer Program for Governmental Agencies/boards serving the 9 Bay Area counties.

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Event Date: 
Oct 10 2023 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Join us Oct 10, 2023, 12 to 1:00 PM via Zoom.

How Important Is Our Community Health?

Bay Area Housing Finance Authority Event

In 2019 the California legislature established the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA) via AB 1487. BAHFA has regional revenue generating authority that enables it to work collaboratively with all Bay Area jurisdictions.

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At the 2022 Convention, members voted for a re-study of the LWVBA Regional Government position and a review of other positions. A Regional Government study committee will be formed, to be led by Board member Kathleen Cha.