"The Association of Bay Area Governments [ABAG] is the regional planning agency for the nine counties and 101 cities and towns of the San Francisco Bay region. ABAG is committed to leading the region through advocacy, collaboration, and excellence in planning, research, housing, and member services to advance the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. ABAG's planning and service programs work to address regional economic, social, and environmental challenges. Working in concert with the Planning Department of the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Resilience Program assists Bay Area local governments and residents in planning for earthquakes, the effects of climate change, and other hazards. ABAG's Resilience Program supports recovery and mitigation research, planning and action for a resilient Bay Area." ABAG's objectives are to "Work to develop a regional land use pattern which reduces the risk of natural hazards; Provide a platform for local governments to come together to jointly plan, share best practices and develop a shared understanding of regional needs for an effective recovery; Disseminate scientific information about natural hazards in an understandable and usable way that facilitates good policy and planning decisions; [and] Provide tools for local governments to develop and implement mitigation and recovery plans."
Association of Bay Area Governments