The League of Women Voters of the Bay Area


An Inter-League Organization established in 1959 to address regional issues,

serving nine Bay Area Counties connecting 20-local Leagues.

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire,

the right, the knowledge,

and the confidence to participate.

League Positions are developed after our members investigate the pros and cons of an issue, and after our members reach a consensus. LWVBA positions address Regional Government, Regional Planning, Environment, Natural Resources, Hazardous Materials Management, Social Policy, Surface Transportation, and Airport Transportation. 


Find links to LWVBA Regional, LWVC state positions, LWV-US positions and links to our 20-Bay Area local League positions

The 2019 Biennial Council consists of a business meeting and Voter Service Information presentation.

Networking: 9:30 – 10:30 am

Council: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Bellevue Club

525 Bellevue Ave., Oakland



The League of Women Voters of the Bay Area supports regional approaches to problem-solving and actively participated in the development of Plan Bay Area.

The League of Women Voters Bay Area’s Social Policy-Housing position includes higher-density housing, housing near transit, inclusionary zoning, incentives for production and rehabilitation of affordable housing, and the establishment of a regional trust fund among other proposals. Therefore, we agree with the principles that led to the Technical Committee’s consensus around the ten elements of the Compact. We anticipate that some of the elements may be tweaked as the State Legislature refines the plan.