2018 Bay Area League Day

Regional Government – Winds of Change

Saturday, February 3, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Registration|Networking Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Panels | Roundtable Discussion

Laney College | Forum Classroom | 900 Fallon Sreet | Oakland, CA

$35 advance (with lunch)|$40 at the door (with lunch)

League Day 2018 – Winds of Change

Impact of Regional Government on Local Government and Community

Intersection and Interconnection


Panel I: Cross Currents of Local Government, Community, Urban, and Regional Planning

Panel II: Today’s Microclimate and Head Winds: Micro-Climate of Regionalism, Regional Governance, and Today’s Head Winds

Regional Roundtable: Regional Climate Forecast ~Today and Tomorrow

The League of Women Voters Bay Area annual signature event will be held in Oakland
on Saturday, February 3 rd , at Laney College in the Lecture Hall Forum. This year the
focus is: Winds of Change:  Impact of Regional Government on Local Government and
Community. We will be exploring Bay Area Regional Governance – a topic which covers
developing and implementing regional policies on land use, transportation, housing,
environment, and more — Intersection and Interconnection. We will share a historical
perspective on regionalism and League’s role since the 1960s, as well as present
panels introducing the most current thinking about forming new regional government in
the Bay Area, and a regional roundtable with commissions, agencies, nonprofits serving
the region. This topic has extremely broad implications – impacting many areas of
interest to our Leagues from housing, and resilience to water, air quality and climate
You will hear from such speakers as California State Senator Bob Wieckowski, ABAG
President/Councilmember Julie Pierce, Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC)
Executive Director Allison Brooks, Bay Area Council Senior Vice President Matt Regan,
Greenbelt Alliance Deputy Director Matt Vander Sluis, Regional Planning and Policy
Manager Pedro Galvao, as well as representatives from BCDC, Bay Area Air Quality
Management, Regional Water Quality Board, Working Partnerships USA, and more
invited. You will experience a robust lineup of agencies, commissions, organizations,
and nonprofits making a difference in the Bay Area speaking about the microclimate of
regionalism, regional governance and today’s “head winds and cross winds” in regional
governance and policy.

Laney College

900 Fallon Street | Lecture Hall Forum

Building B (triangle shaped building| Oakland, CA

Parking Instructions: There is only one parking lot at that BART station, and it’s between the BART exits and Laney College. When you come out of BART, cross the street toward the parking lot. If you came out on 8th Street, turn left and walk along the edge of the parking lot to 10th. Turn right and walk to the far end of the parking lot, which brings you to Fallon Street. This is the beginning of the Laney campus. Walk along 10th until you see the triangular building.