Living in the Bay Area right now means you are acutely aware of the housing crisis our region is facing. The local news headlines are a constant reminder of the staggering rates of displacement—particularly of low-income communities and communities of color—to the outer boundaries of the Bay Area and beyond. Crushing commutes are a constant topic of conversation. Unsheltered individuals are struggling more than ever to access services and find permanent housing. But did you know that the housing crisis is also a threat to the Bay? The lack of infrastructure available to homeless encampments is resulting in staggering amounts …


Read this OpEd from our Executive Director, David Lewis originally published on March 27, 2019 in The San Francisco Examiner. If the A’s take shortcuts that endanger public interests and the environment, they will lose support. Fielding a winning baseball team is hard, but all teams have to play by the same rules. Building on the Bay shoreline is also hard, because we’ve wisely created rules to protect what we treasure for the public’s benefit. Those rules preserve natural areas for wildlife, beaches and trails for recreation, ports and airports for commerce. When someone tries to avoid or bend those …