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}}{{tnr}}The '''Bay Area Council''' (BAC) is a group of business executives centered around the San Francisco Bay Area in California.  They believe that [[California Constitution|California's Constitution]] needs fundamental repair and revision and, as a result, are supporting measures to call for a [[California constitutional convention]].<ref name="mbee">[http://www.modbee.com/opinion/walters/story/770478.html ''Modesto Bee'', "Dan Walters: California faces moment of decision", July 5, 2009]</ref>
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The '''Bay Area Council''' (BAC) is a group of business executives centered around the San Francisco Bay Area in California.  They believe that [[California Constitution|California's Constitution]] needs fundamental repair and revision and, as a result, are supporting measures to call for a [[California constitutional convention]].<ref name="mbee">[http://www.modbee.com/opinion/walters/story/770478.html ''Modesto Bee'', "Dan Walters: California faces moment of decision," July 5, 2009]</ref>
  
The Bay Area Council was founded in 1945On their website, they describe themselves as "a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here."
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In the past, the Bay Area Council hired [[Clint Reilly]] to manage its effort to call a [[constitutional convention]]Jim Wunderman, President of the Bay Area Council, said that Reilly "has a remarkable strategic sense and a passion for organizing, which is all too often missing in statewide campaigns, and is just what this historic effort needs to succeed."<ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/2355707-p2.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "Political gunfighter Clint Reilly comes out of retirement to run Repair California," November 29, 2009]</ref>
  
The organization's website also says that "275 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member."
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==About==
 
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The Bay Area Council was founded in 1945.  According to their website, the BAC describe themselves as "a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here." In addition, their mission states, "We are business leaders committed to working with public and civic leaders to make the Bay Area the most innovative, globally competitive, and sustainable region in the world."<ref>[http://www.bayareacouncil.org/about-us/ ''The Bay Area Council'', "About us," accessed February 21, 2014]</ref>
The Bay Area Council has hired [[Clint Reilly]] to manage its effort to call a [[constitutional convention]].  Jim Wunderman, President of the Bay Area Council, said that Reilly "has a remarkable strategic sense and a passion for organizing, which is all too often missing in statewide campaigns, and is just what this historic effort needs to succeed."<ref name=sac/><ref name=sac>[http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/2355707-p2.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "Political gunfighter Clint Reilly comes out of retirement to run Repair California", November 29, 2009]</ref>
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==Members==
 
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The organization's website also states that "275 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member." Members of BAC include wealthy dotcom businesses Google and Yahoo, as well as Hewlett-Packard, Wells Fargo, Safeway and Chevron.<ref>[http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-reform14-2009jul14,0,7936694.story ''Los Angeles Times'', "Cries for reform of California government come from all sides," July 14, 2009]</ref>
Members of BAC include wealthy dotcom businesses Google and Yahoo, as well as Hewlett-Packard, Wells Fargo, Safeway and Chevron.<ref>[http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-reform14-2009jul14,0,7936694.story ''Los Angeles Times'', "Cries for reform of California government come from all sides", July 14, 2009]</ref>
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The BAC was a key lobbyist for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in the 1950s and 1960s.<ref>[http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content?oid=1015956 ''Sacramento News & Review'', "California Renovation," June 18, 2009]</ref>
BAC was a key lobbyist for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in the 1950s and 1960s.<ref>[http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content?oid=1015956 ''Sacramento News & Review'', "California Renovation", June 18, 2009]</ref>
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==Measures==
 
==Measures==
 
*Supported [[California Proposition 16 (June 2010)]]
 
*Supported [[California Proposition 16 (June 2010)]]
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*Supported [[California Proposition 20, Congressional Redistricting (2010)]]
  
 
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* [http://www.bayareacouncil.org/ Official website of the Bay Area Council]
 
* [http://www.bayareacouncil.org/ Official website of the Bay Area Council]
* [http://www.bayareacouncil.org/takeaction_ccc.php Bay Area Council's constitutional convention website]
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* [http://www.bayareacouncil.org/bay-area-council-economic-institute/ Official website of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute]
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* [http://articles.latimes.com/2010/feb/13/local/la-me-constitutional-convention-2010feb13 ''The Los Angeles Times'', "California constitutional convention push fizzles," accessed February 21, 2014]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:49, 15 April 2014

Bay Area Council
Founded 1945
President Jim Wunderman
Website BayAreaCouncil.org

The Bay Area Council (BAC) is a group of business executives centered around the San Francisco Bay Area in California. They believe that California's Constitution needs fundamental repair and revision and, as a result, are supporting measures to call for a California constitutional convention.[1]

In the past, the Bay Area Council hired Clint Reilly to manage its effort to call a constitutional convention. Jim Wunderman, President of the Bay Area Council, said that Reilly "has a remarkable strategic sense and a passion for organizing, which is all too often missing in statewide campaigns, and is just what this historic effort needs to succeed."[2]

About

The Bay Area Council was founded in 1945. According to their website, the BAC describe themselves as "a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here." In addition, their mission states, "We are business leaders committed to working with public and civic leaders to make the Bay Area the most innovative, globally competitive, and sustainable region in the world."[3]

Members

The organization's website also states that "275 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member." Members of BAC include wealthy dotcom businesses Google and Yahoo, as well as Hewlett-Packard, Wells Fargo, Safeway and Chevron.[4]

BART

The BAC was a key lobbyist for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in the 1950s and 1960s.[5]

Measures

External links

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