Bay Area Council
The Bay Area Council was founded in 1945. On 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."
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."
Members of BAC include wealthy dotcom businesses Google and Yahoo, as well as Hewlett-Packard, Wells Fargo, Safeway and Chevron.
BAC was a key lobbyist for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in the 1950s and 1960s.
- Modesto Bee, "Dan Walters: California faces moment of decision", July 5, 2009
- Los Angeles Times, "Cries for reform of California government come from all sides", July 14, 2009
- Sacramento News & Review, "California Renovation", June 18, 2009