Bay Area Council
|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."
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."
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.
- Supported California Proposition 16 (June 2010)
- Supported California Proposition 20, Congressional Redistricting (2010)
- Modesto Bee, "Dan Walters: California faces moment of decision", July 5, 2009
- Sacramento Bee, "Political gunfighter Clint Reilly comes out of retirement to run Repair California", November 29, 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