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Millbrae Councilman Wayne Lee Appointed to ABAG Executive Board

Post Date:12/27/2016 8:48 AM

Today, the City of Millbrae announced the appointment of Council Member Wayne Lee to the Executive Board of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). In this role, Councilman Lee will represent the cities of San Mateo County to help guide ABAG’s policy decisions on regional planning and infrastructure issues.

“I feel very privileged to represent Millbrae, San Mateo County, and the Peninsula on the ABAG Executive Board,” said City of Millbrae Council Member Wayne Lee. “This is a great responsibility. I’m honored that the cities in San Mateo County trust me to be their voice and do what’s in their best interest.”

ABAG’s 38-member Executive Board meets bimonthly to make critical and important decisions that affect the Bay Area. In addition, the Executive Board makes policy recommendations on a variety of topics including land use, housing, transportation, and economic equity.

“The San Francisco Bay Area region is going through a housing crisis right now, and it’s causing a lot of disparity for people who live and work in Millbrae and driving up the cost of public and private services,” said Council Member Lee. “We need to provide housing and economic opportunities for people to thrive. I’m going to be a strong voice on these issues on the Executive Board, and help prevent Millbrae and other Peninsula cities from being overrun by policies that may not be a good fit for us.”

Formed in 1961, ABAG provides policy recommendations and project support to Bay Area counties and cities on land use, housing, infrastructure, and transportation issues. ABAG is governed by a General Assembly and an Executive Board. An elected official from each of the Bay Area’s nine counties and 101-member cities and towns serves as delegates in the General Assembly, which determines annual policy and reviews the policy actions of the Executive Board.

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