Cariad Hayes Thronson

Staff of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership are hopeful a move across the Bay into the Bay Area Metro Center will promote greater cooperation among agencies as they confront pressing regional challenges. “Being physically in the same space as these other agencies gives us a great opportunity to tackle thorny issues on a much more holistic level,” says the Partnership’s director Caitlin Sweeney. The other agencies include the Metropolitan Transportation Comission, the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Bay Area Regional Collaborative. As the Bay confronts rising sea levels and shrinking public budgets, there is widespread hunger for such integration. “A collaboration that brings local government folks together can be very powerful,” says San Francisco Public Utility Comission’s David Behar.

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Moving West for the Greater Good

Cariad Hayes Thronson

Staff of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership are hopeful a move across the Bay into the Bay Area Metro Center will promote greater cooperation among agencies as they confront pressing regional challenges. “Being physically in the same space as these other agencies gives us a great opportunity to tackle thorny issues on a much more holistic level,” says the Partnership’s director Caitlin Sweeney. The other agencies include the Metropolitan Transportation Comission, the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Bay Area Regional Collaborative. As the Bay confronts rising sea levels and shrinking public budgets, there is widespread hunger for such integration. “A collaboration that brings local government folks together can be very powerful,” says San Francisco Public Utility Comission’s David Behar.

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Cariad Hayes Thronson covers legal and political issues for Estuary News. She has served on the staffs of several national publications, including The American Lawyer. She is a long-time contributor to Estuary News, and some years ago served as its assistant editor. She lives in San Mateo with her husband and two children.