Major Findings 22
Major Findings 37
Air Quality 47
Water Quality 50
Natural Habitat Conservation 53
Mixed Report Card for Regional Governance System 57
Policy Trade-Offs Inherent in Governance Change 60
Options for Making the Region’s Government Work Better 60
No Change 61
Take Incremental Steps 63
Broad Governance Restructuring 67
This report was coordinated by Marianne O'Malley, with contributions from Mark Ibele, Joel Riphagen, Michelle Baass, Michael Cohen, Brendan McCarthy, Seija Virtanen-Blaylock, Dana Curry, Mark Newton, and David Vasché. The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) is a nonpartisan office which provides fiscal and policy information and advice to the Legislature.
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