About the Bay Area Monitor

Launched in 1975, the Bay Area Monitor is published six times a year (August, October, December, February, April, and June) by the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area. It primarily covers transportation, air quality, water, open space, and land use issues in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. The publication is distributed in print and online to elected and appointed officials, government staff, business and community leaders, nonprofit affiliates, library patrons, engaged residents, and League members. Subscriptions to the publication are free.

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Subscriptions are free, but reader donations are appreciated and help sustain the Monitor. Donations are tax-deductible, and may be made at our donation page.


The Monitor’s primary financial support comes from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. In the current publication year (July 2017 – June 2018), the Monitor is receiving funding from the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit DistrictCaltrain, the East Bay Regional Park District, SamTrans, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the Sonoma County Water Agency, and the Water Emergency Transportation Authority. Reader donations are also critical to sustaining the Monitor.

About the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area

Formally established in 1961, the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area is one of the oldest organizations in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to addressing regional issues. LWVBA also helps coordinate activity of 20 local Leagues, and works in conjunction with state and national Leagues.

Home page photo credits

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco skyline, Funston Beach, Bay Bridge Western Span, China Camp, Marin County shoreline, and Calistoga wine country by Vivien Kim Thorp

MacArthur BART Station, hydrogen fuel cell bus, Mount Tamalpais, Adeline Street, Eastshore Freeway, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Lakeside Drive, and deer by Alec MacDonald


For more information, call (510) 839-1608 or e-mail editor [at] bayareamonitor.org.