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About the Bay Area Monitor

Launched in 1975, the Bay Area Monitor is published by the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area and primarily covers transportation, air quality, water, open space, and land use issues in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

For 46 years, the Monitor was available in hard copy, distributed freely as a paper magazine primarily to elected and appointed officials, government staff, business and community leaders, nonprofit affiliates, library patrons, engaged residents, and League members. In July 2021, the Monitor transitioned to a digital-only format.

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Reader donations are appreciated and help sustain the Monitor. Donations are tax-deductible, and may be made at our Donation page.

Financial Support

The Monitor’s primary financial support comes from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The publication also receives funding from other institutional sponsors and through reader donations. The Monitor is nonpartisan, and operates with editorial autonomy.

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.

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


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