Scott Haggerty

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Scott Haggerty is an American elected official in the State of California serving as county supervisor for District 1 of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Haggerty is currently serving a sixth four-year term on the Board. The cities of Dublin, Livermore, most of the city of Fremont and unincorporated areas of East Alameda County are all located within his district.


Since first being elected in 1996, Supervisor Haggerty has chaired and been a member of a number of boards and commissions. Currently, Scott is serving his second term as Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the metropolitan planning organization for the nine-county Bay Area. [1] Additionally, as Chair of the Commission, Supervisor Haggerty oversees the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA). BATA is the authority responsible for managing policies for all state-owned toll bridges within the Bay Area. Nationally, Supervisor Haggerty represents Alameda County at the National Association of Counties (NACo). At NACo, Scott serves as the Vice Chair of the Transportation Steering Committee, Commissioner with the League of California Cities Transportation Communication Public Works Policy Committee, and Commissioner with the Large Urban County Caucus.[2] Scott is also a member of the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission, the Livermore-Amador Valley Transportation Authority, the Tri-Valley Transportation Council, and the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 758, officially establishing the Tri-Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority (TVSJVRRA). The Regional Rail Authority was established with the intent to connect Northern San Juaquin County to the Tri-Valley via the Altamont Pass, where currently over 87,000 trips are made every day.[3] As one of the founders of the TVSJVRRA, Supervisor Haggerty currently serves as the authority’s chair.[4] In reference to the project's recently approved feasibility report, Supervisor Haggerty observed "the fact that we received 144 public comments on the feasibility report shows the level of public interest in this... project. All of the comments received were... considered and resulted in a number of modifications from the initial plan to the Final Feasibility Report that the Board adopted today."[3]

In 2016, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) announced that construction of the Warm Springs/South Fremont Station was in its final stages, a project Supervisor Haggerty had been working on since the late 1990s.[5] The $890 million project added 5.4 miles of new tracks, extending BART service to South Fremont and connecting thousands of Bay Area residents to the BART system.[6] The station features connections to Valley Transit Authority and AC Transit buses, 2,000 parking spaces, and access for active transit users like pedestrians and bicyclists.[6]

East Bay Community Energy

In November 2019, East Bay Community Energy began supplying clean energy to Alameda County residents, three years after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the agency’s establishment. East Bay Community Energy is a clean-energy supplier that offers lower rates than traditional energy suppliers while simultaneously investing its earnings back into the community. Now serving as chair of EBCE Board of Directors, Scott Haggerty was responsible for securing the partners necessary for the formation of the clean energy supplier.[7] After 8 months of operation, EBCE repaid its start-up loan to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, originally agreed upon in November of 2016. (AC gov documents, Ibid.). In June of 2019, EBCE signed four contracts to provide enough renewable electricity to power roughly 70,000 homes.[8]

Oakland Coliseum

In late 2019, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors met to approve the sale of Alameda County's stake in the Oakland Coliseum to the Oakland A's. Prior to the meeting, Supervisor Haggerty noted that "after all of this time and these discussions, we now have a path to keep the A's in Oakland and pay down our [Alameda County's] debt."[9] The special meeting of the Board of Supervisors had been preceded by months of negotiations led partly by Supervisor Haggerty.[9]


  1. "Alameda County Supervisor Elected As Transit Commission Chairman". sfgate. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  2. "Honerable Scott Haggerty". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Valley Link Feasibility Report approved by Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority Board". Mass Transit. October 14, 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  4. "Board of Directors". Tri-Valley San Juaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  5. Ramos, Julian (March 10, 2016). "Fremont: Warm Springs BART station opening expected in summer". The Mercury News. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ramos, Julian (March 10, 2016). "Fremont: Warm Springs BART station opening expected in summer". The Mercury News. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  7. "East Bay Community Energy: Scott Haggerty's Instrumental Role". Independent News. January 10, 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  8. Bigler, MAtt (June 24, 2019). "More Wind & Solar Power Coming Online For East Bay Electricity Customers". KCBS Radio. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Alameda County Board to Vote on Selling Its Half of Coliseum to the A's". NBC Bay Area. December 22, 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2020.

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