About Supervisor Scott Haggerty
Scott Haggerty was first elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in November of 1996. Scott is currently serving a fifth four-year term on the Board. He was elected by the Board to serve as its president for 2015-16. Haggerty's district includes the cities of Livermore, Dublin, most of the city of Fremont and unincorporated areas of East Alameda County.
The nine-county Bay Area region's traffic accounts for about 80 percent of all the congestion in Northern California. With only 20 percent of the region's population, 40 percent of that congestion occurs within Alameda County. Supervisor Haggerty has taken a leading role in improving transportation throughout the region. With traffic traveling through Alameda County projected to double by 2030, his goals include making long-needed improvements in major travel corridors including I-580 in the Tri-Valley, one of the most congested roads in the Bay Area; and expanding and enhancing transit service. Scott is currently working to ensure the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) extension to Livermore is completed, and also has a key role in an ongoing effort to extend BART to San Jose.
With regional transportation and infrastructure issues a priority, Supervisor Haggerty is active on a number of boards and commissions and has extensive experience in this policy area. Appointed to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in 2000, he formerly served as chair and vice chair. MTC is the agency responsible for allocating state and federal funds to regional transportation projects; also related to MTC is the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) which administers the toll program for the Bay Area's seven toll bridges including operations, maintenance and management, seismic retrofit and capital improvements; he is also a member and former chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) which oversees regional air quality regulations and programs. At the county-wide level, Scott serves as chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC), a consolidation of the functions and services of the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (CMA) (which he formerly chaired) and the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA) (served as vice chair) and the Alameda County Transportation Authority (ACTA) which was formed to oversee projects funded through voter-approved Measure B dollars; member and former chair of the Altamont Commuter Express Joint Powers Authority (ACE); member and chair of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) which operates the WHEELS and Rapid bus services as well as paratransit service in the Tri-Valley; member of the Tri-Valley Transportation Council (TVTC); and member of the Board of Supervisors Transportation and Planning Committee.
At the national level, Scott represents Alameda County at the National Association of Counties (NACo) serving in various leadership capacities including vice chair of the Large Urban County Caucus. He's also a long-time member of NACo's Transportation Steering Committee serving two terms as its chair as well as heading up subcommittees for Rail and Transit and for Ports. NACo's membership totals more than 2,000 counties representing 80 percent of the U.S. population.
In addition to his leadership in the transportation arena, Supervisor Haggerty places strong priorities in the field of public safety. Appointed by then-Governor Pete Wilson, Scott formerly served on the California State Seismic Safety Commission. He serves on the board of the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority (EBRCSA) established to provide a fully inter-operable communications system to all public agencies within Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. He is a member of the Alameda County Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD) Board of Directors. Scott serves on and formerly chaired the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Public Protection Committee and has been very active on paramedic and trauma issues.
Scott's appointment to other boards and commissions as the representative for Alameda County include: member and former President of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG); East Bay Regional Park District County Liaison Committee; Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). Appointed to the Commission of the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Authority in 2001, Scott served twice as chair. He formerly served on the Unincorporated Services Committee of the Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor Haggerty was raised in Fremont and now resides in Dublin with his family.