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Transportation News for January 19, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: New BART rail cars could start service in time for Friday’s evening commute  East Bay Times: First train of BART’s new … [Read More...]

California Water News for January 19, 2018

Associated Press: Biggest storm of winter could bring 2 feet of snow to Sierra Accuweather: Southern California to face low mudslide risk as … [Read More...]

Energy News for January 19, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Oil Output Expected to Surpass Saudi Arabia, Rivaling Russia for Top Spot The Wall Street Journal: Venezuela's Oil … [Read More...]

Featured Member

Featured Member: Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP

Since formation of the Bay Planning Coalition in 1982 – in fact, during its formation – the lawyers of Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP have played outsized roles in the Coalition and its activities. John Briscoe joined with a band of Bay Area business and civic leaders, among them Charlie Roberts, Frank Boerger, Angelo Syracusa, and Bill Dutra, […]


BPC is excited to announce the release of its latest white paper, Shoreline Restoration/Resiliency Projects in SF Bay: An Opportunity for Improving Regulatory Efficiency. This paper was developed by the Sustainable Waterfronts Committee and led by primary authors Gary Oates and Priya Finnemore of ESA (Environmental Science Associates). Recognizing the need for a more expeditious, yet effective, permitting process for integrated restoration/resiliency projects for our Bay shorelines, this paper looks at the current state of permitting in the region, as well as others, and lays out a number of recommendations for improving regulatory efficiency.

Click here to read the paper.