Planning and Paying for Resilience in San Mateo County

Planning and Paying for Resilience in San Mateo County
We have partnered with the Stanford Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford Department of Geophysics, Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative and the Sustainable Urban Systems Initiative at Stanford on flooding and sea level rise research and policy analysis. Please join us to hear presentations on key findings and recommendations for San Mateo County on how to reduce vulnerability and pay for solutions that protect us from future impacts.
Date: Friday, Dec 8
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Location: City of San Mateo Library, Oak Room, 55 W 3rd Ave, San Mateo

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Flood and Sea Level Rise Assessment of San Mateo County’s Bayshore
A team of students from Stanford’s “Disasters, Decisions, Development in Sustainable Urban Systems Course” will present interactive maps and visual insights from their flood and sea level rise assessment of San Mateo County’s bayshore from Burlingame to East Palo Alto. The students’ research has focused on quantifying the direct economic losses to structures and properties and understanding the indirect socioeconomic losses communities are at risk to incur from coastal and fluvial flooding. The presentation will also communicate insights gained from interactions with community stakeholders and recommended key areas for investment and intervention. 
Paying for Climate Adaptation in San Mateo County
Students from Stanford’s Public Policy Practicum Program will present on sea level rise, flooding, and stormwater management funding and financing options for San Mateo County that could include public and private grants, assessment districts, property related fees, impact fees, and tax-free bonds. The students have analyzed the fit between various types of adaptation projects and different funding sources, considering factors such eligibility requirements, political feasibility and funding availability. The presentation will include recommended funding and financing sources for key project types, and steps San Mateo County and its cities should take to pursue project funding.  
Sea Change SMC Team