Bay Planning Coalition
2016 Work Plan
The 2016 Work Plan reflects the discussion, actions, and refinement from efforts implemented in 2015 and the discussion from the 2015 Strategic Planning Retreat, which took place on October 18-October 20, 2016. The work plan addresses six strategic priorities identified as overarching goals and objectives for BPC for 2016: Policy Implementation and Advocacy; Education and Outreach; Organizational Development; Board Engagement; Membership; and Science. Federal Policy. BPC keeps careful watch over federal water and energy appropriations that affect the San Francisco Bay and its watershed. Current topics of focus include: the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016; the Harbor Maintenance Trust; and ongoing issues including EPA rulings, alternative energy initiatives and the national infrastructure crisis. State and Regional Policy. BPC is actively involved in regional and state politics; monitoring and forming strategic partnerships with key agencies and other organizations. Areas of focus include: permitting and other land use issues; the Long Term Management Strategy for Dredged Material in the San Francisco Bay (LTMS); the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) Regional Monitoring Program (RMP); general issues related to the economic vitality of the Bay Area; and sea level rise.
The Work Program is a living document that will be routinely updated to reflect changes in legislation, regulations, rulemaking, court decisions, and economic trends. The 2016 Work Plan will be reviewed and adjusted as appropriate during the year to meet the demands and needs of our membership.