BPC Comments on Draft Report on Toxicity Reference Values for the San Francisco Bay

BPC was given the opportunity to review and comment on an internal draft document on Toxicity Reference Values (TRVs) being developed by San Francisco Estuary Institute prior to finalization. BPC highlighted that there were some limitations to the data and that if used inappropriately the TRVs that were developed would be overly conservative and ultimately […]

Draft Contra Costa County Renewable Resource Potential Study Published

Contra Costa County has published an updated draft of its Renewable Resource Potential Study; a project which BPC has been involved in as a stakeholder over the course of 2018. The study is meant to identify opportunities and potential public policy solutions for bringing more renewable energy to Contra Costa County. Final comments were collected […]

2018 Election: BPC Ballot Measure Outcomes

PROPOSITION 3: FAILED – 51.78% Voted No BPC Position: Yes Proposition 3, the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018, would have invested over $8 billion in California water infrastructure. While it failed statewide, it was successful in every Bay Area county other than Marin and Solano. PROPOSITION 6: FAILED – 56.44% Voted No BPC […]

Dredging and Beneficial Reuse Presentations

Click here for the presentation slides from our recent Dredging and Beneficial Reuse Workshop.

2018 Election: BPC Ballot Measure Positions

As we have covered in our previous newsletters, BPC has taken official positions on several measures on the November ballot: PROPOSITION 3: YES Proposition 3, the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018, will invest over $8 billion in California water infrastructure, including key categories like: safe drinking water, Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGMA) implementation, […]

BPC Engages on BCDC Environmental Justice Effort

On October 4, BPC staff member Brianne Riley attended the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) Environmental Justice Working Group meeting. Topics of discussion included a timeline update on the Environmental Justice and Social Equity Bay Plan Amendment and BCDC’s Bay Plan Policies Regarding Public Access. These are efforts that we plan to […]

USACE Releases 2018 NLAA Program Criteria

The San Francisco District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the USACE’s Sacramento District and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) California Coastal and Central Valley Divisions in NMFS’ West Coast Region has released the final version of its Proposed Additional Procedures and Criteria for Permitting Projects under a Programmatic […]

Governor Brown Signs Abandoned Vessels Bill Supported by BPC

On September 19, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2441 into law. This bill, sponsored by Assemblymember Jim Frazier, secures a necessary ongoing source of funding for the removal of commercial vessels that have been abandoned or left derelict in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Abandoned vessels and the issues related to them are key topics of […]

BPC Board of Directors Votes to Officially Oppose Proposition 6

At their meeting on Monday, September 17, the Bay Planning Coalition Board of Directors voted to take an official position against California statewide ballot measure Proposition 6, which will be on the ballot in November. According to the related entry on ballotpedia.org, Proposition 6 would “repeal the gas and diesel tax increases and vehicle fees […]

BPC Continues Advocacy Efforts on AB 617 Implementation

This month, BPC signed onto a second coalition letter spearheaded by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), which expresses some concerns and recommendations for the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Community Air Protection Blueprint. CARB approved the Community Air Protection Blueprint at its Board meeting on September 27. BPC has been, and continues to […]