BPC Opposes Senate Bill 1387 in Letter to Bay Area Delegation

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) sent a formal letter to all Bay Area Assemblymembers voicing our opposition to Senate Bill 1387 (SB 1387). The bill, introduced by Senators De León, Allen, and Lara, compromises local control of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). If it passes, it would pose a threat […]

East Bay Times Commentary on Proposition 53 by BPC CEO John A. Coleman

Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) opposes Proposition 53, a measure on California’s ballot this November. Also known as the “Cortopassi Initiative”, Prop 53 would require voter approval before the state could issue funds in public infrastructure bonds that require increases in taxes or fees for repayment.  Hear what our CEO has to say about Proposition 53 in the news […]

BPC Joins in Letter to Request Extended Public Comment Period for Proposed Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials to Waters of the State

In a formal e-mail to the Chair and Executive Director of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board), Bay Planning Coalition joined with other organizations to request that the State Board conduct additional outreach and extend the public comment period in regards to the Proposed Amendments to the California Ocean Plan and Inland Surface […]

BPC attends the scoping meeting for Eden Landing phase 2

BPC attends the scoping meeting for Eden Landing phase 2 to promote the beneficial use of clean dredged sediment in the project. Click HERE to learn more.

Letter to San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board on Proposed RMP Fees

Letter to San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board on Proposed RMP Fees Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) represents the dredging community of San Francisco Bay and is working with the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) to find an agreeable option that alters the Regional Monitoring Program’s (RMP) fee structure for dredgers in order to make […]

BPC Letter to Bay Area Delegation on Long-Term Water Conservation and Management Strategy

The Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) submitted a formal letter to all Assembly and Senate members of the Bay Area to request advocacy for a more sustainable approach to water conservation that complements the critical plans for and local investments in water supply reliability actions needed to meet California’s 21st century water needs. In regards to the State […]

BPC Letter in Support of H.R. 4615

The Bay Planning Coalition supports U.S. Representative Jared Huffman’s sponsorship of H.R. 4615, the Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act. H.R. 4615 would amend the Internal Revenue Service Code to exclude water conservation, efficiency and storm water management rebates from local water agencies to their ratepayers from being considered part of the recipients’ gross income for […]

BPC Letter In Support of FASTLANE Grant Program

The Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) sent a letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx of the United States Department of Transportation in support of the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for Long-term Achievements of National Efficencies, or FASTLANE, grant program. BPC is a nonprofit member organization that advocates for sustainable commerce, industry, infrastructure, recreation and the […]

BPC Letter in Support of Petition for Review: San Francisco Baykeeper v. CA State Lands Commission et al.

Bay Planning Coalition, in collaboration with the California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference, and the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, developed a letter in support of petition for review in the case of San Francisco Baykeeper, Inc. v. California State Lands Commission et al.  Read the full letter by clicking here.

2015 BPC Joint WRRDA Letter

Bay Planning Coalition, in collaboration with the California State Coastal Conservancy, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Save The Bay, and the Bay Institute, developed a joint WRRDA letter to the Senate and House of Representatives members of the Committee on Appropriations to advocate for the full funding of the Water Resources and Research Development Act […]