BCDC’s “Financing the Future Working Group” Takes a Closer Look at Insurance Solutions to Sea Level Rise

  On July 20, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) held its most recent Financing the Future Working Group meeting. The working group is one of several committees formed to address issues pertaining to sea level rise in the Bay Area. Presenters at the meeting featured representatives from Bay Planning Coalition member Marsh Risk […]

Bay Planning Coalition Cybersecurity Workshop Addresses Risks Facing Bay Area Businesses and Infrastructure

On Wednesday, June 28, Bay Planning Coalition held a workshop on Confronting Bay Area Cyber Risk, where experts in cybersecurity and information technology discussed the cybersecurity issues facing businesses and utilities in our region and the steps that organizations can take to address them.   Topics covered included:   What is a “cyber event”? Panelists discussed what counts […]

Industry and Community Stakeholders Show Out for Proposed Cap on GHG Emissions

More than 25 groups and 40 individuals gave public comments at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (Air District) June 21st Board meeting. While the Air District had several items on their agenda that morning, Directors and stakeholders spent over three hours considering a vote on adopting and certifying an Environmental Impact Report on […]

Sharing Knowledge: Spring Summit Insights Presented to LTMS Management Committee

While BPC’s 2017 Spring Summit has come to end, certainly the topics of conversation that participants engaged in during the conference are still at the forefront of issues being faced by many organizations in the region and  the region as a whole. Today, we continued to share insights from the Spring Summit with a presentation […]

BPC Voices Concerns, Recommendations on Dredging Study Presented to RMP

In 2016, the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s (SFEI) Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) approached Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) to receive input on developing the program’s dredger fee schedule for 2017-2019. As an organization that was founded on dredging issues in San Francisco Bay and a representative of the dredging industry in the region, BPC was excited […]

BPC Hosts Another Successful Spring Summit

Wrapping up with over 200 registrants, over 40 sponsors, and an unparalleled lineup of speakers and moderators, we are pleased to report that the 2017 BPC Spring Summit was another successful one. This year’s Spring Summit, our signature annual event, was held May on 11th at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. Following a theme of […]

Staying Afloat: San Francisco Bay Marinas Face Unique Challenges

Despite being one of the nation’s premier boating regions, San Francisco Bay is seeing a decline in its number of marinas. Five have closed in the last ten years, all in the South Bay, and two more are expected to shut down in the near future. The decline in marinas has also coincided with the […]

With the Annual Spring Summit Less than a Week Away, BPC is Poised for a Day of Engaging Conversations on the Region’s Most Critical Issues

What is the state of the regulatory landscape? What are the threats facing our region and how can we address them when so much is changing? Considering all of these challenges and risks, how do we even start to prioritize our efforts and resources? These questions and more will be addressed this upcoming Thursday, May […]

HayWired Scenario Seeks to Improve Planning and Preparedness for the Next Big One

What if a magnitude 7.0 earthquake happens on the Hayward fault starting under Oakland, California, on 4/18/18 at 4:18 pm? That is the question guiding the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) HayWired project, which is taking an in-depth look at the scenario posed above. Stakeholders from across the Bay Area, including Bay Planning Coalition (BPC), met […]

Latest OPC Report to Serve as Guidance for State and Local Planning Efforts Along California Shorelines

This week, the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) released their latest findings on sea level rise in a report entitled, “Rising Seas in California: An Update on Sea-Level Rise Science”. The OPC report was requested by the California Ocean Protection Council and the California Natural Resource Agency in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Planning and […]