With Tight Results, Californians Voice Opinions on State Measures

Earlier this fall, Bay Planning Coalition’s Board of Directors and Legislative & Policy Committee advised BPC on establishing positions on four critical state and local measures, which voters ultimately voiced their opinion on in last week’s election. We are happy to report that California and Bay Area residents have voted in accordance with all of […]

Potholed Bay Area Roads Ranked Worst in Nation

As SFGate reported this week, the Bay Area’s crumbling roads have been ranked as the worst of any urban region in the nation by Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group Think. According to Think’s study, “Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother,” 71% of the roads in the San Francisco […]

Bridging the Gap to Greater Beneficial Reuse Part I

October 28, 2016 If you spend some time navigating BPC’s website, you will see that we are involved in many activities related to dredging, water quality, energy and water supply, and transportation issues in the San Francisco Bay region. We have grown to house and facilitate seven Committees:  Sustainable Waterfronts, Dredging and Beneficial Reuse, Marinas […]

BPC Expert Briefing Reveals Mixed News About The Region’s Earthquake Preparedness

Bay Planning Coalition’s Expert Briefing: Earthquake Risk & Goods Movement in the Bay Area, held this Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport, featured several key experts from the region’s infrastructure community and a revealing discussion about how goods movement and transportation will be affected following a major earthquake.   Click here to see the agenda […]

Checking In on California’s Drought

Monday, October 17, 2016 This past weekend saw the season’s first storms for the Bay Area. Multiple storms passed through the region, resulting in moderate to heavy rainfall for different parts of the Bay Area from late Thursday to well into Sunday. Some cities, such as Oakland, Concord, and Hayward, received enough rain to exceed […]

4th Annual CEQA Update is a Success

Our annual CEQA Update Expert Briefing took place on Wednesday, October 5, at the Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean office in Oakland. The 4th event of its kind, the CEQA Update is an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on the topics of legislation and policy developments pertaining to land use in California, […]

Prop 53 Undermines Local Control

The Bay Planning Coalition officially opposes Proposition 53 (Voter Approval Requirement for Revenue Bonds over $2 Billion). If passed, Prop 53 would compromise local control of community infrastructure projects, placing some local projects at the mercy of a statewide vote. This means that residents of the Los Angeles area would be voting to approve funding […]

BPC Board Votes to Support Measure RR and Prop 67

This week Bay Planning Coalition’s (BPC) Board of Directors officially weighed in on three measures that will be on the ballot in November. BPC is supporting Measure RR, the BART Bond, and Prop 67, the Plastic Bag Ban Veto Referendum. We are opposing Prop 65, the Carryout Bag Change Initiative. We encourage everyone to read through the extensive voter information pamphlet that will be […]

Sea Level Rise: Call to Action for Region’s Tech Companies

A mid-range projection from the National Research Council estimates nearly three feet of sea level rise in the Bay by the year 2100. If such projections are realized, many built environments on the Bay’s shoreline are endangered of being flooded, including roads, sewage treatment plants, and airports. Measure AA, passed in June 2016 with 69% […]

California’s Dramatic Fire Season Roars Ahead

With USA Today reporting that there have already been 4,200 fires throughout the state of California this year, it comes as little surprise that, according to Southern California Public Radio, Cal Fire has already spent 40 percent of its firefighting budget for the year – a budget that was expanded to $165 million in anticipation […]