BPC Submits Support Letter for the Bay Restoration Regulatory Interagency Team

On May 25 BPC submitted a Letter to the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA) in support of the proposed Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) and its accompanying Bay Restoration Policy and Management Team (BRPMT). With the BRRIT and accompanying BRPMT, SFBRA has the opportunity to improve the permitting process and policies for multi-benefit […]

BPC Joins Call to Action for State Investment in San Francisco Bay Wetlands Restoration

On May 2 BPC joined a coalition of Bay Area organizations to call on Assembly Members Phil Ting and Richard Bloom and Senators Holly Mitchell and Bob Wieckowski to include robust funding in the state legislature’s 2018 budget for critical wetlands restoration in San Francisco Bay. Seeking $50 million, this investment by the state would […]

DMMO Announces 2018 Dredging Plans for Richmond Outer Harbor

At the Dredged Material Management Office’s meeting on May 23, it was announced that the Richmond Outer Harbor will be dredged to a limited degree in 2018 despite initial concerns that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) would not undertake any dredging of the area in 2018. The USACE’s application for the project states […]

Waters of the State Update

BPC has been closely monitoring the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) development of new proposed Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State, for inclusion in the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters and Enclosed Bays and Estuaries and Ocean Waters of California. We originally […]

WRDA 2018 Legislation Introduced in House, Passes Unanimously in Senate Committee

On May 22 the U.S. Senate’s version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018), known in the Senate as America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, passed unanimously in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s leaders introduced the bipartisan WRDA 2018 legislation on May […]

Outgoing Port of Redwood City Director Named BPC 2018 Frank C. Boerger Award Recipient

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2018   Bay Planning Coalition Names Michael J. Giari as 2018 Frank C. Boerger Award Recipient Outgoing Director of Port of Redwood City to be recognized as part of BPC’s Spring Summit event in Oakland on May 11   Oakland, CA – (April 25, 2018): Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) […]

BPC 2018 Spring Summit

Please join Bay Planning Coalition for our  2018 SPRING SUMMIT Shaping the Bay: Protecting Our Shoreline Assets Friday, May 11 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Oakland Scottish Rite Center RESOURCES Agenda Video Recordings Polling Results Presentation Slides – Conversation 1 Presentation Slides – Conversation 2    This full day event brings together leaders in industry, commerce and regional […]

John Coleman Travels to DC to Support BPC Interests

BPC CEO John Coleman was in Washington, D.C. in early March, and he met with members of Congress, their staff, and senior United States Army Corps of Engineers officials. While there, John also delivered letters inviting Congressmen Denham, DeSaulnier, Garamendi and Thompson to be on a Congressional Panel at BPC’s upcoming Spring Summit to discuss […]

BPC Submits Letter of Support for Coastal Conservancy’s Beneficial Use Pilot Program Proposal

On February 9, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) opened solicitation for proposals for the beneficial use of dredged material pilot program pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. Under the program, ten pilot project sites will be selected to maximize the beneficial placement of dredged material from […]

Support for AB 2578 Seawall Improvements

On April 4, 2018, BPC submitted a letter of support for Assembly Bill 2578 (AB 2578) introduced by Assemblymember Chiu and co-authored by Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Ting. Click here to read BPC’s support letter. AB 2578 Infrastructure financing districts: City and County of San Francisco would provide a mechanism for the State to contribute funds […]