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 […]

Sand Mining Litigation Update

Arielle O. Harris of Downey Brand LLP provided an update at the February 21st BPC Board of Directors meeting on the Sand Mining Litigation. The case involves a challenge by San Francisco Baykeeper, Inc. of leases to submerged lands in San Francisco Bay issued in 2012 by the California State Lands Commission (SLC) to private […]

State Water Board Anticipates Revised Draft for Waters of the State Procedures to be Released in May

BPC CEO John Coleman participated in a conference call on February 16th updating interested stakeholders on the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) proposal to include a “State Wetlands Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State” in the forthcoming Water Quality Control Plan for Inland […]

BPC Signs onto Bay Area Council Letter to California Water Commission

BPC has officially signed onto a letter authored by the Bay Area Council to the California Water Commission expressing concerns with the draft Public Benefits Ratios released for Proposition 1 support-eligible projects. Having found that the draft ratios would only allocate $1.7 billion of the $2.7 billion approved by Proposition 1, the Bay Area Council […]

BPC Convenes Congressional Meeting to Discuss Dredging for Richmond Outer Harbor & Pinole Shoal Channels

BPC has been working with key regulatory agencies and stakeholders to understand the limited dredging schedule that was implemented for the Richmond Outer Harbor channel and subsequently the Pinole Shoal channel in 2017. On February 1st, Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier (District 11) and Mike Thompson (District 5) convened a meeting with BPC and key stakeholders, including: U.S. […]

BPC Endorses 2018 California Water Bond

At its meeting on February 21st, the BPC Board of Directors voted to officially endorse the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of the 2018 (Water Bond). This bond, which will appear on the California state ballot this November, will provide $8.877 billion for water supply and infrastructure efforts, including but not limited to wastewater […]