AB 388 Advances to Senate Committees

On March 13th, BPC joined a letter in support of Assembly Bill 388. AB 388 would allow wetland restoration projects involving the beneficial reuse of dredged material to be eligible for funds under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. AB 388 unanimously passed through the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Appropriations and is now in […]

BPC Marinas & Boatyards Committee Advances Partnership with BCDC

BPC and select members of its Marinas & Boatyards Committee met with the San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission’s (BCDC) Regulatory and Planning divisions this month to discuss the current status and trends of the Bay Area’s boating industry. Committee members presented data on industry size, market demand, and berth pricing, among other items. […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Consider San Francisco Bay Area as Potential Beneficial Use Pilot Program Site Under Section 1122 of the WIIN Act

On February 9th, BPC in collaboration with California State Coastal Conservancy, Save The Bay, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and The Bay Institute, sent a joint letter to top officials at the Department of the Army and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to request that the San Francisco Bay Area […]

BPC Joins Coalition Opposing AB 378

Following approval by the Board of Directors at their May 17th meeting, BPC has joined a coalition of organizations opposing AB 378, a California State Assembly bill that effectively directs the California Air Resources Board to move California from the cost-effective methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creates a complicated regulatory regime of costly […]

BPC Submits Comment Letter on Plan Bay Area 2040 Draft Plan

BPC’s Legislative & Policy and Resources & Infrastructure committees held a joint meeting in May to learn more about the Plan Bay Area 2040 Draft Plan (“the Plan”) that was recently released. During this meeting, BPC members received a presentation about the Plan from an MTC staff member and had the opportunity to engage in thoughtful […]

Bay Planning Coalition Names Sam Schuchat as 2017 Frank C. Boerger Award Recipient

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017   Bay Planning Coalition Names Sam Schuchat as 2017 Frank C. Boerger Award Recipient Head of California State Coastal Conservancy will be recognized as part of BPC’s Spring Summit event in Oakland on May 11 Oakland, CA – (April 13, 2017): Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) is pleased to […]

BPC CEO John Coleman Offers Perspective on End of Drought with Phil Matier on KPIX Channel 5 News

This past Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown at long last announced the end of the 6-year drought, lifting the emergency measures put into place in 2014. But since much of California was already out of a drought months ago, many are left asking why the governor waited this long to act. BPC CEO John Coleman joined CBS San Francisco’s Phil Matier on his segment “Matier in the […]

BPC 2017 Spring Summit

Please join Bay Planning Coalition for our    2017 SPRING SUMMIT Uncharted Waters: Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty   Thursday, May 11 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Oakland Scottish Rite Center   RESOURCES Agenda Recordings Polling Results Presentation Slides   This full day event brings together leaders in industry, commerce and regional planning and infrastructure from across the wider Bay […]

BPC Begins Process of Developing State Dredging and Beneficial Reuse Legislation

A subcommittee of Bay Planning Coalition members from the Dredging & Beneficial Reuse and Legislative & Policy Committees has met several times to develop a proposal for state legislation that would und a study to quantify the economic and environmental benefits of dredging and beneficial reuse in the State of California and to analyze the […]

BPC Continues Advocacy Regarding WIIN Act Implementation

In January, BPC signed a joint letter (with four other organizations) to Senators Feinstein and Harris and Representatives Denham and Garamendi regarding the implementation of the recently signed Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN, or WRDA 2016). On February 9 the same coalition of Bay Planning Coalition, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission […]