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   This full day event brings together leaders in industry, commerce and regional planning and infrastructure from across the wider Bay Area to discuss key policy issues affecting […]

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 […]

BPC Receives Guidance from NOAA on Problematic Sea Lion Encounters

BPC’s Marinas & Boatyards Committee coordinated and participated in a conference call with the Protected Resources Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for guidance on addressing problematic encounters with sea lions. Committee members took this opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Marine Mammal Protection Act as it related to […]

Comment Letter to EPA Regarding Uncertainties in Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Estuarine/Marine Water Quality Criteria for Copper 2016

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft Aquatic Life Ambient Estuarine/Marine Water Quality Criteria for Copper on July 29, 2016, for a 60-day public comment period. In short, the updated criteria aims to adopt new copper  standards to protect aquatic life, particularly in and around coastal harbors and marinas, by using the Biotic Ligand Model […]

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 […]

BPC Joins In Letter to SWRCB Regarding Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials

In a letter addressed to the State Water Resources Control Board on August 18, 2016, BPC joined a coalition of organizations to comment on the Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials to Waters of the State (“Procedures”), formerly known as the Wetland and Riparian Protection Policy. The letter addresses stakeholders’ concerns, including vague […]

BIA Bay Area & BPC Files Reply In Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari Regarding Green Sturgeon Critical Habitat

This morning, a reply in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit was filed with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of petitioners Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) and Building Industry Association of the Bay Area (BIA Bay Area) versus the United States […]

BPC Opposes Senate Bill 1387 in Letter to Bay Area Delegation

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) sent a formal letter to all Bay Area Assemblymembers voicing our opposition to Senate Bill 1387 (SB 1387). The bill, introduced by Senators De León, Allen, and Lara, compromises local control of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). If it passes, it would pose a threat […]

East Bay Times Commentary on Proposition 53 by BPC CEO John A. Coleman

Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) opposes Proposition 53, a measure on California’s ballot this November. Also known as the “Cortopassi Initiative”, Prop 53 would require voter approval before the state could issue funds in public infrastructure bonds that require increases in taxes or fees for repayment.  Hear what our CEO has to say about Proposition 53 in the news […]