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California Water News for February 20, 2018

Union Democrat: California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters Mercury News: Coldest temperatures of the year blanket Bay Area, with a … [Read More...]

Transportation News for February 20, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Editorial: To add housing, California must rethink transportation  San Francisco Chronicle: Poll says SF voters like … [Read More...]

Energy News for February 20, 2018

Bloomberg: Israel to Export Natural Gas to Egypt in $15 Billion Deal Houston Chronicle: FERC may rethink pipeline permits when LNG is headed … [Read More...]

Featured Member

Featured Member: Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP

Since formation of the Bay Planning Coalition in 1982 – in fact, during its formation – the lawyers of Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP have played outsized roles in the Coalition and its activities. John Briscoe joined with a band of Bay Area business and civic leaders, among them Charlie Roberts, Frank Boerger, Angelo Syracusa, and Bill Dutra, […]


BPC is excited to announce the release of its latest white paper, Shoreline Restoration/Resiliency Projects in SF Bay: An Opportunity for Improving Regulatory Efficiency. This paper was developed by the Sustainable Waterfronts Committee and led by primary authors Gary Oates and Priya Finnemore of ESA (Environmental Science Associates). Recognizing the need for a more expeditious, yet effective, permitting process for integrated restoration/resiliency projects for our Bay shorelines, this paper looks at the current state of permitting in the region, as well as others, and lays out a number of recommendations for improving regulatory efficiency.

Click here to read the paper.