Notice of WETA Board of Directors Meeting and Workshop, Thursday, March 5, 2015

WETA Board Meeting Thursday, March 5, 2015  The next San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority Board of Directors meeting will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the WETA offices located at Pier 9, Suite 111 on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA. This meeting will be preceded by a Board […]

Feinstein, Boxer float bill to fund restoration of San Francisco Bay

Feinstein, Boxer float bill to fund restoration of San Francisco Bay By Debra Kahn, E&E reporter Published: Friday, February 27, 2015 California’s senators yesterday introduced a bill to fund restoration of San Francisco Bay activities. The “San Francisco Bay Restoration Act” would amend the Clean Water Act to require an annual list of restoration priorities […]

Bay Area Climate News – February 2015

February News from the Bay Area Climate & Energy Resilience Project  A Project of the Bay Area Joint Policy Committee   Sign up now for 2 great BACERP webinars on March 4 and 11. RSVP to bruce@bayareajpc.net. Ohmconnect: Getting Paid to Cut Pollution — Presentation and Q&A with Curtis Tongue, Co-Founder and Executive Director — March 4, 11am – […]

Transportation News for February 26, 2015

Berkeley study directly IDs climate change culprit San Francisco Chronicle Real estate fee, tax credits drive new affordable housing plan San Francisco Chronicle  For bicyclists, free parking station opens in downtown Oakland Oakland Tribune Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese unanimously elected as new MTC chair San Jose Mercury News Expert panel discusses Marin housing […]

Transportation News for February 24, 2015

San Jose Mercury News: Quinn: The Apple Car and why it’s not so crazy  San Jose Mercury News: California should back helmet law plan San Jose Mercury News: Toni Atkins: How California can improve its transportation infrastructure  Fairfield Daily Republic: County to host workshop on rising sea levels  Sacramento Bee: One day, we’ll wonder what all the fuss about high-speed […]

Port of Oakland Applauds Waterfront Contract Settlement

  P R E S S    R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Port of Oakland applauds waterfront contract settlement Urges effort to speed up the pace of global container trade   Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 20, 2015: The Port of Oakland this evening applauded the tentative agreement of a new longshore […]

SF Bay Restoration Authority — Governing Board Meeting 2/25/15 Schedule & Agenda

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Governing Board meeting is on Wednesday, 2/25/15, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, at the California State Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 11th Floor Conference Room, Oakland. The meeting agenda and agenda packet combined are attached. The agenda packet is now available online here.  Also see the meeting schedule for 2015.

Supplemental Board Agenda for Port of Oakland Board Meeting on February 26th

Click here to view the supplemental agenda for Port of Oakland’s Board Meeting on February 26, 2015. All of the resolutions and ordinance have been supplemented. To view a PDF of the agenda, please visit: http://www.portofoakland.com/about/legistar.aspx

Nature Conservancy White Paper – “New Prospects for Financing Natural Infrastructure.”

On February 13th, the Nature Conservancy’s California office released a white paper, “New Prospects for Financing Natural Infrastructure.”  The principal author is Mark Zimring.  The paper explores financing options for the “horizontal levee,” an innovative concept to protect San Francisco Bay from sea level rise and address other threats while providing multiple benefits, in part […]

Biggest Drop Since ’09 Hits U.S. Ports as West Coast Suffers

Biggest Drop Since ’09 Hits U.S. Ports as West Coast Suffers (Bloomberg) by Jeanna Smialek (Bloomberg) — A labor dispute at West Coast ports is dragging on industries from retail to manufacturing, creating a hurdle for the U.S. economic expansion. The union representing about 20,000 members in 29 ports has been locked in contract negotiations since May. […]