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. […]

BCDC Scheduled Commission Meetings for February 19, 2015 and March 5, 2015 have been Cancelled

BCDC has given Notice for February 19, 2015 and March 5, 2015 cancelled Commission Meetings. Find information about BCDC, the Bay, and other issues relevant to the Commission at http://www.bcdc.ca.gov/cm/2015/0206Supplemental.shtml You may also find information about BCDC Commission meetings at any time on their website at http://www.bcdc.ca.gov/cm/cm_mtng.shtml If you have questions or concerns about BCDC activities, please […]

California Regional Economic Outlook – February 2015

California’s robust expansion continued in 2014 with improving labor market conditions, rising personal incomes, a strong housing sector recovery, and a well-balanced state budget. Nonfarm payrolls in California grew faster than the national average during the last three years, surpassing the state’s pre-Great Recession peak by 194,100 jobs in December 2014. The state added 320,300 […]

Transportation News for February 18, 2015

Bill to require bike helmets intrigues but needs work San Francisco Chronicle BART to develop technology to protect trackside workers from trains Contra Costa Times Dick Spotswood: How many bicyclists will ride across Richmond bridge? Marin Independent Journal POLITICO Morning Transportation for 2/18/2015  By Heather Caygle, With help from Kathryn A. Wolfe and Kevin Robillard BIDEN, […]

West Coast Port Woes could Hurt U.S. Companies for Months

Bloomberg: West Coast port woes could hurt U.S. companies for months  

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment for Caltrans Amendments

State Water Resources Control Board: Attached here is a Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the proposed Amendment to Statewide Storm Water Permit for State of California Department of Transportation Proposed Revision of Areas of Special Biological Significance Priority Discharge Monitoring Locations. In the Notice you will also find a link to the proposed amendments […]

Naval Station Treasure Island Communications

The Agenda for the February 17, 2015 Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting has been posted on the Navy BRAC website: February 17, 2015 Treasure Island RAB Agenda The First Five-Year Review document has also been posted: December 2014 First Five-Year Review   Additional information about the former NS Treasure Island