Experts Assess the Impacts of Climate Change on California Land Use Law at BPC’s CEQA Update

Lawyers, planners, and land use policy experts alike gathered on Tuesday, October 17th for Bay Planning Coalition’s CEQA Update: Climate Change & Hot Topics Review. One of BPC’s signature annual events, the CEQA Update provides a forum for experts to engage with stakeholders on compelling updates to the California Environmental Quality Act and California land use law in […]

Sharing Knowledge: Spring Summit Insights Presented to LTMS Management Committee

While BPC’s 2017 Spring Summit has come to end, certainly the topics of conversation that participants engaged in during the conference are still at the forefront of issues being faced by many organizations in the region and  the region as a whole. Today, we continued to share insights from the Spring Summit with a presentation […]

BPC Voices Concerns, Recommendations on Dredging Study Presented to RMP

In 2016, the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s (SFEI) Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) approached Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) to receive input on developing the program’s dredger fee schedule for 2017-2019. As an organization that was founded on dredging issues in San Francisco Bay and a representative of the dredging industry in the region, BPC was excited […]

BPC Hosts Another Successful Spring Summit

Wrapping up with over 200 registrants, over 40 sponsors, and an unparalleled lineup of speakers and moderators, we are pleased to report that the 2017 BPC Spring Summit was another successful one. This year’s Spring Summit, our signature annual event, was held May on 11th at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. Following a theme of […]

Staying Afloat: San Francisco Bay Marinas Face Unique Challenges

Despite being one of the nation’s premier boating regions, San Francisco Bay is seeing a decline in its number of marinas. Five have closed in the last ten years, all in the South Bay, and two more are expected to shut down in the near future. The decline in marinas has also coincided with the […]

With the Annual Spring Summit Less than a Week Away, BPC is Poised for a Day of Engaging Conversations on the Region’s Most Critical Issues

What is the state of the regulatory landscape? What are the threats facing our region and how can we address them when so much is changing? Considering all of these challenges and risks, how do we even start to prioritize our efforts and resources? These questions and more will be addressed this upcoming Thursday, May […]

HayWired Scenario Seeks to Improve Planning and Preparedness for the Next Big One

What if a magnitude 7.0 earthquake happens on the Hayward fault starting under Oakland, California, on 4/18/18 at 4:18 pm? That is the question guiding the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) HayWired project, which is taking an in-depth look at the scenario posed above. Stakeholders from across the Bay Area, including Bay Planning Coalition (BPC), met […]

MTC and ABAG release Plan Bay Area 2040 Draft Plan

This week, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) released a full Draft Plan for the Plan Bay Area 2040 project. The Draft Plan and all related information about the project can be accessed here.   Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) staff member Brianne Riley attended a meeting led by MTC on Tuesday, […]

Spotlight on Emerging Environmental Risks for the San Francisco Bay

This week Bay Planning Coalition held a sold out Expert Briefing event on Emerging Environmental Risks for the San Francisco Bay Area. (The agenda and presentation slides are available here.)   Below is a recap of the topics addressed by the three expert panelists: Robert Battalio, Environmental Science Associates Scott B. Birkey, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Ed Morales, […]

BPC to Sign National Letter in Support of NOAA Coastal Zone Management Program

President Trump’s recently proposed budget for 2018 cuts funding to over a dozen federal agencies and departments. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, State Department, and Agriculture Department would experience the deepest reductions at 31%, 29%, and 21%, respectively. Furthermore, the proposed budget would completely eliminate funding to 19 agencies. If the cuts in President Trump’s proposed […]