2011 BPC Workshop Series Overview

The 2011 workshop series includes three half day workshops to provide a forum for constructive dialogue on Bay management topics that require conversation, collaboration and problem-solving.

Bay Planning Coalition is a leader in bringing key players together to develop solutions to keeping bay projects moving, and working to produce more jobs. Our efforts support our mission to ensure that commerce, recreation, and the natural environment thrive in the San Francisco Bay-Delta region.

Workshop 1: Thursday, July 21, 2011 Is California Prepared for the next Big Earthquake or Tsunami?

An in-depth discussion whether our state is prepared, if not, what are the economic impacts. How do we prepare for the unknown?

Workshop Sponsors: EBMUD, AMEC, Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP, Miller Starr Regalia, Port of Oakland, San Francisco Business Times, Cargill, URS, ESA, The Dutra Group, PG&E, Port of San Francisco

Workshop 2: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – Regional Government and Regulatory Agencies – Is This Going to Work for the Business Community? BAAQMB, BCDC, ABAG and MTC, it is more than alphabet soup. How do we assure that our business community can thrive with conflicting regulatory guidelines and rules? What are our rights?
URS Oakland

Workshop 2 Sponsors: Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP, Miller Starr Regalia, AMEC, Cargill, EBMUD, ESA, Port of Oakland, The Dutra Group, Environ International Corporation, BIA Bay Area, Chevron, Perkins Coie
Workshop 3: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 – LTMS and Nutrients: What Are The Implications for the Bay’s Future?

Is there a nutrient problem or is there likely to be in the near future?  If so, what are the issues or concerns? How do we develop disposal and reuse options to make dredging projects more efficient and cost-effective?  How do we address the impacts of changing regulations – National Marine Fisheries Service and Essential Fish Habitat?

URS Oakland

Workshop 3 Sponsors: Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP, Miller Starr Regalia, Port of Oakland, AMEC, Cargill, EBMUD, ESA, The Dutra Group, DMB, Chevron, Weston Solutions, Arcadis US, Moffatt & Nichol, Port of Redwood City, Santa Clara Water Authority, Great Lakes Dredging


Evaluate progress towards economic recovery in the Bay Area based on infrastructure construction of selected Bay Area projects (e.g. those funded by Proposition 1B, federal ARRA, TIGER, other)