Exciting Updates on BPC’s Upcoming Events!

Announcing a Keynote Speaker at the 2014 DMC
and a new Expert at the Abandoned Vessels Enforcement Briefing!
Plus- A reminder about our Members-Only Reception with BCDC

We are thrilled to announce a Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Decision Makers Conference:

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Mr. John Englander, author of the best-selling book “High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis”



Mr. Englander adds valuable expertise and perspective on this timely issue to our growing lineup of all-star speakers, including Congressman Eric Swalwell, Congressman John Garamendi, Secretary of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross, and many more.

Don’t miss your chance to hear what local, regional and national leaders and experts have to say about topics such as:

  • Agriculture, trade and the drought
  • Rising sea level, adaption and resiliency
  • The changing use of our Bay Area shoreline
  • The maritime economy
  • Updates from Washington

…and much more

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Expert Briefing: Abandoned Vessels Enforcement

Abandoned vessels pose a danger to navigation and to the environment. Abandoning a vessel is illegal under California law, with penalties including stiff fines, liens on property, and even jail time. Enforcing abandonment laws, however, is tricky. Who has the jurisdiction? Who has the manpower? Where does the funding come from? How do you track down the perpetrators?

Join us at a Bay Planning Coalition Expert Briefing to hear from 5 experts on these important issues.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014
  • 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Port of Oakland Second Floor Board Room, 530 Water Street, Oakland, CA

Featured Experts:

            Commander Don Montoro, US Coast Guard
            Peter Pelkofer, California State Lands Commission
            Sara Goldsmith, Environmental Protection Agency
            Adrienne Klein, Bay Conservation and Development Commission
            *just added!* Officer Jim Gordon, Oakland Police Department


BPC’s Expert Briefings are designed to be affordable and easy to attend over a long lunch break. They are excellent networking and educational opportunities.

We’ll provide lunch – you bring the questions!

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And finally…

Bay Planning Coalition Members:
Please join us next week for a paid-members-only wine and cheese reception with Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Staff and Commissioners

Stop by after work to enjoy this opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow BPC members and BCDC leadership

  • Monday, March 24, 2014
  • 5:00-7:00
  • BPC Offices – 1970 Broadway, Suite 940, Oakland, CA
  • Suggested donation: $10

RSVP by emailing us or giving us a call at (510) 768-8310