In support of BPC’s broader advocacy goals, this committee is focused on legislation and policies related to economic and environmental sustainability in the Bay region. From identifying potential funding opportunities to discussing impacts of pending legislation, the Government Affairs Committee is planning to have a productive 2022 year. The committee thrives on continued discussions that highlight new focuses and is supported by the contributions of hosted speakers, committee members, and organizations connected to BPC.
Government Affairs Committee Policy Goals:
- Support legislation of benefit to BPC members.
- Utilize BPC’s advocacy potential to promote positive outcomes for policies of concern.
- Develop a strong committee membership of varying interests to provide well-informed information.
- Amara Morrison, Fennemore Wendel LLP
- Christian Marsh, Downey Brand
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If you are interested in participating in the Government Affairs Committee or have other questions associated with this committee, please contact Sophie Douglas.
- Governor Newsom Presents $300.7 Billion Blueprint Paving the California Way ForwardAs global inflation and war in Europe drive up costs across the country, California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing a $300.7 billion budget to provide relief from rising inflation, ensure public safety, address homelessness, transform public education, and combat climate change. The Governor’s California Blueprint includes an $18.1 billion inflation relief package to get money […]
- ENS Resources Federal Report – 05/20/22Water Efficiency Legislation Introduced in Senate As unrelenting drought conditions in the western U.S. continue and predictions of an unprecedented third year of La Nina conditions, Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Representative Jerry McNerney (D-CA) introduced the Water Efficiency, Conservation and Sustainability Act. Under the bill, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) would provide federal assistance to […]
- ENS Federal Report – April 8th 2022Senate Subcommittee Kicks Off FY 23 Spending Proposal Hearing This past week, Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Energy and Water convened to review the Biden funding request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). Testifying before Chairman Dianne Feinstein and her subcommittee members were Mike Connor, Assistant […]
- ENS Resources: Washington Policy Update 03/11/22Facing a March 11 deadline to approve a final $1.5 trillion fiscal year 2022 spending bill that would be the first full Biden budget becoming law, the House and Senate voted to send the Omnibus Appropriations Bill to the president for enactment in the early hours of March 11. The Senate approved the measure with sixty-three votes, […]
- WETA Awarded Grant to Build Electric FerrySAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) today announced that it has been awarded $3.4 million by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to build a zero-emission, electric ferry to connect San Francisco’s growing Treasure Island and Mission Bay neighborhoods. “With this new funding, WETA will be able to […]