BPC Event Brings Together Regional Resilience Leaders

This month Bay Planning Coalition co-hosted a convening of the region’s leading resilience stakeholders for an important briefing and discussion with the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) about the crucial findings of their recently released report analyzing how the state can support local sea level rise adaptation efforts. The report, Preparing for Rising Seas: How the State Can Help Support Local Coastal Adaptation Efforts, highlights the challenges local governments face, including funding constraints, limited technical capacity, permitting delays, and the lack of political urgency to respond to a slow moving threat. The report calls on the state to support local collaborative efforts to adapt to sea level rise by fostering regional-scale adaptation, providing funding and technical assistance for projects, and enhancing public awareness of sea level risks and impacts. Bay Planning Coalition looks forward to continuing to partner with state and local agencies to help the region adapt to sea level rise.