Public Workshops on Rising Sea Level

April 20, 2017

Commissioners, Alternates, and the public will participate in the seventh workshop of the Rising Sea Level Workshop Series. The Rising Sea Level Workshop Series is designed to scope the implementation of the eight regional actions approved by the Commission on October 6, 2016. Workshop seven will focus on Action 5, which is “Change existing laws, policies and regulations to more fully consider the local and regional impacts of rising sea levels in permitting and decision-making processes as needed” and is an outgrowth of the Bay Fill Working Group and Policies for a Rising Bay Project work. In implementing this action, the Working Group and staff will highlight some of that work on specific issues that may result in a San Francisco Bay Plan amendment. Participants in the workshop will learn about policy issues associated with permitting projects that are resilient to rising sea level as well as help us to develop possible visions for the future Bay. Learn more...

March 16, 2017

The Commission will receive a staff briefing on Workshop 5 of the Rising Sea Level Workshop Series, including the ideas, recommendations, questions and comments that were raised by the participants and the next steps for scoping the Regional Adaptation Plan. Learn more...


December 1, 2016

Commission Public Workshop 5

How to Implement Rising Sea Level Policy Recommendations? Commissioners, Alternates, and members of the public will hear a staff presentation on the proposed timeline for implementing the rising sea level recommendations approved on October 6, 2016 and then participate in a workshop to identify options for implementing the recommendations in a way that will increase the resilience of the Bay Area’s shoreline communities and ecosystems. Learn more...

October 6, 2016

Discussion and Possible Vote Regarding Rising Sea Level Policy Options

Commissioners and Alternates will discuss, and may vote on, revised recommendations arising from the Commission’s working groups and three public workshops held earlier this year regarding rising sea level.  Commissioners first reviewed staff’s initial recommendations on May 19, 2016 and provided direction to staff regarding amendments to those proposed recommendations. Learn more...

May 19, 2016

Discussion and Possible Votes Regarding Rising Sea Level Policy Options

Commissioners and Alternates will discuss the findings and preliminary recommendations that have arisen from the first three workshops.  Most of the preliminary recommendations originated from the priorities identified in the third workshop and the comments, recommendations, and outcomes from all the workshops. Learn more...

April 7, 2016

Commission Workshop to Make Recommendations on BCDC’s Future Role as the Bay Area Adapts to Rising Sea Level

Commissioners, Alternates, and the public will participate in a workshop to review, discuss, and make recommendations regarding BCDC’s role in assisting, planning, and implementing Bay Area rising sea level adaptation projects and programs. Learn more...

March 3, 2016

Commission Workshop on Regional Planning in the Bay Area and BCDC’s Role in that Process

Commissioners, Alternates, and the public will participate in a workshop to review and discuss regional planning processes and initiatives in the Bay Area, and BCDC’s participation in them, with regard to the Commission’s work on rising sea level issues. Learn more...

January 21, 2016

Commission Workshop on Lessons Learned from San Francisco Bay Plan Climate Change Amendments Implementation

Commissioners, Alternates, and the public will participate in a workshop to review and discuss the Bay Plan’s Climate Change amendments approved almost five years ago. This will be the first in a series of workshops to be held monthly (or near monthly) to discuss policy issues relating to the Commission’s work on rising sea level issues. Learn more...