Sea Level Rise & Shoreline Adaptation: Lessons from the Bay Area
Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CDT
San Francisco, CA, United States
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This panel will serve to “bridge the gap” between CEQA practitioners and technical experts statewide, by focusing on cutting-edge developments in planning for shoreline adaptation to combat sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay Area. Panelists will provide multiple perspectives on the complex and nuanced issues that must be addressed at the planning level when conducting environmental review of shoreline development, and will share their recommendations concerning best practices for addressing this critical topic. The multifaceted, moderated panel will include the following viewpoints: regulatory agency (Marc Zeppetello, J.D., Chief Counsel for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission), local government planning (Lina Velasco, Senior Planner at City of Richmond), coastal engineer (Matt Brennan, Ph.D, P.E., Senior Engineering Hydrologist at Environmental Science Associates), CEQA consultant (Christy Herron, M.C.P., AICP, Senior Managing Associate at Environmental Science Associates), and attorney for lead agencies and project applicants (Donald Sobelman, J..D., Partner at Downey Brand LLP, who will function as moderator). Following a moderator-provided background overview (10 minutes), each panelist will contribute their viewpoint, focusing on “lessons learned” from recent planning efforts in the Bay Area, in dialogue with the moderator (15 minutes each; total 60 minutes). Q&A with- moderator facilitated discussion will follow (20 minutes).
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