Climate Change Bay Plan Amendment

On October 6, 2011, BCDC unanimously approved an amendment to the San Francisco Bay Plan to address climate change. These findings and policies have been incorporated into the Bay Plan and are now in effect.

New Sea Level Rise Policies Fact Sheet

Why BCDC amended the San Francisco Bay Plan to address sea level rise

Bay Plan Amendment No.1-08 - Adopted on October 6, 2011

Final Background Report: Living with a Rising Bay

Draft Staff Report. Living With A Rising Bay: Vulnerability And Adaptation In San Francisco Bay And On the Shoreline. April 7, 2009 cover

The Background Report, Living With A Rising Bay: Vulnerability And Adaptation In San Francisco Bay And On the Shoreline [ 15MB ] (As approved on October 6, 2011 ), identifies vulnerabilities in the Bay Area’s economic and environmental systems, as well as the potential impacts of climate change on public health and safety. The background report provides the basis for all versions of the proposed findings and policies concerning climate change.


Public Hearings, Public Workshops and Meeting Materials

Approaching the Vote: Latest Schedule of Public Meetings

Public Hearing - September 1, 2011 Commission Meeting

Public Hearing - July 21, 2011 Commission Meeting

  • Proposed Language Based on June 2, 2011 Public Workshop [ 446KB ] ( June 30, 2011 )
  • Minutes

    Public Workshop - June 2, 2011 Commission Meeting

    Public Workshop - May 19, 2011 Commission Meeting

    Public Hearing - April 21, 2011 Commission Meeting

    Public Hearing - December 16, 2010 Commission Meeting

    Public Hearing - December 2, 2010 Commission Meeting

    Public Hearing - November 18, 2010 Commission Meeting

    Public Hearing - November 4, 2010 Commission Meeting

  • Public Hearing - November 2, 2010 Special Commission Meeting

    Public Workshop - October 29, 2010

    Public Hearing - October 21, 2010 Commission Meeting

    Public Hearing - October 7, 2010 Commission Meeting

    Public Workshop - December 3, 2009 Commission Meeting

    Public Hearing - November 5, 2009 Commission Meeting

    September 15-17, 2009 Public Workshops

    • Summary of Public Workshops [ 298KB] held throughout the Bay Area to get public input on the proposed San Francisco Bay Plan amendment addressing sea level rise (October 1, 2009)
  • Public Hearing - May 7, June 4 and July 16, 2009 Commission Meetings
  • KQED's QUEST: Rough Waters for Sea Level Rise Planning