4 edition of Economic issues in growth policy formulation for the San Francisco Bay Region. found in the catalog.
|Statement||Association of Bay Area Governments|
|Publishers||Association of Bay Area Governments|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 134 p. :|
|Number of Pages||90|
|2||Issue paper / Association of Bay Area Governments -- no. 5|
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Get book and read anywhere and anytime you want. But shoreline areas suitable for priority uses-ports, water-related industry, airports, wildlife refuges, and water-related recreation-exist only in limited amount, and should be reserved for these purposes.
The author did not receive any financial support from any firm or person for this article or from any firm or person with a financial or political interest in this article. Tidal marshes and tidal flats are particularly vulnerable to inundation from sea level rise, changes in sediment supply, and lack of migration space. Instead of increasing housing supply to accommodate household and employment growth, for example, many local governments slowed permitting over time.
Risk is a function of the likelihood of an impact occurring and the consequence of that impact. The strategy further recommends that the state should consider prohibiting projects that would place development in undeveloped areas already containing critical habitat, and those containing opportunities for tidal wetland restoration, habitat migration, or buffer zones. Public hearings must be held on all permit applications except those of a minor nature.
Many regional matters, such as air pollution control, regulation of water quality, planning and construction of waste disposal facilities, airport development, and regional transportation, are directly related to the future of the Bay.
Unlike land-based habitats, the Bay's subtidal areas are not easily divided into habitat classification categories. The Commission has appointed a Design Review Board made up of representatives of the design professions including architecture, landscape architecture, and engineering. The Commission considers consistency determinations and certifications in the same manner it considers permit applications. The Bay Delta Watershed is confronted by a wide range of challenges that are magnified and concentrated in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the heart of California's water system.
Applying and Amending the Bay Plan The McAteer-Petris Act specifies that the Commission may make amendments or other changes to all or any part of the Bay Plan consistent with provisions of the Act. To provide for the restoration of Bay wetlands, state, regional, and local government land use, tax, and funding policies should not lead to the conversion of restorable lands to uses that would preclude or deter potential restoration.
Riprap revetments, the most common shoreline protective structure, should be constructed of properly sized and placed material that meet sound engineering criteria for durability, density, and porosity.
The McAteer-Petris Act requires the Commission to take action on a permit matter within 90 days after it has received and filed an application from the applicant, which requires that an applicant must obtain all local discretionary approvals before the Commission can file an application.
For example, flows over shallow subtidal areas resuspend and deposit sediment, which continually shapes the Bay, tidal flats and tidal marshes, while flows through deep subtidal areas are critical to salt transport throughout the Bay ecosystem.
Little is known about how subtidal areas will adapt to sea level rise or the need for sediment in these areas.
Hazards vary with different geologic and foundation conditions, use of the fill, and the type of structures to be constructed on new fill areas. As BI hastoday more than ever, your economic opportunity is tied to your location. Thanks to robotics and other new technologies, manufacturing is the most productive it has been in decades, generating far more with far fewer people.
Part II - Objectives Objective 1 Protect the Bay as a great natural resource for the benefit of present and future generations.