3 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, 84 p. :|
|Number of Pages||50|
|2||Issue paper / Association of Bay Area Governments -- no. 5|
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In these situations, adaptive management can respond to evolving conditions and thereby increase the likelihood of project success and reduce the risk of impacts to Bay organisms and ecosystems.
Some projects may involve extensive amounts of fill. Some Bay Area communities, particularly those whose residents have low incomes, disabilities or are elderly, may lack the resources or capacity to respond effectively to the impacts of sea level rise and storm activity.
Redwood Creek in San Mateo County, to its confluence with Smith Slough. It will be driven largely by future greenhouse gas emissions levels, which will depend on how global development proceeds. Another option is relocating structures out of flood and inundation zones. Occasional droughts reduce water supply for agriculture and cities, contributing to difficult economic conditions.
Private owners claim about 22 percent of the Bay including extensive holdings in the South Bay as a result of sales by the state government 90 or more years ago. The Commission was one of the first agencies to participate in the federal program. Pollutants are widespread and water quality varies significantly throughout the Bay due to the locations of waste discharge and the capability of different parts of the Bay to disperse, flush, and assimilate pollutants.
If substantial adverse impacts to the Bay or native or commercially important species have occurred, the project should be further modified to reduce its impacts. Plant and animal species not present in San Francisco Bay prior to European contact in the late 18th century, known as non-native species, which thrive and reproduce outside of their natural range have made vast ecological alterations to the Bay and have contributed to the serious reduction of native regulations of certain plants and animals through: 1 predation; 2 competition for food, habitat, and other necessities; 3 disturbance of habitat; 4 displacement; or 5 hybridization.
They are also very costly. Capacity at the disposal site near Alcatraz Island is limited because a large mound of dredged material has formed which, unless disposal is Economic issues in growth policy formulation for the San Francisco Bay Region.
managed, may adversely affect water circulation and Bay aquatic life, pose a hazard to maritime navigation, and completely fill the site. encourage innovative approaches to sea level rise adaptation;• Natural site characteristics, including geomorphic setting, suspended sediment concentration, current velocities, water depth, benthic substrate, salinity, light availability, habitat connectivity, and other factors shape which habitats can establish and be sustained in any given part of the Bay.
Projects in subtidal areas should be designed to minimize and, if feasible, avoid any harmful effects. Much of the Bay is threatened or impaired by combinations of different pollutants such as trace elements, pesticides, and petrochemical hydrocarbons. consisting of all areas that are subject to tidal action, including submerged lands, tidelands, and marshlands up to five feet above mean sea level, on, or tributary to, the listed portions of the following waterways:• In addition, there is growing concern about new classes of contaminants, such as pyrethroid pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products.
Some Bay filling may be justified for purposes providing substantial public benefits if these same benefits could not be achieved equally well without filling. And I think those two areas are likely to remain the most challenged because so many folks rely on mass transit.
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. 36 Some high-profile San Franciscans back the new regulations. Adequate modern port terminals and ground access facilities and deeper shipping channels will be needed to preserve and enhance the standing of the Bay Area as a major world harbor and to keep pace with changes in shipping technology.
6 billion of debt service.
Generally, however, the policy drivers — things that local, regional and state governments have the power to address or alleviate — fall into a few interrelated categories: regulatory barriers and tax policy challenges that act to restrict the production of all types of housing, especially infill development; and insufficient support for affordable housing.
This geographic dispersion of need creates great unevenness in the difficulty of recruiting and retaining teachers.