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June 25, 2015
Volume 21, Issue 6
Port of San Francisco Waterfront Plan Working Group and Advisory Teams
BOMA Member Participation is Requested by July 17, 2015


The Port of San Francisco is undertaking a robust community process to update its Waterfront Land Use Plan, which sets policies for land use improvements on Port-owned property. 
The Port is soliciting submittals from the citizenry of San Francisco - including BOMA members - who would like to serve on a new Waterfront Plan Working Group (Working Group) which will hold public meetings to address the Waterfront Plan update issues. The Port welcomes interested members of the public to apply online for the Waterfront Plan Working Group through July 17, 2015 to help improve the future of San Francisco’s waterfront.

The Waterfront Plan has guided dramatic changes at the Port for more than 17 years. The Port recently published a comprehensive report on these changes as well as emerging policy issues for the waterfront that dictate the need for an update to the Waterfront Plan. 

With aging historic piers, the challenges posed by rising tides and need for seismic repair of the City's Seawall, there is important work ahead to continue to enhance the waterfront for Port maritime uses, and public use and enjoyment. 

The Port seeks robust public exchange and discussion as part of the process and invites interested citizens from San Francisco and the Bay Area to serve on the Working Group, representing Citywide and regional viewpoints, as well as issue-specific knowledge and expertise. The Working Group also will include staff members from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) and the California State Lands Commission (State Lands) and liaisons from the Port’s existing advisory groups to ensure a flourishing cross-exchange of information and opinions.

In addition to the Working Group, the Port seeks stakeholders with special knowledge or expertise to serve on Advisory Teams. The Advisory Teams will be a resource for the Working Group providing technical details and knowledge on specified topics, including waterfront resilience; recreation and open space; historic preservation and urban design; and Port financial needs. People who would like to serve on Advisory teams also should submit their interest online.

Submittals of interest will be accepted online through Friday, July 17, 2015. The Port’s selection and response to applicants for the Working Group is anticipated by September 2015 with the Advisory Teams to follow shortly thereafter. 

The public process for the Waterfront Plan Update is scheduled to start in late September 2015 and is expected to take 18-24 months. Details about the planning process schedule and policy topics that will be addressed are described on the Port’s website.

The public process is intended to support the exchange of diverse views and knowledge to produce informed amendments to the Waterfront Plan. In maintaining a clear policy framework that is well understood by the public, the Waterfront Plan will continue to guide future improvements that maintain a diverse, activated Port that serves the needs of the City and the region.
About the Port

The Port of San Francisco is a self-revenue generating agency of the City and County of San Francisco, which manages a broad range of commercial, maritime, and public-access facilities along 7½ miles of the city’s waterfront that are held in public trust for the people of California. 

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BOMA Protects the Commercial Real Estate Industry - Proposition 13/Split Roll Property Tax
•  California Senate Constitutional Amendment 5
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BOMA San Francisco's Drought Coverage
•  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Orders Mandatory Water Reduction on July 1, 2015
Port of San Francisco Waterfront Plan Working Group and Advisory Teams
•  BOMA Member Participation is Requested by July 17, 2015
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BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
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BOMA California Energy Update - Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
•  EV-Ready Building Standards Set to Take Effect on July 1, 2015
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California Commercial Real Estate Summit
•  BOMA San Francisco Members Advocate for Prop. 13 and More
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
July 7, 2015
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
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•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
July 8, 2015
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor 
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Codes and Regulations Committee 
July 22, 2015
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room 
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
August 11, 2015
Location 225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom
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