By Aleta George & Cariad Hayes Thronson

The aftermath of the Resilient By Design challenge left the seeds of cross-community coordination along the Bayshore. Perhaps the most promising project moving forward is BayCAN. The organization’s mission statement says the network will help “coordinate an effective response to the impacts of climate change on water, public health, ecosystems, fire, and our shorelines.” Regional collaboration is also moving ahead on several other fronts. Since January, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission have been housed under one roof. There are signs of progress for funding, as well: In June, California voters approved Prop 68 which authorized $4 billion in general obligation bonds for restoration projects.

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Glimmers of Baywide Intent

By Aleta George & Cariad Hayes Thronson

The aftermath of the Resilient By Design challenge left the seeds of cross-community coordination along the Bayshore. Perhaps the most promising project moving forward is BayCAN. The organization’s mission statement says the network will help “coordinate an effective response to the impacts of climate change on water, public health, ecosystems, fire, and our shorelines.” Regional collaboration is also moving ahead on several other fronts. Since January, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission have been housed under one roof. There are signs of progress for funding, as well: In June, California voters approved Prop 68 which authorized $4 billion in general obligation bonds for restoration projects.

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Author and journalist Aleta George writes about the history, culture, and nature of California.

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