Cutting Red Tape to Advance Green Projects

In 2016, behind the leadership of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Bay Area voters overwhelmingly approved regional Measure AA to raise $500 million over the next 20 years for restoration and flood protection projects along the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The passage of Measure AA led to a unique public private partnership to identify strategies for speeding up a range of Bay restoration and protection projects to meet the urgency of threats posed by climate change.

In an OpEd in the San Francisco Chronicle this week, Bay Area Council Vice President Adrian Covert and Silicon Valley Leadership Group Senior Vice President Mike Mielke describe the creation and benefits of the Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) and urge state leaders to use it as a model for creating a statewide system for fast-tracking projects focused on expanding and deepening California’s climate resilience.

Read How a Bay Area ballot measure is accelerating green projects>>

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