Bay Area Council Joins State Legislators in Calling for Climate Resilience Bond

The Bay Area Council and Save the Bay joined state Assemblymembers Diane Papan (D-San Mateo) and Damon Connolly (D-Marin) last week (Feb. 9) in East Palo Alto to build support for placing a climate resilience bond on the November ballot. The press conference focused on the threat posed by rising sea levels on shoreline wildlife and infrastructure. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute estimates – Report: Surviving the Storm — the Bay Area economy could conservatively sustain $10.4 billion in damages from a major storm event under current sea levels, which are expected to rise an additional 13 inches by 2050. California has a long tradition of utilizing state general obligation bonds to fund large infrastructure projects, and the Bay Area Council has helped lead a statewide coalition in support of $9.5 billion worth of investments in water recycling, dam safety, shoreline resilience, and other priorities. Watch the NBC coverage of the press conference here. To engage with the Council’s Water & Climate Resilience Committee, please contact Senior Vice President Adrian Covert.

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