Seeking Ideas on the Ingredients for Regional Resilience
Issued in November 2017, the draft Raising the Bar on Regional Resilience Report is a call to action by the Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC) and its member agencies to establish a comprehensive regional planning process and an integrated Regional Resilience Plan that prepares the Bay Area for the challenges ahead related to flooding, rising sea levels, seismic events and other hazards and climate change impacts. In this effort, the region must also continue to strengthen partnerships across regional agencies, local jurisdictions, special districts and non-governmental organizations, and with community residents, businesses, designers, builders, academics, health professionals, students and others. These partnerships will be a cornerstone of the work necessary to shore up the metropolitan infrastructure, ensure public safety and well-being, and grow our regional resilience equitably with an explicit regional acknowledgement of the role that race and inequity plays in making some communities more vulnerable than others. BARC is accepting public comments on the draft report until January 15, 2018. Comments can be sent to email@example.com
MTC is one of four regional agencies that work together through BARC. The others are the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC).
View the draft report here.