To Port Friends and Neighbors:
The Port of San Francisco waterfront has undergone dramatic changes under the guidance of the Waterfront Land Use Plan (Waterfront Plan). The Port published a comprehensive report on these changes and has identified a need and process for an update to the Waterfront Plan to address emerging policy issues and future needs. With aging historic finger piers, the challenges posed by rising tides and need for seismic repair of the City's Seawall, there is important work ahead in order to continue efforts to improve the waterfront for Port maritime uses, and public use and enjoyment.
This process must include a broad public discussion to educate the public about the issues, to update Waterfront Plan policies that will guide further improvements for the public use and enjoyment of the Port of San Francisco waterfront.
The Port will be creating a Waterfront Plan Working Group to establish a robust public participation process to update the Waterfront Plan. We are soliciting submittals from interested citizens from San Francisco and the Bay Area to serve on the Working Group. In addition, for those who have special knowledge or expertise, the Port will create Advisory Teams to provide focused attention on specified topics, including waterfront resilience; recreation and open space; historic preservation and urban design; and Port financial needs.
The Port welcomes and invites interested members of the public to submit their interest for the Waterfront Plan Working Group and Advisory Teams, from June 1 through July 17, 2015. Please share this message with others who may be interested. Information and submittal process details are accessible online. From the submittals received, Port staff aims to establish these bodies by September. The public process for the Waterfront Plan Update is scheduled to start in mid/late September 2015.
We also invite all to join our mailing list. You will receive email notices for future Waterfront Plan Working Group public meetings, and ongoing information on the Waterfront Plan Update project. If you have questions or suggestions, please send them to Tani.Elliott@sfport.com.
It takes all of us working together to improve the Port waterfront. Thank you for your interest and support of the Port of San Francisco.