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Bay Area League Day Reports and Document Library

We publish a range of issue papers and resource documents.

2015 LEAGUE DAY - ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE BAY AREA

Program Agenda
Speaker Biographies

What Can I Do

GHG Emission TrendS graph

Modeling CA Impact on Greenhouse Gas graph

10 Point Climate Action Work Program

Cutting Petroleum in Half by 2030

New Sea Level Rise Policies Fact Sheet

The Great Dithering, Article, by Gabriel Metcalf (4/10/14)

Introduction by Linda Craig, President LWVBA

Bay Area Monitor 40th Anniversary - video

Welcome to the new Napa County League - video

Presenters

  • Keynote Address: Annie Notthoff, California Advocacy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Video
*Panel 1: Measures to Achieve 2050 GHG Targets Gioia, Kirkey, Cohen Speakers plus Q and A Video slides below
*Panel 1: Measures to Achieve 2050 GHG Targets (Gioia, Kirkey, Cohen) Questions only Video slides below
*Panel 2: Adapting to Sea Level Rise - Gordon, Riordan, Dismore plus Q and A Video slides below
*Panel 3: Local Impacts of Climate Change - Bard, Pavel, Burroughs plus speaker Q and A Video slides below

Individual Speakers

*Panel 1: Measures to Achieve 2050 GHG Targets
  • Supervisor John Gioia, member, BAAQMD, Calif. Air Resources Board
Video
  • Ken Kirkey, Planning Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Video Slides
  • Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm
Video Slides
Panel 2: Adapting to Sea Level Rise
  • Assemblyman Rich Gordon, Select Committee on Sea Level Rise
Video
  • Bruce Riordan, Climate Change Consultant, Joint Policy Committee
Video Slide
  • Linda Dismore (Diz) Swift, member, Berkeley Public Works Commission
Video Slides
Panel 3: Local Impacts of Climate Change
  • Jenny Bard, Regional Air Quality Director, American Lung Assn. in CA
Video Slides
  • M. Paloma Pavel PhD, Co-Founder, Breakthrough Communities
Video
  • Timothy Burroughs, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Berkeley
Video

2014 LEAGUE DAY - A NEW VISION ON BAY AREA OPEN SPACE

Program for the Day

Bay Area Open Space Council

Conservation and Preservation Organizations

Further Readings in Open Space

Ultrafine Particle Concentrations in Schoolrooms and Homes, Air Resources Board Study, March 2010

Youtube Channel Videos of the day

Presenter & Affiliation Video

Keynote Address: Wendy Pulling, Director of Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy Video
Panel 1: Progress in Open Space - speakers plus Q and A

  • Jeremy Madsen, Greenbelt Alliance
  • Sam Schuchat, CA State Coastal Conservancy
  • Beverly Lane, East Bay Regional Park District
Video

Panel 2: Economic Benefit of Open Space - speakers plus Q and A

  • Andrea Mackenzie, General Manager, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
  • Karen Gaffney, Conservation Program Planning Manager, Sonoma County Ag. Preservation and Open Space District
Video

Panel 3: Future Challenges

  • Matt Brennan, Senior Engineering and Hydrologist ESAPWA
  • Nat Seavy PhD, Pacific Coast and Central Valley Research Director, Point Blue Conservation Science
  • Jen Foxx, Executive Director, Bay Area Open Space District
Video

2013 League Day - BAY AREA LEAGUE DAY, WATER: CALIFORNIA'S GOLD

Program for the Day

Presenter & Affiliation Documents Video

Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee Slides (pdf)
Video

Elizabeth Dougherty, Making Sense of Local Water Management in California Slides(pdf)-- part 1
Slides(pdf)-- part 2
Video
Christina Swanson, Natural Resources Defense Council Slides (pdf)
Video
Maurice Roos, CA Department of Water Resources Slides (pdf)
Video
Felicia Marcus, State Water Resources Control Board Slides (pdf)

Steve Ritchie, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Slides (pdf)

Peter Brostrom, CA Department of Water Resources Slides (pdf)
Video
Adam Scow, Food & Water Watch Slides (pdf)-- part 1
Slides (pdf)-- part 2

Richard Roos Collins, Water and Power Law Group PC Slides (pdf)

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta Slides (pdf)
Video


2012 League Day - HOUSING AND THE BAY AREA'S FUTURE

Program for the Day

Presenter & Affiliation Documents

David Paul Rosen, David Paul Rosen & Associates Video Slides (pdf)

Miriam Chion, Association of Bay Area Governments Video Slides (pdf)

Duane Bay, San Mateo County Video Slides (pdf)

Sam Tepperman-Gelfant, Public Advocates Video

Jack Nagle, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP Video Slides (pdf)

Linda Mandolini, Eden Housing; Susan Friedland, AHA Video Slides (pdf)

Elaine de Coligny, EveryOne Home Video

Tim Iglesias, USF School of Law Video

Mary Murtagh, EAH Housing Video

Additional League Day 2012 footage available here

2011 League Day - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Program for the Day

Presenter & Affiliation Documents

Arthur Rosenfeld - Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Slides (ppt) Video

Arthur Rosenfeld - California Energy Commission Slides (pdf) Video

Richard Sinkoff - Port of Oakland's Sustainability Program Slides (pdf) Video

Douglas Herman - Port of Oakland's Materials Recycle Program Slides (pdf) Video (second part)

Jo Zientek - San Jose Zero Waste Program Slides (pdf) Video

Lori Steere, EBMUD Water Recycling Slides (pdf) Video

Jaimie Levin, AC Transit: Alternative Fuel Slides (pdf) Video

Damian Breen, Bay Area Air Quality District Slides (pdf) Video

Nate Ivy, Educator: Community Service, Recycling and Students Slides (pdf) Video

2010 League Day - BIG STEPS, LITTLE STEPS TO ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE

2009 LEAGUE DAY - WATER: CALIFORNIA'S NEW GOLD

2006 LEAGUE DAY - STATE OF THE BAY

Issue Papers

Issue papers are intended to explore areas that are still somewhat controversial among Bay Area Leagues and murky in regional decision making processes. The perspectives are NOT an attempt to portray a League consensus or to state League positions. Posting on the League Website with the opportunity for continuing discussion may open new paths in the difficult terrain of regional decision making.

Resource Documents

The documents below include a range of reports, addresses, and goal statements: