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Thursday, July 19, 2018

9:00am - 11:30am

Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105

The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge brought together landscape architects, engineers, financing experts, community leaders, elected officials and more to identify the areas of the San Francisco Bay shoreline most vulnerable to the effects of rising sea level caused by climate change. Teams created many inspiring design concepts to mitigate those challenges and make our Bay shoreline more resilient. Now the big question remains - how do we get these projects started? This workshop will provide more detailed information about possible funding opportunities for local governments and community stakeholders to move projects forward to create on-the-ground impact. At this workshop you will get a chance to talk to experts in public and private funding sources for resilient infrastructure, to learn more about what funding may be available, and receive information about how to put together a possible funding strategy.


9:00 AM | Welcome and Introductions from Larry Goldzband, Executive Director of Bay Conservation and Development Commission

9:15 AM | Resilient by Design Finance Team (Shalini Vajjhala, Refocus Partners)

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Small group roundtable discussions.  Each project will have 20 minutes at each table and then will rotate.  (As there is time for only six rounds not every finance expert will have an opportunity to speak with each project – but further discussions are welcome!)

11:30 AM | Wrap Up

Workshop Goal

To provide information to stakeholders and interested parties about funding opportunities that could be accessed to move the RbD projects and other resilience work forward.  



This will be another Resilient by Design, “speed dating”/ round robin-style event.  Each Project Team will spend 20 minutes with each table then rotate to the next one. Please note that not every group will be able to talk to each finance expert, but we will arrange it so that you hopefully get to talk to all finance experts that are relevant for your project. If you are not a stakeholder or design team member, you can pick and chose which projects to sit in and learn about.



Table 1: California State Coastal Conservancy (Measure AA, Proposition 68, Proposition 1) - Jessica Davenport and Kelly Malinowski, Coastal Conservancy

Table 2: California State Funding Sources (Cap and Trade, Proposition 68 ) - Claire Jahns, California Natural Resources Agency and Monica Palmeira, Strategic Growth Council   

Table 3:  Public/Private Partnerships (P3) - Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council

Table 4: Metropolitan Transportation Commission (regional transportation funding, SB1, RM3) - Andy Fremier, MTC

Table 5: Community Based Organization funding - Elizabeth Wampler, San Francisco Foundation

Table 6: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers processes - Mark Bierman, San Francisco District

Table 7: Caltrans District 4 (SB1 and other sources) – Dan McElhinney, Caltrans

Table 8: Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts - Fred Silva, California Forward

Table 9:  Voter Approved Tax and Debt Measures - Mark Northcross, NHA Advisors/Resilient by Design Finance Advisor