Randy Brandt (California) was appointed to the San Francisco Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) Sustainable Waterfront Committee beginning January 1, 2018. Randy will provide innovative technical and policy input on matters that will advance a strong industrial economy that supports a sustainable environment within San Francisco Bay and its watershed.
Randy is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on hydrogeology with special emphasis on the return of sites environmentally impacted by past industrial manufacturing activities and former military installations surplused through the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process to productive uses.
The BPC leads initiatives related to restoration of former salt ponds and diked baylands to wetlands, large scale redevelopment of former Navy bases, climate change adaptation, technology growth, and bay-wide public recreational amenities (Bay Trail) that will co-exist with residential, commercial and industrial uses. BPC guides strategies that are based on good science, innovative thinking, and public support.
The Sustainable Waterfronts Committee will interact with the Legislative and Policy Committee to craft positions related to regulatory policies, with the Dredging and Beneficial Reuse Committee to advocate for feasible reuse projects that could serve as regional restoration sites or mitigation banks, and with the Water Energy and Infrastructure Committee to identify projects that could benefit from including a sustainability constituency.
BPC is a leader in building coalitions and consensus on the issues facing the Bay Delta Region. They focus on producing positive results for our members through advocacy, monitoring and partnering with other associations who recognize the need for fair and reasonable regulation and sound, integrated planning. Sound planning for resource sustainability requires balancing the needs for economic vitality, job generation, environmental protection, housing, transportation, land use, conservation, water and air quality, and recreational uses.
Learn more about the Sustainable Waterfronts Committee.
Learn more about BPC at: http://bayplanningcoalition.org/about/.
Learn more about Randy at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/randy-brandt