Sierra Club announces the endorsement of Roberto Bernardo for San Mateo County Harbor Commission, and celebrates the anniversary of the McAteer-Petris Act, which stopped indiscriminate filling of San Francisco Bay.
The Harbor District manages both the working harbor of Pillar Point and the recreational and transportation hub of Oyster Point, including all of the diverse activities and enterprises supported by both harbors, as well as the award-winning safety and emergency response teams based there. The Chapter is excited about continuing to bring significant issues to the forefront with the Harbor District, the elected body on the Peninsula that may be positioned most squarely on the front line of the global struggle with climate change and sea level rise.
In 2010, the Chapter endorsed its first successful challenger for a Harbor Commissioner seat, Robert Bernardo. Now we support Bernardo in his bid for re-election, to keep environmental issues at the forefront in managing our harbors. The District should continue the work started by Bernardo to complete a first-ever Strategic Plan/Climate Plan/Adaptation Plan for the harbors.
His emphasis on cooperation with surrounding jurisdictions to create a joint master plan, and building on the District’s recently recognized achievements in harbor safety and environmental stewardship, are crucial in moving forward surrounding jurisdictions to create a joint master plan, and building on the District’s recently recognized achievements in harbor safety and environmental stewardship are crucial in moving forward.