Long-term Adaptation Plan

Status: Alameda City Council accepted the SFEP and NFWF grants in June 2023 and approved the consultant agreement in September 2023.  Project Partners - consultant team, agency staff and Community Partners - are analyzing existing conditions and preparing the community engagement strategy with the first round of community engagement expected in spring/summer 2024.  A second round of community engagement is expected in early 2025 with a recommended Long-term Plan completed in mid-2025.

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The purpose of the Long-term Adaptation Plan is to:

  • Protect shoreline communities adjacent to the San Leandro Bay and Oakland-Alameda Estuary from expected sea level and groundwater rise and liquefaction;
  • Enhance transportation and recreation corridors and bay access;
  • Reduce flood exposure;
  • Create or restore marsh, upland and transitional habitat with nature-based solutions;
  • Improve air quality;
  • Reduce climate risks to shoreline communities throughout the San Leandro operational landscape unit (OLU)(PDF, 125KB)
  • Detail key steps and actions to take as the shoreline changes, identifying trigger points and costs for each of the outlined pathways; and
  • Use a decision-making process to ensure the voices of all stakeholders in the San Leandro Bay-Oakland Alameda Estuary Adaptation Committee (previously known as Working Group) are heard. 

 

2019

  • Sept: Alameda City Council approved the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan - link to staff report
  • Nov: Alameda voters passed the Water Quality and Flood Protection Fee, which is used to operate and maintain the storm drain system, protect water quality, replace aging infrastructure, and prepare for sea level rise and the impacts of climate change

2020

  • Nov: Alameda City Council accepted the report: “City of Alameda, The Response of the Shallow Groundwater Layer and Contaminants to Sea Level Rise”, which states that the areas at risk of future flooding increase by up to 25 percent when considering emergent groundwater - link to staff report

2022

  • June: Alameda City Council adopted the City of Alameda Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan, which calls out the need for a sub-regional Long-term Adaptation Plan - link to staff report and to Plan

2023

  • June: Alameda City Council approved the Long-term Plan SFEP and NFWF federal grant funds and the adaptation project Community Partner - Greenbelt Alliance - link to staff report
  • Sept: Alameda City Council approved the Technical Consultants for the adaptation projects - link to staff report
  • Fall: Analyze existing conditions. Committee approved Project Charter - Project Charter(PDF, 433KB)

2024

  • January: King Tides Site Walk - Presentation(PDF, 19MB)
  • February: Feb. 6 City Council Work Session on Adaptation Projects - link to staff report and video (51 minute mark)
  • Early: Prepare feasibility assessment
  • Spring/Summer: Conduct community engagement - 1st round
  • Late: Complete a draft long-term plan for the San Leandro Bay/Oakland-Alameda Estuary sub-region

2025

  • Early: Conduct community engagement - 2nd round
  • Mid: Seek approvals of the final Long-term Adaptation Plan