The Public Trust Doctrine on the Waterfront

The Public Trust Doctrine and the Modern Waterfront:
Protecting the Environment and Promoting Water-Related Economic Development

A Workshop presented by the State Lands Commission with implications for East Bay bikeways along the waterfronts in Oakland, Richmond, Alameda, Port Chicago ... .

Where - Port of San Francisco Bayside Room
Pier 1, the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111

Paul Thayer, Executive Director of the State Lands Commission will open the meeting, and a member of the Attorney General's office will also be present.

The agenda includes foundations and applications of the Public Trust, as well as a panel discussion focused on San Francisco Bay waterfront issues such as base closures, historic piers, and land exchanges. Panelists will include Sandra Threlfall of Waterfront Action, Brad Benson with the Port of San Francisco, and William White of Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger.

    Background on the Public Trust:
  • For a quick introduction, read the overview of the Public Trust given by Sylvia McLaughlin, one of the founders of Save the Bay.
  • California's Public Trust Doctrine and Public Trust Policy are available by clicking State Lands Commission.

For further information about the workshop, please contact Grace Cato, California State Lands Commission | (916) 574-1227 |