What does Measure JJ say?

All residential development shall be designed and remediated to accommodate facilities such as daycares, parks, schools, playgrounds, and medical facilities. Soil shall also be tested in a manner approved by the City. Baylands development shall be designed to protect uses from the 100-year flood, including 100 years of projected sea level rise.

How will this topic be addressed through the planning process?

The developer must create detailed Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) for how to remediate the site. These plans must be approved by regulatory agencies such as the California Department of Toxic Substance Control and the San Mateo County Environmental Health Department. The Specific Plan will also reflect grading to meet flood protection requirements.

On July 16, 2019, the Brisbane Baylands Community Advisory Group held their meeting focusing on soil remediation in conjunction with Baylands developer UPC, and state and county regulators. See that video below:

What have community members said about this topic in the past?

  • The Baylands must be a safe place to live, visit, and enjoy recreational activities
  • Ensure that remediation is maintained and monitored over time
  • Make sure the Baylands is resilient in the face of storms, floods, sea level rise, and climate change