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Sea Level Rise: Potential Effects on the City of San Rafael – a panel discussion
September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This panel discussion is an opportunity to hear directly from the active and knowledgeable sea level rise specialists along with City and County officials. Residents will learn about the nature, anticipated severity and potential impact of sea level rise on our neighborhoods, as well as what is being done to address it.
Chris Choo | Principal Watershed Planner, County Of Marin
Chris supports Marin communities with sea level rise, flood protection, and watershed restoration. Shemanages BayWAVE, the sea level rise planning and adaptation program for the bay shoreline in Marin. She identifies project and funding options to reduce flooding and increase habitat, and supports regional planning
for water resources through the North Bay Watershed Association and the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management planning process.
Paul Jensen | Community Development Department Director, City of San Rafael
As Director, Paul is responsible for overseeing city planning, building, and code enforcement. He has worked for the City of San Rafael since 2008. Before that, Paul ran a planning consulting business for 20 years specializing in large development project management, environmental review, and policy writing for several Bay Area cities. And before that Paul worked as a planner for San Rafael from 1980–1988. Paul holds a BA in Geography/Urban Planning and AICP planning certification.
Cory Bytof | Sustainability Program Manager, City of San Rafael
Working for the City for the last 21 years, now as the Sustainability Program Manager, Cory is responsible for implementing the City’s Climate Change Action Plan 2030, which Cory co-authored. This plan is being used as a model by other cities in Marin to update their plans. Cory is also past-chair of the Marin Climate Energy
Partnership, a consortium of local governments and public utilities working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Marin County.
Jeff Rhoads | President, Argonaut Company
Jeff provides the planning, design and administrative bedrock for the Resilient Shores organization. He is a LEED AP with architectural degrees from MIT and U.C. Berkeley. A member of the Bay Planning Coalition, Sustainable San Rafael, and SPUR, his 30-year career spans projects from landscape scale design to early historic
preservation advocacy. His work has encompassed community engagement, land stewardship, development, and construction.