Planning for our Future

The County sponsors programs to expand economic development and create new jobs for years to come, as well as address important ecological issues such as rising sea levels.

Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative

The County is partnering with the cities of Hercules, Martinez, Concord, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, and Brentwood to create more jobs along the County’s Northern Waterfront.
Learn more about the Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative

Carquinez Strait

Adapting to Rising Tides

The County and local stakeholders are working with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission to understand how water levels may rise along our vast shoreline, and what we can be doing and in the future to plan for challenges and opportunities this creates. Phase 1 of the project was completed in 2016.  It looks at the area from Richmond to Pittsburg.   Phase 2  was completed in April 2020. It looks at East County: Pittsburg to Discovery Bay. 

In 2019, a graduate student team from the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy developed options the County could pursue to fund and implement the findings from the Adapting to Rising Tides studies. The Goldman School team recommends the County start by forming a working group of government entities, property owners, and other stakeholders.
Read the full report here (PDF)
Overview of the ART process and the Goldman School report presentation (PDF)

Regional Indicator Map