Part II of this article will summarize the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission's ("BCDC") origins, jurisdiction, major responsibilities, and composition. Part III will examine BCDC's history and successes over its first twenty to twenty-five years of existence. Part IV will examine the attempts to eliminate BCDC. Part V will examine and analyze in detail several different BCDC responses to the attempt to eliminate it. Finally, Part VI will conclude by analyzing the changes that have occurred at BCDC in the last five years and the relationship of these changes to the continuing debate over regional government in the Bay Area and the future protection of San Francisco Bay.
Jonathan Smith and Alan Pendleton,
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission: Challenge and Response After 30 Years, 28 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.