Statement on City Council Agreement on East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

“We’re pleased to see the details of this thoughtful and forward-looking agreement between the Mayor and City Council Members,” said Tom Wright, president and CEO of Regional Plan Association. “Adapting our region’s communities to the impacts of climate change is critical, yet comes with a set of challenging tradeoffs. This agreement strikes the right balance and ensures that the community has both the near- and long-term benefits of community investments, park usage and flood protection, while ensuring that federal support for the project is not lost.”