Emergency Planning: Mayor Invests in Seawall to Protect City

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Mayor Invests in Seawall to Protect City

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the investment of $8 million over the next two years to initiate City efforts to fortify San Francisco’s Seawall. The end result will be a Seawall that is more resilient and prepared to protect an area that stretches from Fisherman’s Wharf and Telegraph Hill to South Beach and Mission Creek against the dual threats of earthquake and sea level rise.
“San Francisco has a history of solving our challenges through bold action, and our investment in San Francisco’s Seawall will help our world class waterfront be more resilient to a major seismic event and flood risks,” said Mayor Lee. “San Franciscans built the Seawall a century ago, and it is our generation’s turn to invest again to strengthen this critical piece of infrastructure.”