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When Albany/Berkeley/El Cerrito/Emeryville/Richmond wanted to fill their side of the Bay in 1933

By Chris Treadway
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm in Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Richmond.

Eastshore State Park has been renamed for Sylvia McLaughlin, co-founder in the 1960s of Save the Bay, the organization that led to the establishment of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
None of that might have happened if this 1933 proposal to fill and channel the Bay had been approved and funded.
The proposal was led by Berkeley and from the tone of the July 20, 1933 article in the Oakland Tribune, the leaders of the other cities were backing the estimated $27 million plan.

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  • PJ

    To put that in better perspective, according to the BLS inflation calculator, $27M in 1933 would be about $480.6M in 2012 dollars.