The Foster City levee system, surrounding the majority of the outer bayfront perimeter of the City, is crucial in providing protection from flood hazards and storms. In 2014, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determined that Foster City's levee system does not meet minimum requirements for flood protection. In order to maintain FEMA accreditation and keep Foster City properties out of the flood zone, Foster City voters approved Measure P in 2018 with nearly 81% support, authorizing the City to issue a $90 million general obligation (GO) bond to improve and strengthen the Foster City levee system.
Levee improvements will allow Foster City to keep Foster City properties out of the flood zone, maintain FEMA accreditation, prevent residents from paying mandatory flood insurance, and protect essential city services during storms and earthquakes.
About the Instructors:
Louis Sun, PE
Foster City's Public Works Director
Louis Sun is Foster City’s Public Works Director and has over 16 years of experience working in the public sector. Prior to joining Foster City, he served as the Deputy Director of Public Works – Wastewater and Chief Plant Operator for the City of Pacifica. He is also a part-time adjunct lead faculty for the Water & Wastewater Technology Program at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose. Prior to his term in Pacifica, Mr. Sun worked as the Chief Plant Operator for the City of Bakersfield. Beyond his extensive experience managing wastewater systems, Mr. Sun has also worked as a Civil Engineer III, when he managed projects such as Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Highway Bridge Program (HBP), and Bridge Preventative Maintenance Program (BPMP). He also worked in the private sector as a design engineer and construction superintendent.
Jonathan Tristao, PE
Jonathan Tristao, PE is a Construction Manager at Tanner Pacific, Inc. (TPI), the Levee Improvement Project’s construction management team. He has over four years of experience at TPI and about 10 years of construction and engineering experience. Prior to joining TPI, he spent five years at Mott MacDonald, serving as an engineer in the San Francisco Bay area. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Meeting Leader: Eugene Chen
PDU Info: Ways of Working, 1.5 PDUs
PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5.00
Veterans: FREE (Contact Meeting Leader for discount code.)
This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.
|Event End Date||09-28-2022|
|Cut off date||09-27-2022|
|No. of Ways of Working PDUs||1.5|