The San Francisco Port, located at Pier One on the Embarcadero, controls over seven and a half miles of the City’s coastline, stretching mostly between the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. With an annual budget of $55 million and over 200 employees, the Port leases landed to approximately 500 businesses and oversees projects in various stages of negotiation and implementation. As a government team, the Port strives to improve public works and develop new properties and business ventures along the bayfront.
The Port Team also provides legal counsel to the Port Commission, the executive director, deputy directors, and staff in the Port’s following Divisions: Maritime, Real Estate, Engineering and Maintenance, Planning & Development, and Operations. The Deputy City Attorneys at Pier One represent the Port in both claims and litigation, and with the help of deputies from other teams in the City Attorney’s Office, they assist in reducing the Port’s liability issues. Key projects at the Port are: the relocation of the Exploratorium to the Embarcadero; the BART seismic retrofit project that will impact the Ferry Building and other Port tenants in the Ferry Plaza area; the sale of luxury condos at the Watermark, a waterfront residential tower; and the rehabilitation and sale of land along the waterfront.