Brad Benson joined the Port of San Francisco in 2005. As Director Special Projects, Mr. Benson oversees the Port’s local, state and federal legislative program and preparation of the Port’s Ten Year Capital Plan. He developed the state legislation that guides the Port’s major development projects at Pier 70 and Seawall Lot 337 and the state and local legislation that allows the Port to form infrastructure financing district on Port property. He specializes in the public trust for commerce, navigation and fisheries and regulations that govern waterfront development.
From 2010-13, Mr. Benson served as the Port’s project manager for the 34th America’s Cup. He currently serves as the Port’s Pier 70 Waterfront Site Project Director overseeing a new proposed transit-oriented, Type 1 Eco-District neighborhood at the foot of Potrero Hill on the City’s eastern waterfront and manages the Port’s role in the Golden State Warriors Piers 30-32 Multi-Purpose Event Pavillion project.
Prior to joining the Port, Mr. Benson served as the Honorable Tom Ammiano’s legislative aide from 1997-2005. He worked with constituents and City staff to write legislation, staffed San Francisco Board of Supervisors meetings and committees, and managed day-to-day Board affairs during Supervisor Ammiano’s terms as Board President.
Before joining City government, Mr. Benson worked as a recycling and composting consultant and was active in local environmental campaigns.