There are five primary land use documents that regulate uses on property within the jurisdiction of the Port of San Francisco. These documents are the California Public Trust, the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Planning Code, the Port's Waterfront Land Use Plan (WLUP) and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission's (BCDC) Seaport Plan.
The Public Trust: The San Francisco Waterfront is publicly owned and held in "public trust" on behalf of the people of California. The Port of San Francisco is trustee for these public lands. The California Constitution requires that uses within the Port's jurisdiction promote navigation, fisheries, waterborne
commerce, enhance natural resources or attract people to use and enjoy San Francisco Bay.