January 19, 2017 Bay Fill Policies Working Group
Time and Location
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
Ohlone Room, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Roll Call, Introductions and Approval of Agenda
BCDC staff will call the roll; Chair Nelson will solicit introductions from visitors and staff. Working Group approval of the Agenda.
Approval of the December 15, 2016 Meeting Summary
The Working Group will consider approval of staff’s draft Meeting Summary of the Working Group’s December meeting.
Green to Gray Infrastructure Follow Up Policy Discussion
The Working Group will continue their discussion regarding the policy implications of projects proposing fill that includes both nature based and more traditional built infrastructure in their efforts to adapt to rising Bay waters.
Commissioner Dan McElhinney, representing Caltrans, will present to the Working Group Caltrans’ strategy to adapt the Bay Area’s transportation system to climate change, and the challenges and opportunities presented. The Working Group will review and discuss existing Bay Plan policies that address this issue.
State highway and Rising Sea Level presentation
Sea level Rise poster
Full Commission Workshop Development Discussion
The Working Group will discuss potential workshop format options for upcoming full Commission workshops regarding Bay fill policies.
Speaker SignUp and Time Limits. If you would like to comment on an item scheduled for a public hearing or speak during the public comment period, please fill out a “Request to Speak” form and give it to a staff member. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of three minutes during the public comment period, and the Chair may set time limits for each speaker at the beginning of a public hearing. You are encouraged to submit written comments of any length and detailed information to the staff. This material will be distributed to the Commission members. Applicants are responsible for presenting their projects at the public hearing.
Questions and Staff Reports. If you have any questions concerning an item on the agenda or would like to receive a staff report related to the item, please contact the staff member whose name and direct phone number are indicated in parentheses at the end of the agenda item.
Access to Meetings. Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please contact any staff member prior to the meeting. An interpreter for the deaf will also be made available upon request to the staff at least five days prior to the meeting.
BagleyKeene Open Meeting Act. As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the BagleyKeene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to (1) publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting; (2) describe specifically in that agenda the items to be transacted or discussed; and (3) refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addition to these general requirements the BagleyKeene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.