November 2, 2006 Commission Meeting Notice

1:00 P.M.
Thursday, November 2, 2006
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 274-0400
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Tentative Agenda

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Public Comment Period (Each speaker is limited to three minutes)
A maximum of 15 minutes is available for the public to address the Commission on any matter on which the Commission either has not held a public hearing or is not scheduled for a public hearing later in the meeting. Speakers will be heard in the order of sign-up, and each speaker is generally limited to a maximum of three minutes. It is ly recom¬mended that public comments be sub¬mitted
in writing so they can be dis¬tributed to all Commission members for review. The Commis¬sion may provide more time to each speaker and can extend the public comment period beyond the normal 15-minute maximum if the Commission believes that it is necessary to allow a reasonable opportunity to hear from all members of the pub¬lic who want to testify. No Commission action can be taken on any matter raised during the public comment period other than to sched¬ule the matter for a future agenda or refer the mat¬ter to the staff for investiga¬tion unless the matter is scheduled for action by the Com¬mis¬sion later in the meeting.
(Will Travis) [415/352-3653]

4. Approval of Minutes of October 5, 2006 Meeting
(Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]

4. Report of the Chair

5. Report of the Executive Director

6. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
(Steve McAdam) [415/352-3614]

7. Vote on Proposed Changes to Commission Regulation Sections 10214, 10381, 10500, 10620, 11002, 11003, and 11005
The Commission will vote on proposed changes to the Commission’s regulations that would clarify that the Commission will consult with all agencies that have jurisdiction by law when reviewing an application for a permit or a permit amendment or when processing either the adoption of or an amendment to a BCDC plan. The proposed changes would also clarify that the Commission will summarize and respond to all significant environmental points raised when reviewing an application for a permit or a permit amendment or when processing either the adoption of or an amendment to a BCDC plan. The Commission held a public hearing on the proposed revisions on October 5, 2006.
(Jonathan Smith) [415/352-3655]

8. Consideration of Contract for Administrative Support Services
The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a three-year $325,000 contract with the California Coastal Commission for administrative support services.
(Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]

9. Public Hearing and Vote on State Ballot Propositions 1A and 87
The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote to take positions on two State ballot propositions that will be on the November ballot: (1) Proposition 1A, Transportation Funding Protection. Legislative Constitutional Amendment, which would prohibit the use of gasoline taxes for purposes other than transportation improvements; and (2) Proposition 87, Alternative Energy. Research, Production, Incentives. Tax on California Oil Producers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute, which would establish a tax on oil production to fund research and incentives to reduce petroleum consumption.
(Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611]

9. Briefing on Regional Airport Planning
The Commission will receive a briefing on the work underway by the Regional Airport Planning Committee (RAPC) to update the region's airport planning document, the Regional Airport Planning System Analysis (RASPA), which was last updated in 2000.
(Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642]

10. Briefing on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Project
The Commission will receive a briefing on the Bay Area Water Trail project and the status of the trail planning process that BCDC staff is leading.
(Sara Polgar) [415/352-3645]

11. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report
The Commission will consider a status report on the progress being made in meet¬ing the objectives contained in the strategic plan adopted on October 5, 2006. The Commission will also determine whether any revisions in the plan are necessary and whether to take further action to achieve the plan’s goals and objectives.
(Will Travis) [415/352-3653]

12. New Business

13. Old Business

14. Adjournment

Speaker Sign-Up 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 parenthesis at the end of the agenda item.

Campaign Contributions State law requires Commissioners to disqualify themselves from voting on any matter if they have received a campaign contribution from an interested party. If you intend to speak on any hearing item, please indicate on the "Request to Speak" form or in your testimony if you have made campaign contributions in excess of $250 to any Commissioner within the last year, and if so, to which Commissioner(s) you have contributed. Other legal requirements govern contributions by applicants and other interested parties and establish criteria for Commissioner conflicts of interest. Please consult with the staff counsel if you have any questions about the rules that pertain to campaign contributions or conflicts of interest.

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.

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene 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 Bagley-Keene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.