December 7, 2006 Commission Meeting Notice

1:00 P.M.
Thursday, December 7, 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 recommended that public comments be submitted in writing so they can be distributed to all Commission members for review. The Commission 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 public who want to testify. No Commission action can be taken on any matter raised during the public comment period other than to schedule the matter for a future agenda or refer the matter to the staff for investigation unless the matter is scheduled for action by the Commission later in the meeting.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653]

  4. Approval of Minutes of November 2, 2006 Meeting
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Steve McAdam) [415/352-3614]
  8. Public Hearing and Vote on Proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Oakland Regarding the Establishment of Fill Credits

    The Commission will hold a public hearing and vote on proposed BCDC Memorandum of Understanding No. 06-01 (MOU) with the Port of Oakland regarding fill credits stemming from BCDC Permit No. 7-99, which authorized the Berths 55-59 Project at the Oakland Inner Harbor in the City of Oakland. The proposed MOU would: (1) acknowledge that the Port holds a positive balance of about 14.14 acres of fill credits that could be applied to any Port project that is the subject of a BCDC permit application; (2) extend the “life” of the fill credits for another 10 years until September 26, 2017; and (3) generally limit the use of the credits to in-kind impacts.
    (Steve McAdam) [415/352-3614]

  9. Public Hearing and Vote on Whether to Initiate the Process of Amending the San Francisco Bay Plan and the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan to Relocate a 15-acre Port Priority Use Area at Oakland and Authorize the Executive Director to Enter into an Agreement with the Oakland Redevelopment Agency to Pay the Commission’s Cost of Processing the Proposed Amendment

    The Commission will hold a public hearing and vote on whether to initiate the process of amending the San Francisco Bay Plan and the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan as proposed by the Oakland Redevelopment Agency. The proposed amendment would relocate an existing 15-acre port priority use area designated for truck parking to a site closer to the Port of Oakland’s marine terminals. If the Commission votes to proceed with the possible amendment, it will schedule a public hearing to consider the amendment request; approve a descriptive notice of the proposed amendment that will be mailed to interested parties informing them of the scheduled hearing and the specific matters that will be considered by the Commission at the hearing; and will vote on authorizing the Executive Director to enter into an agreement with the Oakland Redevelopment Agency for the Agency to pay the Commission’s cost for processing and acting on the plan amendment application as required by the Commission’s regulations.(Sara Polgar) [415/352-3645]

  10. Consideration of Strategic Investment Plan

    The Commission will consider whether to endorse a strategy that would invest $238,000 in savings that are available only during the current fiscal year in expenditures that will advance the long-term productivity and effectiveness of BCDC’s on-going programs. As part of this investment strategy, the Commission may vote to make $50,000 available to support the production and broadcast of a public television documentary about San Francisco Bay.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653]

  11. Consideration of BCDC Participation on the Regional Joint Policy Committee

    The Commission will consider whether it wants to request that BCDC be invited to participate on the regional Joint Policy Committee, which is currently composed of representatives from the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653]

  12. 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]

  13. New Business
  14. Old Business
  15. 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.