Nov 1, 2007 Commission Meeting Notice

Nov 1, 2007
1:00 P.M.
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

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 investiga¬tion 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 1, 2007 Meeting
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Vote on Proposed Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-07 [ PDF, 3.86 MB ] Concerning Update of the San Francisco Bay Plan Managed Wetland Findings, Policies and Map Designations; and Proposed Marsh Plan Amendment No. 1-07 Concerning Update of the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan Findings and Policies Regarding Managed Wetlands
    The Commission will vote on proposed revisions to the San Francisco Bay Plan managed wetlands findings, policies and map designations, and the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan findings and policies regarding managed wetlands. The proposed revisions reflect new scientific information and new approaches to management of these areas, and correct mapping errors regarding managed wetlands. A public hearing on the proposed revisions was held on September 3, 2007.
    (Caitlin Sweeney) [415/352-3643]

  9. Public Hearing and Vote on Strategic Plan
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote to formally adopt the updated strategic plan, which was developed by the consensus of the Commission members who attended a strategic planning workshop on October 18, 2007.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653]

  10. Briefing on Delta Vision
    The Commission will receive a briefing by John Kirlin, Executive Director of Delta Vision, which Governor Schwarzenegger established to develop a strategy for managing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as a sustainable ecosystem that will support environmental and economic functions that are critical to the people of California.
    (Jessica Hamburger) [415/352-3660]

  11. Closed Session to Discuss Pending Litigation; Cease and Desist and Civil Penalty Order
    No. CCD 1-06 issued to Thomas J. Moseley and K.M.C. Inc.
    The Commission will hold a closed session to discuss potential litigation to enforce the terms of Commission Cease and Desist and Civil Penalty Order No. CCD 1-06, which requires compliance with BCDC Permit No. 6-91, which authorized the construction of a marina project located at Paradise Cay in Marin County. The order was referred to the Attorney General’s office for enforcement because the project has not yet been completed. The Commission is authorized to discuss this matter in a closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(C).
    (Ellen Sampson) [415/352-3610]
    (Adrienne Klein) [415/352-3609]

  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.