September 4, 2008 Commission Meeting Notice

September 4 , 2008
1:00 P.M.
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
415.693.0996

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 travis@bcdc.ca.gov]
  4. Approval of Minutes of July 17, 2008 Meeting
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639 mamiel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  8. Public Hearing and Vote on Proposed Stipulated Cease and Desist and Civil Penalty Order No. CCD 2-08; Pacific Marine Yachts [ , 350 KB]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and vote on proposed Commission Cease and Desist and Civil Penalty Order No. CCD 2-08 that would be issued to Pacific Marine Yachts for alleged violations of BCDC Permit No. 15-00. The permit authorizes a charter cruise operation at Pier 9 in the City and County of San Francisco. Under the proposed enforcement order Pacific Marine Yachts would: (1) install the public access improvements required by the permit; (2) provide charter cruise donations for nonprofit organizations in addition to those already required by the permit; (3) pay a $30,000 civil penalty by October 31, 2008; and (4) if either the $30,000 civil penalty is not paid by October 31, 2008, or additional violations of the permit occur in the future, a total fine of $128,500 will become due.
    (Carolynnn Box) [415/352-3624 carolynnb@bcdc.ca.gov]
    (Tim Eichenberg) [415/352-3655 time@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Public Hearing and Vote on Amendment Application No. 7-03, California Department of Fish and Game, for the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project, Eden Landing Site, Alameda County [ , 326 KB]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote to amend BCDC Permit
    No. 7-03 in order to initiate Phase One of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project at the 5,500-acre site known as the Eden Landing pond complex (formerly known as the Baumberg Ponds), located west of Hayward and Union City in the County of Alameda. The proposed project includes restoring approximately 630 acres of tidal wetlands, reconfiguring approximately 230 acres of managed ponds, constructing public access trails and amenities, and conducting on-going operations and maintenance of existing site features.(Max Delaney) [415/352-3668  maxd@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Public Hearing and Vote on Amendment to Consistency Determination No. CN 10-03, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project, Alviso and Ravenswood Sites, Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties [ , 495 KB]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote to amend BCDC Consistency Determination No. CN 10-03 in order to initiate Phase One of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project at the 8,000-acre site known as the Alviso salt pond complex, located in the Cities of Fremont, San Jose, Sunnyvale and Mountain View, in the Counties of Santa Clara and Alameda, and at the 1,600-acre site known as the Ravenswood salt pond complex (formerly known as the West Bay Ponds), located in the City of Menlo Park, in the County of San Mateo. The proposed project includes restoring approximately 330 acres of tidal wetlands and approximately 1400 acres of muted tidal habitat, reconfiguring approximately 579 acres of managed ponds, constructing public access trails and amenities, and conducting on-going operations and maintenance of existing site features.(Max Delaney) [415/352-3668  maxd@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Briefing on Bay-Delta Planning and Science [ , 213 KB]
    The Commission will receive an update by the staff on the status of Bay-Delta planning and decision-making and a briefing by Stuart Siegel, science advisor to Delta Vision and the Suisun Marsh Charter Group, on recent scientific findings related to revitalization of the Bay-Delta ecosystem.(Jessica Hamburger) [415/352-3660 jessicah@bcdc.ca.gov]
  12. Briefing on Low Impact Development Strategies for Improving Water Quality
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Jeff Haltiner, Vice President of Phillip Williams Associates, an industry leader in the development and implementation of low impact development (LID) strategies that manage stormwater runoff resulting from urbanized development. Mr. Haltiner’s briefing will describe how landscape features in open space and in residential environments can be designed to capture or filter storm water flow to improve water quality in developing watersheds and already-urbanized communities.
    (Adam Parris) [415/352-3647  adamp@bcdc.ca.gov]
  13. New Business
  14. Old Business
  15. Adjournment