May 7, 2009 Commission Meeting Summary

Twenty-three members attended the meeting, which was held at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

The Commission voted (21-0-0) to authorize the executive director to enter into a $260,000 contract with the California Coastal Commission for administrative support services for the next two fiscal years. For details, contact Mamie Lai (415/352-3639 mlai@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission held a public hearing and voted (21-0-0) to authorize the construction of an aquatic recreational facility along the shoreline of the Oakland-Alameda Estuary in Oakland. For details, contact Karen Wolowicz (415/352-3669 karenw@bcdc.ca.gov).

 

The Commission held a public hearing on proposed Bay Plan revisions to address climate change. The Commission continued the hearing until the next BCDC meeting. For details, contact Leslie Lacko (415/352-3646 lesliel@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission received a briefing on the work of the regional committees on which members of our Commission serve. For details, contact Joe LaClair (415/352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission received a briefing on the progress being made in implementing BCDC’s strategic plan and approved a few changes in the deadlines for completing some of the objectives in the plan. The next all-day strategy planning workshop will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2009. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission concurred that: (1) $65,000 generated by a proactive expenditure reduction program the 2008-09 fiscal year should be used for capital expenses that would otherwise be incurred in the 2009-10 fiscal year; and (2) no budget change proposals for additional state General Fund support will be submitted for fiscal year 2010-11. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).

Kelli Shields, a student at the Golden Gate University School of Law, and Galina Velikovish, a student at the University of California Hastings College of Law, will be legal interns at BCDC from June through August, 2009. For details, contact Tim Eichenberg (415/352-3655 time@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission concurred that a long-standing enforcement problem at the Dumbarton Bridge can be resolved through the payment of $1,194,000 by Caltrans to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to enhance public access in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. For details, contact Ande Bennett (415/352-3626 andeb@bcdc.ca.gov).

The next Commission meeting will be held on June 4, 2009 at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).