June 4, 2009 Commission Meeting Notice

June 4, 2009
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 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 May 7, 2009 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 Permit Application No. 2-06 from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the San Quentin Prison Condemned Inmate Housing Project in Marin County
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on a permit application from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to construct a condemned inmate housing project at the San Quentin State Prison, in an unincorporated portion of Marin County. The proposed project, which is on a 40-acre site within the prison, includes the construction of four new buildings, the largest of which would be a 768-cell complex for the housing of 1,152 condemned male inmates. The portions of the proposed project that are located within the Commission’s jurisdiction include a guard tower, a gun locker building, a resurfaced road, paving, security perimeter fencing, a construction staging area for approximately two years, and a storm water outfall structure. To avoid security conflicts, in-lieu of providing public access within the prison complex, the applicant proposes to provide approximately $2,900,000 to the Marin Transportation Authority (TAM) to partially fund Phase One of the Central Marin Ferry Connection near Larkspur Landing and Corte Madera Creek on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and construct a two- to three-car parking lot view area and trail to the Bay along Main Street in San Quentin Village. The first public hearing on the application was held on December 18, 2008, and another public hearing was held on February 5, 2009 at which the Commission asked the applicant to provide $3,000,000 in in-lieu fees for public access improvements. Because the applicant could not make that commitment at the time, the applicant asked that the vote be postponed. To provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the new public access proposal, a third public hearing will be held on June 4, 2009. (Karen Wolowicz) [415/352-3669 karenw@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Consideration of Response to Governor’s Budget Proposal
    The Commission will consider options for responding to a proposal in the May revision of the Governor’s proposed fiscal year 09-10 budget, which calls for the elimination of BCDC as a state department and the realignment of BCDC’s functions to a regional entity. (Will Travis) [415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Second Public Hearing on San Francisco Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 Concerning Climate Change [ , 146 KB ]
    On May 7, 2009, the Commission held a public hearing for Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08, which proposes to address climate change by adding a new findings and policies section on climate change and updating the findings and policies in several existing sections of the Bay Plan, including Safety of Fills, Tidal Marshes and Tidal Flats, Shoreline Protection, Mitigation, and Public Access. The public hearing was continued to this June 4, 2009 meeting, where the Commission will again accept public comments on the proposed amendment.
    (Leslie Lacko) [415/352-3646 lesliel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  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 2, 2008. 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 travis@bcdc.ca.gov]
  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.