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January 7, 2010 Commission Meeting Summary

22 members attended the meeting, which was held at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

The Commission held a public hearing and voted (19-0-0) to amend two BCDC regionwide permits for the purpose of expediting the regulatory process for routine projects. For details, contact Bob Batha (415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov).
 
The Commission held a public hearing on an application to upgrade a public trail along the shoreline of Richardson Bay in Marin County. The Commission will vote on the application at its next meeting. For details, contact Max Delaney (415/352-3668 maxd@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission received a briefing on a Web-GIS support tool that has been developed to assist BCDC’s staff in more quickly and systematically evaluating projects and conditions in and around the Bay. For details, contact Tim Doherty (415/352-3667 timd@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission received a briefing on the progress being made in implementing BCDC’s strategic plan. The next all-day workshop to update the plan will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2010. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).

 

The Commission unanimously approved a resolution of appreciation for Peter Drekmeier, Commissioner Bob Wieckowski’s alternate on BCDC, who decided not to run for re-election to the Palo Alto city council and, therefore, is no longer eligible to serve on BCDC. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).

The San Francisco District Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has appointed Cameron Johnson to replace Mike Dillabough as Jane Hick’s alternate on BCDC; the Senate Rules Committee has confirmed the appointment of Sanjay Ranchod to serve as Barry Nelson’s alternate; and the Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency has appointed Bijan Sartipi to serve as the agency’s new representative on BCDC and Caltrans Deputy Director James Richards to serve as alternate Commissioner. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).

Administrative authorization has been issued for four flood control projects, which together are needed to meet FEMA requirements for flood protection for the community of Redwood Shores in Redwood City. Project construction is now underway so there’s a good chance the work can be completed by FEMA’s deadline. For details, contact Karen Weiss (415/352-3669 karenw@bcdc.ca.gov).

Leslie Lacko, a senior planner who has been on a six-month leave-of-absence, has resigned from BCDC’s staff. Matt Piven joined BCDC’s staff as a volunteer intern working on jurisdictional determinations in the regulatory division. He has BA in economics and is pursuing a masters degree in urban planning at San Jose State. He was a research assistant at Neil Mayer and Associates, and has worked with the Baltimore Development Corporation and the San Jose Redevelopment Agency. For details, contact Mamie Lai (415/352-3639 mamiel@bcdc.ca.gov).

The next Commission meeting will be held on February 4, 2010 at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The Commission meeting scheduled to be held on January 21, 2010 has been cancelled. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).

 
 
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