February 4, 2010 Commission Meeting Notice

February 4, 2010
1:00 pm
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 January 7, 2010 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 168KB
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  8. Vote on Application No. 2-09, Marin County Department of Public Works Applica­tion for the Tennessee Valley/Manzanita Connector Trail Project, in an unincorporated area of Marin County near Mill Valley
    The Commission will vote on an application to replace an approximately 1,600-foot asphalt public access path, which over time has both degraded and subsided so that it is regularly inundated by the tides. The proposed project includes the following work in the Bay: (1) relocating 500 feet of the path to an adjacent upland location; (2) removing all of the degraded asphalt and adjacent informal dirt paths; and (3) constructing an ap­proximately 960-foot long, 10-foot wide boardwalk with four belvederes almost entirely within the footprint of the original path. Within the 100-foot shoreline band, the project would involve: (1) constructing approximately 700 feet of eight-foot-wide at-grade asphalt pathways with two-foot-wide gravel shoulders; (2) installing a 100-foot long, eight-foot-wide pre-fabricated pedestrian/bicycle bridge; and (3) installing a painted crosswalk and traffic signal at the junction of Shoreline Highway and Tennessee Valley Road. The pur­pose of the project is to provide improved public access from neighboring communities and Tennessee Valley to the Mill Valley/Sausalito bike/pedestrian path, as well as to re­store habitat damaged by the existing trail, which restricts tidal circulation and has fos­tered the creation of informal paths. The public hearing was held on January 7, 2010.
    (Max Delaney) [415/352-3668  maxd@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Consideration of 2009 Annual Report 406KB
    The Commission will consider approving the text of its 2009 annual report.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653  travis@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Briefing on Marsh Restoration Projects
    The Commission will receive a briefing from the staff on the lessons learned from Bay marsh restoration projects approved by the Commission over the last 35 years.
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612  bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report 245KB
    The Commission will consider a status report on the progress being made in meet­ing 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.