March 4, 2010 Commission Meeting Notice

March 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]
  4. Approval of Minutes of February 4, 2010 Meeting
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters 168KB
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Public Hearing and Vote on Permit Application No. 9-06, Exploratorium and the Port of San Francisco for Relocating the Exploratorium to Piers 15 and 17 in the City and County of San Francisco 237KB Exhibits 2.5MB || Recommendation 994KB Exhibits 1.8MB
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on an application to build a new Exploratorium museum on Piers 15 and 17 along the San Francisco waterfront in two phases. Phase 1 would involve repairing, renovating and seismically upgrading Pier 15 to house the Exploratorium’s exhibits, offices, cafes and retail space, and constructing a new “Observatory” building at the east end of the piers, a new “Open Water Area” valley between the two piers and providing approximately 78,390 square feet in public access. Phase 1 would also involve relocating Baydelta Maritime from Pier 15 to Pier 17, which would require repairing the north apron of Pier 17 and dredging approximately 85,000 cubic yards of material within the Piers 17/19 basin and disposing the material at the Alcatraz site (SF-11). Phase 2 would involve repairing, renovating and seismically upgrading Pier 17 to expand the Exploratorium’s programs, cafes and retail space, and constructing an additional 20,850 square feet in public access. (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616]
    (Max Delaney) [415/352-3668]
  9. Consideration of Disbursal of Funds for Public Access Improvements 95KB
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into contracts with the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and the City of South San Francisco to disburse approximately $130,000 to improve public access on the Bay shoreline. (Caitlin Sweeney) [415/352-3643]
  10. Consideration of Funding Agreement for Oil Spill Responsibilities 159KB
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a three-year agreement with the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response for the purpose of providing funding to BCDC so the Commission can continue to carry out its activities that are required by the California Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1990. (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644]
  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]
  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.