August 5, 2010 Commission Meeting Notice

August 5, 2010
1:00 P.M.
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
415.693.0996

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 20, 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
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  8. Public Hearing and Vote on the Enforcement Committee's Recommended Enforcement Decision Involving Proposed Stipulated Cease and Desist and Civil Penalty Order No. CCD 4-09; San Pedro Cove Homeowners Association, Lamperti Incorporated, and the Charles E. Paganini Estate [ 552KB]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and vote on a proposed enforcement decision concerning alleged violations of BCDC Permit No. 27-77, which was issued for the San Pedro Cove subdivision, located on Point San Pedro Road, San Rafael, in Marin County.
    (Ande Bennett) [415/352-3626  andeb@bcdc.ca.gov]and (Tim Eichenberg) [415/352-3655  time@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Closed Session on the Recommended Enforcement Decision Involving Proposed Stipulated Cease and Desist and Civil Penalty Order No. CCD 4-09; San Pedro Cove Homeowners Association, Lamperti Incorporated, and the Charles E.  Paganini Estate. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 11126(c)(3)
    The Commission may hold a closed session to consider this matter (see Agenda Item No. 8).
    (Ande Bennett) [415/352-3626  andeb@bcdc.ca.gov] and (Tim Eichenberg) [415/352-3655  time@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Commission Consideration of a Contract for Proposed Amendment to the San Francisco Bay Plan, the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan and the Solano County component of the Suisun Marsh Local Protection Program [ 152KB]
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to execute, a contract with Solano County under which Solano County will provide funds to the Commission for assistance in developing amendments to the San Francisco Bay Plan, the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan, and the Solano County component of the Suisun Marsh Local Protection Program.
    (Tim Doherty) [415/352-3667  timd@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Briefing on Hayward Shoreline Planning
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Erik Pearson of the City of Hayward, Jeremy Lowe of PWA Ltd., and Mike Anderson of the East Bay Regional Park District on a sea level rise planning effort for the Hayward shoreline.
    (Sara Polgar) [415/352-3654  sarap@bcdc.ca.gov]
  12. Briefing on Bay Oysters
    Dr. Andrew Cohen, the director of the Center for Research on Aquatic Bioinvasions, will brief the Commission on the possible causes for the demise of native oysters in the Bay.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653  travis@bcdc.ca.gov]
  13. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report [ 152KB]
    The Commission will consider a status report on the progress being made in meet­ing the objectives contained in the strategic plan adopted on May 20, 2010. 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]
  14. New Business
  15. Old Business
  16. 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.