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November 4, 2010 Commission Meeting Notice

November 4, 2010
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 October 21, 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. Vote on Amendment No. One to BCDC Permit No. 3-07, for the San Francisco Marina’s West Basin Renovation Project, San Francisco County [ 560KB ] Exhibit E [ 182KB ]
    The Commission will vote an application from the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to amend Permit No. 3-07 to authorize the renovation of the West Basin of the San Francisco Marina in the City and County of San Francisco. The proposed project includes constructing two new breakwaters, removing portions of the West Mole and Scott Street Mole, replacing, and reconfiguring all boat docks and floats to improve navigation and increase the number of berths, upgrading dock utilities, placing riprap to repair existing sea walls, and renovating the Harbormaster’s Office and the vacant Degaussing Station building. The project would create a new public access seating area and pedestrian/bicycle corridor on the West mole while keeping a small number of parking and unloading spaces for tenants, install new public access improvements on the Scott Street Mole, construct two public access seating areas and other public access improvements along Marina Boulevard, install a guest dock and handboat launch (located behind a locked gate and regulated by the marina staff), and install new benches and directional and interpretive signage throughout the project site. A public hearing on the proposed project was held on October 7, 2010.
    (Max Delaney) [415/352-3668 maxd@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Continued Public Hearing on Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 Which Would Revise Various Sections of the San Francisco Bay Plan to Address Climate Change and Add a new Climate Change Section to the Plan
    The Commission will continue its October 21, 2010 public hearing on Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 concerning amendment of various sections of the Bay Plan to address climate change and add a new Climate Change section to the Bay Plan. The proposed findings and policies in staff’s third revised preliminary recommendation include changes to the tidal marsh and tidal flats, safety of fills, shoreline protection, and public access policy sections, and a new climate change section, are based on the draft staff report, “Living With a Rising Bay”, which was mailed to the Commission on April 7, 2009. The revised preliminary recommendation reflects feedback from the Commission and the public at the November 5, 2009 public hearing, the December 3, 2009 public workshop and subsequent consultations with the public. The third revised preliminary recommendation was released on September 3, 2010, and is available on the Commission’s website. The public hearing was opened on October 7, 2010. (Joseph LaClair) [415/352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Commission Briefing on the San Francisco Bay Native Oysters and Aggregate Mining Activities
    As part of an update on the status of San Francisco Bay subtidal habitats, Dr. Ted Grosholz of the University of California at Davis, will present information regarding the status of native oysters in San Francisco Bay and their ecological benefits. In addition, Commission staff, Brenda Goeden, will provide an update on sand and oyster shell mining in San Francisco Bay. (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623 brendag@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report [ 276KB ]
    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]
  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.