December 2, 2010 Commission Meeting Notice

December 2, 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]
  4. Approval of Minutes of November 18, 2010 Meeting
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Material Amendment No. Three to Permit No. M93-16 issued to the Port of San Francisco for the Pier 43 Promenade Project, San Francisco County [ .pdf 431KB ] Exhibits [ .pdf 792KB ]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possible vote on an application from the Port of San Francisco to amend Permit No. M93-16 to construct shoreline improvements along the northern waterfront in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of the City and County of San Francisco. The proposed project involves removing most of Pier 43 ½; placing rip rap and replacing portions of a seawall, constructing a new promenade and creating other public access spaces between Piers 43 and Pier 45; constructing streetside improvements along the Embarcadero Roadway; installing vendor carts and outdoor dining for the Franciscan Restaurant; and installing benches, lighting and directional and interpretive signage throughout the project area.
    (Max Delaney) [415/352-3668]
  9. Briefing on the Commission’s Climate Change Program [ .pdf 205KB ]
    The Commission will receive a staff briefing on the Commission’s overall program to address climate change impacts in the Bay Area.
    (Steve Golldbeck) [415/352-3611]
  10. 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 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]
  11. Briefing on the Suisun Marsh Habitat Management, Preservation and Restoration Plan
    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other principals of the Suisun Marsh Charter
    Group will brief the Commission on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Suisun Marsh Habitat Management, Preservation, and Restoration Plan.
    (Jessica Davenport) [415/352-3660]
  12. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report [ .pdf 278KB ]
    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]
  13. New Business
  14. Old Business
  15. 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.