December 2, 2010 Commission Meeting Summary

Twenty-three members attended the meeting, which was held at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

The Commission held a public hearing and voted (20-0-0) to approve a permit application from the Port of San Francisco for improvements in shoreline public access at Fisherman’s Wharf. For details, contact Max Delaney (415/352-3668 maxd@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission received a briefing on the Commission’s overall program for addressing climate change. For details, contact Steve Goldbeck (415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission closed the public hearing that has been open since October 7, 2010 on proposed revisions to the San Francisco Bay Plan to address climate change. Written comments on the proposed amendments will be accepted until December 17, 2010. These comments, along with input from the meetings the staff is holding with local governments and policy direction from the Commission, will be addressed in a revised staff recommendation on proposed amendments to the Bay Plan that will be released early next year. A public hearing on the revised recommendation will be held in February or March 2011. In preparing the revised recommendation the Commission directed the staff to propose findings and policies that are exclusively for the Commission’s use in carrying out BCDC’s regulatory responsibilities within its current permit jurisdiction. A decision will be made in 2011 on whether and in what form any guidance or advice will be provided for dealing with sea level rise outside BCDC’s regulatory jurisdiction. For details, contact Joe LaClair (415/352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission received a briefing on planning underway for the Suisun Marsh. For details, contact Jessica Davenport (415/352-3660 jessicad@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission postponed until its next meeting a briefing on the progress being made in implementing BCDC’s strategic plan and revised an objective in the plan. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).

The next Commission meeting will be held on December 16, 2010, at the MetroCenter in Oakland. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov
 
 
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