December 16, 2010 Commission Meeting Notice

December 16, 2010
1:00 P.M.
MetroCenter Auditorium
101 Eighth Street
Oakland, CA
(510) 817-5700

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 December 2, 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 on Permit Application No. 7-06 from Oakland Harbor Partners, LLC, the City of Oakland and the Port of Oakland for the Brooklyn Basin Redevelopment Project, in the City of Oakland, Alameda County [ 360KB ] Exhibits A-I[ 4.1MB ] Exhibits J-Y[ 5.2MB ]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing on a permit application to redevelop 62 acres along the Oakland Inner Harbor for up to 3,100 residential dwelling units, approximately 200,000 square feet of ground floor retail/commercial space, and approximately 28.4 acres of parks and open spaces (including improvements to the existing Estuary Park) in the City of Oakland, Alameda County. The proposed project, which was previously named “Oak to Ninth” and has recently been renamed to the Brooklyn Basin Project, would demolish much of the existing 180,000-square-foot Ninth Avenue Terminal building (an historic resource) and retain a minimum of 15,000 square feet of the Terminal’s bulkhead building. The project would also include: (1) the removal of approximately 1.09 acres of solid Bay fill; (2) the placement of approximately 0.92 acres of solid bay fill; (3) the removal of approximately 3.08 acres of pile-supported fill; (4) the placement of approximately 0.84 acres of pile-supported fill; and (5) the removal of approximately 0.59 acres of floating fill. As a result of the fill removal and fill placement, the Bay would become larger by approximately three acres. (Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615 bradm@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Commission Consideration of Alternatives for Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 Concerning Climate Change
    The Commission will consider alternatives for addressing comments and issues raised during the public hearings on Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 concerning climate change and may provide direction to the staff for preparing a revised preliminary recommendation for consideration at a public hearing to be held in February or March 2011. (Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Consideration of the Adapting to Rising Tides Project Sub-Region Selection [ 168KB ]
    The Commission will consider the process and selection of a sub-region for the Adapting to Rising Tides Project. The sub-region that is selected for the Adapting to Rising Tides Project will work in partnership with BCDC and other federal and regional agencies to assess the sub-region’s vulnerability to sea level rise and to identify strategies for adaptation. (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report [ 292 KB ]
    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.