July 7, 2011 Commission Meeting Notice

July 7, 2011
1:00 pm
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 June 16, 2011 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 Bay Plan Amendment 1–10 to Amend the San Francisco Bay Plan, the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan and Resolution 16 Regarding the Water-Related Industrial Designation at Collinsville, Solano County
    The Commission will vote on amending the San Francisco Bay Plan Map 3, the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan findings and policies regarding water-related industry, the Marsh Plan maps, and Resolution 16 regarding the water-related industrial priority use designation at Collinsville. In 2008, the County of Solano adopted a new General Plan that changed the land use designations in the Collinsville area within the Secondary Management Area of the Suisun Marsh. The proposed amendment would delete the Commission’s water-related industry priority land use designation from approximately 2,100 acres of the existing 2,400-acre priority use area. Approximately 268 acres would remain designated for water-related industrial use. A public hearing was held on June 2, 2011.
    (Timothy Doherty) [415/352-3667  timd@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Public Hearing and Vote on Whether to Initiate a Possible Bay Plan Amendment 2-11 to Amend the San Francisco Bay Plan and the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan to Delete the Port Priority Use Area Designation at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on an application from the Redevelopment Agency of the City and County of San Francisco to delete the port priority use area designation in the San Francisco Bay Plan and the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan pertaining to Hunters Point in San Francisco. The project is related to the Candlestick Point-Hunters Point Shipyard II redevelopment program.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644  lindas@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Consideration of Pending Legislation [ 127KB ]
    The Commission will consider whether to support H.R. 104 and S. 412, which would ensure that revenue generated by the federal Harbor Maintenance Tax is spent on harbor maintenance activities.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623  brendag@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Consideration of Citizens Advisory Committee and Science and Technical Advisory Committee Membership [ 502KB ]
    The Commission will consider a staff report regarding revitalizing the membership of the Commission’s Citizens Advisory Committee and the Science and Technical Advisory Committee. 
    (Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  12. Briefing on Climate Change Strategy [ 417KB ]
    The Commission will receive a briefing on the programs of the Joint Policy Committee to advance a strategy of climate change resilience and economic vitality in the Bay Area.
    (Steve Golldbeck) [415/352-3611  steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]
  13. Briefing on Bay Restoration Authority [ 188KB ]
    Sam Schuchat, Chairman of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority and Executive Officer of the State Coastal Conservancy, will brief the Commission on the work of the Authority.
    (Will Travis) [415/352-3653  travis@bcdc.ca.gov]
  14. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report [ 265KB ]
    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 to 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]
  15. New Business
  16. Old Business
  17. 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.