July 21, 2011 Commission Meeting Notice

July 21, 2011
1:00 pm
MetroCenter Auditorium
101 Eighth Street, Oakland
(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 July 7, 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. Public Hearing on Proposed Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-11 Concerning a Bay Plan Map Change to Reconfigure the Waterfront Park Priority Use Area Designation at Candlestick Point Recreation Area in the City of San Francisco
    The Commission will hold a public hearing on an application from the California State Parks Department and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency to change San Francisco Bay Plan Map 5 to reconfigure the inland boundary of the southeast section of the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. The applicants propose to develop residential uses on approximately 9.5 acres proposed for removal and to add approximately 1.5 acre to park priority use area designation. The staff report was mailed June 17, 2011.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/557-8789  lindas@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Briefing on Status of Bay Plan Climate Change Amendment Progress
    As part of a briefing on the progress that has been made since the June 2, 2011 public workshop on Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 dealing with climate change, the staff will provide a draft preamble which explains the purpose of the amendment and the latest draft amendment language. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft language, and the Commission may provide direction to the staff on further revisions. This will be the last opportunity for public and Commission input on the language before the staff releases a revised preliminary staff recommendation on Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 on July 29, 2011. The revised recommendation will be considered at a public hearing on September 1, 2011.
    (Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. New Business
  11. Old Business
  12. 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.