August 4, 2011 Commission Meeting Notice

August 4, 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]
  4. Approval of Minutes of July 21, 2011 Meeting
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters [ adobe 136KB ]
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Vote 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 vote 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 acres to park priority use area designation. A public hearing on the proposed amendment was held on July 21, 2011.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/557-8789]
  9. Consideration of a Contract For Assistance on the Adapting to Rising Tides [ adobe 113KB ]
    The Commission will consider whether to authorize the Executive Director to enter into a $25,000 contract with the Pacific Institute for socioeconomic analysis assistance to be used in the Adapting to Rising Tides Project.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642]
  10. Briefing on the Bay Area Water Trail
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Ann Buell, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy, on progress in implementing the Bay Area Water Trail program.
    (Sara Polgar) [415/352-3654]
  11. Consideration of Strategic Plan Status Report [ adobe 259KB ]
    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]
  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.