November 3, 2011 Commission Meeting Notice

November 3, 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 October 6, 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 242KB ]
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Public Hearing and Vote on Whether to Initiate the Process of Amending the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and vote on whether to initiate the process of considering an amendment to the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan requested by the Port of San Francisco and the America’s Cup Event Authority LLC. The requested amendment would revise the Plan’s policies to allow temporary mooring of team boats in the Brannan Street Wharf Open Water Basin, temporary berthing of private yachts in the portion of the Rincon Point Open Water Basin between Pier 14 and the northern boundary of Rincon Park, and temporary mooring of private yachts in the Broadway Open Water Basin. If the Commission votes to initiate the amendment process, a public hearing and vote on the proposed amendment will be held around the end of 2011. (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642]
  9. Public Hearing and Vote on Permit Application No. 2010.001.00 – Port of San Francisco for the Brannan Street Wharf Project within the area formerly occupied by Piers 34 and 36 along the Embarcadero in the City and County of San Francisco [ adobe 242KB ] Exhibits [ adobe 2.6MB ]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on a permit application to construct the Brannan Street Wharf, an approximately 58,700-square-foot pile-supported public waterfront park along the Embarcadero between Brannan and Townsend Streets within the South Beach neighborhood in the City and County of San Francisco. The Brannan Street Wharf may be constructed in two phases depending on funding, and would include a raised lawn, a plaza, a waterside walkway, and a floating dock for small watercraft, such as kayaks. The project would result in approximately 63,100 square feet of new public access in the form of the Brannan Street Wharf and a 4,400-square-foot reconstructed portion of the Embarcadero Promenade. (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616]
  10. Public Hearing on Proposed Bay Plan Amendment No. 2-11 to Delete the Port Priority Use Area Designation at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco
    The Commission will hold a public hearing on an application from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency to amend the San Francisco Bay Plan and the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan by removing the port priority use area designation from Hunters Point. The site is currently designated for two future break bulk cargo berths. The applicant proposes to develop a mix of non-port uses as part of the City-approved redevelopment project for the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. The staff report was mailed September 30, 2011. (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644]
  11. Briefing on Delta Plan [ adobe 174KB ]
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Delta Stewardship Council Chair, Phil Isenberg on the Delta Plan and its implications for restoring the Bay-Delta ecosystem, fresh water inflow to the Bay, wetland restoration and coordinated management of the Suisun Marsh.
    (Jessica Davenport) [415/352-3660]
  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.