January 19, 2012 Commission Meeting Notice

January 19, 2012
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 December 1, 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 Proposed Bay Plan Amendment No. 2-11 to Delete the Port Priority Use Area Designation at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco">Vote 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 vote 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. A public hearing on the proposed amendment was held on November 3, 2011. (The vote originally scheduled for the December 1, 2011 Commission meeting was postponed until January 19, 2012.)
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644  lindas@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Briefing on 34th America’s Cup 2012 and 2013 Events [ 152KB] Exhibits [ 5.6MB]
    The Commission will receive a briefing by the staff, the Port of San Francisco and the America’s Cup Event Authority on the location and characteristics of the events associated with the 34th America’s Cup in 2012 and 2013, the potential effects on existing public access, water-recreation, navigation and other Bay-related issues, and the public benefits and public access currently proposed to be included as part of the project.
    (Lindy Lowe and Ming Yeung) [415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov and 415/352-3616 mingy@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Consideration of Authorization to Implement the Commission’s Coastal Impact Assistance Program Grant [ 120KB]
    The Commission will consider whether to authorize the Executive Director to enter into the contracts associated with the $945,000 in Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) funds awarded to BCDC by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) for the Commission’s Climate Change and Sediment Management Programs.
    (Jessica Davenport and Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3669 jessicad@bcdc.ca.gov and 415/352-3623 brendag@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Briefing on the Adapting to Rising Tides Project [ 91KB]
    The Commission will receive a briefing by the staff on the status of the Adapting to Rising Tides project, the project area defined as the portion of Alameda County from Emeryville to Union City. The briefing will include an overview of project partnerships and committees, new inundation mapping for the ART project area, the components of the project that
    have been completed and the upcoming work and timeline for the project. For more information about the ART project, please visit the Adapting to Rising Tides website: http://risingtides.csc.noaa.gov/.
    (Lindy Lowe and Wendy Goodfriend [415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov and 415/352-3646 wendyg@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.