February 2, 2012 Commission Meeting Notice

February 2, 2012
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 January 19, 2012 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[ 247KB]
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  8. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Amendment No. Thirty-Two to BCDC Permit No. 2001.008.32, to Caltrans for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) Take Down Project (part of the SFOBB East Span Seismic Safety Project), in Alameda and San Francisco Counties [ 334KB] Exhibits [ 3.2MB]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing on a request by the California Department of Transportation to amend Permit No. 2001.008.32 to authorize the dismantling and removal of the existing East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) located in the City of Oakland, Alameda County, and the City and County of San Francisco. The proposed project would commence once the new span is open and includes installing two temporary pile-supported trestles and an array of temporary support piles to facilitate the demolition of the superstructure sections of the bridge. A future amendment will be required to remove the existing bridge footings. No additional mitigation or public access is proposed.
    (Max Delaney) [415/352-3668  maxd@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Consideration of 2011 Annual Report [ 334KB]
    The Commission will consider approving the text of its 2011 annual report.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Public Hearing on Bay Plan Amendment No. 3-11 to the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan regarding the Public Plazas and Open Water Basin Policies and Plan Implementation Requirements
    The Commission will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment of the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan to allow an international cruise terminal to be built on Pier 27 and allow the Pier 23 shed to be retained. The amendment would modify the public plazas and open water basin policies and implementation requirements in the plan. The amendment has been requested by the Port of San Francisco.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Public Hearing on Bay Plan Amendment No. 4-11 to the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan regarding the Open Water Basin Policies and Plan Implementation Requirements to Accommodate the 34th America’s Cup Events
    The Commission will consider an amendment to the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan applied for by the Port of San Francisco and the America’s Cup Event Authority LLC that would modify the open water basin policies and the plan implementation requirements to allow temporary berthing and mooring of team boats and private yachts in the Brannan Street Wharf, Rincon Point, Broadway and temporary berthing and mooring of a variety of vessels associated with the America’s Cup in the Northeast Wharf Open Water Basin.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642 lindyl@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.