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February 2 , 2012 Commission Meeting Summary

22 members attended the meeting, which was held at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

The Commission held a public hearing and voted (19-0-0) to amend the Caltrans permit issued in 2001 for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. The amendment is for the removal of the old Bay Bridge from Treasure Island to Oakland. For details, contact Max Delaney (415/352-3668 maxd@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission voted (21-0-0) to approve the text of BCDC’s 2011 annual report. For details, contact Steve Goldbeck (415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the San Francisco Special Area Plan for a proposed cruise terminal on Pier 27. For details, contact Lindy Lowe (415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the San Francisco Special Area Plan for the 34th America’s Cup. For details, contact Lindy Lowe (415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has appointed Supervisor David Cortese to serve as the County’s representative from Santa Clara County and appointed Commissioner Shirakawa to serve as the County’s alternate. He will replace Eric Carruthers. For details, contact Steve Goldbeck (415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov)

Jenny Quay has joined the BCDC staff as a Sea Grant Fellow for 2012. She is a recent graduate from UC Santa Cruz with a Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology. She was awarded multiple honors during her graduate career and has published several papers on the prediction and monitoring of neurotoxic algal blooms in coastal waters. In her capacity as Sea Grant Fellow, Jenny will be assisting the Sediment Management Team in developing the Science Strategy for the Regional Sediment Management Program.

The next regular Commission meeting will be held on March 1, 2012, at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. For details, contact Leslie Muse (415/352-3636 lesliem@bcdc.ca.gov).

 
 
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