March 15, 2012 Commission Meeting Notice

March 15, 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.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611]
  4. Approval of Minutes of March 1, 2012 Meeting
    (Mamie Lai) [415/352-3639]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Public Hearing and Vote on Application No. 2012.002.00 – Port of San Francisco for the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal Project at Piers 27-29, along the Embarcadero in the City and County of San Francisco[ adobe pdf 375KB] Exhibits [ adobe pdf 3.4MB] Staff Recommendation [ adobe pdf 593KB] Exhibits Phase 1 [ adobe pdf 3.1MB]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on a permit application to construct an approximately 91,200-square-foot two-story cruise ship terminal building at the site of the former Pier 27 shed, an approximately 2.7-acre Ground Transportation Area within the “valley” of Piers 27 and 29 to serve the vehicular needs of the cruise terminal, an approximately 119,270-square-foot (2.7-acres) Northeast Wharf Plaza, and other related public access improvements, including a Bayside History Walk within Pier 29, public access pathways throughout the site and along the pier aprons, and a public access area at the tip of Piers 27-29.  The project would result in approximately 984 square feet (1,410 cubic yards) of new Bay fill for pile repairs and fendering and 209,533 square feet (4.8-acres) of new on-site, year-round public access. An additional 148,825 square feet of on-site public access would also be provided when not needed for maritime activities, as well as new off-site public access at Piers 19, 19½, 23, and 29½.
    (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616]
  9. Briefing to update the Commission regarding the 34th America’s Cup Events
    The Commission will receive a briefing by the City and County of San Francisco, the Port of San Francisco and the America’s Cup Event Authority on recent changes to the America’ Cup project and the development deal between the City and the Event Authority.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642]
  10. New Business
  11. Old Business
  12. 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.