April 5, 2012 Commission Meeting Notice

April 5, 2012
1:00 pm
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
415. 693.0996

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 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]
  4. Approval of Minutes of March 15, 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
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  8. Vote 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 vote on an amendment to the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan proposed 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 racing yachts in the Brannan Street Wharf open water basin, private yachts in the Rincon Point and Broadway open water basins and temporary berthing and mooring of a variety of vessels associated with the America’s Cup in the Northeast Wharf Open Water Basin. A public hearing on the proposed amendment was held on February 2, 2012.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642  lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Staff Recommendation on a Contract with the Port of San Francisco for Planning Processes in Fisherman’s Wharf and the Northeastern Waterfront required by the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan [ 259KB]
    The Commission will vote on whether to enter into an agreement with the Port of San Francisco to provide funding to the Commission for its staff costs for participating in three planning processes that will develop possible amendments to the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan, an element of the San Francisco Bay Plan. The planning processes will occur simultaneously in the Fisherman’s Wharf and Northeastern Water­front geographic areas.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642  lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Consideration of AB 57 and Possible Vote [ 209KB]
    The Commission will consider a staff analysis of AB 57 (Beall) that would increase the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) from 19 to 21 members by adding new members from Oakland and San Jose, and require BCDC’s representative to MTC to be a resident of San Francisco approved by the mayor. It would also prohibit more than 3 residents of one county to be members of MTC. The Commission may vote to take a position on the bill.
    (Tim Eichenberg) [415/352-3655  time@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Strategic Plan Status Report [ 274KB]
    The Commission will consider a status report on the progress being made in meet­ing the objectives contained in the strategic plan adopted on May 20, 2010. The Commission will also determine whether any revisions to the plan are necessary and whether to take further action to achieve the plan’s goals and objectives.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611  steveg@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.