April 5, 2012 Commission Meeting Summary

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

The Commission voted (20-0-0) to approve the proposed Bay Plan amendment for the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan regarding the America’s Cup. For details, contact Lindy Lowe (415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission approved a contract with the Port of San Francisco for staff support of the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan. For details, contact Lindy Lowe (415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission voted (19-1-0) to oppose the provision of Assembly Bill 57 that would affect the Commission’s representative on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. For details, contact Tim Eichenberg (415/352-3655 time@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission considered a status report on progress to meet the objectives in its strategic plan. For details, contact Steve Goldbeck (415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov)

The Commission concurred in naming Chair Wasserman to the Joint Policy Committee, replacing outgoing Chair Sean Randolph. For details, contact Steve Goldbeck (415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov)

A recruitment package for BCDC’s Executive Director was sent to Commissioners and posted on BCDC’s website. The timeline was revised to include an outreach component to give BCDC constituencies and BCDC staff the opportunity to provide input about the qualifications about the ideal candidate. The Selection Committee hopes to complete this outreach process no later than May 15, 2012, while working towards its goal of appointing a new Executive Director by late July, 2012. For details, contact BCDC’s Personnel Officer, Melanie Wong 415/904-5433 Melanie.Wong@coastal.ca.gov)

Napa Mayor Jill Techel has been appointed by ABAG to serve as the North Bay City representative on BCDC, replacing Joan Lundstrom. Commissioner Techel has appointed San Rafael councilmember Marc B. Levine to serve as her alternate. Commissioner Sartipi’s alternate, James Richards has retired and Grace Kato has been replaced as Commissioner Fossum’s alternate. The Commission adopted a resolution of appreciation to honor outgoing Commissioner James Richards and Commissioner Kato. For details, contact Steve Goldbeck (415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov)

The April 19, 2012 Commission meeting has been cancelled. Staff will hold a new Commissioner Briefing in the Bay View Room at the Commission’s offices on April 19th at 1 p.m.

The Commission adjourned the meeting in the memory of Peter Douglas, who helped establish and was the long-serving Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission. Mr. Douglas passed away on April 1, 2012. The next regular Commission meeting will be held on May 3, 2012, at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. For details, contact Steve Goldbeck (415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov).