April 19, 2012 Commission Orientation Briefing

April 19, 2012
1:00 - 3:00
Bay View Room
50 California Street, Suite 2600
San Francisco, California 94111

Tentative Agenda

1:00 p.m.  Introductions

1:05 p.m.  History and Overview (20 minutes)

Steve Goldbeck, Acting Executive Director

1:25 p.m.  Climate Change Program (20 minutes)

Steve Goldbeck, Acting Executive Director

1:45 p.m.  Planning Program (20 minutes)

Joe LaClair, Chief Planner

2:05 p.m.  Regulatory and Enforcement Program (20 minutes)

Bob Batha, Chief of Permits
Adrienne Klein, Chief of Enforcement

2:25 p.m.  Sediment Management Program (10 minutes)

Brenda Goeden, Dredging Program Manager

2:35 p.m.  Legal Issues (15 minutes)

Tim Eichenberg, Chief Counsel

2:50 p.m.  Budget and Administrative Issues (10 minutes)

Mamie Lai, Director, Administrative and Technology Services

3:00 p.m. Questions and Adjourn

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.