June 7, 2012 Commission Meeting Notice

June 7, 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 May 3, 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. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Application No. 2012.001.00 – America’s Cup Event Authority, Port of San Francisco, and the City and County of San Francisco for the 34th America’s Cup Racing Event, various locations along the San Francisco waterfront [ 616KB] Exhibits 37MB] Recommendation [ 485KB ][ Exhibits 47MB ]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on a permit application to construct, use and maintain temporary and permanent improvements at various locations along the San Francisco waterfront to allow the 34th America’s Cup sailing races to be held in San Francisco Bay in the summer and fall of 2012 and summer and fall of 2013. Improvements would consist of temporary floating docks, gangways, and mooring blocks in the Bay, and temporary tents, bleachers, concessions, shipping containers, modular buildings and other event-related and team-base-related structures within the 100-foot-shoreline band. Temporary and permanent public access would be provided as part of the project, both at the venue sites and off-site. The project would result in approximately 103,000 square feet (1,621 cubic yards) of new temporary Bay fill that would be removed following the 2013 events, and 2,211 square feet (233 cubic yards) of new permanent Bay fill for public access and for habitat improvement. Approximately 475,000 square feet (10.87 acres) oe available and provided after the event.f new temporary public access would be provided during the event, and 81,000 square feet (1.85 acres) of new permanent public access would be available and provided after the event.
    (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616 mingy@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Consideration of AB 2226 and Possible Vote[ 411KB]
    The Commission will consider a staff analysis of AB 2226 (Huesco) which would require BCDC and other state and local government agencies to apply restrictive Evidence Code standards to determine whether an applicant has a sufficient ownership interest in a property when applying for a permit. The Commission may vote to take a position on the bill.
    (Tim Eichenberg) [415/352-3655 time@bcdc.ca.gov]
  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.