October 4, 2012 Commission Meeting Notice

October 4, 2012
1:00 pm
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

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 July 19, 2012 Meeting
    (Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638 sharonl@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. Commission Consideration of a Contract for Strategic Planning Services [ pdf 120KB]
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract with a consultant or an interagency agreement with a public agency to provide the Commission with strategic planning services.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653  lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Commission Consideration of an Interagency Agreement to Support the Baylands Goals Technical Update [ pdf 140KB]
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into an interagency agreement with the State Coastal Conservancy to provide funds to the Conservancy to support the technical update to the Baylands Habitat Goals.
    (Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656  joel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Consideration of a grant from the San Francisco Estuary Partnership to participate in the Flood Control 2.0 Project [ pdf 154KB]
    The Commission will consider whether to authorize the Executive Director to enter into the contract necessary to accept and expend $105,000 from the San Francisco Estuary Partnership as part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Improvement grant, to perform an institutional analysis of policies and procedures to support innovative flood protection and sediment management.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623  brendag@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Briefing on San Francisco Waterfront
    On March 1, 2012, the Commission approved a resolution amending the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan to relocate the City and County of San Francisco’s primary cruise ship terminal to Pier 27 and revise the public benefits required by the plan. The amendment required that several planning processes be developed to identify new locations for public benefits, including open water basins, public plazas and shed removal. This briefing will provide the Commission with an overview of the planning process being developed in partnership with the Port of San Francisco.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642  lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov]
  12. Briefing on the Adapting to Rising Tides Project
    The Commission will receive a briefing by the staff on the status of the Adapting to Rising Tides project, the collaborative planning effort to improve resilience to sea level rise. The briefing will include an update on the project findings, including findings from the recently completed Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Report and the approach the project is taking on developing adaptation strategies. For more information on the project, visit the project website at www.adaptingtorisingtides.org.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov] AND (Wendy Goodfriend) [415/352-3646 wendyg@bcdc.ca.gov]
  13. New Business
  14. Old Business
  15. 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.