November 1, 2012 Commission Meeting Notice

November 1, 2012
1:00 pm
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
415.983.8008

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 investiga-tion 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 October 4, 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. Briefing on the Contra Costa County Waterfront and Related Issues
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Commissioner John Gioia, Contra Costa County Supervisor, describing various activities and projects on the waterfront of Contra Costa County, and the respective roles of local governments and the Commission. Commissioner Gioia will be assisted by local planning staff.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653 lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Briefing on Joint Policy Committee
    The Commission will receive an update on the regional sea level rise workplan developed by BCDC and ABAG staff and approved by the Joint Policy Committee, along with an analysis of new information on sea level rise projections promulgated by independent consultants and the National Research Council.
    (Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Briefing on Sand Transport in the Bay
    Dr. Patrick Barnard, coastal geologist from the Coastal and Marine Geology Program of the U.S. Geological Survey, will present a summary of his findings regarding sand transport in San Francisco Bay and the nearshore coast. This briefing will provide an overview of the sediment processes at work in the Bay and how they affect our coastline and beaches. This information provides a base level of information for the Commission for its discussions in 2013 regarding sand mining permit applications.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623 brendag@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. New Business
  12. Old Business
  13. 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.