March 21, 2013 Commission Meeting Notice

Thursday, March 21, 2013
1:00 pm
MetroCenter Auditorium
101 Eighth Street, Oakland
(510) 817-5700

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 February 7, 2013 Meeting [ pdf 340KB ]
    (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 Marin County Waterfront and Related Issues [ pdf 5.9MB ] and Marin County Watershed Program [ pdf 6.4MB ]
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Commissioner Kate Sears, Marin County Supervisor, describing various activities and projects on the waterfront of Marin County, and the respective roles of local governments and the Commission.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653 lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Briefing on Abandoned Vessels and Marine Debris [ pdf 2.7MB ]
    The Commission will receive a briefing on abandoned vessels and marine debris in San Francisco Bay. The briefing will provide an overview of the Bay-wide problem, describe the opportunities and challenges that the region faces in managing this issue and include presentations from staff from the Department of Boating and Waterways, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, CalRecycle and the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency.
    (Adrienne Klein) [415/352-3609 adriennek@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Briefing on the Joint Policy Committee Regional Sea Level Rise Strategy
    Staff will brief the Commission on progress towards development of a regional sea level rise strategy, under the leadership of the Joint Policy Committee.
    (Joseph LaClair) [415/352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Consideration of 2012 Annual Report [ pdf 324KB ]
    The Commission will consider approving the text of its 2012 annual report. (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]
  12. New Business
  13. Old Business
  14. 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.

Upcoming Meetings of Interest

The following meetings, which may be of interest, will be held over the next several weeks. All of the meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions concerning one of the meet¬ings or would like to receive a meeting notice, please contact the staff member whose name and direct phone number are indicated in parenthesis.

  • Design Review Board Meeting Cancellation
    The Design Review Board meeting scheduled for March 11, 2013, has been cancelled.
    (Ellen Miramontes) [415/352-3643  ellenm@bcdc.ca.gov]
  • Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    The San Francisco Bay Harbor Safety Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Port of Oakland, 530 Water Street, Exhibit Room, Street Level, Separate Entrance, Oakland.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644  lindas@bcdc.ca.gov]
  • Joint Policy Committee Meeting
    The Regional Joint Policy Committee will hold a public meeting on Friday, March 15, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 8th Street, Oakland.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611  steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]