April 18, 2013 Commission Meeting Notice

Thursday, April 18, 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 March 21, 2013 Meeting [ pdf 319KB ]
    (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 [ pdf 160KB ]
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  8. Commission Consideration of a Contract for Supervisory Training [ pdf 119KB ]
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract with CPS HR Consulting to provide supervisory training as required in Government Code Section 19995.4 for supervisors.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653 lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Commission Consideration of a Contract to Digitize Files [ pdf 119KB ]
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract to digitize the Commission’s permit files for disaster recovery and to support establishment of a permit tracking database.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653 lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Application No. 1994.013.08 – Bay Ship and Yacht Company and Alameda Gateway, Ltd. for the Bay Ship and Yacht Dry Dock Project, City and County of Alameda [ pdf 3.1MB ] Exhibits A - D [ pdf 3.1MB ] Exhibits E - K [ pdf 12.5MB ]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on a permit application to moor, construct, operate and maintain an approximately 32,770-square-foot floating dry dock at Bay Ship and Yacht's Alameda ship repair facility and create approximately 970 feet of new Bay Trail and approximately 1.56 acres of open space, along the northwest edge of the City of Alameda's Oakland estuary shoreline, immediately west of the Alameda Point ferry terminal. The public access improvements would include a new 14-foot-wide multi-use public access trail paralleling the shoreline and five overlook areas with seating, landscaping, and interpretive elements salvaged from the shipyard. The project would also provide $75,000 in funding to CalRecycle's Oakland Estuary Cleanup Fund to remove marine debris near Union Point Park in the Oakland Estuary.
    (Ming Yeung) [415/352-3616; mingy@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Strategic Plan [ pdf 246KB ]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote to formally adopt a new Commission strategic plan. The draft strategic plan was developed by a working group of Commissioners and the staff. A public workshop on the draft strategic plan was held on January 23, 2013.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653 lgoldzband@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
    BCDC’s Design Review Board will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s office, 50 California Street, Suite 2600, McAteer-Petris Conference Room, San Francisco.
    (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,
    April 11, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Port of Richmond, Harbormaster’s Office, 1340 Marina Way South, Richmond.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644  lindas@bcdc.ca.gov]
  • Regional Airport Planning Committee
    The Regional Airport Planning Committee will hold a public meeting on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland (across the street from the Lake Merritt Bart Station).
    (Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656  joel@bcdc.ca.gov]