Thursday, June 20, 2013 Commission Meeting Notice

Thursday, June 20, 2013
1:00 P.M.
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]
  4. Approval of Minutes of May 16, 2013 Meeting
    (Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on the County of Marin and the Sonoma Marin Rail Transit Authority (SMART) Permit Application No. 2011.004.00 for the Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway, in the City of Larkspur, Marin County

    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on a permit application submitted by the County of Marin and the Sonoma Marin Rail Transit Authority (SMART), to construct portions of a multi-use, non-motorized pathway over East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Corte Madera Creek, in the City of Larkspur, Marin County. The project would connect with existing public access along East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and a public boardwalk over Corte Madera Creek, and would link a future SMART station in Larkspur with the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. To construct the pathway and public access bridge spanning East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, 4,940 square feet of permanent, pile-supported and cantilevered fill would be placed in a tidal marsh. To offset this loss of tidal marsh, the applicants propose to enhance and restore a 1.42-acre degraded marsh site at Creekside Park, located approximately 1.4 miles upstream of the project site along Corte Madera Creek, in the City of Kentfield, Marin County.
    (Michelle Burt Levenson) [415/352-3618]

  9. Commission Consideration of Mapping and Graphics Contract
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a two-year contract with Greeninfo Network for mapping and graphic services.
    (Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656]
  10. Consideration of Proposed Legislation AB 1273 (Ting)
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote to take a position on Assembly Bill 1273 (Ting) that would, among other things, authorize the Port of San Francisco to approve a multipurpose venue for a basketball arena and other uses on Piers 30-32 along the San Francisco waterfront. The Commission previously held a public hearing on this legislation at its May 16, 2003 meeting.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611]

  11. Overseas Reymar Incident Update
    The Commission will receive a briefing on the status of investigations of the January 7, 2013 strike of the Bay Bridge by the oil tanker Overseas Reymar and agency responses.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644]
  12. BCDC Participation in Golden Guardian Exercise
    The Commission will receive a briefing on the May 15, 2013 Golden Guardian exercise, a simulated response to a large earthquake in the Bay Area.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644] .
  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.

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, June 10, 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]
  • Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    The San Francisco Bay Harbor Safety Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Port of Oakland, 530 Water Street, Exhibit Room (Street Level Entry), Oakland.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644]