Thursday, September 19, 2013 Commission Meeting Notice

Thursday, September 19, 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 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]
  4. Approval of Minutes of July 18, 2013 Meeting [ 352 KB ]
    (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 [ 156 KB ]
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  8. Public Hearing and Vote on an Application by Chris Zimmerman at 340 29th Avenue, in the City of Oakland, Alameda County; BCDC Permit No. 2013.002.00 [ 7.7 MB ]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on an application for a major permit to build, use and maintain a 41-unit senior co-housing building, a portion of which would be constructed within the 100-foot shoreline band, and create a new public access area along the Oakland-Alameda Estuary. The public access improvements would include constructing a new 2,351-square-foot public promenade along the shoreline varying in width from 27 to 32 feet and renovating an existing dilapidated pier measuring approximately 2,522-square-feet and dedicating it for use by the public. The decking and some support structures beneath the deck of the proposed public access pier would be completely replaced totaling approximately 1,963-square-feet of new bay fill. An existing 1,065-square-foot floating boat dock would be removed and replaced with a 650-square-foot floating boat dock.
    (Erik Buehmann) [415/352-3645 erikb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Briefing on the San Mateo County Waterfront and Related Issues
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Commissioner Dave Pine, San Mateo County Supervisor, Commissioner Mark Addiego, South San Francisco City Councilmember, and Len Materman, Executive Director of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, describing various activities and projects on the San Mateo waterfront and the respective roles of local governments and the Commission.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653 lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Briefing on San Francisco Waterfront Working Group Planning Process
    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. In response, the Port of San Francisco and BCDC staff developed the BCDC-Port Working Group to assist in identifying opportunities for public benefits along the waterfront. This briefing will provide the Commission with an update of the working group’s progress to date.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov ]
  11. 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 meetings 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, September 9, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. (Ellen Miramontes) [415/352-3643  ellenm@bcdc.ca.gov]
  • Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Cancellation The San Francisco Bay Harbor Safety Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 12, 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]