February 6, 2014 Commission Meeting Notice

February 6, 2014
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 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 January 16, 2014 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. Consideration of Authorization to Enter into a Contract with the University of San Diego for a 2014 Sea Grant Fellowship[ pdf ]
    The Commission will consider whether to authorize the Executive Director to enter into the contracts necessary to expend up to $35,022 in funds to support the 2014 California Sea Grant Fellowship. The fellow will be hosted by the Commission’s Sediment Management Unit and will work on the Regional Sediment Management Program.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623  brendag@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Briefing on the Design Review Board and the Engineering Criteria Review Board
    The Commission staff will provide a briefing on the function of two of the Commission’s advisory boards, the Design Review Board and Engineering Criteria Review Board.
    (Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615  bradm@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Briefing on Legislation AB 1273 (Ting) [ powerpoint presentation [ pdf 156KB] ]
    The Commission staff will provide a briefing on the provisions of chaptered bill AB 1273 (Ting), which took effect January 1, 2014 and that, among other things, authorizes 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.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611  steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Briefing on Proposed Golden State Warriors' Sport and Event Center [ Powerpoint presentation pdf 6.4MB]
    The Commission will receive its first briefing focused on the design of a proposed sport and event center located at the Port of San Francisco's Pier 30-32, in the City and County of San Francisco. As proposed, the approximately 13-acre site, which is located in the Commission’s Bay and 100-foot shoreline band jurisdictions, would be developed to include: a sport and event center; a basketball practice facility; administrative offices; a parking garage; retail venues; a municipal fire station; water transit facilities; public open space; and pier upgrades. The Commission has not received a permit application for the proposed project. Further, the Commission's advisory boards, the Design Review Board and the Engineering Criteria Review Board, have not yet reviewed the proposal. 
    (Jaime Michaels) [415/352-3613]
  12. 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.