March 6, 2014 Commission Meeting Notice

March 6, 2014
1:00 pm
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 983-8030

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 February 20, 2014 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 East Bay Regional Park District’s Application No. M2013.009.01 to Restore and Enhance Breuner Marsh, Create a Shoreline Park, and Complete a 1.25 Mile Segment of the Bay Trail[ 119KB] Exhibits A-I [ pdf 3.2MB ]// Exhibit K [ pdf 4.2MB ] // Staff Recommendation for Material Amendment No. One to BCDC Permit No. M2013.009.01 for the East Bay Regional Park District’s Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project [pdf 467KB] // Exhibit A [pdf 340KB]
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on the East Bay Regional Park District’s application to restore tidal marsh and other Bay–related habitat on previously filled lands, to create seasonal and tidal wetlands, and to provide public access on a 150-acre parcel, south of Point Pinole Regional Park, in the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County. Overall, the project would: (1) excavate upland areas to establish 6.12 acres of new tidal wetlands and 4.19 acres of new seasonal wetlands; (2) restore and enhance 4.2 acres of seasonal wetlands and 27.05 acres of tidal wetlands; and (3) provide an approximately 1.25- mile-long segment of the Bay Trail, an approximately 0.25-mile-long spur trail, and associated parking, picnic areas, overlooks, and boardwalks. (Ellie Knecht) [415/352-3668]
  9. Briefing on the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA)
    The Commission will receive a briefing from SFBRA Chair Sam Schuchat that describes the Authority’s various activities and plans to promote the restoration of San Francisco Bay. Commissioners Dave Pine and John Gioia are members of the SFBRA.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653]
  10. Briefing on San Francisco Waterfront Working Group[ pdf 131KB ]
    On March 6, 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. This briefing will update the Commission regarding the findings, recommendations and next steps of the San Francisco Waterfront working group planning process that has been run in partnership with the Port of San Francisco.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642 ]
  11. Briefing on the Status of the Pond 9/10 Public Access Trail at the Napa Plant Site [ pdf 136KB ]Exhibit
    The Commission will receive a briefing from staff and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding the status of the Department’s efforts to complete the public access along the south and east sides of Pond 9/10, required by Permit No. 2004.008.02.
    (Adrienne Klein) [415/352-3609]
  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.