May 1, 2014 Revised Commission Meeting Notice

May 1, 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 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]

  4. Approval of Minutes of March 6, 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. Commission Vote on Permit Application No. 2011.002 from the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) for the Vallejo Ferry Maintenance Facility, proposed along the Mare Island Strait, at 1080 Nimitz Avenue, in the City of Vallejo, Solano County

    The Commission will vote on a permit application to relocate and expand an existing ferry maintenance facility on Mare Island, in the City of Vallejo, Solano County. The project would involve relocating two floats from the existing maintenance facility (located bayward of Building 477 on Mare Island) approximately 0.5-mile south of the project site (located at Building 165), and installing five new floats and approximately 40 pilings. A total of 13,096 square feet of floating fill and 210 square feet of solid fill would be placed with the project. To mitigate potential impacts as a result of fill placement, 114 existing creosote-treated pilings, a 1,550-square-foot pile-supported pier and 36 square feet of miscellaneous trash and debris would be removed from the Bay. Shoreline improvements proposed in the Commission’s jurisdiction would consist of upgrading utility connections, resurfacing and striping an existing parking lot and public access improvements. A total of 26,063 square feet of public access improvements would be provided by the City of Vallejo and Lennar, as required in BCDC Permit No. M2006.022.04. The public hearing on the project was held on November 7, 2013.
    (Michelle Burt Levenson) [415/352-3618  michellel@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Commission Consideration of Legislation

    The Commission will consider and may take positions on pending legislation, including SB 1184 (Hancock) to further the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s regional shoreline resilience strategy, SB 792 (DeSaulnier) regarding the Joint Policy Committee and the Sustainable Communities Strategy, and AB 2516 (Gordon) regarding a sea level rise database.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611  steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Briefing and Panel on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    The Commission will receive a briefing and hear from a panel about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which is in an environmental review process until June 13, 2014.  The panel will include representatives from agencies, economic, and ecological interests, and will concentrate on those issues related to the Bay.
    (Joseph LaClair) [415/352-3656  joel@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Closed Session to Discuss Potential Litigation

    The Commission may hold a closed session to discuss potential litigation regarding the condemnation action filed by the United States General Services Administration with respect to McKay Avenue in the City of Alameda, Alameda County. The Commission is authorized to discuss pending or potential litigation in a closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(C).
    (John Bowers) [415/352-3610  johnb@bcdc.ca.gov]

  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.