June 5, 2014 Commission Meeting Summary

22 members attended today's BCDC meeting, which was held at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

The Commission met in closed session to discuss potential and pending litigation regarding the (1) condemnation action filed by the U.S. General Services Administration in the City of Alameda, and (2) the status of the case of SF Bay Marinas for All, Inc. v. San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. After the closed session, the Commission announced that it would initiate litigation against the GSA in an effort to ensure compliance with the federal Coastal Zone Management Act. For details contact John Bowers (415/352-3610; johnb@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission voted unanimously to authorize the Executive Director to enter into a contract for services to assist BCDC utilize a consolidated shared e-mail service required by the State of California's Data Center. For details contact Andrew Chin (415/352-3651; andrewc@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission voted unanimously to approve the staff's recommendation to submit prepared comments regarding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), which are due on June 13, 2014. For details contact Joe LaClair (415/352-3656; joel@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission received a presentation from Will Travis, former BCDC Executive Director, and Cris Benton, former Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, on Mr. Benton's new book titled Saltscapes.

The next regularly scheduled Commission meeting has been cancelled due to the July 4 holiday.

The next Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014, and will be held at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The agenda may include, but not be limited to:

  • A public hearing and a vote on a permit application to build a bridge in Fremont (in Alameda County);
  • A public hearing and a vote on a permit application to build a bridge in Larkspur (in Marin County);
  • At least one briefing to update the Commission on issues surrounding future sand mining in the Bay; and,
    A briefing on the Hayward Resilience program.

Please contact Larry Goldzband (415/352-3653; lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov) with any questions or concerns.