October 2, 2014 Revised Commission Meeting Notice

October 2, 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 July 17, 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 Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]

  8. Commission Consideration of a Contract for Administrative Support Services
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to contract with the California Coastal Commission for up $162,000 this fiscal year and $166,000 per year for the following two fiscal years. The California Coastal Commission will provide administrative services in the area of human resources.
    (Lawlun Leung) [415/352-3639  lawlunl@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Commission Consideration of a Contract for the Joint Policy Committee’s Organizational Development Consultancy Project
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission that would provide partial funding for a consultant to provide organizational planning services for the Joint Policy Committee.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653  lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Commission Consideration of a Contract to Hire Three Climate Corps Fellows
    POSTPONED
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission or another appropriate public agency or nonprofit corporation that would provide funding to hire three Climate Corps Fellows employed by the Institute of Local Government to work with BCDC and Joint Policy Committee staff on the resilient shorelines and Adapting to Rising Tides programs.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653  lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Commission Consideration of a Report and Recommendations of the Commissioner Working Group on Rising Sea Level
    The Commission will consider the Working Group’s report and recommendations to further develop BCDC’s rising sea level adaptation policies.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653  lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  12. Commissioner Briefing on the Middle Harbor Enhancement Project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Oakland in the City of Oakland, Alameda County; BCDC Consistency Determination No. C2000.014 and Permit No. 2000.014.00
    POSTPONED
    The Port of Oakland and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff will brief the Commission on the status of the Middle Harbor Enhancement Project. The Middle Harbor Enhancement Area is a component of the Port of Oakland 50-Foot Deepening Project and is the only large-scale, in-Bay subtidal habitat restoration project to date that has used dredged sediment. The Port of Oakland and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff will describe the current phase of construction, anticipated future funding and completion schedule. 
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623  brendag@bcdc.ca.gov]

  13. 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.