October 16, 2014 Commission Meeting Notice

October 16, 2014
1:00 pm
MetroCenter Auditorium
101 Eighth Street, Oakland
(510) 817-5700

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 October 2, 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 // Supplemental Administrative Listing
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612; bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]

  8. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Permit Application No. 2014.003.00 on Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Proposal to Install a Submarine Transmission Cable and Ancillary Features, in the City and County of San Francisco

    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on PG&E’s proposal to install three approximately 2.5-mile-long sections of single-circuit, 230kV transmission cables in the Bay and within the 100-foot shoreline band. The proposed project is designed to improve the reliability of electric service to the City of San Francisco. The transmission lines would enter the Bay between the Port of San Francisco’s Piers 28 and 30/32, and exit the Bay about 1,600 feet from the intersection of 23rd and Illinois Streets. The land and nearshore sections of the proposed transmission cable would be installed using horizontal directional drilling technology. The approximately 2.5 miles long section parallel to the Embarcadero between these points would be installed using a “hydroplow.” Where conditions prevent burial of the transmission lines, approximately 550 cubic yards of protective concrete mattresses are proposed to be placed on top of the transmission cables covering a total of approximately 0.5 acres. The project also would involve removing approximately 1,400 cubic yards of Bay sediment and approximately 2,900 cubic yards of dumped sandstone material in the Bay to facilitate cable installation. All materials proposed for removal would be disposed outside of the Bay. The proposed project would take 22 months to complete.
    (Jaime Michaels) [415/352-3613; jaimem@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Briefing by the Port of San Francisco on the Waterfront Land Use Plan 1997-2014 Review

    The Port of San Francisco Executive Director, Monique Moyer and Port of San Francisco staff will provide the Commission with a briefing of the Port’s 1997-2014 Review of the Waterfront Land Use Plan.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642; lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov ]

  10. 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 efforts, and likely will vote whether to accept those recommendations. This item was first discussed on October 2, 2014. (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov

  11. 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.