May 21, 2015 Revised Commission Meeting Notice

May 21, 2015
1:00 pm
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 983-8030

Note: Agenda Item 10 will be taken up before Agenda Item 9

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 April 16, 2015 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 with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR)

    The Commission will consider entering into an agreement with the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) to continue to cover the costs of BCDC's responsibilities under the Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1990. The contract term would be for a maximum $350,000 over a two-year period beginning July 1, 2015.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644; linda.scourtis@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Public Hearing on Proposed Coastal Management Program Assessment and Strategy

    The Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed Coastal Management Program Assessment and Strategy. Every five years, NOAA requires the Commission to update its Assessment and Strategy. The assessment evaluates nine coastal issue areas identified by the U.S. Congress as being nationally important, and identifies elements of the Commission’s Coastal Management Program that work well and those needing improvement. The proposed multi-year strategy addresses high priority issue areas that will guide future Section 309 grant expenditures to improve the Commission’s Coastal Management Program, typically through program changes, such as policy development, guidance or implementation activities.
    (Rebecca Coates-Maldoon) [415/352-3649; rebecca.coates-maldoon@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on the City of Larkspur’s Proposed Reconstruction of the Bon Air Bridge (City of Larkspur)

    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possible vote on the City of Larkspur's proposed construction of an approximately 24,000-square-foot, column-supported bridge of which approximately 21,000 square feet (0.49 acres) would be located in the Commission’s certain waterway jurisdiction, in the City of Larkspur, Marin County. The proposed bridge includes two 11.6-foot-wide vehicle lanes, 7-foot-wide bike lanes, and 10-foot-wide sidewalks. The project would involve the temporary installation of approximately 21,000 square feet (0.49-acre) of fill needed during the construction phase only, including pile-supported trestles, access ramps, and cofferdams. The project would also involve the relocation of two utility lines, one suspended temporarily above Corte Madera Creek and a second located permanently under the creek. The project would permanently impact an approximately 44-square-foot (0.001-acre) area of marsh—impacts that the City proposes to mitigate by improving marsh habitat on and off-site, including at nearby Creekside Park, in the City of Greenbrae, and adjacent to Piper Park, in the City of Larkspur. The proposed project would result in an approximately 4,800-square-foot (0.110-acre) net increase of pile-supported fill in the Commission’s jurisdiction, and approximately 13,000 square feet (0.303 acre) of public access area on the replacement bridge.
    (Jaime Michaels) [415/352-3613; jaime.michaels@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Commission Consideration of Assembly Bill 1323

    The Commission will consider and may take a position on pending legislation, Assembly Bill 1323 (Frazier), Marine debris: removal and disposal, that streamlines the process for removal of marine debris.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611; steve.goldbeck@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.


Upcoming Meetings of Interest

The following meetings, which may be of interest, will be held over the next several weeks. All of the meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions concerning one of the meet-ings or would like to receive a meeting notice, please contact the staff member whose name and direct phone number are indicated in parenthesis.

  • Design Review Board Meeting

    The BCDC’s Design Review Board meeting schedule for June 8, 2015, has been cancelled.
    (Ellen Miramontes) [415/352-3643; ellen.miramontes@bcdc.ca.gov]

  • Engineering Criteria Review Board Meeting
    BCDC’s Engineering Criteria Review Board will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 455 Golden Gate Avenue, the Milton Marks Conference Center, Lower Level - Monterey Room, San Francisco. Please allow adequate time to go through building security.
    (Rafael Montes) [415/352-3670; rafael.montes@bcdc.ca.gov]

  • Commissioner Working Group on Rising Sea Level
    The Commissioner Working Group on Rising Sea Level will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Port of San Francisco Board Room, Ferry Building, Second Floor, San Francisco.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  • Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    The San Francisco Bay Harbor Safety Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Port of Oakland, 530 Water Street, Board Room, 2nd Floor, Oakland.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644; linda.scourtis@bcdc.ca.gov]

  • Commissioner Working Group on Bay Fill Policies
    The Commissioner Working Group on Bay Fill Policies will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at the Port of San Francisco Board Room, Ferry Building, Second Floor, San Francisco.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]