June 4, 2015 Commission Meeting Notice

June 4, 2015
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 May 21, 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. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on an Application by Water Emergency Transportation Authority and the City of Alameda to construct a maintenance and operations facility at the intersection of West Hornet Avenue and Ferry Point Road in the City of Alameda, Alameda County; BCDC Permit No. 2014.002.00

    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on an application for a major permit to construct a maintenance and administrative facility to serve the Water Emergency Transit Authority (WETA) Central Bay ferry operations, including an approximately 6,100-square-foot building, a yard to support the maintenance activities in the shoreline, and approximately 18,569 square feet of berthing facilities in the Bay to service 8-12 vessels. The public access improvements proposed include replacing an existing Bay Trail segment with 4,650-square-feet of new trail within an existing City park, installing a viewing terrace along the shoreline to provide views of the Bay and the working waterfront, and installing new directional and interpretive signage throughout the area. Approximately 20,220 square feet of dilapidated pilings and small-boat docking facilities adjacent to the project would be removed as part of the project. With the proposed removal of dilapidated pilings and docking facilities, the net increase in open Bay surface and volume would be approximately 1,651 square feet (0.037 acres).
    (Erik Buehmann) [415/352-3645; erik.buehmann@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on the US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District’s Operations and Maintenance Dredging Program for 2015 through 2017

    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possible vote on the US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District’s proposed maintenance dredging of five federal deep water channels within the Commission’s Bay jurisdiction, including: the Oakland Entrance, Inner and Outer Harbor, Richmond Inner and Outer Harbor, Pinole Shoals, Suisun Bay, Redwood City Harbor and one project outside the Commission’s jurisdiction, the San Francisco Main Ship channel. The proposed project depths are between minus 30 feet mean lower low water and minus 50 feet, depending on the channel. No new work dredging or dredging of shallow water channels are proposed in this consistency determination request. The total volume proposed for dredging is 5.77 million cubic yards with the disposal and placement at a mix of in-Bay, ocean and beneficial reuse sites over three years. The dredging, disposal and placement would occur in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623; brenda.goeden@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. 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]