November 5, 2015 Revised Commission Meeting Notice
November 5, 2015
Port of San Francisco Board Room
San Francisco, CA 94111
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- 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 strongly 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 firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Approval of Minutes of September 17, 2015 Meeting
(Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638; email@example.com]
- Report of the Chair
- Report of the Executive Director
- Commission Consideration Administrative Matters
(Bob Batha) [415/352-3612; firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Commission Consideration of Information Technology Contract
The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into two contracts with a combined annual amount not to exceed $80,000. The contracts are for IT consulting services and data hosting services by the California Natural Resources Agency’s Data Center.
(Andrew Chin) [415/352-3651; email@example.com]
- Commission Consideration of an Association of Bay Area Government Contract to Compensate for BCDC Staff Services
The Commission will consider a contract with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to compensate BCDC for staff services to develop a six hour workshop for the California American Planning Association’s Conference entitled Future Land Use Planning for Safe, Smart and Sustainable Communities. Developed for, and in close consultation with, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, the workshop is based on the results of work that ABAG and BCDC developed together that combined hazard mitigation and climate adaptation planning and identified ways to incorporate this work into other planning and implementation processes and plans.
(Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642; firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Commission Consideration of Support for the South Bay Levee Project
The Commission will consider sending a letter of support regarding a development proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Coastal Conservancy to build a series of engineered levees in the South Bay to provide flood protection. The levees, also known as the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project, would include approximately 168 acres of fill in the Commission’s salt pond jurisdiction.
(Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615; email@example.com)
- Commission Briefing on El Nino presentation
The Commission will be provided with a briefing by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management on El Nino and implications for the Bay.
(Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611; firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Commission Briefing on Surviving the Storm presentation
The Commission will be provided with a briefing by Commissioner Sean Randolph of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute on the potential impacts of a 150-year mega storm on the Bay Area. (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611; email@example.com]
- Commission Briefing on Emergency Permits
The Commission will be provided with a staff briefing on the Commission’s procedures for processing emergency permits.
(Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615; firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Briefing on California WaterFix // Governor Brown press release
P O S T P O N E D
The Commission will receive a briefing from California Department of Water Resources staff describing the California WaterFix and potential impacts of the project on San Francisco Bay. The WaterFix is the preferred alternative of a project to improve water delivery reliability from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers Delta. It aims to improve the ability to provide water for ecosystems and to protect against disruptions in supply from hazards.
(Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656; email@example.com]
- Briefing on the ART Portfolio
P O S T P O N E D
The Commission will receive a briefing from staff about the Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Portfolio. This newly-launched website provides planning guidance, tools and information that have been developed, tested and refined by the ART Program team and various stakeholder working groups to address the specific challenges of climate change. In this briefing, staff will provide a virtual tour of the ART Portfolio resources.
(Sara Polgar) [415/352-3654; firstname.lastname@example.org]
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; email@example.com]
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; firstname.lastname@example.org]
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; email@example.com]
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; firstname.lastname@example.org]
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; email@example.com]