Revised June 16, 2016 Commission Meeting

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 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; steve.goldbeck@bcdc.ca.gov]

  4. Approval of Minutes of May 19, 2016 Meeting
    (Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638; sharon.louie@bcdc.ca.gov]

  5. Report of the Chair

  6. Report of the Executive Director

  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Jaime Michaels) [415/352-3613; jaime.michaels@bcdc.ca.gov

  8. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Oracle America Inc., Centrum Owners Association and Oracle Corporation’s Application for Material Amendment No. Eight to BCDC Permit No. 1982.026 for Construction of a School Building and Parking Lot Located on 275 Oracle Parkway, in the City of Redwood City, San Mateo County
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on a permit application to construct the Oracle Design Tech School at 275 Oracle Parkway, adjacent to Belmont Slough, in the City of Redwood City, San Mateo County. The proposed project would involve constructing an approximately 64,000-square-foot, two-story school building, a parking lot and student drop-off area, partially within the Commission’s 100-foot shoreline band jurisdiction. The proposed project would also involve raising a 1,124-foot-long section of levee within the Commission’s 100-foot shoreline band to address flooding from sea level rise. The project would provide approximately 1.6 acres of new public access area and improvements, including an improved 12-foot-wide Bay Trail on top of the raised levee, other public pathways, Bay Trail entry points, three exercise nodes, various types of recreational areas for sitting, picnicking, and education, landscaping, public bike racks, relocated public parking spaces, a basketball court within the parking lot and other public amenities.
    (Tinya Hoang) [415/352-3622; tinya.hoang@bcdc.ca.gov] 

  9. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on the Grand Marina Village Owners’ Association’s Application for Material Amendment No. Fifteen to BCDC Permit No. 1983.005 to Divide Permit Between Co-Permittees
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on an application from the Grand Marina Village Owners’ Association to divide BCDC Permit No. 1983.005 between its co-permittees by creating two separate permits that identify the rights, responsibilities and duties of each permittee based on property ownership and control.
    (Ethan Lavine) [415/352-2618; ethan.lavine@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Public Hearing on Potential Port of San Francisco Legislation
    The Commission will hear from the Port of San Francisco regarding possible legislation related to Pier 48 along the San Francisco waterfront and consider taking a position on the legislation. The portion of the legislation related to BCDC would remove the designation of port use from Pier 48, which has not been used for a port use for over 25 years, and place Pier 48, which was designated as a contributing resource to the Embarcadero Historic District in 2005, in the Northeastern Waterfront section of the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan with the rest of the piers in the Historic District.
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642; lindy.lowe@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Briefing on Highway 37 and Rising Sea Level - POSTPONED
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Sonoma County Transportation Authority Executive Director Suzanne Smith describing the four-county (Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano) working group that is meeting regularly to determine its preferred solutions to making California State Route 37 more resilient.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  12. Briefing on Policies for a Rising Bay Project
    The Commission will receive a briefing from staff describing the Policies for a Rising Bay project, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Project of Special Merit grant. The project has analyzed the Commission's laws and policies to determine how well the policies address sea level rise by using steering committee input, staff interviews, and case studies and will result in a final report that will be completed in the late summer.
    (Isaac Pearlman) [415/352-3626; isaac.pearlman@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.