August 18, 2016 Revised Commission Meeting

1:00 pm
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 983-8008

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 August 4, 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. Vote on an Application to Construct a Hotel and Parking Structure located at 2350 Harbor Bay Parkway, in the City of Alameda, Alameda County; BCDC Permit Application No. 2016.003.00

    P O S T P O N E D : Following the public hearing, the applicant temporarily withdrew the subject permit application and extended the amount of time the Commission is required to act on the application.

    The Commission will vote on a permit application to construct an approximately 15,000-square-foot, five-story hotel, an approximately 4,059-square-foot, two-story enclosed parking structure, and a surface parking lot, partially within the Commission’s 100-foot shoreline band jurisdiction. The proposed project would provide approximately 0.25 acres of new public access areas, including a 345-foot-long shoreline trail, two shoreline access pathways, benches, lighting features, a new sidewalk, four bicycle parking spots, and off-site landscape improvements. The public hearing was held and closed on August 4, 2016.
    (Jhon Arbelaez-Novak) [415/352-3649; jhon.arbelaez@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on an Application by the State and Federal Contractors Water Agency and Westervelt Ecological Services, LLC, to Restore the Tule Red Duck Club to Tidal Wetland; BCDC Permit Application No. 2016.002.00
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on an application for a marsh development permit to restore 420 acres of managed marsh habitat (duck club) to tidal wetlands within the Commission’s Bay and Suisun Marsh Primary Management Area jurisdiction. The proposed project would result in a net decrease of approximately 1,074 cubic yards of solid fill, and 420 square feet of pile-supported fill.
    (Pascale Soumoy) [415/352-3669; pascale.soumoy@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on California Department of Transportation's Permit Application No. 2001.008.41 to Use Controlled Explosives to Demolish Piers E4 through E18 of the Former East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on an application from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to use controlled explosives to demolish Piers E4 through E18 of the former East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Removal of the former East Span is a requirement of all regulatory permits obtained for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Seismic Safety Project, but it was originally anticipated that the piers of the former East Span would be demolished mechanically.
    (Tinya Hoang) [415/352-3622; tinya.hoang@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Discussion and Possible Vote Regarding Rising Sea Level Policy Options

    P O S T P O N E D

    Commissioners and Alternates will discuss, and may vote on, revised recommendations arising from the Commission’s working groups and three public workshops held earlier this year regarding rising sea level. Commissioners first reviewed staff’s initial recommendations on May 18, 2016 and provided direction to staff regarding amendments to those proposed recommendations.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@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.