September 15, 2016 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 18, 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. Closed Session on the Refusal of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to Accept Certain Conditions to the Commission’s Concurrence with the BCDC Consistency Determination No. C2015.002.00 for the USACE’s Operation and Maintenance Dredging Program for San Francisco Bay 
    Pursuant to California Government Code Section 11126(e), the Commission may hold a closed session to consider this matter.
    (Marc Zeppetello) [415/352-3655; marc.zeppetello@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Commission Consideration of Contract with Database Consultants
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into one or two contracts to evaluate BCDC’s current electronic systems, particularly those used to track and store permit information, and potential ways to update and improve them.
    (Christine Nutile) [415/352-3604; christine.nutile@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on California Department of Transportation’s Material Amendment to BCDC Permit No. 1997.001.04 for the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvement Project
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possible vote on a project to convert the existing shoulder on the lower eastbound deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to a new vehicular travel lane during peak period hours, and to convert the existing shoulder on the upper westbound deck of the bridge to a bi-directional bicycle and pedestrian pathway. A moveable barrier would separate bicyclists and pedestrians from motorists on the upper deck, and a railing would be added on the outside edge of the upper bridge deck. The project would also include public access connections to the proposed bridge pathway in both Contra Costa County and Marin County. The proposed project would result in a temporary (four-year) public access improvement, totaling approximately 202,463 square feet. At the end of the four-year pilot period, the bridge pathway and eastbound vehicular lane would be returned to their pre-project use and condition.
    (Jhon Arbelaez-Novak) [415/352-3649; jhon.arbelaez@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on an Application by Treasure Island Development Authority and Treasure Island Community Development to Construct the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Redevelopment Project on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, in the City and County of San Francisco; BCDC Permit Application No. 2016.005.00
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on an application for a major permit to redevelop Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island in the City and County of San Francisco. The project involves converting a former military base to a mixed-use residential, commercial, and public recreation development including approximately 8,000 new residential units, 450,000 square feet of retail space, up to 500 hotel rooms and a cultural center. Within the Commission’s jurisdiction, the project would involve the development of transportation infrastructure, a ferry terminal with associated breakwaters, an improved stormwater outfall system, and approximately 58-acres of public access areas and amenities at both Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island.
    (Erik Buehmann) [415/352-3645; erik.buehmann@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.