Revised June 21, 2018 Commission Meeting

1:00 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
Board Room, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 778-6700

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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 17, 2018 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
    (Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615; brad.mccrea@bcdc.ca.gov]

  8. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Phase Two Request for Consistency Determination No. C2017.008.00 (formerly C2003.010.00, Amendment No. Seven)
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on a consistency determination for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to implement Phase Two of the 15,100 acres South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. Phase Two consists of: (1) enhancing restored habitat at the Alviso Island Ponds by lowering, removing, and breaching levees; (2) constructing transition habitat in muted tidal Alviso Pond 8A by placing and grading fill; (3) restoring two Alviso-Mountain View Ponds to tidal wetlands by improving, lowering and breaching levees, constructing transitional habitat and habitat islands, and installing water control features; (4) restoring tidal marsh and enhancing managed wetland habitats in four Ravenswood Ponds by improving, lowering, removing and breaching levees, constructing transitional habitat and habitat islands, and installing bridges and water control structures; (5) constructing approximately 2 miles of Bay and spur trails and 4 viewing platforms, and installing 9 benches and interpretive signage. The project will result in approximately 2,200 acres of enhanced or restored habitat as part of the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge. Revised to reflect new Consistency Determination number.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623; brenda.goeden@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Exhibits // Revised Exhibits // Staff Recommendation

  9. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on an Application by Seawall Lot 337 Associates, LLC and Port of San Francisco for Mission Rock Mixed-Use Development Project at Seawall Lot 337 in the City and County of San Francisco; BCDC Permit Application No. 2017.004.00
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on an application for a major permit to develop a mixed-use neighborhood at Seawall Lot 337 in the City and County of San Francisco. Within the Commission’s jurisdiction, the project would involve redevelopment of China Basin Park and Terry Francois Boulevard, and construction of a public boat dock and a public access plaza on a marginal wharf. Overall, the project would result in approximately 6.76 acres of new or redeveloped shoreline public access.
    (Ethan Lavine) [415/352-3618; ethan.lavine@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Exhibits // Exhibits A-M // Staff Recommendation

  10. Briefing on NOAA’s Marine Debris Removal Grant 
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Sherry Lippiatt, California Regional Coordinator, NOAA Marine Debris Program, on its annual marine debris removal grant funding opportunity, which supports locally driven, community-based marine debris removal projects to benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and wildlife including migratory fish. For more information regarding the Marine Debris Program, please visit their webpage at https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/funding/funding-opportunities
    (Adrienne Klein) [415/352-3609; adrienne.klein@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. 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.