Revised September 20, 2018 Commission Meeting

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

Note: A new Agenda Item has been added (Item No. 10)

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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)

  4. Approval of Minutes of July 19, 2018 Meeting
    (Peggy Atwell) [415/352-3638]

  5. Report of the Chair

  6. Report of the Executive Director

  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615]

  8. Briefing on the Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Land Use Plan update // Presentation
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Diane Oshima, Deputy Director of Planning and Environment for the Port of San Francisco, on the Port’s Waterfront Land Use Plan update. (Shannon Fiala) [415/352-3665

  9. Staff Recommendation on a Contract with the Port of San Francisco for Planning Needed to Update the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan
    The Commission will vote on whether to enter into an agreement with the Port of San Francisco to provide funding to the Commission for its staff costs for participating in the development of proposed amendments to the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan, part of the San Francisco Bay Plan. (Shannon Fiala) [415/352-3665]

  10. Staff Recommendation on an Interagency Agreement between the Commission and San Francisco State University for the RIPTIDES Program Internship
    The Commission will vote on whether to enter into an interagency agreement with San Francisco State University (SFSU) for BCDC to provide up to $14,855 to SFSU for its costs and technical assistance related to SFSU’s Research Intensive Pedagogical Training for Interdisciplinary Estuarine Scientists (RIPTIDES) Program. Masters students from the RIPTIDES Program will intern at BCDC to investigate questions related to wetland restoration and mitigation success and monitoring in the San Francisco Bay over the past 20 years. 
    (Erik Buehmann) [415/352-3645]

  11. Briefing on Use of Ocean Protection Council Guidance in Permits
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Erik Buehmann of the BCDC staff on the Ocean Protection Council’s Guidance regarding rising sea level projections. (Erik Buehmann) [415/352-3645] - POSTPONED

  12. Briefing on Boating and Marinas in the Bay
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Josh Burnam, Chair of the Bay Planning Coalition's Marinas & Boatyards Committee, on the evolution and trends of the boating industry and marina operations. (Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615] - POSTPONED

  13. Briefing on Budget Information
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Chenee’ Williams, the Chief Budget Officer on the prior year FY 17/18 budget and current year FY 18/19 budget. The Commission leads the ongoing multi-agency regional effort to address the impacts of sea level rise and climate change on the Bay and its environs. Funding for these efforts to address impacts of climate change is derived mainly from federal grants and other agreements, contracts, and reimbursements. (Chenee’ Williams) [415/352-3637] - POSTPONED

  14. Briefing on Development of the Work Plan for BCDC’s 2017 Strategic Plan Update
    The Commission will receive a briefing from the Executive Director on the development of the Work Plan to implement BCDC’s 2017 Strategic Plan Update, and its relationship to the FY2018-19 budget. (Larry Goldzband [415/352-3653]

  15. 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.