March 7, 2019 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)

  4. Approval of Minutes of February 21, 2019 Meeting
    (Peggy Atwell)

  5. Report of the Chair

  6. Report of the Executive Director

  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Brad McCrea)

  8. Vote on Alameda Landing Waterfront Mixed-Use Development Project; BCDC Permit Application No. 2018.004.00
    The Commission may vote on an application for BCDC Permit No. 2018.004.00 by Catellus Alameda Development, LLC and the Successor Agency to the Community Improvement Commission of the City of Alameda to develop a mixed-use neighborhood and waterfront park on a 22.8-acre site at the Alameda Landing waterfront, across the Alameda-Oakland Estuary from Jack London Square, at the terminuses of Fifth and Bette Streets in the City of Alameda, Alameda County. The proposed project would consist of residential, commercial and retail development, and a public waterfront park and greenway connecting the park to surface streets. The waterfront park would be developed on and adjacent to an historic wharf structure and would include a plaza, promenade, pocket parks, dock and kayak launch, parking, and other public access improvements. View corridors would be provided through the residential neighborhood. The public hearing was held on February 21, 2019. (Rebecca Coates-Maldoon) [415/352-3634;]
  9. Vote on the Amendment to the Solano County’s Component of the Suisun Marsh Local Protection Program and on Staff’s Recommendation to Initiate an Update to the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan and to Consider Whether Changes Are Needed to the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act
    The Commission may vote on certification of the 2018 amendment to Solano County’s component of the Suisun Marsh Local Protection Program and on staff’s recommendation to initiate an update to the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan and to consider whether changes are needed to the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act to address climate change, wind energy development, and other emerging issues. The amendment addresses the adoption of the County 2008 General Plan update and adoption of 2012 Zoning Code amendments, including proposed changes to the policies regarding the Potrero Hills Landfill and clarifications to Land Use Designations. The public hearing was held on February 7, 2019. (Cody Aichele-Rothman) [415/352-3641;]
    Negative Declaration // Solano LPP - Redlined // Presentation // Public Comment Letter
  10. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Revising the Brief Descriptive Notice for San Francisco Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-17 Regarding Bay Fill for Habitat Projects
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on a revision to the brief descriptive notice for San Francisco Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-17 to add an update of the Bay Plan section, Major Conclusions and Policies in Part I – Summary, as part of the consideration of changes to policies related to fill for habitat projects in the San Francisco Bay Plan. The amendment currently includes consideration of the Bay Plan natural resources policies, Dredging policies, and Protection of the Shoreline policies. The public hearing for BPA 1-17 will be held on June 20, 2019. (Megan Hall) [415/352-3626;]
    Staff Presentation
  11. Consideration of and Possible Vote on the Enforcement Committee’s Recommended Enforcement Decision Involving Proposed Cease and Desist and Civil Penalty Order No. CDO2019.001.00, Salt River Construction Corporation - POSTPONED
    The Commission will consider and possibly vote on the Enforcement Committee’s recommended enforcement decision, including proposed Cease and Desist and Civil Penalty Order No. CDO2019.001.00, that would be issued to Salt River Construction Corporation for violations involving illegal dredging activities in Marin County and unauthorized mooring of barges in San Mateo County. (Karen Donovan) [415/352-3628;]
    Exhibit A // Exhibit B // Exhibit B1 Administrative Record Documents
  12. Briefing on the Port of San Francisco’s Request for Interest
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Rebecca Benassini, Assistant Deputy Director of Real Estate & Development for the Port of San Francisco, on the Port’s recent Request for Interest, seeking concepts for public-oriented uses for fourteen historic waterfront facilities in need of rehabilitation along the San Francisco waterfront. (Shannon Fiala) [415/352-3665;]
    Presentation by Rebecca Benassini
  13. Briefing in Support of Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-17 Regarding Bay Fill for Habitat Projects
    The Commission will receive the third in a series of science briefings in support of Bay Plan Amendment 1-17.
    The briefing will be delivered by a panel consisting of Isa Woo, a biologist at the United States Geological Survey; Dr. Katharyn Boyer, a Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University; and Jeremy Lowe, a coastal geomorphologist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute. The panel will discuss the potential impacts of using Bay fill to increase habitat resilience. (Megan Hall) [415/352-3626;]
    Presentation by Isa Woo // Presentation by Dr. Katharyn Boyer // Presentation by Jeremy Lowe
  14. 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.