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January 5 , 2009 Design Review Board Meeting

January 5, 2009
6:30 p.m.
BCDC Conference Room
50 California St, Floor 26
San Francisco California, CA

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Draft Minutes for September 8, 2008 and November 10, 2008 Meetings
  3. Sign Program, South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties (Third Review) (Max Delaney) [415-352-3668]
    The Design Review Board will review preliminary plans for signs proposed to announce the commencement of work on the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration (SBSPR) Project. Project-level signs (formerly described as billboards) are proposed along roadways near each of the three salt pond complexes to be restored: the 5,500-acre Eden Landing pond complex, located just south of the eastern end of the San Mateo Bridge, the 8,000-acre Alviso pond complex, located along the edge of the South Bay from Mountain View to Fremont, and the 1,600-acre Ravenswood pond complex, located at the western end of the Dumbarton bridge.
  4. Discussion and Possible Closed Session – San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s (BART) Project at the Ferry Plaza Platform, City and County of San Francisco (Second Review) (Ming Yeung) [415-352-3616]
    The Design Review Board will discuss a BART project at the Ferry Plaza platform in the City and County of San Francisco. The Board may vote to hold the discussion in closed session pursuant to California Government Code Section 11126(c)(18) which provides that a closed session may be held to consider matters that could compromise or impede the safety or security of state personnel, property, buildings, facilities or equipment
  5. Adjournment

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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 parentheses at the end of the agenda item.

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BagleyKeene Open Meeting Act. As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the BagleyKeene 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 BagleyKeene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.