July 19, 2012 Commission Meeting Notice
July 19, 2012
101 Eighth Street, Oakland
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Approval of Minutes of June 21, 2012 Meeting
(Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638 email@example.com]
- Report of the Chair
- Report of the Executive Director
- Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
(Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Application No. 2012.003.00–City of Redwood City’s Proposed Bike and Pedestrian Path along Smith Slough, San Mateo County [4.3MB] Recommendation [881KB]
The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on Redwood City’s permit application to construct an approximately 1,900-foot segment of a bike/pedestrian path on a levee along Smith Slough, in the City of Redwood City. The path will replace an informal dirt path that is currently lightly used. Because of subsidence, approximately 8,000 square feet of the levee top is currently in the Bay and supports tidal marsh vegetation. At completion, the path will have an eight-foot-wide paved surface, with two 2-foot-wide decomposed granite shoulders. The path will close a gap in the Bay trail.
(Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 email@example.com]
- Closed Session to Discuss the Selection Process and Appointment of an Executive Director
Pursuant to Government Code 11126(a)(1) the Commission will hold a closed session to discuss and take possible action on the appointment of a new Executive Director.
(R. Zachary Wasserman) [510/834-6600 firstname.lastname@example.org]
- New Business
- Old Business
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.
Internet Access to Commission Meeting Material. Public notices of Commission meetings and staff reports dealing with most matters on the meeting agendas can be found on BCDC's website by selecting the date of the meeting after logging onto www.bcdc.ca.gov.
Questions and Staff Reports. If you have any questions concerning an item on the agenda or would like to receive notice of future hearings, or staff reports related to the item, please contact the staff member whose name, email address 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.