October 3, 2019 Commission Meeting
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
Board Room, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Call to Order
- 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.
- Approval of Minutes of September 19, 2019 Meeting (PDF)
Report of the Chair
Report of the Executive Director
- Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
- Commission Consideration of a Contract with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (PDF)
The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (“Authority”) to provide the Commission with funds to coordinate and consult with the Authority on permitting matters. (Ethan Lavine) [415/352-3618; email@example.com]
- Vote on Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-17 Which Would Revise Various Sections of the Bay Plan to Address Bay Fill for Habitat Projects (PDF)
The Commission will vote on staff’s final recommendation on Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-17, which would revise various sections of the Bay Plan to address Bay Fill for habitat projects. The proposed findings and policies include changes to the tidal marsh and tidal flats; subtidal areas; fish, other aquatic organisms, and wildlife; dredging; and shoreline protection policy sections, and are based on the Background Report, Bay Fill for Habitat Restoration, Enhancement, and Creation in a Changing Bay, which was published on May 24, 2019. The staff recommendation reflects feedback from the Commission and the public at the June 20, 2019 public hearing, and written comments submitted prior to July 8, 2019. The final recommendation will be mailed on September 23, 2019, and will be available on the Commission’s website. (Megan Hall) [415/352-3626; firstname.lastname@example.org]
Additions and changes to Staff Report and Recommendation (PDF) // Public Comment Letter (PDF) // Presentation (PDF)
- Vote on Bay Plan Amendment No. 3-19 Which Would Add a Bay Plan Map Policy to Address the Middle Harbor Enhancement Area (PDF)
The Commission will vote on staff’s final recommendation on Bay Plan Amendment No. 3-19, which would add a Bay Plan Map Policy to Bay Plan Map 4 regarding the Middle Harbor Enhancement Area. The staff recommendation reflects feedback from the Commission and the public at the September 5, 2019 public hearing, and written comments submitted prior to September 6, 2019. The final recommendation will be mailed on September 27, 2019, and is available on the Commission’s website. (Megan Hall) [415/352-3626; email@example.com]
- Public Hearing on Proposed Bay Plan Amendment No. 4-19 Concerning a Bay Plan Map Change to Reconfigure the Waterfront Park, Beach Priority Use Area Designation at India Basin in the City and County of San Francisco (PDF)
The Commission will hold a public hearing on an application from Build, Inc., to change San Francisco Bay Plan Map 5 to reconfigure the inland boundary of the Waterfront Park, Beach Priority Use Area at India Basin. The applicant proposes to develop mixed uses on approximately 17.9 acres proposed for removal and to add approximately 3.6 acres to the existing India Basin Open Space. The staff report was mailed on September 3, 2019. (Shannon Fiala) [415/352-3665; firstname.lastname@example.org]
Public Comment letters (PDF) // Staff Presentation (PDF) // Presentation (PDF)
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.