December 5, 2019 Seaport Planning Advisory Committee

Time and Location

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street, Board Room, First Floor
San Francisco, California
(415) 352-3600

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order and Approval of June 27, 2019 Draft Minutes (PDF) (5 minutes).
  2. Introduction (5 minutes). Staff will provide a brief background on the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan and the purpose of today’s meeting. Staff Report on Revised Regional Cargo Forecast and Capacity Study
  3. Presentation of Revised Bay Area Seaport Forecast (25 minutes). Dan Smith of the Tioga Group will present forecast and capacity revisions since the June 27, 2019 SPAC meeting // Executive Summary (PDF). Committee members will have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions.
  4. Presentation of Mercator Terminal Capacity Assessment (20 minutes). Mercator International will summarize a terminal capacity assessment commissioned by the Oakland Athletics. Committee members may ask clarifying questionsduring the presentation. Public Comment Letter (PDF)
  5. Public Comments (20 minutes). Public comments also will be accepted during a follow-up SPAC meeting to be scheduled.

  6. Policy Implications of the Capacity Analyses (10 minutes). Staff will summarize policy implications and discussion points created by the two capacity alternatives.
  7. Committee Discussion (20 minutes). The Committee will initiate its consideration of the Tioga/Hackett forecast and terminal capacity findings and the Mercator capacity report. The deliberation will continue during a subsequent meeting to be scheduled by the SPAC. Members will direct the staff as to further information they may require.
  8. Discussion of Next Steps (5 minutes). Staff will present a brief overview of tasks and a general timeline for future work to update the Seaport Plan and respond to amendment requests.
  9. Adjournment

Speaker SignUp 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 parentheses at the end of the agenda item.

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.

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.