March 26, 2021 Seaport Planning Advisory Committee

Due to the COVID-19 public health orders, and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, this meeting will be held online and by teleconference.

The public is welcome to participate during the meeting.

There will be no physical meeting location for attendees.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
415-352-3600 (voice mail)

Join the meeting via Zoom

See information on public participation

Teleconference numbers:
1-699-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782

Meeting ID:
869 0078 6909


Call-in attendees select *9 to unmute yourself on the call.

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order

  2. Approval of October 29, 2020 Minutes (PDF)

  3. Introduction and Alternatives Analysis (PDF)
    Staff presentation and a brief discussion on the background on the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan and the update process, followed by a presentation of the Alternatives Analysis, and a list of topics for the evaluation of the Alternatives.
    Presentation (PDF)

  4. Policy Considerations
    Staff presentation and discussion on the Seaport Plan’s policies and a set of policy considerations for the proposed amendments including terminal designations, port priority use reserve areas, historic properties in port priority use areas, and the role of the SPAC in ongoing regional port planning.

  5. Public Comment
    Upon request, members of the public will each be allotted up to three minutes to speak before the Committee. Written comments may also be submitted to staff to be shared with the SPAC prior to this meeting (please see below regarding submission requirements for ADA accessibility).

  6. Next Steps.
    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.

  7. Adjournment

Internet Access to Committee Meeting Material: The San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan, 2020 Update

PLEASE NOTE: All written comment submissions must be formatted to meet ADA accessibility requirements: See how to submit ADA accessible content for information.

How to Provide Comments and Comment Time Limits. Please note that during the current State of Emergency in California, we are conducting meetings solely by conference call and livestreaming over the internet. There is no physical location for the meeting. If you would like to comment on an item scheduled for a public hearing, you may do so in one of three ways: (1) emailing comments in advance to public comment until NOON Friday, May 8, 2020 to allow time for comments to be shared with Committee Members; (2) by telephone during the public comment period of the meeting; and (3) by participating via internet.
If participating by internet, please go to the Zoom link listed above via your internet enabled device. You will be asked to click on the “raise your hand button” and then wait to speak when called upon.  You may also participate by telephone by calling the numbers listed above, and when the chair asks for comments from the public phoning in, select *9 to unmute your phone and you will then be called upon.  We ask that everyone use the mute button when not speaking.  It is also important that you not put your phone on hold.  Each speaker may be limited to a maximum of three minutes during the public comment period.  Any speakers who exceed the time limit or interfere with the meeting may be muted by the Chair.  You are encouraged to submit written comments of any length and detailed information to the staff prior to the meeting at the email address above, which will be distributed to the Committee members. If you need information or help accessing the meeting, please email technical support or call BCDC staff.

Internet Access to Committee Meeting Material. See public notices of the Committee meetings and staff reports dealing with most matters on the meeting agendas.

Access to Meetings. Meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance or have technical questions, please contact staff prior to the meeting via email. We will attempt to make the meeting accessible via Zoom accessibility capabilities.  During the current State of Emergency in California, public comment in writing is encouraged via email prior to the meeting . During the meeting participation will occur by using the internet or by phone as discussed above.
Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. As a state agency, the Commission and its advisory committees are governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, which requires that BCDC: (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 and the Governor’s Executive Order No. N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020 include other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.