Bay Conservation and Development Commission: June 5, 2014 Revised Commission Meeting Notice

  • by BPC Staff
  • May 30, 2014

June 5, 2014
1:00 pm
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 983-8030

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order 
  2. Roll Call
  3. 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]
  4. Approval of Minutes of May 1, 2014 Meeting
    (Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director 
  7. Commission Consideration Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Closed Session to Discuss Pending LitigationThe Commission may hold a closed session to discuss potential litigation regarding the condemnation action filed by the United States General Services Administration with respect to McKay Avenue in the City of Alameda, Alameda County. The Commission may also receive information on the current status of the case of SF Bay Marinas for All, Inc. v. SF Bay Conservation and Development Commission, currently pending in the San Francisco County Superior Court. The Commission is authorized to discuss pending litigation, including a decision on whether to initiate litigation, in a closed session pursuant to Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A) and (C).
    (John Bowers) [415/352-3610]
  9. Commission Consideration of Information Technology ContractThe Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract for services to assist BCDC utilize a consolidated shared email service required by the State of California’s Data Center (Government Code Chapter 404; AB 2408).
    (Andrew Chin) [415/352-3651]
  10. Commission Consideration and Possible Vote on Bay-Related Comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP)

    The Commission will consider staff’s recommendation on comments regarding the environmental document assessing the effects of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  Staff comments concentrate on those issues related to the Bay. Comments are due June 13, 2014.
    (Joseph LaClair) [415/352-3656]

  11. Briefing on Sand Mining Background Report

    The Commission will receive a briefing from staff on the San Francisco Bay sediment system, with a focus on sand transport dynamics and sand mining activities, in preparation for upcoming proposed sand mining permit renewals. (Rosa Schneider) [415/352-3622]

  12. Presentation on Saltscapes: The Kite Aerial Photography of Cris BentonThe Commission will receive a presentation from Will Travis, former BCDC Executive Director, and Cris Benton, former Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, on Mr. Benton’s new book titled Saltscapes.  Mr. Benton used a kite to fly a radio-controlled camera to heights of up to three hundred feet to photograph the South Bay salt ponds and marshes in various states of restoration.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653]
  13. Adjournment

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

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.

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.