May 5, 2011 Commission Meeting Summary

Twenty-two members attended the meeting, which was held at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

The Commission held a public hearing and voted (20-0-0) to initiate the process of considering a modification of a map designation in the San Francisco Bay Plan dealing with the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. A public hearing on the proposed modification will be held on June 16, 2011. For details, contact Linda Scourtis (415/352-3644 lindas@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission received a briefing on the issues that have to be addressed on the San Francisco waterfront to accommodate the America’s Cup races. For details, contact Lindy Lowe (415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission held a public hearing and voted (21-0-0) to initiate the process of considering an amendment of the San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan to accommodate an international cruise ship terminal on Pier 27. A public hearing on the proposed amendment will be held on October 6, 2011. For details, contact Lindy Lowe (415/352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Commission concurred in Chair Randolph’s appointment of Wilma Chan as a member of BCDC’s Enforcement Committee. She replaces the late Charles McGlashan. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).

The Speaker of the California Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Malik Looper as the alternate to Assemblymember Tom Ammiano as a non-voting ex-officio member of the Commission For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).

Steve Goldbeck (415/352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov) will be acting executive director while Will Travis is on vacation from May 11 to May 17, 2011.

Adrien Baudrimont is a new intern in the Commission’s enforcement program. He received a Bachelor of Geography and a Master of Urban Studies and Planning from the University of Paris Sorbonne and has worked in urban planning and sustainable development in both France and Belgium. For details, contact Mamie Lai (415/352-3639 mamiel@bcdc.ca.gov)

The next Commission meeting will be held on May 19, 2011, at the MetroCenter in Oakland. For details, contact Will Travis (415/352-3653 travis@bcdc.ca.gov).