February 18, 2016 Commission Meeting

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; steve.goldbeck@bcdc.ca.gov]

  4. Approval of Minutes of February 4, 2016 Meeting
    (Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638; sharon.louie@bcdc.ca.gov]

  5. Report of the Chair

  6. Report of the Executive Director

  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Jaime Michaels) [415/352-3613; jaime.michaels@bcdc.ca.gov]

  8. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on an Application by the San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority to Construct the San Francisquito Creek Flood Control and Ecosystem Restoration Project; BCDC Permit Application No. 2013.007.00

    The Commission will hold a public hearing and may vote on an application for a major permit to reconfigure, use and maintain an existing flood control channel in the San Francisquito Creek and restore and enhance adjacent tidal habitats along and within the creek and adjacent Faber Tract Marsh. The proposed project would result in approximately 28,450 square feet of fill in the Bay and approximately 54,000 square feet of new tidal marsh habitat within the Commission’s jurisdiction.
    (Anniken Lydon) [415/352-3624; anniken.lydon@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Briefing on San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA) Nine-County Parcel Tax Proposal

    The Commission will receive a briefing from Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer of the California Coastal Conservancy, describing the SFBRA’s proposal to impose a $12 per parcel tax for twenty years that would be used to increase the health of the Bay.  The proposal will be on the June 2016 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties.  BCDC Commissioners Dave Pine and John Gioia are members of the SFBRA Governing Board.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Briefing on California WaterFix

    The Commission will receive a briefing from California Department of Water Resources staff describing the California WaterFix and potential impacts of the project on San Francisco Bay. The WaterFix is the preferred alternative of a project to improve water delivery reliability from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers Delta. It aims to improve the ability to provide water for ecosystems and to protect against disruptions in supply from hazards.
    (Cody Aichele-Rothman) [415/352-3641; cody.aichele@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Briefing on NSF Grant to Develop New Type of Bay Model vis-a-vis Rising Sea Level

    The Commission will receive a briefing from University of California, Berkeley Professor of Engineering Mark Stacey describing the research he has started on the effects of implementing various types of shoreline armoring around the Bay and how transportation networks both influence the Bay and are affected by the Bay.  Professor Stacey’s project is funded by the National Science Foundation.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov

  12. 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.

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.