October 6, 2016 Commission Meeting

1:00 pm
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 274-0400

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 September 15, 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 // Administrative Matters September 30, 2016
    (Jaime Michaels) [415/352-3613; jaime.michaels@bcdc.ca.gov

  8. Commission Consideration of a Contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to Compensate for BCDC Staff Services
    The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) and the Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC) received a grant from Caltrans to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop adaptation strategies for transportation assets (roads, rail, bus, Bay Trail), Priority Development Areas, Priority Conservation Areas and communities with characteristics that make them more vulnerable to sea level rise. The work conducted under the grant will serve as the basis for integrating this issue into the future updates to the region’s Sustainable Communities Strategy. In the context of this grant, the Commission will consider a contract with MTC to compensate BCDC, working with MTC, Caltrans and BARC, for services to conduct a regional vulnerability assessment, lead a regional working group, hold meetings to ensure participation from the public, develop adaptation responses to increase the region’s resilience to rising sea levels. 
    (Lindy Lowe) [415/352-3642; lindy.lowe@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Commission Consideration of a Contract with the Department of General Services for Budget Support
    The Commission will consider authorizing, ex post facto, the Executive Director to enter into a contract with the Department of General Service’s Office of Fiscal Services to provide budget support for BCDC during Fiscal Year 2016-2017.  The proposed contract amount is $37,000.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Trux Airline Cargo Services, Park SFO LLC, Robert E. Simms, and City of South San Francisco’s Application for Amendment No. Five of BCDC Permit No. 1998.011 to Expand an Existing Long-Term Parking Structure
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on an application from Trux Airline Cargo Services, Park SFO LLC, Robert E. Simms, and City of South San Francisco for the construction of an 86-foot-tall, 1,530-space parking structure. The new structure is an approximately 72,053-square-foot expansion of an existing parking facility. The project would provide public access improvements including traffic calming measures, approximately 0.5 miles of new Class II bike lanes, improvements to existing Class II bike lanes, new and improved pedestrian crossings, an improved Bay Trail entrance and signage. 
    (Tinya Hoang) [415/352-3622; tinya.hoang@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Discussion and Possible Vote Regarding Rising Sea Level Policy Options
    Commissioners and Alternates will discuss, and may vote on, revised recommendations arising from the Commission’s working groups and three public workshops held earlier this year regarding rising sea level.  Commissioners first reviewed staff’s initial recommendations on May 19, 2016 and provided direction to staff regarding amendments to those proposed recommendations.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  12. Briefing on BCDC Budget
    The Commission will receive a briefing from the Executive Director outlining BCDC’s budget history and its Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  13. Briefing on ART Program Mapping and Analysis
    The Commission will receive a briefing from its Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Program staff on the mapping and analysis efforts ART has been undertaking to advance climate resilience planning and action in the region. The briefing will describe how the ART Program is using new technologies, developing indicators, conducting analysis and engaging stakeholders to support local and regional actions that will increase social, environmental and economic resilience.
    (Wendy Goodfriend) [415/352-3646; wendy.goodfriend@bcdc.ca.gov]

  14. 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.