April 19, 2018 Commission Meeting

1:00 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
Board Room, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 778-6700

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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)

  4. Approval of Minutes of March 15, 2018 Meeting  //  Agenda Item #8 Transcript
    (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
    (Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615; brad.mccrea@bcdc.ca.gov]

  8. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on an Application by Oyster Point Development, LLC and the City of South San Francisco for the Oyster Point Development Phases IC and ID, in the City of South San Francisco, San Mateo County; BCDC Permit Application
    No. 2017.007.00

    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on an application by Oyster Point Development LLC and the City of South San Francisco for the first two phases (Phases IC and ID) of the Oyster Point Redevelopment Project. These phases would include demolition and regrading of the former landfill to support two shoreline parks totaling 9.99-acres of public access, an office/R&D complex, and a future hotel (not part of the application and proposed project). The proposed project would involve the placement of sand and soil to repair an approximately 3,914-square-foot portion of the landfill clay cap and the restoration of these impacted areas to tidal marsh. Proposed public access would consist of an approximately 6.48-acre shoreline park area with approximately 2,200 linear feet of widened Bay Trail, a replenished beach with an accessible path, two restrooms for public use, an approximately 139 space vehicle parking lot, a lawn area, multiple seating areas, a picnic site, an overlook, and a 3.51-acre park area to be developed along with the hotel development.  
    (Hanna Miller) [415/352-3616; hanna.miller@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Exhibits // Exhibits A - E // Staff Recommendation // Public Comment Letter // Additions and Changes to the Staff Recommendation // Staff Presentation

  9. Briefing on Caltrans’ Fall 2017 Controlled Implosions of Piers E6 through E18 of the Former East Span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
    The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will brief the Commission on the controlled implosions of Piers E6 through E18 of the former east span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, which were removed during six events from September through November, 2017. Caltrans will present data and findings for hydroacoustic, biological, and water quality monitoring efforts.
    (Rebecca Coates-Maldoon) [415/352-3634; rebecca.coates-maldoon@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Briefing on the Resilient by Design Challenge 
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Amanda Brown-Stevens, Managing Director of the Resilient by Design Challenge and Allison Brooks, Executive Director of the Bay Area Regional Collaborative, on the collaborative design challenge.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Briefing on the Strategic Plan Workplan - POSTPONED
    Executive Director Larry Goldzband will brief the Commission on the preparation of the workplan for the Commission’s strategic plan.
    (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.