January 17, 2019 Commission Meeting

1:00 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
Yerba Buena, 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 January 3, 2019 Meeting
    (Peggy Atwell)

  5. Report of the Chair

  6. Report of the Executive Director

  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Brad McCrea)

  8. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Issuing a Brief Descriptive Notice to Initiate Changes to San Francisco Bay Plan and Seaport Plan, Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-19
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possible vote to begin the amendment process to update the San Francisco Bay Plan and San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan. The proposed amendments would include a revised cargo forecast, which currently expires in 2020, as well as revisions based on advances in cargo handling technologies and potential sea level rise impacts specific to port facilities and operations. Land use changes that may be proposed by the individual ports will be considered as part of this amendment. If the Commission approves the recommendation, staff will initiate the Bay Plan and Seaport Plan amendment process on this topic.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644; linda.scourtis@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Staff presentation //Public Comment Letters

  9. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Issuing a Brief Descriptive Notice to Possibly Remove the Bay Plan and Seaport Plan Port Priority Use Area Designations from Howard Terminal, Bay Plan Amendment No. 2-19
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possible vote on an application from the Oakland Athletics to delete the port priority use area designation in the San Francisco Bay Plan and the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan from Howard Terminal in Oakland. Removal of the port priority use would facilitate the Oakland Athletics’ proposal for a new major league baseball park and mixed-use development. If the Commission approves the recommendation, staff will initiate the Bay Plan and Seaport Plan amendment process on this topic.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644; linda.scourtis@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Staff presentation // Public Comment Letters
  10. Commission Consideration of a Contract with the Oakland Athletics for Staff to Conduct the Analysis Required for the Commission to Consider Removal of the Bay Plan and Seaport Plan Port Priority Use Area Designation from Howard Terminal
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract with the Oakland Athletics for payment of the full cost of work required for the Commission to process and act upon an amendment to the San Francisco Bay Plan and the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644; linda.scourtis@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Presentation

  11. Adjournment to Commission Workshop

Commission Workshop on Bay Plan Amendment No. 2-17 Addressing Environmental Justice and Social Equity

The Commission will hold a public workshop to discuss potential policy solutions for amending the San Francisco Bay Plan to address environmental justice and social equity, given BCDC’s role, jurisdiction, and authority. The goal of the workshop is to allow the Commissioners to directly engage with each other, staff and members of the public.

Follow link for more information on Environmental Justice and Social Equity Bay Plan Amendment
(Clesi Bennett) [415/352-3613; clesi.bennett@bcdc.ca.gov]


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.