Revised March 5, 2020 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 February 6, 2020 Meeting
    (Peggy Atwell)

  5. Report of the Chair

  6. Report of the Executive Director

  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Brad McCrea)

  8. Vote to Remove the Bay Plan Water-Related Industry Priority Use Area Designation from a Site West of Pacheco Creek Near Martinez; Bay Plan Amendment No. 5-19
    The Commission will vote on an application from Contra Costa County to delete a site from the water-related industry priority use area designation in the San Francisco Bay Plan west of Pacheco Creek near Martinez. Removal of the water-related industry priority use would facilitate Contra Costa County’s proposal for the Lower Walnut Creek Restoration Project. The Commission held a public hearing on January 16, 2020. (Cody Aichele-Rothman) [415/352-3641;]

  9. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on the Terminal One Development Project in the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County; BCDC Permit Application No. 2018.006.00
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on an application by Terminal One Development, LLC, and the City of Richmond for a residential neighborhood and waterfront park on a 13.8-acre site at 1500 Dornan Drive, in the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County. The waterfront park would include adaptive reuse of a historic wharf. The Commission may also consider the applicants’ appeal of the permit application fee for this project.
    (Rebecca Coates-Maldoon) [415/352-3634;]
    Staff Recommendation // Staff Presentation // Public Comment Letter

  10. Briefing on the Regional Shoreline Adaptation Strategy
    Staff will brief the Commission on the development of the Regional Shoreline Adaptation Strategy, a joint initiative to identify the priority actions necessary to adapt the Bay Area to rising sea level, including the goals, partners, progress to date, and next steps.
    (Jessica Fain) [415/352-3642;]
  11. Commission Consideration of a Contract for Facilitation Services in Support of the Regional Shoreline Adaptation Strategy
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract with a contractor for facilitation and process support services in support of the Regional Shoreline Adaptation Strategy. (Jessica Fain) [415/352-3642;]

  12. Briefing and Potential Vote on Pending Legislation
    The Commission will receive a briefing and potentially take a position on pending legislation.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611;]

  13. Consideration of 2019 Annual Report The Commission will consider approving the 2019 annual report.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611;]

  14. Briefing on State Route 37
    The Commission will hear a briefing from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) about planning for State Route 37, as well as an update on the SB1-funded SR37 Public Access Study.
    (Jessica Fain) [415/352-3642;]

  15. 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.