March 9, 2020 Design Review Board

Time and Location

5:30 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
Yerba Buena Room, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 352-3600

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Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order and Safety Announcement
  2. Staff Update
  3. Approval of Draft Minutes for February 10, 2020 Meeting
  4. Discussion on Process for Selecting Design Review Board Members
    Following a staff presentation on the regulations that govern the Design Review Board selection, the Board will discuss the process for selecting new Board members. (Andrea Gaffney) [415/352-3643; andrea.gaffney@bcdc.ca.gov
  5. Adjournment

Role of Design Review Board. The Design Review Board serves as an advisory board to the Commission and its staff. The Board was formed to advise the Commission on the adequacy of public access proposed as a part of projects in the Commission’s Bay and 100-foot Shoreline Band jurisdictions. Public access may include both physical improvements as well as visual access. The Board advises the Commission on a project’s effects on appearance, design and scenic views in accordance with the Commission’s San Francisco Bay Plan policies and the Public Access Design Guidelines. The Board’s recommendations are advisory only.

Questions and Copies of 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 parentheses at the end of the agenda item, or visit the BCDC’s website at www.bcdc.ca.gov.

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 business days prior to the meeting. The meeting audio recording and summary meeting minutes are posted to our website. Due to the discursive and open dialogue of the Board, verbatim transcription is not practicable. The summary meeting minutes provide an equivalent alternative to the meeting audio.

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.