April 22, 2019 Enforcement Committee Meeting Summary

Four members of the Enforcement Committee attended the online only virtual April 22, 2020, BCDC Enforcement Committee meeting.  Public input was provided through written comments submitted by email prior to the meeting, and by phone or accessing the meeting via a web link posted on the Commission’s website.

At the meeting, the Committee received three briefings. The first briefing focused on cases that have been opened and resolved since the meeting on April 9, 2020.  The first enforcement penalty, which was received for a case resolved through an after-the-fact permit issued in March, was also discussed.  The second briefing reviewed the impact that the program improvements have had on case resolution and what the anticipated steps for additional progress are.  As part of this presentation, the Enforcement Program Manager reiterated the primary program goals of Deterrence, Transparency, Consistency and Fairness as the key driving force in case resolution. The briefing discussed the new case status codes for case resolution that give a snapshot in real time of the resolution status of cases and the progress towards resolution along a continuum that includes intake, assignment, investigation, resolution then closure. 

The third briefing addressed the City of Oakland’s request for an extension of the deadlines that are set forth in the proposed uncontested Cease and Desist Order in the Union Point Park matter.  The proposed order was previously approved by the Committee on March 12, 2020.  The Committee voted unanimously to revise the Order to include the new dates requested by the City of Oakland and directed staff to make the revisions to the Order for presentation to the Commission on May 21, 2020.  The Committee was reassured by the provisions in the proposed order that enable the Executive Director to grant additional extensions as needed as well as the ability for the City to request additional amendments if it is determined that these are necessary.  The City informed the Committee of its ongoing work to assure the health and safety of the unsheltered homeless consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Public Health Officer guidance.

For details on each briefing, contact Priscilla Njuguna (415-352-3640, priscilla.njuguna@bcdc.ca.gov).

The next Enforcement Committee meeting is scheduled to be held from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM on May 14, 2020.  It is anticipated to also be an online only virtual meeting with no physical location for attendees and participants to congregate. 
For additional details on the location or timing of any upcoming Enforcement Committee meeting, contact Margie Malan (415-352-3675; margie.malan@bcdc.ca.gov).