Schedule for Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 Dealing with Climate Change

Based on the direction provided by the Commission on April 21, 2011, the staff has devel­oped the following schedule to achieve the Commission’s goals of holding a public hear­ing on the proposed Bay Plan climate change amendment in September 2011 and voting on the amendment in October 2011.

The schedule includes two variations from the approaches discussed by the Commission on April 21st. First, if the public workshop on May 19, 2011 is productive, but not all issues have been settled, there is an opportunity for a second workshop on June 2, 2011, which would not delay the planned hearing and vote. Second, rather hold the local government public outreach meetings in August after the revised staff recommendation is released, these meetings would begin in June to allow input from the local governments to be reflected in the staff recommen­dation on the amendment language.

Updated June 2011

May 6, 2011

Staff released the latest version of the amendment language that reflected the results of the meetings and discussions the staff had over the previous five months.

May 19, 2011

Commission workshop on latest draft language. Three members of the environmental community and three members of the business community and a representative of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) served on a panel and offered the Com­mission their views on the draft. The workshop allowed the Commission­ers to directly engage with each other and key stakeholders on the draft language. General public comments were taken at the end of the workshop.

May 20, 2011

Staff began revising the draft language in response to the discussion at the workshop and refining the environmental assessment.

June 2, 2011

Second Commission workshop on revised draft language.

June 3 – June 29, 2011

Staff continues to revise draft language in response to discussion at the work­shops and meets with local governments to discuss the language being considered.

June 30 – July 28, 2011

Staff refines the language in response to discussions, revises the environmental assessment as necessary, and finalizes a fourth revised staff recommendation.

July 29, 2011

Staff releases revised recommendation for public review.

July 30 – September 1, 2011

34-day review period.

September 1, 2011

Commission public hearing on fourth revised staff recommendation.

September 2 – 22, 2011

Staff refines language, responds to comments and further revises the environmental assessment if necessary.

September 23, 2011

The staff releases final recommendation.

October 6, 2011

Commission votes on Bay Plan amendment and final resolution of approval.