February 21, 2019 Commission Meeting

1:00 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
Yerba Buena 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 7, 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 Alameda Landing Waterfront Mixed-Use Development Project; BCDC Permit Application No. 2018.004.00
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on an application for BCDC Permit No. 2018.004.00 by Catellus Alameda Development, LLC and the Successor Agency to the Community Improvement Commission of the City of Alameda to develop a mixed-use neighborhood and waterfront park on a 22.8-acre site at the Alameda Landing waterfront, across the Alameda-Oakland Estuary from Jack London Square, at the terminuses of Fifth and Bette Streets in the City of Alameda, Alameda County. The proposed project would consist of residential, commercial and retail development, and a public waterfront park and greenway connecting the park to surface streets. The waterfront park would be developed on and adjacent to an historic wharf structure and would include a plaza, promenade, pocket parks, dock and kayak launch, parking, and other public access improvements. View corridors would be provided through the residential neighborhood. 
    (Rebecca Coates-Maldoon) [415/352-3634; rebecca.coates-maldoon@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Exhibits A-G // Staff Presentation
  9. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on PG&E’s Potrero Power Plant Remediation Project in the City and County of San Francisco; Material Amendment No. Three to BCDC Permit No. M2017.005.00
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E), the Port of San Francisco’s and the California Barrel Company, LLC’s application for a material amendment to BCDC Permit No. M2017.005.00 for the Potrero Power Plant and Pier 70 Bay and shoreline remediation project. The project would: (1) remove PAH contaminated sediments and riprap along the powerplant and Pier 70 shoreline; (2) dredge and excavate PAH contaminated sediments, and cap remaining sediments offshore in intertidal and subtidal areas; (3) improve and expand a shoreline revetment area within the site; and (4) install a temporary pier, deck, roadway, and work areas to transfer dredged material to land for processing and disposal at an appropriate landfill outside the Commission’s jurisdiction.
    (Pascale Soumoy) [415/352-3669; pascale.soumoy@bcdc.ca.gov]
    Exhibits // Staff Recommendation // Presentation // Staff Pesentation // Additional Staff Recommendation Changes
  10. Briefing from Port of San Francisco Seawall Program
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Elaine Forbes, Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco, on the Embarcadero Seawall Program.
    (Shannon Fiala) [415/352-3665; shannon.fiala@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Briefing in support of Bay Plan Amendment 1-17 for Bay Fill for habitat
    The Commission will receive the second in a series of briefings on science in support of Bay Plan Amendment 1-17.  Michelle Orr, Wetlands and Estuaries director at Environmental Science Associates, will review the evolution of restoration projects in the Bay over the past 40+ years, share lessons learned from these projects, and provide some thoughts on the future of restoration in the Bay.  
    (Megan Hall) [415/352-3626; megan.hall@bcdc.ca.gov]
  12. 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.