September 5, 2019 Commission Meeting

1:00 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center
375 Beale Street
Board Room, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 352-3600

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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 August 1, 2019 Meeting
    (Peggy Atwell)
  5. Report of the Chair

  6. Report of the Executive Director

  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Brad McCrea)

  8. Commission Consideration of Billing Contract
    The Commission will consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a multiyear contract to provide website accessibility and related services to meet State and Federal guidelines as well as public requests for accessibility documents.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653]
  9. Public Hearing Regarding Bay Plan Amendment No. 3-19 Which Would Add a Policy Regarding the Middle Harbor Enhancement Area to Bay Plan Map 4
    The Commission will hold a public hearing on Bay Plan Amendment No. 3-19, which proposes the addition of a policy regarding the Middle Harbor Enhancement Area to Bay Plan Map 4. The staff report and preliminary recommendation on BPA 3-19 was published on August 5, 2019 and is available on the Commission’s website.
    (Megan Hall 415 352-3626
  10. Briefing on Budget Information
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Chenee’ Williams, the Chief Budget Officer, on the prior year FY 18/19 budget and current year FY 19/20 budget. The Commission leads the ongoing multi-agency regional effort to address the impacts of sea level rise and climate change on the Bay and its environs. Funding for these efforts to address impacts of climate change is derived mainly from federal grants and other agreements, contracts, and reimbursements.
    (Chenee’ Williams) [415/352-3637;]
    Presentation // Public Comment Letter
  11. Briefing on San Francisco's Southeastern Waterfront and the Blue Greenway
    The Commission will receive a briefing from the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department on southeastern waterfront and the Blue Greenway in San Francisco.
    (Shannon Fiala) [415/352-3665;]
  12. Briefing on San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Ben Botkin, planner for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail on this regional program that encourages small non-motorized boating in San Francisco Bay.
    (Ethan Lavine) [415/352-3618;]
  13. 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.