March 25, 2021 Engineering Criteria Review Board

Due to the COVID-19 public health orders, and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, this meeting will be held online and by teleconference.

The public is welcome to participate during the meeting.

There will be no physical meeting location for attendees.

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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Teleconference Numbers:
(669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799

Meeting ID:
830 5767 2322

Call-in attendees select *9 to unmute yourself on the call.

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order, Meeting Procedure Review and Staff Updates

  2. Approval of Draft Minutes for August 13, 2020 Meeting (PDF)

  3. Briefing of Oakland Athletic's Stadium at Howard Terminal
    The Engineering Criteria Review Board will receive a briefing of the proposal by the Oakland Athletics to redevelop the 55-acre site at the Port of Oakland Howard Terminal adjacent to Jack London Square, in the City of Oakland, Alameda County. The project would consist of a major league baseball stadium and a mix of land uses, including residential, hotel, commercial office, retail, parks, and plazas. The project site is located on former tidelands that were filled over time for port uses before and after the establishment of BCDC in 1965. Therefore, areas that were filled since 1965, over which portions of the new stadium are sited, remain within the Commission’s “Bay” jurisdiction and the Safety of Fills policies apply.
    (Rafael Montes, Senior Staff Engineer) [415/352-3670;]
    Presentation (PDF)

  4. Discussion on ECRB Succession Planning
    BCDC is seeking ECRB candidates for appointment to the Board by the Commission. The Board and the BCDC staff will discuss the process for selecting new Board members, including notices, selection criteria, selection of interviewers (nominating committee) and the appointment process. The Board Secretary will also review newly proposed changes to regulations governing the ECRB.
    (Rafael Montes, Senior Staff Engineer) [415/352-3670;]
    Staff Presentation (PDF)

  5. Adjournment

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 and access "Engineering Criteria Review Board" under the "public meetings" tab on the website, then selecting the date of the meeting.

How to Provide Comments and Comment Time Limits. Please note that during the current State of Emergency in California, we are conducting meetings solely by conference call and livestreaming over the internet. There is no physical location for the meeting. If you would like to comment, you may do so in one of three ways: (1) emailing comments in advance to Rafael Montes at, up until 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting; (2) by telephone during the public comment period of the meeting; and (3) by participating via the webinar.

If participating by internet, please go to join the meeting via Zoom on your internet enabled device. you will be asked to click on the "raise your hand button" and then wait to speak when called upon.  You may also participate by telephone by calling the numbers listed above, and when the chair asks for comments from the public phoning in, select *9 to unmute your phone and you will then be called upon.  We ask that everyone use the mute button when not speaking.  It is also important that you not put your phone on hold.  Each speaker may be limited to a maximum of three minutes during the public comment period.  Any speakers who exceed the time limits or interfere with the meeting may be muted by the Chair.  You are encouraged to submit written comments of any length and detailed information to the staff prior to the meeting at the email address above, which will be distributed to the Board members.

Internet Access to Meeting Material.Public notices of Board meetings and staff reports dealing with most matters on the meeting agendas can be found on BCDC's website (

Access to Meetings. Meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance or have technical questions, please contact staff prior to the meeting via email. We will attempt to make the meeting accessible via Zoom accessibility capabilities.  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 video with 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.