August 18, 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.

Click here to join the meeting via Zoom

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Teleconference Numbers:
(866) 590-5055
Conference Code: 374334

Meeting ID:
876 1824 0760

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

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order, Meeting Procedure Review and Staff Updates
  2. Brooklyn Basin Development Project Phase 2: Clinton Basin Bulkhead Wall for Gateway Park (PDF)
    On January 20, 2011, BCDC issued Permit No. 2006.007.00 to authorize the City of Oakland, the Port of Oakland and the Zarsion-OHP I, LLC/Signature Development, LLC to develop the site known as the Brooklyn Basin, located between the Oakland Estuary and the Embarcadero roadway, southeast of Jack London Square, in the City of Oakland, Alameda County.  The Brooklyn Basin project consists of four (4) phases of development of an approximately 64 acres of waterfront property.  A public access plaza known as Gateway Park at Clinton Basin is a component of Phase II.  The Park will consist of a 33,000-square-foot (0.76 acres) portion of permanent solid fill.  The proposed bulkhead wall would serve as a retaining wall in the Bay that would be backfilled for the creation of Gateway Park.
    (Rafael Montes, Senior Staff Engineer) [415/352-3670;] and (Shruti Sinha, coastal permit analyst) [415/352-3654,]
    Presentation (PDF) // Clinton Basin Presentation (PDF)
  3. 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.