December 12, 2019 Enforcement Committee Meeting Summary

Three members of the Enforcement Committee attended the December 12, 2019, BCDC Enforcement Committee meeting, which was held at the Bay Area Metro Center, located at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco.

As part of the Enforcement Report, the Committee was informed of the progress that the Enforcement Unit has made in resolving the 8 oldest cases that the Committee last reviewed on August 8, 2019.  The Committee was informed that all these cases have been activated and are in various stages of resolution.  One case was resolved and one case may be consolidated with another pending matter involving the India Basin site in San Francisco.  The Committee was also informed that the case involving a project undertaken at the Port of Stockton which involved a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers consistency determination is scheduled for additional discussion toward resolution in the afternoon.  In addition, the Committee was informed about communications with the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency regarding its progress in reducing the vessels in Richardson’s Bay.  Further the Committee was alerted to recent developments in the Union Point Park matter and the possibility that discussions with City of Oakland may be delayed. 

After the Enforcement Report, the Committee received a briefing was on procedural changes that are being undertaken to advance the enforcement goals of deterrence, fairness, transparency, and consistency, and to prevent an increase in the number of cases that are pending resolution. The use of case review and case management procedures was discussed.  In addition, the Enforcement Policy Manager explained the anticipated use of a periodic Aged report to prevent open cases from languishing unresolved.

At the next meeting of the Committee in January, the Committee will receive a calendar forecasting matters to be heard by the Committee in the coming year, and upcoming matters and meeting dates will be discussed.

For details on each briefing, contact Priscilla Njuguna.