October 1, 2020 Enforcement Committee Meeting Summary

Five members of the Enforcement Committee – Chair Scharff, Commissioner Gilmore, Commissioner Ranchod, Commissioner Techel, and Commissioner Vasquez – attended the virtual October 1, 2020, BCDC Enforcement Committee meeting.  The public was able to participate by submitting written comments by email prior to the meeting, by phone, or by accessing the meeting via a link posted on the Commission’s website. View only access was also provided via Facebook Live.

At the meeting the Committee conducted a public hearing on the proposed revisions to the Cease and Desist Order requiring the City of Oakland to clear Union Point Park of encampments and restore the Park. The Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the revised proposed cease and desist order that requires partial clearing of the homeless encampments that have reemerged in areas outside of the previously established priority area in the Park no later than November 15, 2020.  The revised proposed order that the Committee approved also requires a full closure and clearing of all of the encampments from the Park no later than February 12, 2021. The Committee will recommend that the Commission adopt the revised proposed Order at the upcoming Commission meeting on October 15, 2020.

For details on the briefing, contact Priscilla Njuguna (415-352-3640,
priscilla.njuguna@bcdc.ca.gov).

The next meeting of the Enforcement Committee is scheduled to be held from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday October 28, 2020.  It is anticipated to also be an online only virtual meeting with no physical location for attendees and participants to congregate.  The Committee will receive a progress update on the Richardson’s Bay matter.