Port Commission Meeting - Closed Session

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Port Commission Hearing Room
Ferry Building, the Embarcadero, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States
Repeats every month in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December on the second Tuesday until Monday Dec. 18, 2017 ─
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Port Commissioners' Photos, effective July 2017


Willie Adams, President
Kimberly Brandon, Vice President
Leslie Katz, Commissioner
Doreen Woo Ho, Commissioner

Elaine Forbes, Executive Director   
Phone: 415-274-0400; Fax 415-274-0412            
  Amy Quesada, Commission Affairs Manager
Phone: 415-274-0406; Fax 415-274-0412




The Port Commission Agenda as well as Staff Reports/Explanatory Documents available to the public and provided to the Port Commission are posted on the Port’s Website at www.sfport.com. The agenda packet is also available at the Pier 1 Reception Desk. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Port Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Port Commission Secretary’s Office located at Pier 1 during normal office hours.


2.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES - August 8, 2017



  1. Vote on whether to hold a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege.

 (1)  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL AND REAL PROPERTY   NEGOTIATOR – This is specifically authorized under California Government Code Section 54956.8. *This session is closed to any non-City/Port representative: (Discussion Item)

a.    Property: Boudin Properties located at Seawall Lot 301 at Fisherman’s Wharf

        Person Negotiating: Port: Michael Martin, Deputy Director, Real Estate and Development

        *Negotiating Parties: Boudin: Lou Giraudo

      Under Negotiations: ____ Price ____Terms of Payment     X    Both

        An executive session has been calendared to give direction to staff regarding real estate negotiations for the proposed lease amendment of Port property located at SWL 301 at Fisherman’s Wharf.  In this Executive Session, the Port's negotiators will seek direction from the Port Commission regarding price and terms of payment, including term, rent structure, improvements, rent credits and other factors affecting the form, manner and timing of payment of the consideration for the lease amendment in order to enhance the capacity of the Port Commission during its public deliberations and actions to set the price and payment terms that are most likely to maximize the benefits to the Port, the City and the People of the State of California.




The Port Commission Hearing Room is located on the second floor of the Ferry Building. The main public entrance is from the west (Embarcadero) side and is served by a bank of elevators adjacent to the historic staircase. Accessible public restrooms are on the first floor at the northeast end of the building as well as on the second floor across the lobby from the Port Commission Hearing Room. The main path of travel to the Port Commission Hearing Room is equipped with remote infrared signage (Talking Signs). The Port Commission Hearing Room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) is available. The closest accessible BART and MUNI Metro station is Embarcadero located at Market & Spear Streets. Accessible MUNI lines serving the Ferry Building area are the F-Line, 9, 31, 32 and 71. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. The nearest accessible parking is provided in the following off-street pay lots: 3 spaces in the surface lot on the west side of the Embarcadero at Washington Street.

Hourly and valet parking is available in the Pier 3 lot. This lot is accessed through the Pier 3 bulkhead building entrance on the east side of the Embarcadero. This lot is located on the pier deck; adjacent to the ferry boat Santa Rosa. Additional covered accessible off-street pay parking is available in the Golden Gateway Garage, which is bounded by Washington, Clay, Drumm and Battery Streets. Entrance is on Clay St. between Battery and Front Streets. There is no high-top van parking. Metered street parking is available on the Embarcadero, Washington, Folsom & Drumm Streets.

In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

Disability Accommodations:

To request assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters, readers, large print agendas or other accommodations, please contact Wendy Proctor, Port’s ADA Coordinator at (415) 274-0592 or via email at wendy.proctor@sfport.com or Amy Quesada, Commission Secretary, at (415) 274-0405 or via email at amy.quesada@sfport.com at least 72 hours in advance of the hearing. The Port’s TTY number is (415) 274-0587.

Language Assistance

311 Free language assistance / 免費語言協助 / Ayuda gratuita con el idioma / Бесплатная помощь переводчиков / Trợ giúp Thông dịch Miễn phí / Assistance linguistique gratuity / 無料の言語支援 / 무료 언어 지원 / คว“ ว “งภ“ษ“ ’ ค / Libreng tulong para sa wikang Tagalog

To request an interpreter for a specific item during the hearing, please contact Port’s Language Access Liaison, Matthias Giezendanner at (415) 274-0471 or email him at matthias.giezendanner@sfport.com at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.


Agenda para la Comisión de Planificación. Si desea asistir a la audiencia, y quisiera obtener información en Español o solicitar un aparato para asistencia auditiva, llame Matthias Giezendanner al 415-274-0471. Por favor llame por lo menos 48 horas de anticipación a la audiencia.


規劃委員會議程。聽證會上如需要語言協助或要求輔助設備,請致電Matthias Giezendanner 415-274-0471。



Adyenda ng Komisyon ng Pagpaplano. Para sa tulong sa lengguwahe o para humiling ng Pantulong na Kagamitan para sa Pagdinig (headset), mangyari lamang na tumawag kay Matthias Giezendanner sa 415-274-0471. Mangyaring tumawag nang maaga (kung maaari ay 48 oras) bago sa araw ng Pagdinig.


Повестка дня Комиссии по планированию. За помощью переводчика или за вспомогательным слуховым устройством на время слушаний обращайтесь по номеру Matthias Giezendanner 415-274-0471. Запросы должны делаться минимум за 48 часов до начала слушания.


Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance:

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Sections 67.1 et seq. of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. Citizens can obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by printing Sections 67.1 et seq. of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine.

Prohibition of Ringing of Sound Producing Devices:

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic device.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements:

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (SF Campaign & Government Conduct Code Sections §2.100 – 2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, phone (415) 581-2300 or fax (415) 581-2317; web site: www.sfgov.org/ethics.

CEQA Appeal Rights under Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code:

If the Commission approves an action identified by an exemption or negative declaration as the Approval Action (as defined in S.F. Administrative Code Chapter 31, as amended, Board of Supervisors Ordinance Number 161-13), then the CEQA decision prepared in support of that Approval Action is thereafter subject to appeal within the time frame specified in S.F. Administrative Code Section 31.16. Typically, an appeal must be filed within 30 calendar days of the Approval Action. For information on filing an appeal under Chapter 31, contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102, or call (415) 554-5184. If the Department’s Environmental Review Officer has deemed a project to be exempt from further environmental review, an exemption determination has been prepared and can be obtained on-line at http://sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=3447. Under CEQA, in a later court challenge, a litigant may be limited to raising only those issues previously raised at a hearing on the project or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Planning Department or other City board, commission or department at, or prior to, such hearing, or as part of the appeal hearing process on the CEQA decision.