Port Commission Meeting - Open Session

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:15pm
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, November 14, 2017 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 3:15pm

2017 Commission Group Photos


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

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

The San Francisco Port Commission meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 3:15 p.m., unless otherwise noticed. The Commission Agenda and staff reports are posted on the Port’s Website @ www.sfport.com. Contact Amy Quesada at 415-274-0406 or amy.quesada@sfport.com   
Full Commission meetings are replayed on San Francisco cable via SFGovTV2 and streamed on the Internet. Broadband service is recommended for access. The Port Commission is generally broadcast on SFGovTV2, cable channel 78 on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 9 p.m. SFGovTV archives include a recording of each meeting, an agenda with links to the specific portion of the meeting, a file containing all closed captions for the deaf from the meeting and an MP3 recording of the meeting. The Port Commission meetings can be viewed online at http://sanfrancisco.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=92   
The Fisherman’s Wharf Waterfront Advisory Group (FWWAG) meets regularly on a bi-monthly basis, on the third Tuesday of the month.  The regular meeting time and place is 9:00 a.m. at Scoma’s Restaurant, Pier 47 at Fisherman’s Wharf. Contact Rip Malloy @ 415-274-0267 or rip.malloy@sfport.com   
The Maritime Commerce Advisory Committee (MCAC) meets every other month, on the third Thursday of the month, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. @ Pier 1. Contact Michael Nerney @ 415-274-0416 or  michael.nerney@sfport.com    
The Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee meets on the second Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the Creek Room at Mission Creek Senior Building located at 225 Berry Street in San Francisco (along the Promenade just beyond the library.) Contact Hilde Myall @ 415-749-2468 or hilde.myall@sfgov.org. For matters related to the proposed Golden State Warriors Event Center, the main contact is Adam Van de Water at MOED Adam.VandeWater@sfgov.org   
The Northeast Waterfront Advisory Group (NEWAG) meets regularly on a bi-monthly basis on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Bayside Conference Room @ Pier 1. Contact Diane Oshima @ 415-274-0545 or diane.oshima@sfport.com   
The Central Waterfront Advisory Group (CWAG) meets monthly on an as-needed basis, generally on the third Wednesday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Bayside Conference Room at Pier 1. Contact Mark Paez @ 415-705-8674 or mark.paez@sfport.com   
The Southern Waterfront Advisory Committee (SWAC) meets at the last Wednesday of the month as needed from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location to be determined. Contact David Beaupre @ 415-274-0539 or david.beaupre@sfport.com   
The Waterfront Design Advisory Committee (WDAC) meets, as needed, jointly with the Design Review Board of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission on the first Monday of the month at BCDC, 50 California Street, Rm. 2600, at 6:30 p.m.  The Committee meets as needed on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Bayside Conf. Rm. @ Pier 1. Contact Dan Hodapp @ 415-274-0625 or dan.hodapp@sfport.com


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.