Boardroom SX80: Good afternoon. All
Boardroom SX80: welcome to our hybrid Dcdc. Commission meeting.
Boardroom SX80: My name is Zach Wasserman, and I am the chair of B. Cdc.
Boardroom SX80: Our first order of business.
Boardroom SX80: after reading our instructions, is to call the role
Boardroom SX80: Commissioners. If you are participating virtually as most of you are.
Boardroom SX80: please unmute yourselves to respond, and then mute yourselves again. After responding, Peggy, please call the role
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: here.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner on Ego
Mark Addiego, Commissioner: here.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner on here.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner. But
Tom Butt, Commissioner: the
Jenn Eckerle, Commissioner: Commissioner actually here, here.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Evelyn.
Pat Eklund: I here
Boardroom SX80: Thank you. Got you both.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Joy.
John Gioia, Commissioner: here.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Panther
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: here.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Molten Peters.
Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Commissioner: Yeah.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Pine
Dave Pine, Commissioner: here.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner show Walter
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: here.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner beach.
Boardroom SX80: Here Commissioner Gilmore.
Marie Gilmore, Commissioner: Here
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Flying
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Klein.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner, am he
David Ambuehl, Commissioner: here?
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Rabbit
David Rabbitt, Commissioner: here.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Pemberton.
Sheri Pemberton, Commissioner: Here
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Stephanie
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Nelson
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Manhasa
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner has
Boardroom SX80: going to go back to Commissioner flying.
Boardroom SX80: Okay, Can I miss anybody?
Boardroom SX80: Okay, Hold on.
Larry Klein, Commissioner: And Commissioner Client is back. I had network just drop for a second.
Boardroom SX80: Okay, Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: You have 22 Commissioners present chair, Wasserman for a forum.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you very much, and thank you all for being here.
Boardroom SX80: It is good to see your shining faces, even if most of us are not in person.
Boardroom SX80: Our next up
Boardroom SX80: item on the agenda is public comment period.
Boardroom SX80: If any one wishes to address the Commission on a matter on which the Commission either has not yet held a public hearing, or is not on to Day’s agenda. You will have 3 min to do so.
Boardroom SX80: Peggy. Do we have any? We do
Boardroom SX80: we do. We have one hand. Praise Lucina Leffler. I’m going to unmute you. Go ahead. I’m doing so, and you have 3 min. Go ahead.
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): Thank you so much.
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): here, because on behalf of my neighbors at the Oyster Cove, Marina, as well as all the folks in the bay area who are not
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): wealthy.
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): The reality is, most of us on on live a boards, and and while my term is an official, live aboard, that my boat is my home. we have had closures and the foreclosures in the last
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): something 4 years, and there’s very few places to go, and the reality is that we’re
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): mostly low-income middle income we enjoy voting. We enjoy the voting lifestyle.
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): And I am just really hoping that you will prioritize
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): putting
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): the increase of live awards on on your plan as you move forward into the next year. This is something that is
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): right now, impacting the folks at Oyster Cove, Marina. Many of them are in temporary situations.
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): and it’s just pretty much kicking the ball down the road it Eventually they’re going to have to find a place.
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): I know several one is living a homeless shelter. One person is living in this car because he can’t afford to increase rates at at at Oyster Point, and it’s
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): it’s courage. It is not fun. It’s it’s a horrible thing. And as i’m trying to go find people who, you know, find out what their story is, i’m finding you know that some people have fallen through the cracks. One person’s now become an anchor out and the reality is that far more people will become anchor out as as the
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): temporary
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): reprieve at Oyster Point winds down. So i’m just asking you kindly
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): please, think about increasing the amount to 25%.
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): There are so many places where place people have. Let’s see there’s so many places where people have
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): live aboards like a higher percentage of level boards, and it works fabulous for them. So it’s great for the community. It adds liveliness.
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): And what
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): I see personally looking at this is that this is just the Bay area getting gentrified like crazy. All the black and brown people are leaving. All the people that live on the margins and middle class communities are having to move somewhere else. It’s just it’s not good for our whole
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): overall culture and equity here on the Peninsula
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): in the whole bay area. So i’m. I’m really hoping that you consider it. I know you’ve mentioned that you might. So i’m just asking finally if you would please put that as something as a large priority
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): for you. Thank you so much for listening.
Boardroom SX80: thank you very much. Chair. There are no more hands rooms
Lucia Lachmayr (she/her/ella): if you’d like me to speak again. I’m happy to.
Boardroom SX80: No, that’s okay. Thank you very much. I was just checking. I knew that the matter was coming back before us, and I just wanted to check on timing.
Boardroom SX80: It’s not a guarantee, but we expect to revisit the matter in February.
Boardroom SX80: All right.
Boardroom SX80: That brings us to item 4
Boardroom SX80: on the agenda, which is the approval of minutes of our December first meeting. We have all been furnished draft minutes. I would entertain a motion to approve at the second.
Boardroom SX80: You’re slow today, Troops
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner. Oh, no! Sorry. I thought it was a commissioner. He
Pat Eklund: anyone want to raise him her for?
Boardroom SX80: Thank you, Pat. I appreciate that very much, and Mr. And Commissioner Nelson will second
Boardroom SX80: Are there any comments on the minutes?
Boardroom SX80: Is there any opposition to approving the minutes.
Boardroom SX80: Are there any who wish to abstain on this matter? I do you
Boardroom SX80: thank you. Commissioner Beach will abstain.
Boardroom SX80: the minutes are approved. Thank you very much.
Boardroom SX80: that brings us to my report.
Boardroom SX80: I have named Vice-chair.
Boardroom SX80: Rebecca eisen as chair of the seaport Plan Advisory committee
Boardroom SX80: I
Boardroom SX80: do still need one more. BC. DC. Representative on this back. And so, if anybody is interested, please let me know if you’re not, I will start picking your names out of a bowl and harassing you to serve on this back.
Boardroom SX80: in addition, I intend to, and I
Boardroom SX80: do so reappoint Commissioner on as BC. DC’s representative on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner on, has been a terrific B. C. DC. Representative on that body, and I am looking forward to continuing to working with him as we continue to deepen our relationship with Mtc. On adapting to rising sea levels
Boardroom SX80: in an equitable way, and would note that Commissioner on and staff, and Commissioner Molten Peters, who serves on Mtc. Not from this body, but she is nonetheless Commissioner here. and and we have been having conversations. that, I think have been very productive.
Boardroom SX80: I want to note
Boardroom SX80: that this is the
Boardroom SX80: last meeting for 2 members, and technically the last meeting for a third
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner, and want to thank them for their service; and if they.
Boardroom SX80: I one of them, I think, is not here. But Commissioner Wagon, connect
Boardroom SX80: not here, but has served this commission very well, both as the Commissioner and as a
Boardroom SX80: a reliable and committed member of our Enforcement Committee.
Boardroom SX80: so we thank him for his service.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Tom. But is also here as his last
Boardroom SX80: meeting on this body.
Boardroom SX80: he always raises issues that are important and relevant to local government leaders.
Boardroom SX80: and protect the authority of local governments. but as everybody on this Commission and I’ve from the very beginning been so pleased about. It, recognizes that this is a regional body.
Boardroom SX80: and though we need to raise the issues of our
Boardroom SX80: locality or other governmental agency, we really serve the region when we serve on the Commission, and Tom has done that as have all of you.
Boardroom SX80: so we appreciate his service, and I was going to do it anyway. Troops allow him to make any remarks he might choose to make. Go ahead, Tom.
Tom Butt, Commissioner: if you me on the Fairf.
Tom Butt, Commissioner: if you meet on the fifth i’ll be there because I don’t turn out until the T. If you don’t meet on the fifth. This is my last meeting, and
Boardroom SX80: then you don’t need to talk. We’ll meet on the fifth.
Boardroom SX80: I don’t I don’t I don’t go out until the tenth of January, so
Boardroom SX80: and and that’s probably true of the other Commissioner. who has participated in the background, and that’s Commissioner Dave. rather Supervisor Dave Brown, who took Wilma Chan’s seat on the board of Supervisors when she was tragically killed.
Boardroom SX80: His alternate Marie Gilmore has served and continues to serve and hopefully will continue to serve
Boardroom SX80: this body very, very well.
Boardroom SX80: that brings me
Boardroom SX80: almost to the end of my report. Our next Bcb. DC. Meeting will be on December fifth
Boardroom SX80: January fifth. Sorry
Boardroom SX80: At that meeting we may consider 2 separate enforcement matters, both concerning seaplane adventures, Llc. In Marin County.
Boardroom SX80: I do want to alert you that we may well have to hold a long all day meeting on January the nineteenth.
Boardroom SX80: because the agenda looks to be quite long.
Boardroom SX80: so I would ask you to please look at your calendars and clear of the morning, so that we can do that if by any chance we don’t need that, we’ll let you know as soon as possible. But please plan on it for the present time.
Boardroom SX80: that brings us to the least exciting part of the agenda ex-party communications. If any commissioner wishes to make a verbal report
Boardroom SX80: on a matter where they’ve had communications with the party outside of commission hearings, now is the time to do so reminding you, of course, that you still need to make a written report on any of those communications.
Boardroom SX80: Any commissioner have an ex-party report to make.
Boardroom SX80: I see none.
Boardroom SX80: That brings us to the report of the executive director.
Boardroom SX80: Take it away thank you very much. Chair Washerman.
Boardroom SX80: I want to take just a minute as we start to talk about the importance of understanding history.
Over 11 years ago the Commission approved the groundbreaking climate change, Bay Plan amendments.
Boardroom SX80: 5 years later, in 2,016, the Commission approved a series of policies that led directly to the creation of the Bay Adapt program. A couple years later.
Boardroom SX80: this afternoon you will hear your staff’s plans to move forward with a major piece of bay, adapt the creation of a regional shoreline adaptation plan.
Boardroom SX80: Some will argue that B. Cdc. Should have moved more quickly.
Boardroom SX80: but to do so, Ms. Reed’s history.
Boardroom SX80: We spent 11 years working toward this moment, and I believe that the steps we’ve taken since 2,011, while they haven’t been as fast as any of us have wanted have all been necessary to add up to this endeavor.
Boardroom SX80: Actually the time between our start in 2,011. And now isn’t really surprising. It reminds me of the time that it took the public to recognize the genius of
Boardroom SX80: wait for it.
Boardroom SX80: Johnny Cash
Boardroom SX80: on this day, in 1,955 cash recorded Folsom prison blues. But it was not until 13 years later that it became the billboard hit that helped propel cash’s mid-career success.
Boardroom SX80: Now the public will hear our adaptation train a coming around the bend as we begin that process.
Boardroom SX80: I’m happy to report on 2 staffing changes. First, Victoria Cube will finish up her work with Eric Beaman’s long-range planning team, and we’ll switch over to the gist in the new year, replacing Todd Helenbach, who will lead the team
Boardroom SX80: Victoria may very well win the award for having been in the most positions at B. C. DC. In the shortest period of time
Boardroom SX80: she started with us as a sea grant fellow, and the sediment management team became a research Danie analyst on the art team and is now a coastal planner on the long-range planning team. Too bad she can’t hold a job.
Boardroom SX80: She has excelled and contributed meaningfully to each of these teams and her wealth of experience with B. Cdc’s regulatory and planning functions will serve her well as she supports these programs with Bcdc’s data and tools. Prior to coming to B. C. DC. Victoria worked as an ecologist, consultant.
Boardroom SX80: focusing on permitting and planning for habitat, restoration and watershed management projects. Victoria is a proud Loyola, Maryamount University lioness with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a University of San Francisco, Lady Dawn, from which she earned her master’s degree in environmental management.
Boardroom SX80: I’m. Also very pleased to let you know that Ethan Levine has been named as B. C. DC’s first assistant regulatory Director for climate change.
Boardroom SX80: One of the new positions afforded by our agreements with the Ocean Protection Council and the State coastal Conservancy. You’ll remember that Ethan is now our manager for shoreline development permits and is trained as an urban planner. He began his career as a coastal program analyst for the Coastal Commission working on projects in long-range planning along with the city and County of San Francisco and Sonoma County, he came to B. C. DC. In 2,015, and worked as the principal permit analyst for 2 years before becoming manager, one
Boardroom SX80: in his time at B. C. DC. He has also served as B. Cdc’s representative on the Bay trails, Board of Directors and Steering Committee. We look forward to Ethan, working closely with Dana Breckwald, our new assistant planning director for climate change.
Boardroom SX80: As we figure out how to create that regional shoreline adaptation plan.
Boardroom SX80: Now, with regard to policy. I want to finish up with some real real good news.
Boardroom SX80: Earlier this week the Chief District Judge of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California
Boardroom SX80: issued an order requiring John Sweeney and his Point Buckler Club to restore the degraded Tidal Marsh Wetlands ecosystem at Point Buckler, Island.
Boardroom SX80: You remember that B. C. DC. And the regional Water kind of Quality Control Board issued Enforcement orders against Mr. Sweeney and his club. After we discovered that he had filled tidal marsh to construct an unauthorized lead. Levy mowed down wetlands, placed unauthorized structures on the island, and otherwise degraded the habitat at point buckler
Boardroom SX80: Mr. Sweeney challenged those orders in Solano County Superior Court, where the agencies lost After a local judge accepted Sweeney’s arguments.
Boardroom SX80: We appealed, and the State Court of Appeal reversed the lower court on all issues, and agreed that B. C. DC. And the Water Board were correct in their assessments.
Boardroom SX80: Both the California Supreme Court and the Us. Supreme Court denied Sweeney’s petitions for review. You all knew that.
Boardroom SX80: But meanwhile, in a related suit brought by the United States, the Federal Court ruled in September 2020 that Mr. Sweeney’s activities at Point Buckler Island violated the Clean Water Act, and this week Chief Judge Mueller’s restoration order. In that case came down firmly in our camp.
Boardroom SX80: so much so, indeed, that the judge called many of Mr. Sweeney’s arguments quote verging on frivolous, and and the decision reads like a total vindication of B. C. DC’s enforcement case.
Boardroom SX80: The next step is for Mr. Sweeney to engage qualified experts to implement the Restoration plan that has been developed by the Us. EPA. Under the short time frames established by the Court’s order.
Boardroom SX80: while I would not hold my breath, it’s great vindication, for B. C. DC. Are enforcement and legal teams, and a black mark against Mr. Sweeney and his supporters.
Boardroom SX80: That concludes my report chair, Washman. I’m. Happy to answer any questions.
Boardroom SX80: I just have an additional comment on the court case that Larry just described.
Boardroom SX80: I have read through it.
Boardroom SX80: and the judge was both thoughtful.
Boardroom SX80: and creative and helpful.
Boardroom SX80: he did 2 things that I think Will
Boardroom SX80: seriously helped to resolve the issues. One is, he appointed a special master?
Boardroom SX80: To hear any proposals, or anything else on the matter, which means it can be done much more expeditiously than having to make motions in a Federal court.
Boardroom SX80: Second.
Boardroom SX80: he said, there would be a civil fine.
Boardroom SX80: but he didn’t specify it.
Boardroom SX80: and he was very clear that he didn’t want to specify it, because it was more important
Boardroom SX80: to get the Restoration done, but none the less that sword of a civil, fine, and and potentially quite significant one, is hanging over Mister Sweeney’s head. so I think it is a very, very helpful as well as thoughtful decision.
Boardroom SX80: Any questions for the executive director.
Boardroom SX80: I see none.
Boardroom SX80: Well, right. That brings us. There are no administrative matters, so we go to
Boardroom SX80: Number 8 on our agenda.
Boardroom SX80: which is a public hearing
Boardroom SX80: possible vote on proposed redevelopment of an office campus on Twin Dolphin Drive in Redwood City
Boardroom SX80: Shrewdie Sina of the Bay Shoreline Development team will begin the briefing.
Shruti Sinha: Going to take a second to set up here.
Shruti Sinha: good afternoon. My name is Shuki Sina. I am a shoreline development analyst. At B. C. DC. On December second you were mailed an application. Summary for a request for a material amendment
Shruti Sinha: to B Cdc. Permit
Shruti Sinha: number M. 1,982
Shruti Sinha: 1, 1, 3.0 0 by 200 to
Shruti Sinha: 2, 40 Twin Dolphin, Llc. And the Shores Business Center Association, or Spca for short
Shruti Sinha: for the 200 Twin Dolphin Project, which includes constructing a 5 story office and R. And D. Building, and detached 5 level parking garage in Redwood City, San Mateo County.
Shruti Sinha: The project site is located on a 4 point, 6, 8 acre property in Redwood City shown here by the arrow on this regional map.
Shruti Sinha: If we zoom in this 3D Google Earth map you can see the project site which is within the area shaded in red.
Shruti Sinha: The project is located somewhat inland of the open shoreline of San Francisco Bay. It’s located along a tidally influenced tributary of the bay called
Shruti Sinha: the Belmont, slew the blue line.
Shruti Sinha: shows the course of the Belmont, slew from its mouth at the south of the bay
Shruti Sinha: to the project site.
Shruti Sinha: I also want to point out to you the connection
Shruti Sinha: connections to regional trail networks
Shruti Sinha: in the vicinity of the project site.
Shruti Sinha: The bay trail in this location is shown in yellow.
Shruti Sinha: It is located across the street from the project site where it passes along red Pature’s Lagoon
Shruti Sinha: along Belmont slew, and on the project site itself is a segment of a trail called the Belmont Creek Trail.
Shruti Sinha: The Belmont Creek trail is shown here as an orange line.
Shruti Sinha: As we’ll discuss, this segment of
Shruti Sinha: trail is to be improved as part of the proposed project.
Shruti Sinha: In addition, a new crosswalk is proposed as part of the project. Provide a safe and convenient link between the bay trail and the Belmont Creek trail, crossing
Shruti Sinha: twinned off and drive.
Shruti Sinha: Here is the same map zoomed into the project site
Shruti Sinha: in 1,983. The Commission first approved a permit for a project that resulted in the construction of the 6 existing office buildings you see here.
Shruti Sinha: as well as a public access area, including an onsite public, sure
Shruti Sinha: parking
Shruti Sinha: and construction of a portion of the Belmont Creek trail
Shruti Sinha: under a separate permit.
Shruti Sinha: The Commission authorized construction of an additional segment of the Belmont Creek trail as it runs along Twin Dolphin drive
Shruti Sinha: 2 images of the existing public access, and Belmont Creek Trail. To give you a sense of the conditions as they exist on the project site today
Shruti Sinha: so
Shruti Sinha: well. Likewise. From the left you see the Belmont Creek trail and the Levy
Shruti Sinha: and then on top public, sure parking spaces on the the office campus
Shruti Sinha: and the trail the entrance to the trail head, and then
Shruti Sinha: the trailhead itself
Shruti Sinha: in the middle
Shruti Sinha: it. It’s a little obscured, but you can see the an existing creek overlook.
Shruti Sinha: and then finally, at the bottom.
Shruti Sinha: is a bench, and across from a public art exhibit on
Shruti Sinha: along the Belmont Creek trail parallel to Twin Dolphin Drive.
Shruti Sinha: The question before today for amendment Number one would construct a
Shruti Sinha: 202,010 square foot, 5 story office in R. And D. Building
Shruti Sinha: a detached five-level parking garage, and improve and expand by 19,000 square feet, and existing 1.0, 9 acre public access area.
Shruti Sinha: the project would refresh the existing public access area by paving and widening a 900 foot long segment of the Belmont Creek trail, adding an ada compliant public shoreline parking space to the existing 5 regular one
Shruti Sinha: public shoreline of spaces required by the original authorization
Shruti Sinha: for a total of 6 public sure parking
Shruti Sinha: public access. Parking spaces
Shruti Sinha: also create a new
Shruti Sinha: public access area along the 200
Shruti Sinha: twin dolphin campus along Twin Dolphin Drive, refreshed landscaping
Shruti Sinha: provide new and approved seating areas along the trail and provide better connections between the office campus. The Belmont Creek trail and the Bay trail
Shruti Sinha: overall. The project would add approximately point 0 point, 4 4 acres point 44 acres of new public access area beyond the 1.0 9 acres already required by the existing permits.
Shruti Sinha: Turning now to sea level, rise and resilience
Shruti Sinha: Belmont slew is a tidally influenced waterway, and is thus subject
Shruti Sinha: to increase risk over time from rising tides, and also
Shruti Sinha: can experience increased risk
Shruti Sinha: of flooding from fluvial flooding caused by rains and runoff from upstream.
Shruti Sinha: The Belmont Creek trail runs along a fema certified levy constructed to an elevation of
Shruti Sinha: plus 10 to plus 12.5 feet now.
Shruti Sinha: and a Vd 88
Shruti Sinha: employing projections in the 2
Shruti Sinha: 2,018 State of California Sea level rise, guidance, document
Shruti Sinha: for projects where medium to high risk aversion is required, and assuming a high emissions scenario, the public access provided by this project
Shruti Sinha: would not be subject to regular flooding through 2,050,
Shruti Sinha: though lower lying areas could experience some flooding during extreme flood events such as during a 100 year storm event.
Shruti Sinha: however, the trail and other public access improvements provided by this project are anticipated to remain viable, even if the subject, even if subject to
Shruti Sinha: occasional and limited flooding. During such an extreme event.
Shruti Sinha: after 2,050, the project side could be subject to more frequent and damaging flooding events.
Shruti Sinha: The applicant submitted a memorandum outlining possible adaptation methods for the site which may include raising the crest of the levy of the Belmont Slew possibly in tandem with incorporating a floodwall along the levy crest.
Shruti Sinha: or installing a floodgate along the slew.
Shruti Sinha: The exact method is quite likely to be decided as part of the overall planning effort to ensure the levy network which extends off the project site
Shruti Sinha: and continues to provide adequate
Shruti Sinha: flood protection for the surrounding communities and remains certified by Ema
Shruti Sinha: according to the Commission’s community vulnerability mapping tool. The project is located in an area of moderate social vulnerability and lower contamination vulnerability within a population of one
Shruti Sinha: 918 people. The Democrat, the demographics that have social vulnerability indicators in the seventieth percentile are people without a vehicle, disabled people, people of color
Shruti Sinha: people with limited English proficiency, and people with very low income
Shruti Sinha: within a one to 2 mile radius. There are also some areas that have high and highest social vulnerability.
Shruti Sinha: The demographics represented in those areas include renters, People without a vehicle
Shruti Sinha: people over 65, and living alone.
Shruti Sinha: People with limited English proficiency, people of color.
Shruti Sinha: people without a high high school diploma.
Shruti Sinha: people with severe housing costs burden, and people who are not us citizens.
Shruti Sinha: Oh, and people who, with very low income the the project
Shruti Sinha: included note
Shruti Sinha: noticing an outreach typical of the city of Redwood’s Cities
Shruti Sinha: local entitlement process, which included 4 public hearings. The project was also presented to the public when it appeared before this Commission’s Design Review Board in May of this year.
Shruti Sinha: in advance of the public hearing before
Shruti Sinha: before the Commission.
Shruti Sinha: Before this meeting Commission Staff recommended the applicant, engage several community based organizations that work with with an underrepresented and or identified, vulnerable and or disadvantaged communities.
Shruti Sinha: The applicant has advertised and invited these organizations to meet virtually with the project team to discuss and ask questions about the project.
Shruti Sinha: Though some of these organizations responded with acknowledgment of the project. None provided questions or comments before today’s meeting.
Shruti Sinha: and finally
Shruti Sinha: this concludes my introduction to the project. The application summary that was sent out on December second
Shruti Sinha: outlines the Bay Plan policy areas relevant to the project and discusses the proposed public access improvements
Shruti Sinha: to provide you with an overview of the proposed project. I will now introduce Margo Sulmont of Trammel, pro
Shruti Sinha: the parent company of 200 to 240 twinned off in Llc.
Margo Sulmont: Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: You’re on mute.
Margo Sulmont: Thank you.
Margo Sulmont: Thank you, Judy, for that overview. Good afternoon, Commissioners.
Margo Sulmont: Thank you for taking the time to consider our project. My name is Margaret Sulmont, and I am with Tramo Crow Company. I’m joined here with my colleagues, Adam Volker and Maris Ota.
Margo Sulmont: We also have rich, rich, sharp with 2 to 5, our project landscape architect and Mass Jorgensen, with our engineer with Moffat, and it call
Margo Sulmont: she. You did a great job providing a project overview, so I i’ll try to be su succinct and try not to repeat. But before we dive in. I wanted to provide a quick
Margo Sulmont: project, history and our current status
Margo Sulmont: The Development Project at 220 Dolphin Drive was entitled by the City of Redwood City, in March, of 2,021
Margo Sulmont: by previous owner.
Margo Sulmont: Tramel Crow Company acquired the site earlier this year in January, and at that point we started our engagement with the Cdc. About the proposed trail enhancements of the bell on Creek trail.
Margo Sulmont: we went to Dr. B. In May of 2,022,
Margo Sulmont: and shortly after we did or perform the risk assessment. And now we are presenting to you today.
Margo Sulmont: we are actively working with the city of Redwood City on building permit comments and targeting construction start of the project. And the first quarter of next year.
Margo Sulmont: So I should. He mentioned the site benefits from being proximate to an extensive trail network in redwood shores which is really exciting for us as an opportunity.
Margo Sulmont: The Bay trail, as Trudy mentioned, runs opposite of Twin Dolphin drive across from our site
Margo Sulmont: and the Belmont Creek trail, which is shown here in a dotted
Margo Sulmont: a pink line
Margo Sulmont: runs parallel to the bay trail. between Marine Parkway and Shortway Road. it is a secondary trail to the bay trail which faces, which is adjacent to the Libya.
Margo Sulmont: Here’s a map of the existing conditions.
Margo Sulmont: The 200 twin property is noted here. with a dotted line.
Margo Sulmont: and the shoreline band is shown here in the
Margo Sulmont: line in pink. So it it it captures the corner of the 200 twin dolphin site.
Margo Sulmont: You’ll note that the Bellman Creek trail is completely off-site of the 220 drive property.
Margo Sulmont: The first thing I want to emphasize here is that there is no clear pedestrian connection from the Bay trail
Margo Sulmont: to the bell on Creek trail.
Margo Sulmont: There is no sidewalk along the frontage of the project.
Margo Sulmont: so pedestrians who are walking on the bay trail would have to cross the surface parking lot to find this trail entry right here.
Margo Sulmont: This trail entry is not very visible. from the pedestrian perspective.
Margo Sulmont: and you know, there’s a small little signs indicating the public access, so it’s not very obvious to the public. In fact, you know, the trail is not is rarely used, and every time we’ve been on the site we’ve never seen anyone else use it.
Margo Sulmont: Instead, we’ve seen most of pedestrian traffic all on the bay trail
Margo Sulmont: here, existing pictures of the site similar to what Trouti mentioned
Margo Sulmont: and really to show the opportunities of refreshing the trail and enhancing the overall pedestrian experience, experience. Our project proposes to resurface to trail, provide new seating and increase the way finding.
Margo Sulmont: And this diagram here compares the existing conditions. with the proposed conditions. So on top, the picture. The diagram on top shows the existing conditions. again, showing the lack of trail connectivity between the Bay trail and the Bellman Crete trail
Margo Sulmont: and the bottom image shows the proposed improvements. With the development.
Margo Sulmont: We are proposing. 2 new crosswalks, one across, twinned off and drive.
Margo Sulmont: and one across Shortway Drive.
Margo Sulmont: We will provide an a new, a pedestrian walkway along the frontage of the site.
Margo Sulmont: providing a key connection between the Belmont between the bay trail to the Belmont Creek trail and the surrounding pedestrian network.
Margo Sulmont: the front edge of the site
Margo Sulmont: will be a dedicated public access.
Margo Sulmont: We will also another key move is that we will move the tray up Trail Head, which was more interior to the site
Margo Sulmont: closer to the twin, do often drive to make it more visible. to to to pass your by and provide a more direct connection from the new walkway that we’re proposing in the Bay trail.
Margo Sulmont: I’ll now invite Richard from Studio 5 to provide more details on the trail features.
Rich Sharp: Thank you, Mario.
Rich Sharp: Good afternoon, Commissioners.
Rich Sharp: let me. I’ll just move through these next slides here to what you’re looking at right now is our overall site plan. this is an illustrative plan that highlights 8.
Rich Sharp: We’re calling 8 of the key B. C. DC. And open Space Evening These been improvements proposed.
Rich Sharp: These highlighted areas are described in more detail in the forthcoming pages
Rich Sharp: but represent and incorporate what we’re calling 3 performance measures to address the B Cdc. Public open space objectives, and the first one is to improve trail, access and connectivity which
Rich Sharp: Margo’s mentioned briefly 2 is to improve the trail experience and 3 is to improve trail conditions.
Rich Sharp: So the call outs on these page on this page include
Rich Sharp: the 2 existing permit limit areas that were touched on in the diagrams preceding this
Rich Sharp: the hundred-foot Bctc shoreline band the size and square foot of the buildings. They’ve been discussed already.
Rich Sharp: and the proposed parking stalls associated with Beaumont Creek trail
Rich Sharp: go to the next slide.
Rich Sharp: so now that we we dive into these enlargement plans, that kind of show a bit more detail, and have a bit more description here. So this illustrative identifies through the call outs the detailed improvements to include the Belmont trail and Trail Head, the open space easement pedestrian pathway that moves along Twin Twin Dolphin
Rich Sharp: the the twinned off and crosswalk itself, the shoreline clock, parkway, crosswalk
Rich Sharp: trail signage locations that we’ve identified
Rich Sharp: the trailhead parking locations and the seating locations. along the open space
Rich Sharp: the open space represents 10% of the site square footage. We should note that.
Rich Sharp: and the images that we’re showing at the top of this page are really speaking to the character, the materiality, ideas of monolithic seeding for for a sea rise, resiliency.
Rich Sharp: natural materials for signage.
Rich Sharp: The obvious at the shoreline graphic for standardizing signage on the project. And then what we’re referring to is the coastal Garden, that that right most image there which speaks to that crossing. And, as I said, the one objective with.
Rich Sharp: with this project is the connectivity, and Margo mentioned the trail, the the Bay shore trail across the road, and how do we draw people across
Rich Sharp: to the Belmont Creek trail itself? So the idea of positioning the crosswalk to take advantage of that connectivity. It also ties into the redwood shores lagoon trails which run around the the the lagoon itself, and then, as a pedestrian from the bay trail comes across shoreline.
Rich Sharp: They arrive at this coast. What we’re on this coastal garden feature that Margo had highlighted there on the screen which is central to the the 200 and twin dolphin development, but also then draws people
Rich Sharp: north and west towards the Trail Head, which is represented right there along the trail, and by pulling the trail head
Rich Sharp: towards the street we’re creating this sort of visibility of this of the connectivity and bringing seeding, you know, out to the street frontage. So the whole trailhead is much more visible. And
Rich Sharp: you know, attractive in terms of a of a place
Rich Sharp: I can move to the next line.
Rich Sharp: this is a perspective you looking south from the the bell on trail itself, looking at the trail. What we’re going with Trail head null.
Rich Sharp: and this again by moving the trail head towards Belmont Creek, which is on a a twin dolphin road on the left. It allows us to re-grade the area between Twin Dolphin and the trail itself to create what we’re calling a trail hit null, and this is sort of a rise.
Rich Sharp: It creates a confluence of trails, it creates seating opportunities. We’re introducing native trees and ground, playing. It’s a grass space scheme with with adaptive perennials, and it becomes a it’s it’s sort of habitat restoration, seeding opportunities
Rich Sharp: trail head identity all coming together at this kind of confluence of of
Rich Sharp: circulation spaces next slide.
Rich Sharp: And this is a perspective. You looking north along Twin dolphin you see the 200 twin dolphin building development on the left-hand side.
Rich Sharp: and the right hand side is the existing stand of pine trees we’re working with that existing stand preserving all of those trees.
Rich Sharp: I
Rich Sharp: replanting the understory with
Rich Sharp: adaptive and grass-
Rich Sharp: planting scheme we’re adding understory
Rich Sharp: canopy trees to introduce, fall color and seasonal flowering.
Rich Sharp: and of course the the open space easement path itself, which is an 8 foot wide pathway that moves and connects from the Belmont Trail Head to the shoreline Parkway crosswalk.
Rich Sharp: Excellent.
Rich Sharp: So then, this is the enlargement plan of the continuation of the Belmont Creek trail work on the trail extension, which is part of the second permit area. You see the trail head null on the right hand side, and then, as you move west.
Rich Sharp: we have the existing art installation which you saw an image of in the existing conditions slide. We’re improving that by introducing interpretive signage for that existing art piece
Rich Sharp: we’re introducing a new seating there, and we’re actually extending the the planting improvements of the trail head
Rich Sharp: to this location
Rich Sharp: just to tie the artwork back to the trail, and as as part of that experience, and then, as you move west on the trail towards 10 Twin dolphin
Rich Sharp: there is an additional seating area that we’re upgrading down towards the end of our permit area that
Rich Sharp: carries the same seating theme from the trail head null all the way north to that point.
Rich Sharp: Next slide
Rich Sharp: this is again view. Looking south from further down the trail, the Belmont trail. You see the signage there on the left for the art installation which Isn’t represented in the in the view here and then that seating elemented works as an overlook for the art piece, but also
Rich Sharp: it, because of its elevated position, has a great view to the red with sure is looking, and it’s a backlist bench, so you can turn the opposite way and look into the Belmont Creek, slew itself
Rich Sharp: next slide.
Rich Sharp: this is an enlargement plan of our planting exercise.
Rich Sharp: It depicts the look and feel the proposed proposed plant palette for the trail head and open space easement. We’ve identified 4 zones within the project.
Rich Sharp: from a conceptual planting standpoint, what we call the North Pine Tree stand sitting north of the trail and west of the Trail Head. we then have the trail head null which defines the proposed on my trail head. We have the coastal Garden zone, which is right at the at the Twin Dolphin Crosswalk. That,
Rich Sharp: is made up of filtration, planting
Rich Sharp: and it’s the confluence of open space, pedestrian trails and public access walk on twin dolphin. And then, when we have the East pine tree stand which runs through the majority of the open space easement
Rich Sharp: along the open space season, and these zones contain
Rich Sharp: the existing pine tree canopy.
Rich Sharp: with native and adaptive grasses, as I suggested earlier perennial succulents.
Rich Sharp: we’re trying to use this as an opportunity to restore habitat
Rich Sharp: as well as introduce a lot of coastal plant texture to the project
Rich Sharp: next slide.
Rich Sharp: This, again, is that same theme moving north and west.
Rich Sharp: we have what we’re going. The North Pine Tree stand here, which is north and west of the trail, and all trail, head and all, where we take advantage of that existing pine stand. And then, as we move west towards 10 to in Dolphin. The intent here is
Rich Sharp: the trail with is being improved as it is throughout the trail to it.
Rich Sharp: And and it to its new with, and then it’s Ada. It’s made Ada compliant, and any planting that would be damaged in the process of that contract construction would obviously be repaired and replaced on as new basis.
Rich Sharp: Another view this was part of the opening slide show was, just the view of the trail head itself, so you can see the seating built into the trail, head and all. You can see the signage
Rich Sharp: right
Rich Sharp: Greek trail interpretation.
Rich Sharp: And then, as the view looking north and west as the open space pathway converges at the
Rich Sharp: pedestrian and bike, crossing a twin dolphin, and you can see that you can see the trail head to the to the left of the shot, and then it
Rich Sharp: the lagoon Red Mature’s lagoon
Rich Sharp: across the roadway
Rich Sharp: again. Just another condition where you can see a a a pedestrian experience get can at at any vantage point. They can see the trail head. They can see the open space easement extension. They can see the crosswalk. It really ties all of this together. So people moving on the day short trail
Rich Sharp: have a real draw to come over and experience not only the regional trail, but a local
Rich Sharp: trip. The be not great trail itself.
Rich Sharp: Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: shrewdy, do you have anything else to add?
Boardroom SX80: I’m not requiring you to do so. I just want to make sure i’m not
Boardroom SX80: I that was a question as to whether there’s going to be a dog park in the project.
Boardroom SX80: With the applicant’s presentation being complete, we will now open the public hearing
Boardroom SX80: any member of the public who would like to make a comment
Boardroom SX80: should do so now there is nobody here. Do we have anybody
Boardroom SX80: Remotely, who is raising their hand to speak
Boardroom SX80: chair. No hand turns.
Boardroom SX80: Since there are no
Boardroom SX80: public speakers, I would ask a motion to close the public hearing.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner.
Boardroom SX80: you may have a question, no move, or is it
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Gunther moves, and Commissioner
Boardroom SX80: Wagon connects seconds.
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: Thank you. You have to have Dave’s second. It’s more in his neighborhood.
Boardroom SX80: Anybody object to closing the public hearing?
Boardroom SX80: no! The public hearing is closed. Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: Now we do have some questions or comments from Commissioners. I’ll start with Commissioner Pine.
Dave Pine, Commissioner: Thank you. I’m very excited about the project, and just had one very specific question
Dave Pine, Commissioner: concerning some flooding risks in the in the area.
Dave Pine, Commissioner: as part of our sea level rise work. We’ve done assessment. So around the
Dave Pine, Commissioner: the the Belmont slew, and there there has been some history of of flooding on the Belmont on the Belmont Slide side
Dave Pine, Commissioner: of this glue.
Dave Pine, Commissioner: So, as I understand it, you you intend to increase the levy on the Foster city side. Is that right?
Dave Pine, Commissioner: And I wonder what impact that might have on the Belmont side in terms of flooding risks.
Boardroom SX80: this is Eden Levine and Pcc. Staff. I can start us off and offer the the applicants expand upon my answer, but there’s actually no work. As part of the project proposed to change the grades of the existing levy.
Boardroom SX80: the the work will happen sort of alongside the lobby is to enhance the
Boardroom SX80: existing trail network for the most part, and the public access areas associated with that.
Boardroom SX80: So we do understand in in the staff had been asking the applicants quite a bit about overall resiliency and as as they explained to us. this is really been. This really has to be looked at in the context of the overall levy network.
Boardroom SX80: So, we do anticipate that because the levy is, you know, we want to be remain Fema certified that there will be work in the coming years to to change the overall system, and and perhaps modify that the levy system.
Boardroom SX80: When that happens.
Boardroom SX80: part of the BCC. Permit requirement is going to be to adapt the public access along with it. So if that levy is raised.
Boardroom SX80: or other modifications are made
Boardroom SX80: that the public access will remain in place and viable to the public.
Shruti Sinha: I had, since you asked what side the work is going to be on the the creek forms a natural border between Redwood City and Belmont, and
Shruti Sinha: all of the work proposed is going to be on the Redwood City side. There’s no work for prop proposed on the Belmont side.
Shruti Sinha: and if if the applicants have anything to add, they can
Margo Sulmont: no thanks, for, that was a great summer. Yeah, it’s it’s a female credited Levy. so it is sufficient to reduce flood risk and any changes to that levy will be part of a coordination between Fema and the city of Redwood City. and then as an antidote. you know.
Margo Sulmont: our neighbors who have. We’ve talked to a few of our neighbors who’ve been managing their properties for over 30 years, and they have not experienced any flooding so obviously that doesn’t take an account. The sea level rise to the future, but at least existing conditions. there haven’t been any flooding issues on Belmont Creek trail.
Dave Pine, Commissioner: Alright, Thank you. That’s a helpful information. I appreciate it.
Boardroom SX80: Mission rising.
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: Thank you. Thank you for the presentation, and it’s always good to see public access increased.
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: I know that Belmont slew which this project is near is what it’s considered to be a birding hotspot, something like 168 species have been seen there and identified there.
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: I don’t know, and I think I heard you say that you’re planning on beginning construction first quarter 2,023.
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: I don’t know if the construction
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: has any impact on the slew and its inhabitants. I do know that on some other projects we’ve looked at
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: folks have consulted with
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: some local Audubon chapters, to be sure that the construction doesn’t interfere with the migratory patterns, etc. So i’m just wondering if there is any potential impact, and whether you’ve already sort of looked into that to make sure your construction would not interfere with the
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: activity at Belmont slew.
Margo Sulmont: Yeah, thanks for for that question, Rebecca. we are complying with the Redwood City. codes, and and has with similar concerns, and we have not identified any issues with migratory populations in terms of
Margo Sulmont: the slew our pro. Our work is focused on the trail itself and on the the area between the trail and from Dolphin Drive, which is a already a very landscaped area. So we’re not doing any modifications through itself or the habitats that would be part of that.
Margo Sulmont: so we don’t see any
Margo Sulmont: We don’t see any issues with disturbing existing habitats.
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: I don’t see any other hands.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner, show altar.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: Yeah, I wondered about the status of homelands utilization of this area.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: and also are there. Where’s the nearest public bathroom?
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: There I I and I I have to say that that
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: I have used the trail north of here quite a bit over the years and it’s a it’s a gorgeous area. So making this connection better is is really a a wonderful thing.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: But I am wondering about, you know, since homelessness is so pervasive, what’s the situation here? And Are there any public bathrooms
Margo Sulmont: we haven’t seen any encampments near the site. Terms of public restrooms. The nearest facilities are at the Oracle Park trail entry, which is right off of Marine Parkway. so it would be.
Margo Sulmont: you know, half a mile from the site.
Margo Sulmont: and they have a pretty good facility. and the ample parking, since it’s a confluence of the trail. on the
Margo Sulmont: on the redwood, the Redwood shore side, and the Foster City side, and connecting to this stra
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: great Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Gunther.
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: yeah, Thank you, Mr. Chairman? great to see such thoughtful treatment of the shoreline. My only question is just whether or not
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: the parking structure that’s being built is going to have acts. There. Is there going to be access for public to park there? Or is this envision to be just associated with the development itself.
Margo Sulmont: I i’m glad you brought it up because we didn’t touch upon parking at all. So on the site existing there currently 5 dedicated Pcdc. Stalls and their surface lots that are right. Next to the trail entry.
Margo Sulmont: we are proposing to keep that we’ll actually repay the surface slot, and add a new 88 compliance stall as well. so those will be surface stalls. for the public adjacent to the trail. The parking garage will be private to the tenant.
Boardroom SX80: I don’t see any other hands raised.
Boardroom SX80: Trudy, will you please present the staff recommendation?
Shruti Sinha: Yes, thank you.
Shruti Sinha: On December second you were mailed. A copy of the staff report recommending the Commission authorized the proposed project
Shruti Sinha: as conditioned. These conditions will require the applicant to implement a variety of measures in carrying out the project, including
Shruti Sinha: to require an additional 19,000 square feet of public access at the site, bringing the total public access area to 1.5 to acres
Shruti Sinha: improve public access features at the site, including a resurfaced and widened trail, New seating areas.
Shruti Sinha: enhance signage and accessibility Features
Shruti Sinha: widen the Belmont Creek trail From the existing 4 to 6 feet to a uniform 8 feet across.
Shruti Sinha: monitor the sites for flooding, and in the future implement a sea level rise, adaptation, plan to ensure ongoing viability of public access areas.
Shruti Sinha: and finally contribute
Shruti Sinha: information on the project to a new regional database, tracking resilience effort
Shruti Sinha: as conditioned. The staff believes the project is consistent with your laws, and they plan policies regarding public access.
Dave Pine, Commissioner: Okay?
Boardroom SX80: are there any questions on the recommendation?
Boardroom SX80: Has the applicant
Boardroom SX80: seeing the recommendation? And do you agree with it?
Margo Sulmont: Yes, we have, and we agree with it.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: I would now entertain a motion to approve the staff recommendation, and a second I would recognize Commissioner Pine for the motion
Dave Pine, Commissioner: approval of the permit, and prove all the recommendation.
Boardroom SX80: and
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner wagon connect.
Boardroom SX80: Second, that
Boardroom SX80: didn’t want to preempt you. But it seemed what you were doing.
Boardroom SX80: all right, Peggy, will you please call the role?
Boardroom SX80: Certainly, Commissioner, or he.
Mark Addiego, Commissioner: Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner on
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner, but
Tom Butt, Commissioner: yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Eckerley.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner E.
Pat Eklund: By Commissioner. Excellent Aye.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Joya.
John Gioia, Commissioner: Hi.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Gunther.
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: I.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Molten Peanuts
Boardroom SX80: Sorry.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Pine.
Dave Pine, Commissioner: Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner, show Walter. Yes.
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: Commissioner, we can connect
Marie Gilmore, Commissioner: Commissioner Gilmour. Yes.
Larry Klein, Commissioner: finish for flying. Yes.
David Ambuehl, Commissioner: Commissioner M. Hull. Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Rabbit.
David Rabbitt, Commissioner: I
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Pemberton.
Sheri Pemberton, Commissioner: I.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Stephanie.
Catherine Stefani, Commissioner: I.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Nelson.
Barry Nelson, Commissioner: Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Manhattan.
Lenny Mendonca, Commissioner: Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Vice chair. Eisen.
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Chair. Waltzerman. Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Did I miss anybody.
Boardroom SX80: You have 21. Yeses No, no, no abstentions. I don’t think that’s right. I I think
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Beach would be distressed. Yep, Sorry she’s not. I wasn’t voting on. Excuse me, Would you let me finish my troops?
Boardroom SX80: I was going to say I think Commissioner Beach would be distressed, and I know her superiors would be distressed if she didn’t abstain. She can’t vote on it.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you for looking out.
Boardroom SX80: It’s more than a habit.
Boardroom SX80: Okay, that passes congratulations on it, and a well thought out, and and a very good project we look forward to seeing it in reality.
Boardroom SX80: That brings us to item 9, which is consideration of bay adapt technical services contract
Boardroom SX80: Todd Hallenbeck. Our geographic information system staff lead will provide the staff recommendation.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: Thank you, Chair Wesman. Let me get myself set up here.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: That’s correct.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: Okay.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: Good afternoon. My name is Todd Holmbeck, and I serve as your
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: Gia specialist lead. And today i’m recommending that you authorize the executive director to enter into a technical services contract
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: to support pay drop. They adopt
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: a little bit of background. Last year we Cdc. Adopted the Bay, that joint platform, and that lays out the guiding principles, actions, tasks to adapt better, faster and more equitable, equally to a rising bay.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: this year Opc. Approved funds to help advance key actions of the joint platform, including the development of the regional shoreline audition plan.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: In addition to supporting several new positions, including my own. These funds enable B. Cdc. To bring in outside consultants to help with planning communications and engagement. The Ej advisors and technical services.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: the technical services contract which we are discussing today include support for data analysis, web development and the creation of an online mapping platform.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: I want to provide a little bit more detail on the mapping platform, since it forms a large component of the technical Services scope board.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: this platform will provide easy access and display of critical spatial data sets and analysis to ensure that the regional and sub-regional plans are based on consistent data.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: It will also provide dashboards to help us track and communicate progress, such as some of the
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: metrics and mock-ups shown in the image
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: on this slide
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: while the specific functions of the platform will be informed by stakeholder, outreach and input of the leadership groups that you’ll hear about in the subsequent briefing.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: we will build off and leverage existing resources in the region, including things like the base, surely, and Flood explorer.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: the adaptation, Atlas, Cbo Directory Map, and others
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: in particular. The Shoreline adaptation Project, map, which is again a subset of data within. Eco atlas.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: we’ll form a critical data set in the platform, especially as Pcdc. Continues to integrate this data into our regulatory work
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: and our regional planning, including the recent pilot of a data entry spatial condition in our permitting
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: and the use of the adaptation project map
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: data to inform Plan Bay area
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: to rise, funding and investment framework.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: I want to talk
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: briefly. I want to talk now about the partner we have selected for the Technical Services contract
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: the Iconic Science Center Services Institute provides scientific support and tools for decision making and communication across.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: I both the Bay and the State
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: and B. Cdc. Is partnered with them on a number of projects, including the baseline flood explorer.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: They adopt joint platform, and they have led numerous regional data analysis projects, such as the adaptation atlas
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: as the developer of Eco Atlas. They serve as a critical technical partner on the shoreline adaptation Project map
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: so due to their technical experience on variety of data and mapping platforms that will be essential for us to leverage in the
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: mapping platform.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: as well as the topical expertise they have in shoreline resilience. We’ve selected them for this technical services contract.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: this contract is coming to you sooner than some of the other contracts. because due to the unique nature of the product Science Center and a Ci as a joint powers authority
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: along with the State water resources, Control board and the Bay area Clean Water Agency.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: we are able to enter directly into a contract with
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: without bidding pending your approval.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: So With that I can answer any questions and provide the stuff recommendation which is to authorize the executive director to execute a 170,000
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: contract
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: with the Aquatic Science Center and San Francisco to for them to provide the Commission mapping data and web development technical services and support of the They adapt regional shoreline adaptation plan
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: over period from December fifteenth, or until approved through February 20, eighth.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: 2,025
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: as well as to allow the executive director to amend the contract as necessary, including revising the amount or duration of the agreement.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: So long as that amendment does not involve substantial changes to the services, provided
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: that I will.
Boardroom SX80: Peggy, do we have any public speakers on this matter. Me do not have any hands from his chair.
Boardroom SX80: I see a hand from Commissioner Nelson
Boardroom SX80: and then Commissioner Gunther.
Barry Nelson, Commissioner: This well, I I like commission gun to go first. I was going to move staff recommendation
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: having this contract with
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: the quantic science center is the I is really important because we’re engaging here, not just in a multi
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: your project, but in a generational scale effort to organize information about our shoreline, and as it develops, and as the bay rises, and having an institution like Sfi, which is an
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: committed over decatal scales as an in nonprofit institute to archiving and maintaining and making available a data for regional discussion is going to be very, very valuable for our shoreline adaptation work, just as it has been incredibly valuable
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: for our regional work on water pollution where Sfi has played this role since the early nineties, and it’s absolutely invaluable.
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: and it allows us to discuss what we think we should do about this information, and not discuss competing versions of the information. so I very much support the staff recommendation.
Boardroom SX80: So i’ll take the motion from Commissioner Nelson, and if I’m interpreting it correct, i’ll take a second from Commissioner Gunther.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: any other questions before we call the role.
Boardroom SX80: Peggy, please call the Roll Commissioner on the account. Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner on Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner, but
Tom Butt, Commissioner: yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner, everyone.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Ekland.
Pat Eklund: I.
John Gioia, Commissioner: Commissioner Joyous. I
Dr. Andrew Gunther, Commissioner: Commissioner Thunder, Aye
Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Commissioner: Commissioner Molten Peters. Yes.
Dave Pine, Commissioner: Commissioner Fine. Yes.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: Commissioner. Show Walter.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner, Wagon, Connect.
Marie Gilmore, Commissioner: Yes.
Larry Klein, Commissioner: Commissioner Klein. Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner M. He.
David Ambuehl, Commissioner: Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Rabbit.
David Rabbitt, Commissioner: bye.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Pemberton.
Sheri Pemberton, Commissioner: I
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Stephanie.
Catherine Stefani, Commissioner: I.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Nelson.
Barry Nelson, Commissioner: Yes.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner.
Lenny Mendonca, Commissioner: Yes.
John Vasquez, Commissioner: Commissioner has.
Rebecca Eisen, Commissioner: how it’s your iphone? Yes.
Boardroom SX80: and Chair Wasserman. Yes, can I miss anybody?
Boardroom SX80: We have 21. Yes.
Boardroom SX80: no notes and one
Boardroom SX80: Thank you.
Todd Hallenbeck, BCDC: Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you, Todd.
Boardroom SX80: that brings us to item 10, which is a briefing on. They adapt regional shoreline adaptation plan, local government task force, and the technical advisory group.
Boardroom SX80: Todd sort of started introducing this. I want to say a brief word before I turn it over to Dana Breckwald.
Boardroom SX80: our newly appointed assistant planning director for client adaptation.
Boardroom SX80: What Dana is going to introduce is a very important step in
Boardroom SX80: our moving.
Boardroom SX80: they adapt and our regional shoreline plan forward
Boardroom SX80: because
Boardroom SX80: it is really reaching out to the local government agencies that are going to be doing the development of plans and the implementation of plans for this. we are certainly serving as a guide and a spur to getting this done.
Boardroom SX80: but we ain’t going to be the ones to do it. So
Boardroom SX80: bringing these people in and
Boardroom SX80: getting their input
Boardroom SX80: and learning what they need.
Boardroom SX80: to know is going to be very, very important, and I want to thank in advance. Each of the supervisors who are the Commissioner on this commission. Who has assisted in identifying the local leaders. who will participate in this effort?
Boardroom SX80: With that I will turn it over to Dana.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Thank you, chair. Westerman, let me get my screen up quickly here.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Okay.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: So good afternoon. i’m Dana Brock. Well, as chair wassman. Just said, I’ve met you many times before. But this is my first presentation to you in my new role as assistant planning director for climate adaptation.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: What? I’m going to talk about today.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: just preview on the 3 leadership groups that we’re launching in the next month or 2 to help support the development of they adapt overall as well as our first major. Aid up, project the regional shoreline adaptation plan.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: So when you adopted the joint platform in October, 2,021, so we all felt a great sense of celebration. The work on Bay Adap was just beginning, and as you are also familiar.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: there are 9 actions and 21 tasks outlined in the joint platform, all designed to move us as a region towards more equitable, faster and more coordinated seal of rise adaptation.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: As we briefed you on. Earlier this year we’ve been busy setting ourselves up to lead and facilitate the implementation of many of these tasks
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: by securing funding, hiring, new staff, seeking consultants as we just approved, and establishing our own priorities.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Here, again, are the 4 key areas where we think B. Cdc. Is best suited to lead an implementation.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and that we’ve received funding to complete. Over the next 3 years.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: We’ll be partnering with a coastal conservancy to target grants, to increase community capacity, education and adaptation. Planning
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: will be leading the development of regional shawl and adaptation plan.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: We will focus on regulatory improvements to ensure that Bcdc. Is ready to face a changing 20 first century based rolling. And its me.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and earlier today, Larry announced our newest hire to lead these efforts. Our own Eastern Levine
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and we’ll continue to serve as the backbone agency, for they adapt, keeping the conversation going, convening, coordinating, and tracking, and reporting our region’s, successes in progress
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Mit Ctl. And each of these areas requires leadership above and beyond B Cdc. Staff. So it’s imperative that we engage with, listen to and receive direction from many stakeholders over the course of these projects. One
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: This is especially to true in 2,023 for the development of the regional shoreline adaptation plan.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: This is an all hands on deck initiative, where we’ve envisioned many layers of leadership and engagement to ensure. We’re capturing the breadth and depth necessary to guide the region in coordinating adaptation plans as well as creating buy-in and commitment or regional plan
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and first I want to pause here and say, I’m really pleased to introduce Jackie Mandalk from the art team. She was recently promoted to a senior climate adaptation planner role
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and will be the project manager for the regional showing adaptation plan. You’ll be hearing from her many times over the next few years on updates on the Regional Showing adaptation plan, and I don’t know if Jackie is here and able to.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: I can’t see his online. But
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and we also have a Rfp. Out right now for $480,000 contract for planning and communication support for the regional shirling adaptation Plan Project 181
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: We’re hoping to make our final consultant selection and bring you this contract for approval. In January.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: We also have plans for extensive engagement around the region, including workshops and online counties.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: focus groups and public forums
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: to help guide all this effort. We are envisioning a suite of leadership and advisory groups to ensure that we’re keeping key stakeholders coordinated and informed
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: tapping into the right subject matter, expertise and ensuring the decisions made about the paid up implementation.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: The regional Sha and adaptation Plan and B Cdc’s own internal efforts have consensus and support.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: So these groups start here on the left with our elected level groups. This includes you as a commission. You’ll be briefed and consulted several times on the progress, one
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: as well as a more focused rising sea level working group.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: And then, as Zack was alluding to a new group, we are just launching is our local elected’s regional task force which will focus on the regional shirling adaptation plan.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: We will also be standing up a bay adopt implementation group, which is a reconfiguration of sorts of our previous
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: leadership advisory group
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: to support the implementation of the joint platform overall. This will consist of senior level leadership from around the bay.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: And lastly, we are launching a regional shoreline adaptation plan advisory group.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: as you can see from the many arrows. Here these groups will remain in close communication, aided by B. Cdc. Staff.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and recommendations based in research and expertise, will flow up, or to the left, and guidance and decision making will flow down or to the right to shape the final products.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Each group will work to advance components of both. They adapt, and the regional join adaptation plan in tandem, but with many points of coordination to ensure that we are meeting our larger regional goals.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and I want to pause here to reiterate this important point for each of these groups our goal was to expand equitable representation.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and to us this means, including individuals with expertise in environmental justice, or equity
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: individuals with diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, and perspectives. No matter what subject matter expertise, they have the
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: lastly community-based expertise or lived experiences in frontline communities
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: we consulted with our Ej advisors.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: We offered them spots on on these many of these groups, and asked them also to nominate others and their networks.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and we budgeted for paid seats on many of the groups for individuals who would not be compensated for their time in another way.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: So let’s get into some more detail on the leadership groups we’re launching soon.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: The first. Here is our regional, our local elected regional task force.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: This task force is comprised of 2 local elected officials from each Bay area county.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and this is a really critical group to ensuring that local efforts and interests are carried forward into the vision and guidelines for the regional shoreline adaptation plan.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: as well as for cultivating and expanded
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: group of elected officials who are deeply invested in climate adaptation in their own communities.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: This group will meet approximately 6 times during the development of the regional showing adaptation plan. Guidelines
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: may continue after the adoption of these guidelines, but for now this will be its main focus.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and it will report out regularly to the Commission’s rising steel of a working group.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: We asked several of you to nominate members for this task force, and thank you for providing us such an incredible rank of individuals.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Here you’ll see members who have been confirmed and received official invitation letters.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: just note here. This slide might look a little bit different from what was posted last night on the website, as we have been in a flurry of activity over the last 24 h, and we’ll be sure to update the slides that are online to reflect our current roster as of this meeting.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and we’re hoping to confirm the remaining slots soon, so we can schedule our kickoff meeting for late January.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: The Bay adapter regional implementation group is a leadership level group that will focus on the implementation of all beta tasks.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Not just the regional shoreline adaptation plan.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: This group is similar to the leadership advisory group who oversaw the development of the Bay adapt joint platform. But membership has been shifted slightly to focus on entities tasked with the implementation of bay adapt actions
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: or entities with strong interests or advisory roles, and overseeing how these tasks are implemented.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: this group will serve as a peer accountability group to track progress and find shared solutions to implementation barriers.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Our draft membership list contains 24 members, including 4 of our Ej advisors.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: As I said before covers both implementers as well as advisors, for all 9 day they adapt actions
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and covers a range of topic areas that you see listed here.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Our goal for membership was to create a balanced composition of sectors and tasks
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: to ensure that the joint platform is implemented fairly.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: This will be an ongoing group, not a limited duration group, as the goal will be to oversee many projects outlined in the joint platform over many years.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: It will meet quarterly and also provide regular up report out to the rising seal of a working group, and we’re anticipating, sending out invitations in January and launching this group in February.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: And Lastly, we sent out invitations this morning for our regional shoreline adaptation Plan advisory group.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: This is our group of the best subject matter Experts on the many topics we AIM to address in the development of the regional shoreline, adaptation, plan, vision, and guidelines.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and they will help us scope, develop, edit, and refine the ideas in the final guidelines.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: This group is our largest at 36 members, including 2 Ej advisors but we will spend most a lot of time in smaller focused subgroups to tackle each issue in a deep way.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: The invite list is a balanced, mixed mix of sectors, including the ones you see here.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: mix of public private, nonprofit, and Cbo organizations.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and of geographic distribution around the bay.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: for this group we’re also offering 5 paid seats in alignment with our equity goals.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: So you’re probably thinking. Gosh, this is a lot of meeting. How do they all flow together?
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: each of these groups has a specific role to provide in developing both the Bay adapt initiative as a whole, as well as the regional shoreline adaptation. Plan
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Meetings have been planned and sequenced to provide a pipeline for decisions and feedback.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: For example, the advisory group chairs provide regular report outs after each meeting to the task force.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: who will provide regular report out to the rising sea level working group.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Similarly, they will provide report out to the implementation group who will track who are tracking progress of all the Bay adapt tasks
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: to ensure cohesiveness with the overall regional goals that they adapt.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and the implementation group chairs will also meet regularly with the rising scale of working group to provide updates.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and lastly, the rising sea Level working group, as well as BCC. Staff, will keep you all up to date on the progress of all the moving parts.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: and you’ll be able to provide your own insights and guidance back down to the groups.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: as you can see from the charts.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: We have many processes happening in parallel including here at the bottom, additional outreach and review phases for a wide array of other stakeholders that are not included in these groups 150,
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: such as city and county staff community members and focus groups for special interests like the business and development community
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: or the environmental Advocacy community.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: all of both of which who are included on our advisory group as well, though, and luckily we have consultant. We will have consultant support
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: to help manage all these moving parts, which, as I mentioned before, we hope to bring you the names of those consultants in January.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: so I will pause here and open the floor for questions or comments you may have
Boardroom SX80: before I open it to commissioners, Peggy, do we have any members of the public.
Boardroom SX80: Yes, Chair, we do
Boardroom SX80: Jennifer chain
Boardroom SX80: headerly.
Boardroom SX80: Go ahead and mute yourself. You have 3 min.
Jennifer Chang Hetterly (she/her): Thank you. Good afternoon. Chair Wasserman and commissioners. My name is Jennifer Chang, Header Lee
Jennifer Chang Hetterly (she/her): and I’m. The staff lead for the Sierra Club’s Day live campaign. I want to thank you for the opportunity to speak today
Jennifer Chang Hetterly (she/her): Mit
Jennifer Chang Hetterly (she/her): to protect and enhance shoreline ecosystems and support community and regional resilience. Sea level rise.
Jennifer Chang Hetterly (she/her): We’re really pleased to see B Cdc. Dedicating substantial resources to this critically important work of coordinating a regional sea level rise, strategy and spearheading regulatory improvements.
Jennifer Chang Hetterly (she/her): So we look forward to working with you on the regional shoreline adaptation plan over the course of the next year. And.
Jennifer Chang Hetterly (she/her): Rah, we’re happy to see this work
Jennifer Chang Hetterly (she/her): start in a concerted way. Thank you very much.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you. Thank you. We like cheers.
Boardroom SX80: Any other public speakers, Peggy.
Boardroom SX80: no other Public Speakers chair.
Boardroom SX80: All right. We will entertain questions or comments from Commissioners. We will start with Commissioner. But.
Tom Butt, Commissioner: how are the couple? how are the local electives chosen?
Boardroom SX80: They were suggested by the supervisors in each county.
Boardroom SX80: in discussion with the
Tom Butt, Commissioner: with Vcdc. Staff and myself. Well, i’ll see the Supervisor of Contra Costa County.
Tom Butt, Commissioner: That’s okay. But no, actually he did not. he. I I asked John to chair the effort. There will be 2 other local representatives. I just wanted to make a pitch for my city wrestling you know which one has
Tom Butt, Commissioner: 32 miles of shoreline more than any other city on San Francisco Bay.
Tom Butt, Commissioner: and I think it’s really important that Richmond have a representative on this body
Boardroom SX80: partly to answer that, because he’s nodding his head, and partly because he has agreed to take on the chair. I’m going to recognize Commissioner Joya.
John Gioia, Commissioner: I I i’m glad to answer this question. I’m. Actually, my intention is to appoint somebody from the city of Richmond.
John Gioia, Commissioner: and it is most likely going to be the Council member from District 2 which has the greatest amount of shoreline in the water. and if folks have been following this election, mayor, but Son was one of the candidates.
John Gioia, Commissioner: Andrew Butt, and tied Caesar’s a paida, the other candidate and the city in a tie breaker which got some publicity occurred selected Caesar’s of Peter was the winner of the tie breaker Mayor, but son is asking for a recount of the election.
John Gioia, Commissioner: So i’m sort of waiting to see how that gets resolved. but right now the certified winner is Caesar’s a peda, and my intention is to appoint the district to representative, which has the greatest shoreline. I actually communicated that to both of those individuals.
John Gioia, Commissioner: so i’m. I’m. Surprised, the mayor is not aware of that.
Tom Butt, Commissioner: Okay, Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you. I won’t comment on Father’s son. Communications Commissioner Show Altar.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: Yes, I
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: I have a little bit of a bug. So i’m sorry if I sound like a frog, but just bear with me, please. I always bring up.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: or often bring up the need for a a technical group that analyzes projects and how they fit together. And it seems like
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: the regional
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: adaptation group
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: is kind of the beginning of that.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: But I do think that long term we will need to
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: have set up a group that will look at projects that are suggested around the bay and evaluate. What are the hydrologic and hydraulic implications
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: of those projects and other places? So we can make sure that one all the projects fit together and work together. And to that. you know that one project Isn’t built well somewhere that causes harm somewhere else. So I just want to.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: I’m going to continually put that out until we get that group going. I think that it will.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: you know it. It’s
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: but it but it looks like it has sort of a genesis in in that group. And Dana I wanted to check in with you about. That. Is that true?
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: It’s certainly something that we have tossed a lot of ideas around about how we would stand up and support something like that. because there is a fair amount of technical
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: work that would be involved in something like that. So it’s certainly something that we are going to talk to our advisory group with, and we will keep you updated on how that comes the other.
Pat Showalter, Commissioner: Thank you so much.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Molten Peters.
Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Commissioner: Thank you. Chair. I wanted to ask Dana for just a little more detail on how the implementation group and the advisory group sort of, you know.
Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Commissioner: I understood the advisory group with subject matter experts. Maybe i’m just looking for a little more
Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Commissioner: info on the implementation group, the types of groups that will be part of that. Just to understand the whole interplay of the 3 different groups.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Yeah, absolutely. the implementation group is the most similar to our leadership advisory group that was used to develop the joint platform, for they they adopt in the past, and it’s really focused on executive director level. the the types of of individuals who can
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: make decisions about the direction that their agencies will be going and assign staff, for example. To Take on some of these other implementation tasks
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: so if you’ll recall there are 21 tasks in the joint platform. We’re focusing on on really 4 of them and many of them are going to have others. Aside from Bcd. Who might be the lead or have play a significant role in implementing those tasks.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: So the implementation group is really focused on the the leads of those agencies who will be sharing that responsibility for implementing all the tasks within the joint platform. This may take many years.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: the regional stolen adaptation Plan advisory group will be a very focused group on getting us to these
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: guidelines for the sub regional adaptation plans that align with our regional vision that has a firm deadline of of mid 2,024. so that will be a limited duration group
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: that will really get into the weeds on what those guidelines should look like that’s why it’s so large. Because we have many different subject matter experts that we
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: what to tap into to ensure that those guidelines are, you know, the best that they can be for the region. So the implementation group is really an umbrella group for all they adapt to. Where is whereas the advisory group is a focus group on implementing this specific
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: task that was outlined
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: in. They adapt but it’s only a a a piece of the puzzle to implement all of the tasks in the joint platform.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: Hopefully. That that helps
Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Commissioner: it does. Thank you, Dana
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Joy. I think you had your hand up, or was it just like I took my hand down from before it was still out? Thank you.
Dana Brechwald, BCDC: chair. Boston. Would you mind if I pop in. Jackie is here, and I just wanted to see if she could come off video and and and say hi to everybody. because you will be seeing a lot of her over the next 18 months.
Jaclyn Mandoske, BCDC: I’m here. Thank you, Dana. thanks, everyone.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you.
Boardroom SX80: I I just want to comment briefly on one of the points that Dana made. Unquestionably this is a large number of people in a large number of meetings.
Boardroom SX80: but the task is large and the need both to get input and to get the messages out
Boardroom SX80: to the localities to a much broader group is critical. to our success in actually developing and implementing these projects which will save our bay, save our shoreline and save our people and our buildings.
Boardroom SX80: So
Boardroom SX80: the executive director appears to wish to make a comment, and I will allow him to do so.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you very much. 2 things, especially for the 13 commissioners who are local elected officials. We have already started talking with the representatives of the League of Cities
Boardroom SX80: about making sure that the various caucuses, as it were, or the 3 different league of Cities offices, but around the bay are fully informed with regard to what’s going on, because we think that not only do they provide a great channel for us to be able to distribute information, but also we all know that as B. Cdc. Moves in this direction 150
Boardroom SX80: that we will need information from, and information going to Sacramento between us and you, and the like and and league of cities, I think, is a tremendous partner in that. You should also know that we’ve made contact with Csac.
Boardroom SX80: C. Sack Doesn’t have a local office, but the executive director has said that he will be essentially tasking somebody on the Sacramento staff to be our lays on there. So we want to make sure that that works as well. Commissioner Joy has his hand up. But before you say anything, John, I just want to say one thing which is that
Boardroom SX80: on behalf of staff.
Boardroom SX80: When Dana said, in what appeared to you to be an off-hand remark about how the slide she showed is going to essentially be transferred into what’s up on the on the website. Now, you all
Boardroom SX80: county supervisors have played an absolutely awesome role in developing this group.
Boardroom SX80: We could not have done it without you; and as my father is want to say, no good deed goes unpunished. And so, as a result, we will continue to be working with you, and we really appreciate your support. So with that I turn it back to the chair.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Joya.
John Gioia, Commissioner: I was just gonna say I I appreciate your connection with the California State Association of Counties. I i’m on the Executive Committee for Csac, and i’ll make sure that you know I that I provide some connection back, and I know
John Gioia, Commissioner: that having a staff person to link with would be good and and and I will provide some connection between the 2 as well.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you, Commissioner Molten Peters.
Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Commissioner: our voice is similar appreciation from the linkage with the League of California cities. I think that’s great to forge that connection directly, and they’ve got some great district directors in the bay area. So thank you
Boardroom SX80: all right.
Boardroom SX80: I don’t see any other hands. This was an information item not requiring a vote.
Boardroom SX80: There will certainly be things coming out of it that will require those, but not yet.
Boardroom SX80: thank you all for the presentation and the work behind it even more than the presentation.
Boardroom SX80: that brings us to item 11 adjournment. I would entertain a motion to adjourn. Oh, wait, i’m sorry
Boardroom SX80: Before we adjourn. Commissioner Wagon Connect joined us a little late. I started the meeting, or at least I started my remarks
Boardroom SX80: with recognizing that this is
Boardroom SX80: well, it may be I thought it was Commissioner Butt’s last meeting. He’s going to be here on the fifth Commissioner wagon. Connect. Is this your last meeting? Are you going to be here on the fifth?
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: My calendar disappears after after December 30 first.
Boardroom SX80: and then I did thank you for your service. I do so again, both as a commissioner, and particularly as a member of the Enforcement Committee, and would give you the opportunity if you wish to say anything.
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: Well, I I thank you for that, and I I thank you for the
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: for be
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: I I am on good. I thank you for being being able to be on this this commission for the number of years that I have and it’s been. There’s been some very interesting things that we’ve gotten to to do. You know it’s
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: It’s wonderful to get more public access to to our our our our wonderful waters in the in the bay. And so I I feel very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish over the years.
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: and
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: it was particularly fun when when I was able to commute down over on the bay, on the on the ferry with
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: the mayor of our largest city of Napa, and that was that was a lot of fun. So I appreciate that. thank you. And I wish you well in the future.
John Gioia, Commissioner: Thank you very much. Enjoy your freedom, Commissioner Joy. I I wanted to say something about Brad because he and I joined the Commission at the same time in January of 1,999. I think we’re the 2 currently longest-serving commissioners on
John Gioia, Commissioner: and and I I just want to add having been there all this time, serving with Brad and and seeing his commitment. You know the many votes and his questions representing the North Bay and the region. I I just you know Brad goes out as one of the longest serving B Cdc. Commissioners
John Gioia, Commissioner: and and I think has been an amazing voice. not just for the North Bay and Napa, but for the region, and I just wanted to acknowledge that.
Boardroom SX80: Thank you, indeed. Thank you, sir.
Boardroom SX80: All right. If there are no other comments, I would entertain a motion to adjourn.
Boardroom SX80: Commissioner Nelson moves Commissioner Wagonneck as his last act seconds the motion is there anybody who opposes adjournment.
Boardroom SX80: I’m looking it over at Commissioner Beach, but she’s not going to take a position.
Boardroom SX80: Seeing no opposition, we are adjourned. This is the last meeting of of the year. May your holidays go! Well, may you stay safe and healthy. Enjoy the new Year, and we will see you on January fifth.
Brad Wagenknecht, Commissioner: I’ll see you bye. Bye.