Public Comment Requested on Revisions to Cove Documents

The Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) is seeking comment from the recreational boating community and the general public on proposed revisions to the Clipper Cove Anchorage Policies and Procedures and the Clipper Cove Rules and Regulations.  Proposed revisions to both the Anchorage Policies and Procedures and the Rules and Regulations will be heard at the November 14th on-Island TIDA Board of Directors meeting.  Members of the general public may comment on the proposed revisions at the meeting or in writing ahead of time.  Written comments must be submitted by or before 5:00 PM on Tuesday November 13th.  See below for information on submitting written comment. 

Click here for draft revised Clipper Cove Special Use Area Rules and Regulations (v.Nov.12) (PDF)

Detail on Proposed Revisions:
The Revised Rules and Regulations document up for hearing and review seeks to improve enforceability of existing Rules and Regulations and Anchorage Permit requirements as well as refine sections of the existing Rules and Regulations and Anchorage Permit Policy identified as requiring improvement since implementation of the policies in 2010, including:

  • Clarifying that “ins-and-outs” by vessels during a vessel’s anchorage in Clipper Cove still apply toward the overall length-of-stay.
  • Clarifying the required waiting periods between one Anchorage Permit and a subsequent Anchorage Permit, whether, Short-Term or Long-Term.
  • Clarifying the process for requesting extension of Short-Term Anchorage Permits due to mitigating circumstances.
  • Referencing the penalties associated with continued anchorage after expiration of Short-Term and Long-Term Anchorage Permits consistent with the proposed amendments to San Francisco Police Code Section 1.1.
  • Prohibiting vessels from being left unattended for more than 12 hours.
  • Prohibiting commercial operations, salvage operations and possession of salvaged materials within Clipper Cove without prior TIDA permission.
  • Prohibiting activity within the portion of Clipper Cove off the northern shore of Yerba Buena Island adjacent to submerged lands containing protected eel grass bed without prior approval from the California Department of Transportation, the agency charged with monitoring this environmentally sensitive area.

It is important to note that the draft document up for approval combines the current, sperate Clipper Cove Rules and Regulations (v. June 2010) and Anchorage Permit Policies and Procedures (v. June 2010) documents.  Boaters and members of the public familiar with the existing documents will find Section III of the proposed Revised document captures the on-the-water requirements of the existing Rules and Regulations and Sections IV, V and VI of the Revised document capture the requirements of the existing Anchorage Policies and Procedures. 

Where to submit written Public Comment:

Email:
Mirian.Saez@sfgov.org

USPS:
Treasure Island Development Authority
attn: Commission Secretary
One Avenue of Palms, Suite 241
Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA 94130

Fax:
(415) 274-0299
ATTN: Clipper Cove/TIDA Commission Secretary