Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting – February 14, 2013

Meeting Notice
Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman
Marisa Moret (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
Peter Sadowski (Public Member)
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Mary Shallenberger, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Anthony Cannella (District 12)
Noreen Evans (District 2)

Assembly Representatives
Luis Alejo (District 30)
Das Williams (District 37)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Glenn Alex, Legal Counsel

TENTATIVE AGENDA


DATE: Thursday, February 14, 2013
TIME: 9:00 am
LOCATION: Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, Great Blue Heron Hall, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA

1. Roll Call

2. Approval of Minutes of December 6, 2012 Conservancy Meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $120,975 to the Regents of the University of California on behalf of UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis for projects to further the recovery of the southern sea otter, Santa Barbara to San Mateo counties.

B. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment by up to $80,000 its December 13, 2007 grant to the Pacifica Land Trust for habitat and trail enhancement at the Pedro Point Headlands in San Mateo County.

C. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Association of Bay Area Governments for the purpose of organizing and presenting the State of the Estuary Conference in October of 2013 in Alameda County.

D. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $15,000 to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center to plan and design interpretive educational exhibits to implement its marine science educational programs, Santa Barbara County.

E. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept restoration grant funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and to disburse up to $80,000 to the Earth Island Institute for a fish barrier removal project at the Pinkham property on Carpinteria Creek in Santa Barbara County.

F. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept restoration grant funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and to disburse up to $90,000 to the Earth Island Institute to prepare design and engineering plans for a fish barrier removal project at the Circle G Ranch property on Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara County.

G. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $91,000 to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation for removal of a cattle crossing  and restoration of 5 acres of riparian vegetation at Irwin Creek, Sonoma County.

H. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization of a revised implementation plan for the disposition of the “Parcel 07” of the Bel Marin Keys Unit V property (Marin County Assessor’s Parcel Number 171-157-07) directing transfer Parcel 07 to the County of Marin for habitat, open space and public access program.

I. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $30,000 to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to prepare designs and environmental permitting documents for the restoration of coastal wetlands at White Slough and Hookton Slough on Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT

A. Ocean Protection Council Report

B. Legislative Report

C. Climate Change Discussion and Presentation

D. Carbon Forestry Update

E. Ballona Wetlands Update

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

5. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,490,000, of which $1,500,000 will be reimbursed by the Wildlife Conservation Board, for 2013 and 2014 planning, management, treatment, revegetation, and monitoring to implement the Invasive Spartina Project Eradication Program within the San Francisco Estuary.

6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,461,173, funded by a Caltrans mitigation account, to the East Bay Regional Park District to undertake improvements to trail and beach access and restoration at Albany Beach in Eastshore State Park, Alameda County.

7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to implement environmental restoration and public access improvements at Mount Umunhum in Santa Clara County.

8. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority for planning the resource-management and public-access elements of the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve in Santa Clara County.

NORTH COAST

9. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy to implement public access improvements at the Eel River Estuary Preserve, Humboldt County. Consideration of this item has been postponed to a future meeting.

SOUTH COAST

10. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to the County of San Diego for trail construction to implement the Tijuana River Valley Trail System in San Diego County.

11. Conservancy Member Comments

12. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

13. CLOSED SESSION:

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058 and related litigation; Laguna Terrace Park, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011 00528322; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; United States of America v. 127.60 acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section
11126(e).

14. Adjournment

CONSERVANCY FEBRUARY 13, 2013 TOUR INFORMATION:

The Conservancy will tour project sites in the Petaluma and Sonoma Mountain area on Wednesday, February 13 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Tolay Lake Regional Park located at Cannon Lane off Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA 94954. The tour concludes at approximately 4:30 p.m. at Ranchero Mark West, 7125 St. Helena Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. The tour is open to the public but requires advance reservations. To make a reservation, please contact Dick Wayman at dwayman@scc.ca.gov or 510-286-4182 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Please also contact Mr. Wayman for any reasonable accommodation needed for a person who has a disability.

This Meeting Notice and Agenda may be found at http://scc.ca.gov under Quick Links, Public Meeting Notices.

N.B.: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Conservancy. At any time during the meeting, but prior to the adjournment of the open session of the meeting, the Conservancy may recess or adjourn to closed session to consider personnel matters, prices and terms of real estate transactions, and possible and pending litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to attorney-client privilege and statutory authorization under Government Code Sections 11126(a), (c) (7), and (e).

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.