Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting – October 3, 2013

The State Coastal Conservancy  held a public meeting on October 3, 2013 in Fort Bragg, California

 

Public 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)
Michael Cohen, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Anthony Cannella (District 12)
Noreen Evans (District 2)
Jim Beall (District 15)

Assembly Representatives
Luis Alejo (District 30)
Al Muratsuchi (District 66)
Das Williams (District 37)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Jack Judkins, Legal Counsel

AGENDA DATE: Thursday, October 3, 2013
TIME: 9:00 am
LOCATION: Town Hall, City of Fort Bragg, 363 N. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA

1.Roll Call

2.Approval of Minutes of June 20, 2013 Conservancy Meeting

3.CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $40,000 to Ecotrust to prepare community fisheries revitalization plans for ports and waterfront areas in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

B. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment the Conservancy’s May 19, 2011 authorization with up to $775,000 in additional funds to the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County for the Integrated Watershed Restoration Program in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties.

C. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $72,000 to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to plan and design the first segment of the multi-use Dias Ridge Connector Trail, completing a key connecting segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and California Coastal Trail at Muir Beach in Marin County.

4.EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Conservancy Financial Update

B. Consideration and possible Conservancy adoption of Meeting Schedule for 2014

C. Legislative Report

NORTH COAST

5. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept $1,000,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and disburse up to $950,000 to Humboldt County to acquire 1,005 acres in the Ryan Creek watershed, tributary to Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County, for public access, habitat protection, and sustainable timber production.

6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $230,000 to California Trout, Inc. in order to design one and construct three fish passage and habitat quality improvement projects in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY

7.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept up to $2,000,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and to expend up to $400,000 of those funds for initial planning, design, permit applications, and environmental compliance documents for the San Francisco Bay Creosote Piling Removal and Pacific Herring Restoration Project.

8.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Association of Bay Area Governments to augment an existing grant to develop and implement various projects for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

9.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $353,711 to the Sonoma Land Trust for the acquisition of the Haire Ranch, a 1,091-acre hay farm located on Skaggs Island within the Napa-Sonoma Marsh Complex, Sonoma County.

10.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the City of San José for construction of a segment of the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail along Penitencia Creek, within the City of San José, County of Santa Clara.

11.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to construct a staging area for the Vargas Plateau section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail in the City of Fremont, Alameda County.

CENTRAL COAST

12.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse: 1) up to $1,900,000 to the Save the Redwoods League to acquire a conservation and public access easement over the 8,532-acre Cemex Redwoods property near the town of Davenport, and 2) up to $100,000 to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to develop a public access plan for the property.

13.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to the County of San Luis Obispo to construct a new segment of the California Coastal Trail, and improve parking and beach access at Pirates Cove, San Luis Obispo County.

14.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to construct a barrier-free restroom at Carmel Beach, Monterey County.

SOUTH COAST

15.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Ocean Discovery Institute for costs related to completion of final design and construction of the Living Lab environmental education center in the City of San Diego.

STATEWIDE

16.Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to a total of $1,325,414 to 52 nonprofit organizations and public agencies for projects that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to explore the coast of California and the San Francisco Bay shoreline.

17.Conservancy Member Comments

18.Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

19.CLOSED SESSION:
Possible closed session to confer regarding: Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; Pappas v State of California, Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 1417388; 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).

20. Adjournment

Conservancy Board Tour Information:

The Conservancy will tour the Noyo Headlands Park on portions of the former Georgia Pacific Mill site in Fort Bragg on Wednesday, October 2nd. The tour will commence at
2 pm at the Cypress Ave gate, west of Highway 1, and conclude by 5 pm. Members of the public are welcome but must provide their own transportation. Please contact Karyn Gear kgear@scc.ca.gov with any questions.

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.