Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting Notice, March 27, 2014

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman
Marisa Moret (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
Peter Sadowski (Public Member)
Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair
Bryan Cash for Natural Resources (Designated)
Karen Finn, Department of Finance (Designated)

Senate Representatives:
Anthony Cannella (District 12)
Noreen Evans (District 2)
Jerry Hill (District 13)

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

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Legal Counsel


DATE: March 27, 2014
TIME: 1:30 pm
LOCATION: City of Pacifica – Council Chambers
2212 Beach Blvd.
Pacifica, CA

1. Roll Call.

2. Approval of the Minutes of the Conservancy’s January 23, 2014 and February 25 (teleconference) public meetings.


A. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to disburse up to $120,000 of previously granted Conservancy funds to the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District to construct 0.8 miles of multi-use public trail between the cities of Napa and American Canyon, Napa County.

B. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $20,700 to the University of Southern California Sea Grant Program to provide training sessions that will build the capacity of coastal communities in the southern California area to understand and plan for the impacts of climate change, Los Angeles County.

C. Consideration and possible Conservancy adoption of updated San Francisco Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.


A Overview and accomplishments of the Conservancy’s partnership with the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County

B. Resolution honoring Karen Christensen, Executive Director, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz

C. Strategic Plan Update

D. Legislative Report


5. Consideration and possible Conservancy recommendation to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission that thirteen resource protection and public access projects be included in the Priority Conservation Area Grant Program for Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties.

6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (“the Authority”) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (“ABAG”) pursuant to which ABAG and the Conservancy will implement the Authority’s San Francisco Bay grant program.


7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to acquire 703 acres of undeveloped land in Puerco Canyon, for open space, habitat and resource preservation, and public access in the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County.


Possible closed session:

A. To give direction to the Conservancy’s real estate negotiators regarding the price and terms of payment for the sale of the Conservancy’s Victorine Ranch Property (Monterey County Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 243-211-025, 243-211-026 and 243-221-019). Session will be closed pursuant to Government Code Section 11126 (c) (7).

B. To confer regarding pending litigation or anticipated litigation (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).

9. Conservancy Member Comments.

10. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items.

11. Adjournment


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 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.


The Conservancy will participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new 1.3-mile segment of the California Coastal Trail at Devil’s Slide at 11:00 am. Following the ribbon-cutting, the Conservancy will walk the length of the trail, from north to south. The ceremony, which is being organized by the San Mateo County Parks Department, will be held at the Devil’s Slide Trail north parking lot, south of Pacifica and just before the tunnel.

The Conservancy tour following the ribbon-cutting is open to the public, but parking at the Devil’s Slide Trail lot will be restricted during the ceremony. To participate in a shuttle to the site, please contact Carmen Estrada-Polley at (510) 286-0343 or email: by March 21, 2014.