Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in San Diego – January 18

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Sara Ramirez Giroux (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Dayna Bochco, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Michael Cohen, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26)
Anthony Cannella (District 12)
Jerry Hill (District 13)

Assembly Representatives
Mark Stone (District 29)
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (District 80)
Monique Limón (District 37)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA

DATE: January 18, 2018
TIME: 09:00 A.M
LOCATION: County of San Diego
Board of Supervisors North Chamber Room 310
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s November 30, 2017 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $41,800 to the Pacifica Land Trust to implement community-based habitat restoration and trail enhancement at the Pedro Point Headlands in San Mateo County.

B. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to San Diego Canyonlands to prepare plans to address sediment management, streambed stabilization, and native habitat restoration in Maple Canyon, City of San Diego.

C. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $199,385 to the Marin County Resource Conservation District to restore coho salmon habitat in San Geronimo Creek in the community of San Geronimo in Marin County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

D. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the County of Marin to prepare a conceptual restoration and reuse plan for the 157-acre San Geronimo Valley Golf Course in Marin County.

E. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation to augment a Conservancy grant of $1,000,000, authorized on December 3, 2015, for restoration of tidal wetlands and connected uplands in Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Proposition 1 Grant Program Report.

B. NOAA’s evaluation of the Coastal Conservancy as part of California’s Coastal Zone Management Act.

C. Priority Conservation Area Grant Program.

SOUTH COAST

5. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,180,000 to the Trust for Public Land for implementation of the Central-Jefferson High Green Alley Project in the City of Los Angeles.

6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to the City of Oceanside for planning, design, and environmental documentation related to restoration of the Loma Alta Slough in San Diego County.

NORTH COAST

7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to acquire conservation and public trail easements over the approximately 1,620-acre parcel known as the Rips Redwoods Property in coastal Sonoma County.

8. CLOSED SESSION

A. To confer regarding Pappas, et al. v. State of California, et al. Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 1417388. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

B. To confer regarding Lent, et al. v. California Coastal Commission; State Coastal Conservancy, Real Party in Interest, L.A. County Superior Court, Case No. BS167531. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

C. To confer regarding Bordessa v. Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Superior Court, Case No. SCV-256943. The session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

9. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

10. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

11. ADJOURNMENT

CONSERVANCY TOUR INFORMATION:

On Wednesday, January 17, the Conservancy will tour several project sites in northern San Diego County beginning at 1:00 pm at Tyson Street Park in Oceanside. The tour will include additional stops at Loma Alta Slough in Oceanside, San Elijo Lagoon, Cardiff Dunes Restoration, and end at the Ocean Discovery Institute’s Living Lab in City Heights, San Diego. A tour of the Living Lab will commence at 4:15 pm, followed by a reception until 5:30 pm. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour, but must provide their own transportation. For any questions regarding the tour, please contact Joan Cardellino at joan.cardellino@scc.ca.gov.

Note: 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).

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Taylor Samuelson no later than five days prior to the meeting.
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Taylor Samuelson at
(510) 286-4182 or Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy:

1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612