Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Sacramento – May 24

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 Assembly Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26) Mark Stone (District 29)
Anthony Cannella (District 12) Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (District 80)
Jerry Hill (District 13) Monique Limón (District 37)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA

DATE: May 24, 2018
TIME: 10:00 A.M
LOCATION: State Capitol
1315 10th Street, Room 126
Sacramento, CA 95814

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s March 22, 2018 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $450,000 to the County of Napa to restore another reach of the Napa River to enhance long-term river and floodplain function, improve habitat and water quality, and reduce property damage through bank stabilization.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $80,000 to Ocean Discovery Institute to fund planning for water quality, habitat and climate change resilience improvements on the Triangle Property, and restoration of a 0.2 acre adjacent parcel, at the head of Manzanita Canyon in San Diego County.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the City of Healdsburg to construct public access improvements at Fitch Mountain, Sonoma County, and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to Jughandle Creek Farm and Nature Center to augment the Conservancy’s October 1, 2015 grant of $600,000 for educational and lodging facilities to be constructed at the Jughandle property in the community of Caspar, Mendocino County.

E. Consideration of possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to Trout Unlimited to replace a concrete creek crossing with a fish-friendly box culvert on Cachagua Creek, a tributary to the Carmel River, in Monterey County, and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

F. Consideration of possible authorization to disburse up to $370,000 of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant funds for native oyster restoration and monitoring for the San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines Project at Giant Marsh in the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, in City of Richmond, Contra Costa County.

G. Consideration of possible authorization to disburse up to $750,000 in funds provided to the Conservancy by the Marin Community Foundation to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for four projects that address the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, particularly on underserved communities, in Marin County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT
A. Legislative Report

B. Amah Mustun Land Trust Coastal Stewardship Summer Camp

C. Report on the Activities of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority

D. Coastal Habitat Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

E. Report Back on Results of Los Angeles Downspout Disconnect Project

F. Resolution of Appreciation for Senior Staff Counsel Jack Judkins

NORTH COAST
5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $237,866 to the Eel River Recovery Project to develop fish habitat enhancement plans for Tenmile Creek and water conservation strategies for Streeter and Big Rock Creeks in the Tenmile Creek watershed, a tributary to the South Fork Eel River, Mendocino County.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $412,770 to Sanctuary Forest, Inc. to implement two habitat restoration projects, located in Baker Creek and Lost River, for the purpose of improving salmonid habitat in these two tributaries to the headwaters of the Mattole River, Humboldt County.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $285,000 to the Marin County Open Space District to prepare construction plans, permit applications, and environmental documents for the Bolinas Lagoon Wye Project located Bolinas, Marin County.

8. Consideration and possible 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 Rips Redwoods Property in coastal Sonoma County.

CENTRAL COAST
9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $550,000 to the City of Santa Barbara for restoration of lower Arroyo Burro Open Space in Santa Barbara County.

SOUTH COAST
10. Consideration and possible approval of the Santa Ana River Parkway and Open Space Plan pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 31174(b).

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $206,489 to eight nonprofit organizations for community-based natural resource restoration and enhancement projects in Southern California coastal wetlands and watersheds as part of the Community Wetlands Restoration Grant Program, in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY
12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to 300,000 to the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy (ECCCHC) to restore riparian, wetland, and upland habitat in Horse Valley on the Roddy Ranch Property in Antioch, Contra Costa County, and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

13. CLOSED SESSION

A. To confer regarding Ballona Wetlands Land Trust v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS171507. 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).

D. 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).

14. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

15. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

16. ADJOURNMENT

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 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