MEETING NOTICE

 

Paul Morabito (Public Member), Chairman

Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)

Gary A. Hernandez (Public Member)

John J. Lormon (Public Member)

Mary Nichols (Secretary for Resources); Mike Spear (Designated)

Steve Peace (Director, Department of Finance); Fred Klass (Designated)

Mike Reilly (Chair, California Coastal Commission); Susan Hansch (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                  Assembly Representatives

Wesley Chesbro (District 2)                           Hannah-Beth Jackson (District 35)

Betty Karnette (District 27)                            John Laird (District 27)

Bruce McPherson (District 15)                      Fran Pavley (District 41)

 

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General

 

                                              TENTATIVE AGENDA

                                       LOCATION:   Council Chambers

                                                               Ventura City Hall

                                                               501 Poli Street

                                                               Ventura, California

                                                 DATE:   Thursday, October 23, 2003

                                      TIME:   10:30 a.m.

 

          1.  Roll Call

 

          2.  Approval of Minutes

 

               South Coast

          3.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to reserve funds for the acquisition of properties at Ormond Beach for restoration of wetlands and related habitat; and consideration and possible Conservancy adoption of a resolution honoring Roma Armbrust.

          4.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the City of Manhattan Beach for the design of the reconstruction of The Strand walkway.   

          5.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $132,000 to the Ventura Resource Conservation District to implement a portion of the Ventura River Arundo Removal Demonstration Project.

          6.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $7,200,000 to the San Diego River Park-Lakeside Conservancy and to disburse $7,420,000 to the Department of Fish and Game to acquire properties within the San Diego River and the Otay River watersheds in order to implement the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Plan, approved by the Conservancy on June 25, 1998, as part of the state’s Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) Program, and to implement the San Diego River Park: Lakeside NCCP Program, adopted by the Conservancy on June 25, 2001.

 

               Central Coast

          7.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,250,000 to     the State Department of Parks and Recreation towards its acquisition of a 42-acre property for addition to Montana de Oro State Park, San Luis Obispo County.

          8.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $453,000 to the County of Santa Barbara to prepare engineering designs, environmental documentation, and permit applications for fish passage improvement projects in coastal streams on the County's south coast.

          9.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Planning and Conservation League Foundation to develop a program to restore the resources of the Carmel River in conjunction with the removal or modification of the San Clemente Dam.

                                                    

               San Francisco Bay

        10.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $650,000 to the California State Parks Foundation to complete Phase II of the design for the Yosemite Canal Wetland Restoration and Public Access Project at Candlestick State Recreation Area, including detailed designs, engineering specifications, technical studies and field tests, CEQA compliance and permitting for approximately 34 acres of restored tidal marsh and public access improvements, and engineering for a nature center.

        11.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Muir Heritage Land Trust to acquire the 158-acre Dutra Ranch in Contra Costa County.

        12.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to Literacy for Environmental Justice to construct a greenhouse classroom in San Francisco as a model for ecological design, sustainable energy technology, and self-contained wastewater treatment.

        13.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $233,000 to Acterra, acting through the San Francisquito Watershed Council, to design modifications to fish barriers, eradicate invasive non-native plants, and design and produce materials for watershed stewardship in the San Francisquito Creek Watershed, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

        14.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Point Reyes Bird Observatory to refine and implement an avian Habitat Conversion Model that will help guide decisions on design of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties.

 

               North Coast

        15.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Harmony Union School District for the creation of a "green" magnet school to include construction of a creek observation deck, a nursery, an outdoor classroom and a nature trail; preparation of a design plan for a community resource center, a trail feasibility study, a public access plan and a forestry management plan; and enhancement of a riparian corridor and a wetland area.

        16.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $713,000 for project planning, design, and implementation in the Navarro River watershed, Mendocino County, pursuant to the Navarro River Restoration Plan, adopted by the Conservancy on August 6, 1999.

                                                                    

               Consent

        17.  Consideration and possible Conservancy action on the following Consent Items:

a.       Authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $200,000 to the Cambria Community Services District for the acquisition of a 1.6-acre parcel in the community of Cambria, San Luis Obispo County.

b.      Authorization to disburse up to $106,500 to the Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District to develop Phase 2 of the Permit Coordination Program for Santa Cruz County.

c.       Authorization to disburse up to $88,000 to Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge to carry out habitat restoration on Año Nuevo Island, San Mateo County.

d.      Authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to disburse previously authorized Conservancy funds to construct a Bay Trail segment in Martinez.

e.       Authorization to disburse up to $19,000 to the California Exotic Pest Plant Council to prepare, publish, and distribute a “Wildland Weed Workers Handbook for the San Francisco Bay Area.”

f.        Authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District to develop engineering feasibility studies, environmental documentation, and permit applications for the rehabilitation of the Shelter Cove breakwater facility.

g.       Authorization to disburse to the Mattole Restoration Council the final $70,000 Conservancy funding for Phase I of the Mattole River Watershed Enhancement Program to implement salmonid habitat improvement projects in the estuary and artificial rearing facilities.

 

        18.  Executive Officer’s Report

a.       Legislation and Budget Report

b.      Wildlife Conservation Board funding for Bay Area Wetlands

c.       Conservancy 2004 Meeting Schedule

 

        19.  Deputy Attorney General’s Report

         a.   Litigation Summary

 

        20. Board Member Comments

 

        21.  Public Comments

 

        22.  Possible closed session to confer with counsel regarding Balkanski v. State Coastal Conservancy, Monterey County Superior Court Case No. M59080; City of Malibu and David Geffen v. Access for All, California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC277034; Serra Canyon Co. LTD v. California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SCO 73699; Colony Beach Preservation Assn. v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS 083683; California State Coastal Conservancy and California Coastal Commission v. City of Trinidad and John Frame, Humboldt County Superior Court No. CV030643; 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).

 

        23.  Possible closed session to confer with and give instruction to staff negotiators regarding negotiations with the Hearst Corporation pertaining to exploration of potential acquisition of property interests at the Hearst Ranch, San Luis Obispo County. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(7).

 

        24.  Possible closed session to confer with and give instruction to staff negotiators regarding negotiations with the United States Department of the Army pertaining to potential acquisition of property interests at the Hamilton Army Airfield, Marin County. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(7).

 

        25.  Adjournment.

 

 

   N.B.:   Following or at any time during 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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7) and (e).

 

 

               Next Meeting:  Thursday, December 12, 2003Oakland