Paul Morabito (Public Member), Chairman
Douglas Bosco (Public Member)
Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)
Gary A. Hernandez (Public Member)
Donna Arduin (Director, Department of Finance); Fred Klass (Designated)
Mike Chrisman (Secretary for Resources); Mike Spear (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
LOCATION: Council Chambers
1. Roll Call
3. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse (1) up to $800,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for acquisition of the 36-acre Trinity property and the 34-acre Wainwright property located adjacent to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park in Orange County, and (2) up to $100,000 to the Laguna Canyon Foundation for acquisition expenses associated with future projects.
4. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $10,000,000 to the State Lands Commission to assist with the restoration of approximately 550 acres of the Bolsa Chica wetlands complex in Orange County.
6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to GreenInfo Network to assist the Coastal Conservancy in developing data layers and maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools, focused on coastal draining watersheds and priority coastal habitats, including wetland, riparian, and related coastal natural resources.
7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to prepare a preliminary design and conduct environmental review for wetland creation along the Los Angeles River as recommended in the DeForest Nature Center and Sixth Street Sites Wetland Feasibility Study and the Dominguez Gap Wetlands/Recreation Study.
9. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,000,000 of Conservancy funds, which will be reimbursed by the Wildlife Conservation Board, to undertake work associated with the South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond restoration planning effort.
10. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,250,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to acquire the 152-acre Montini property in Sonoma County for open space preservation, recreation and agricultural preservation.
12. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $240,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust to plan for the acquisition and restoration of wetland properties in the San Pablo Bay watershed to implement the Baylands Restoration Program.
13. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the University of California Natural Reserve System to acquire the Aikawa and Escobido Properties, 40 and 35 acres respectively, in Napa County.
14. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $455,000 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation for trail planning, environmental evaluation, and minor trail construction in coastal Sonoma County.
15. Consideration and possible Conservancy action on the following Consent Items:
a. Authorization for the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy to acquire the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Property, under the San Elijo Lagoon Acquisition Program, approved by the Conservancy on June 25, 2001.
b. Authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the University of Southern California, Center for Sustainable Cities, to develop a Green Vision Plan for the coastal-draining watershed of greater Los Angeles in southern California, extending from the Santa Clara River to the San Gabriel River.
c. Authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to disburse previously authorized Conservancy funds for the Trestle Glen Boulevard Pathway in Tiburon, Marin County, and the Cerrito Creek Connector Trail in El Cerrito, Contra Costa County.
d. Authorization to disburse up to $90,000 to the Marin Audubon Society for wetland restoration and wildlife habitat enhancement of Triangle Marsh, and accept $90,000 from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, paid pursuant to conditions of a permit for implementation of the Bay Plan, for reimbursement of these costs.
e. Authorization to disburse California Bay-Delta Authority grant funds to implement the Marsh Creek public outreach program in Contra Costa County, as follows: $70,000 to the Contra Costa County Resource Conservation District and $60,000 to the Delta Science Center.
f. Authorization to accept $40,000 from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission to assist the Commission with implementation of the Bay Plan, and further authorization to augment the Conservancy’s October 31, 2002 resolution to disburse an amount not to exceed $40,000 to the City of Richmond for the construction of pedestrian overlooks and a public beach access along the Point Richmond shoreline.
g. Authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Redwood Community Action Agency to plan and design a section of the Hammond Coastal Trail connecting the northern and southern segments of the trail between Letz Avenue and Murray Road in McKinleyville, County of Humbolt.
16. Executive Officer’s Report
a. Update on accomplishment of Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives
b. Legislation and Budget Report
c. Report from San Diego Maritime Museum
17. Deputy Attorney General’s Report
a. Litigation Summary
18. Board Member Comments
19. Public Comments
20. 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).
21. 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).
N.B.: This Meeting Notice and Tentative Agenda may be found on the Internet at:
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).
For more information, contact Dick Wayman at the Conservancy:
1330 Broadway, 11th Floor
Next Meeting: Thursday, May 27, 2004 (Santa Barbara)