MEETING NOTICE

 

 

 

 

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

Mike Chrisman (Secretary for Resources); Karen Scarborough (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:   Arcata City Hall, Council Chambers

                                                               736 F Street, Arcata, CA 95521    

                                                 DATE:   Wednesday June 30, 2004

                                      TIME:   10:00 a.m.

 

 

          1.  Roll Call

 

          2.  Approval of Minutes of May 27, 2004 Public Meeting

 

               North Coast

          3.  Authorization to: (1) accept a $7,000,000 grant from the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) for implementation of the Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program; and (2) disburse up to $10,200,000 to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, U.C. San Diego and up to $10,200,000 to San Francisco State University to implement the  Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program.

 

          4.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the City of Arcata to acquire fee title to the 322-acre Bayview Ranch located within the Jacoby Creek/Gannon Slough Enhancement Area adjacent to Humboldt Bay for the purposes of resource enhancement.

          5.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $600,000 to the Marin Resource Conservation District to implement the Tomales Bay Watershed Enhancement Program.

          6.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,187,000 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to acquire the Willow Creek property in Sonoma County.

          7.  Authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed six hundred twenty-seven thousand dollars ($627,000), together with an additional amount of four hundred fifty thousand dollars ($450,000) if awarded by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to the Northcoast 8.Regional Land Trust to acquire the 108-acre McNamara Ranch in Orick, Humboldt County.

          8.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to acquire an agricultural conservation easement over the 714-acre Giacomini Ranch located on Tomales Bay in Marin County.

           

               San Francisco Bay

          9.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $110,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to plan the development of two segments of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, at the Vargas Plateau property and at the Garin – Dry Creek Regional Park in Southern Alameda County.

        10.  Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $518,500 to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for a comprehensive trail signage system through Golden Gate National Park  properties in San Francisco and Marin Counties as part of the California Coastal Trail.

 

               Central Coast                     

        11.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,085,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) towards its acquisition of the Strickler Property at Pillar Point Bluff, and to fund the planning and design of a 0.7-mile portion of the Coastal Trail in San Mateo County.

        12.  Adoption of the Port San Luis Urban Waterfront Restoration Plan (UWRP) and Environmental Impact Report; and authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Port San Luis Harbor District to assist in the implementation of the Harford Landing Coastal Trail Gateway Project, part of the adopted UWRP for Port San Luis.

        13.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,000,000 to the City of Goleta for the acquisition of the Ellwood Mesa property in Santa Barbara County.

        14.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $180,000 to the City of Morro Bay to purchase and install an ice machine for fish storage.

 

 

               Southern California

 

        15.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the City of Newport Beach to prepare final design and engineering plans, an environmental review document, and permit applications for the Big Canyon Creek Restoration Project.

        16.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $650,000 to Environment Now to manage the Local Assistance, Public Participation, and Small Grants Programs of the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project.

        17.  Authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the San Diego River Park Foundation to undertake final pre-project planning for the Lower San Diego River Habitat Restoration Demonstration Project as part of the Coastal Conservancy's actions to implement the San Diego River Park, using a portion of funds provided by the State Water Resources Control Board and a $150,000 match of Conservancy funds.

 

                       

               Consent

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

a.       Authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy for acquisition of approximately two additional acres on the Hearn Gulch Headlands for public access, recreation, and open space and scenic protection purposes, Mendocino County.

b.      Authorization of a grant of up to $31,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for planning the development of a staging area and a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail at the El Corte De Madera Regional Open Space Preserve in San Mateo County.

c.       Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend the Conservancy’s September 25, 2003 authorization to disburse funds from existing CALFED grants for the removal of invasive Spartina by authorizing the supplemental disbursement of up to $119,500 of CALFED funds and up to $50,000 of Conservancy funds as grants for expanded and additional Spartina control and treatment demonstration projects within the southern San Francisco Bay Estuary and for a signage program associated with the demonstration projects.

d.      Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to  $25,750 to the San Francisco Estuary Institute for a rapid assessment survey of invasive organisms in various habitats, including subtidal and intertidal areas in San Francisco Bay, and for publication of study results.

e.       Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $40,000 to the Muir Heritage Land Trust to carry out a program of watershed education for high school students in the City of Martinez, Contra Costa County area focusing on the restoration of Alhambra Creek.

f.        Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to          $30,000 to the County of San Luis Obispo for planning, preliminary design and environmental review of a pedestrian and bicycle accessway between the City of Morro Bay and Cayucos.

g.       Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $142,320 to the City of Culver City for the Ballona Creek Water Quality Improvement Project, and up to $381,700 to the Ballona Wetlands Foundation to develop final plans and environmental review for Phase I of the Ballona Outdoor Learning and Discovery (BOLD) project, to implement the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan approved by the Coastal Conservancy on August 2, 2001.

h.       Consideration and authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $89,000 from the Los Penasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Special Deposit Fund to the Los Penasquitos Lagoon Foundation for continued implementation of the Los Penasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Plan biological monitoring element.

              

19.          Executive Officer’s Report

         a.   Legislation and Budget Report

 

20.          Deputy Attorney General’s Report

         a.   Litigation Summary

           

21.          Board Member Comments

 

22.          Public Comments

 

23.          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; John Frame v. City of Trinidad, et al., Humboldt County Superior Court No.  DR 980359; 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).

 

24.          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).

 

25.          Adjournment.

 

 

   N.B.:   This Meeting Notice and Tentative Agenda may be found on the Internet at:

www.scc.ca.gov/Meetings/meetings.htm

 

   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

                         Oakland, CA 94612                         (510) 286‑4182