MEETING NOTICE

 

 

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)

Gary A. Hernandez (Public Member)

Meg Caldwell (Chair, California Coastal Commission); Susan Hansch (Designated)

Tom Campbell (Director, Department of Finance); Fred Klass (Designated)

Mike Chrisman (Secretary for Resources); Karen Scarborough (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                Assembly Representatives

Wesley Chesbro (District 2)                         John Laird (District 27)

                                                                     Fran Pavley (District 41)

 

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General

                                                                 

 

AGENDA

 

                                                LOCATION:  County Administration Building

Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 310

1600 Pacific Highway

San Diego, CA  92101

                                                          DATE:  Thursday, January 27, 2005

                                              TIME:      10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

1.   Roll Call

 

2.   Approval of minutes

 

 

Southern California

 

3.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $12,972,000 to the Nature Conservancy for the acquisition of approximately 276 acres at Ormond Beach in Ventura County for restoration of wetlands and related habitat.

 

4.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the City of San Clemente to construct the San Clemente Coastal Trail and associated beach accessways.

 

5.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $287,200 to the City of Laguna Niguel to assist with implementation of the Upper Sulphur Creek Restoration Project in southern Orange County.

 

6.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project for scientific review of the project alternatives, data collection, and monitoring program associated with the restoration of the Ballona Wetlands.

 

7.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $180,000 to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM) for preparation of the Rodeo Grounds berm removal study and a hydrogeological study of lower Topanga Creek.

 

 

Central Coast

 

8.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the County of Santa Barbara for the acquisition of three vacant blufftop parcels on Del Playa Drive in Isla Vista.

 

9.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to the California State Parks Foundation for the construction of the Año Nuevo Marine Education Center at Año Nuevo State Reserve in San Mateo County.

 

10. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to the City of Pacifica to design and reconstruct an existing vertical beach and lateral blufftop accessway and to construct a new blufftop trail and park, San Mateo County.

 

 

San Francisco Bay

 

11. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to PRBO Conservation Science to implement the California Current Marine Conservation Project, including establishment of a California Current Joint Venture, participation in the Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System partnership, and continued research on fish, bird and mammal populations within marine currents off the California coast.

 

 

North Coast

 

12. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $893,000 to the City of Crescent City to implement portions of the Crescent City Coastal Trail, Harbor Trail North Segment, including acquisition of the 1.16-acre Endert Property in Crescent City, California.

 

13. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $238,950 to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to acquire the 54-acre Freshwater Farms property in Eureka, California, and $16,500 to develop a management plan and signage for the site.

 

14. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse funds to the Friends of the Dunes Land Trust for the acquisition of interests in the 173-acre Poovey property on the North Spit of Humboldt Bay, and up to $15,000 to prepare a management plan for public access on the property.

 

15. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to LandPaths, a Sonoma County nonprofit organization, for the interim operation and management of public access for the Willow Creek acquisition in coastal Sonoma County.

 

 

16. Consent Items

 

    1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $88,000 to the Marin Conservation Corps for rehabilitation of the Elephant Seal Overlook Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore.

 

    1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars to the City of San Diego to implement a series of Beach Accessibility Improvements, including the continuation of the “Power Beach Chairs” program and the expanded use of portable beach wheelchair ramps, necessary to increase and improve access to City beaches by persons with physical disabilities.

 

 

 

17. Executive Officer’s Report

 

18. Deputy Attorney General’s Report

c.       Litigation Summary

 

19. Board Member Comments

 

20. Public Comments

 

21. Possible closed session to confer with counsel regarding:  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). 

    

22. Possible closed session to confer with and give instruction to staff negotiator regarding property negotiations with representatives of the owners of the Poovey property in Humboldt                 County. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(7).

 

      23. Possible closed session to confer with and give instruction to staff negotiators regarding negotiations with the Hearst Corporation pertaining to 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. Adjournment.

 

         * In the early afternoon of Wednesday January 26th, Conservancy members will have a field trip around south San Diego Bay, including the Otay Valley Regional Park, the South San Diego Bay Salt Works Building, and the Historic Santa Fe Depot in National City. The trip will begin at 1:30pm at the Chula Vista Nature Center (in the parking lot at the intersection of Bay Boulevard and E Street, Chula Vista) and end at the same place at around 5:30. Members of the public may attend, but must provide their own transportation.

 

   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