MEETING NOTICE

          

 

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)

Gary A. Hernandez (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

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

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

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

 

Senate Representatives                                Assembly Representatives

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

Sheila Kuehl (District 23)                            Fran Pavley (District 41)

Abel Maldonado (District 15)                     Loni Hancock (District 14)           

 

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General

                                                                 

 

AGENDA

                              LOCATION:   Town Hall

                                                       363 N. Main Street

                                                       Fort Bragg, CA                                                       

                                                DATE:   Wednesday, May 18, 2005

                                     TIME:   9:00 am

 

 

1.   Roll Call

 

2.   Approval of minutes

 

3.   Appointment of a Conservancy member to serve on the Santa Monica Bay

      Restoration Commission

 

 

North Coast

 

4.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,165,000 to the City of Fort Bragg to acquire approximately 35 acres of waterfront headlands on the Georgia-Pacific former mill site in Fort Bragg, Mendocino County.

 

5.   Consideration and possible Conservancy approval of the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park Road Restoration negative declaration, and authorization to disburse up to $655,000 to the Mendocino County Resources Conservation District to complete the decommissioning of 44 miles of abandoned roads in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park.

 

6.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $600,000 to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to remove and replace the existing fish ladders on the north and south forks of Caspar Creek in Mendocino County to improve fish passage throughout the watershed.

 

7.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $466,272 to the County of Humboldt to design, permit and implement prioritized fish passage improvement projects identified in the Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Planning Program within the County of Humboldt.

 

8.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up $78,000 to the County of Humboldt to design a fish passage improvement project at Rocky Gulch, and implement one fish-passage improvement at Saunder’s Creek, both within the County of Humboldt.

 

9.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $225,000 to the Point Reyes National Seashore Association to develop a watershed enhancement plan for the Bear Valley Creek Watershed at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County.

 

10. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $135,000 to   the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District for implementing projects to reduce sediment delivery to Dutch Bill Creek in western Sonoma County for the purpose of improving anadromous fish habitat.

 

 

San Francisco Bay

 

11. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the City of Palo Alto for the acquisition of the 13 acre Arastradero Preserve Gateway Parcel for the protection and restoration of natural resources and to enhance public access within the Enid Pearson-Arastradero Preserve and adjacent Foothills Park.

 

12. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $201,500 to PRBO Conservation Science for education facilities, displays, and equipment at PRBO’s San Francisco Bay Research Center, near Shollenberger Park, Petaluma, Sonoma County.

 

13. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $110,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District for trail planning for approximately five miles of a new segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail on the North Slope of Sonoma Mountain in unincorporated Sonoma County.

 

14. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend a condition of the Conservancy’s March 10, 2005 grant award to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District for the acquisition of Tolay Lake Ranch, with regard to areas of the property that must be permanently dedicated for habitat preservation, open space protection and public access, until the District is able to repay its loan to the County of Sonoma for the remainder of the property.

 

 

Central Coast

 

15. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,225,000 ($2,000,000 reimbursable) to the Peninsula Open Space Trust towards its costs of acquiring the San Gregorio Farms Property in San Mateo County.

 

16. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $645,000 to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for the acquisition and restoration of the Rossi property, pursuant to the Black Lake Canyon Enhancement Plan.

 

17. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $125,000 to the Watsonville Wetlands Watch for the construction of the Wetlands Educational Resource Center at the Pajaro Valley High School near the Watsonville Slough System.

 

18. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $100,000 to The Trust for Public Land for the management of public access to two sandy beaches and associated trails and parking area, at Piedras Blancas, San Luis Obispo County, and authorization to enter into an option agreement for possible future public acquisition of the same property including disbursement of $90,000 to The Trust for Public Land as an option payment.

 

 

Southern California

 

19. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to National Park Service to remove fish passage barriers and restore habitat conditions to facilitate passage for southern steelhead trout in the Solstice Creek, Santa Monica Mountains.

 

20. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Los Angeles County Flood Control District  to complete design plans for wetland creation at the DeForest Basin along the Los Angeles River in the City of Long Beach.

 

21. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $177,000 to the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority to construct a portion of the Coast to Crest Trail, a multi-use trail system that will connect inland areas in north San Diego County to the coast near the City of Del Mar.

 

 

State Wide

 

22. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 as three separate grants of $100,000 each to Sail San Francisco, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, and the Maritime Museum of San Diego to plan and host Tall Ships Exposition Festivals at the Ports of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego during the summer of 2005.

 

23. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization of a Delegation Relating to Activities of the California Ocean Protection Council to carry out the Executive Officer’s duties under Section 35625 of the Public Resources Code to provide support to the Ocean Protection Council, and reservation of funds for Ocean Protection and Restoration.

 

 

24. Consent Items

 

a.   Consideration and possible Conservancy amendment of the December 2, 2004 authorization to disburse funds to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust by authorizing the disbursement of an additional $450,000 for the acquisition of an agricultural conservation easement over the 1,125-acre Pozzi Ranch in the Walker Creek watershed in west Marin County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to enter into an Interagency Agreement with the San Diego River Conservancy for approximately $306,000 to provide reimbursement to the Coastal Conservancy for administrative services rendered to the San Diego River Conservancy.

 

c.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to: (1) enter into a Cost Share Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for preconstruction engineering and design for the Napa River Salt Marsh Restoration Project; and (2) disburse up to $250,000 to the Corps for those purposes.

 

d.   Consideration and Conservancy authorization to disburse $140,000 to the Westport Village Society, Inc. to construct access improvements at the Westport Headlands in Mendocino County.

 

e.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy to construct the Bourn’s Landing/Bonham Beach and St. Orres Creek Trail Projects in Gualala, California.

 

f.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $67,000 to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council to undertake the environmental review and permitting phase for the construction of three trails on the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness (ITSW).

 

g.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $55,000 to the North Coast Regional Land Trust to conduct an appraisal of a conservation easement on the Price Creek Ranch in Humboldt County for acquisition under the land trust’s working lands program, “Six Rivers to the Sea”.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Solano Land Trust to plan a two-mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and approximately four miles of community connector trails on the Vallejo Swett Ranch in Solano County

 

  

25.  Executive Officers Report

a.       Strategic Planning

b.      Legislative Report

 

 

26.  Deputy Attorney General’s Report

            a.   Litigation Summary

 

 

27.  Board  Member Comments

 

 

28.  Public Comments

 

 

29.  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;

      Frame v. City of Trinidad et al., Humboldt County Superior Court No. DR980359; possible legal action with respect to the blockage of legal access to the Conservancy’s Victorine Ranch property in Monterey County; 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).

 

 

 30.  Adjournment.

 

 

* In the early afternoon of Tuesday, May 17, Conservancy members will have a field

trip around the Mendocino Coast including Georgia Pacific Mill Site, Glass Beach, Belinda Point  OTD, Caspar Creek Fish Ladder project, Point Cabrillo Light Station.  The trip will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Point Cabrillo Parking lot and will end at 5:15 p.m.   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