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:   Trudeau Training Center (Directions attached)

                                                                 11500 Skyline Blvd.

                                                                  Oakland, CA  94619

                                                                                                                      

                                                DATE:      Thursday, June 16, 2005

                                     TIME:      10:00 am

 

 

1.  Roll Call

 

2. Approval of minutes

 

 

San Francisco Bay

 

3.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to 1) disburse up to $814,725 for treatment and removal projects under the Invasive Spartina Project (ISP) Control Program; 2) adoption of findings regarding the proposed Addendum to the “Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report, San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project, Spartina Control Program”, incorporating the use of the herbicide imazapyr into the ISP Control Program; and 3) adoption of findings regarding environmental documentation for 22 site-specific Spartina treatment and eradication projects.

 

4.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $132,600 to the Port of San Francisco to restore and enhance approximately 6 acres of tidal wetland in the San Francisco Bay at Pier 94.

 

Central Coast

 

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

 

 

Southern California

 

6.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,800,000 to the Los Angeles Harbor/Watts Economic Development Corporation for implementation of specific elements of the Los Angeles Harbor Area Public Access and Urban Waterfront Plan.

 

7.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the City of National City, San Diego County, for implementation of the Paradise Creek Educational Park. 

 

8.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $765,000 to The Nature Conservancy for capital equipment to support the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey project of the Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Program within Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary off Southern California Coast.

 

 

Statewide

 

9.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization of certification of the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the California Derelict Fishing Gear Removal Pilot Project, and authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Regents of the University of California, Davis Campus, Wildlife Heath Center, SeaDoc Society for removal of derelict fishing gear off the coast of California.

 

 

 

 

North Coast

 

10. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to study the sediment deposits located behind Klamath River dams, and to obtain additional information needed to evaluate relicensing alternatives for the Klamath River Project. 

 

11. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $340,000 to the County of Del Norte to undertake resource enhancement and public access projects at Point St. George.

 

12. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $196,500 to the County of Marin to fund a Marin Fish Passage Improvement Program for engineering and design of high priority fish passage improvement projects in the Woodacre and Redwood creek watersheds.

 

 

13. Consent Items

 

a.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $510,000 to the Community Environmental Council to implement habitat improvement projects at two locations along Carpinteria Creek in Santa Barbara County.

 

b.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $433,000 to the Mattole Restoration Council for phase II Mattole River Watershed Enhancement activities.

 

c.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $270,178 to Trinity County to design, permit, and prepare for implementation additional fish-passage improvement projects within the Counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity.

 

d.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to San Diego EarthWorks to prepare a detailed assessment of the hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment transport and geomorphic conditions of the Rose Creek watershed and development of watershed restoration alternatives based on the opportunities identified in the Rose Creek Watershed Opportunities Assessment.

 

e.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $40,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust for resource enhancement plan preparation and implementation projects for the 127 acre Estero Americano Nature Preserve, in southwestern Sonoma County.

 

f.   Consideration and possible Conservancy  authorization to augment the Conservancy’s January 29, 2004 authorization to construct beach access improvements at Dan Blocker Beach in Malibu, by disbursement of settlement funds in an amount up to $20,000 plus accrued interest on this amount to Los Angeles County. 

 

g.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $15,000 to Access For All to manage and maintain beach accessways in Malibu on easements held by Access For All.

 

h.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to implement two fish passage improvement projects at Rocky Gulch and Warren Creek within the County of Humboldt.

 

i.   Consideration and possible amendment of the Conservancy’s Conflict-of-Interest Code to add a new position to the list of designated employees who are required to file disclosure statements.

 

j.   Consideration and possible Conservancy certification of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Bel Marin Keys Unit V Expansion of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project, Novato, Marin County.

   

14.    Executive Officers Report

a. Strategic Plan 2nd Report and Legislative Report

 

 15.   Deputy Attorney General’s Report

            a.   Litigation Summary

 

 

 16.   Board  Member Comments

 

 

 17.   Public Comments

 

 

 18.  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).

 

 

  19. 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