Meeting Notice

 

 

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Gary A. Hernandez (Public Member), Vice Chairman

Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

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

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

Michael Genest, Acting Director, Department of Finance; 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:   Honda Theater

                                                                100 Aquarium Way

                                                                Long Beach, CA  90802

 

                                              DATE:       Thursday, October 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 $1,550,000 to the City of Rancho Palos Verdes for the acquisition of two properties necessary for implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) Subarea Plan on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southwestern Los Angeles County.

 

4.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to adopt a statement of overriding considerations, the mitigation and monitoring plan, and disburse up to $1,000,000 for preparation of engineering designs to implement the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Program, including but not limited to disbursement to the Ventura County Watershed Protection District for services provided by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

 

5.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $80,000 to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Los Angeles County to assist in the development of an environmental education exhibit.

 

6.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $350,000 to the City of Chula Vista to assist in the construction of a new environmental education exhibit at the Chula Vista Nature Center focused on the endangered green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), which is native to San Diego Bay.

 

 

North Coast

 

7.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to Save-the-Redwoods League to help acquire and transfer to the Department of Parks and Recreation 1,240 acres for the purpose of expanding Montgomery Woods State Reserve and providing watershed protection and enhancement opportunities for two salmon-bearing tributaries of the South Fork Big River in Mendocino County.

 

8.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $245,000 to the Redwood Community Action Agency for preparation of final designs and environmental review documents, permits and other work required to construct estuary enhancement, fish passage and riparian enhancement projects at Redmond and Cochrane Creeks in the area bounded by Freshwater, Eureka and Fay Sloughs in the northern Humboldt Bay region.

 

Statewide

 

9.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 of tideland oil revenues authorized by the California Ocean Protection Council to the California Sea Grant College Program and University of Southern California Sea Grant Program to allocate as grants for ocean research.

 

10. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $101,300 to Environmental Defense for conceptual and business planning for a statewide Sustainable Fisheries Revolving Loan Fund.

 

11. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the California Conservation Corps for collaboration in developing the California Coastal Trail within units of the State Parks system, and authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Department of Parks and Recreation for Coastal Trail improvements using the services of the Conservation Corps.

 

 

12. Consent

 

a.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to disburse up to $392,837 of previously authorized Conservancy funds for the Illinois Street Bridge in San Francisco and the Bay Marshes Trail at Shoreline Park in the City of San Mateo.

 

 b.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $309,000 for the produc­tion of  Conservancy publications through 2006, includ­ing Califor­nia Coast & Ocean magazine, program publications, and special public informa­tion and project-related documents, and including a grant to the nonprofit Coastal Conservancy Association to provide assistance in this effort.

 

c.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an additional amount of up to $105,000 to the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy in augmentation of a previous grant to construct the second phase of the Gualala Blufftop Trail, Mendocino County.

 

d.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Garrapata Creek Watershed Council to implement a watershed restoration project in Big Sur, Monterey County.

 

e.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $70,000 to Access For All for a variety of site design tasks necessary to develop public coastal accessways in Malibu, Los Angeles County.

 

 f.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $61,000 to the Table Bluff   Reservation – Wiyot Tribe to establish native saltmarsh and upland vegetation at the Tuluwat village site on Indian Island in Humboldt Bay for the purposes of creating habitat and enhancing scenic values.

 

 g.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) to create a comprehensive invasive plant management program for the protection of native plant and animal species, habitat restoration and agricultural preservation on approximately 3,775 acres of open space and agricultural lands owned by SLT.

 

h.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to transmit the “California CELCP Conservation Plan” to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration for the federal Coastal and Estuarine Lands Conservation Program and to take other steps necessary to qualify California to participate in future competitive grants opportunities.

 

 

13.  Executive Officer’s Report

a. Approval of 2006 Board meeting schedule

b. Coastal Trail Insignia Design Alternatives

   c. Los Cerritos  Update

 

14.   Deputy Attorney General’s Report

            a.   Litigation Summary

 

 

15.   Board Member Comments

 

 

16.   Public Comments

 

 

17.    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).

 

18.   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