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, 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:   Hearing Room 126

                                                                 State Capitol

                                                                 Sacramento, CA

                                                  DATE:   Thursday, March 2, 2006                                                                                       

TIME:    10:00 am

 

 

1.   Roll Call

 

2.   Approval of minutes

 

 

North Coast

 

3.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $700,000 to the County of Trinity for fish passage improvement projects identified in the Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Planning Program and located within the Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Planning Area.

 

4.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $357,500 towards acquisition by the City of Arcata of the approximately 175-acre Sunny Brae property southeast of the city, in Humboldt County.

 

 

San Francisco Bay

 

5.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $900,000 to Save Mount Diablo for the acquisition of an approximately 208-acre portion of the Mangini Ranch in Contra Costa County.

 

6.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for the acquisition of the 238-acre Stevens Canyon Ranch, in Santa Clara County.

 

7.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization: 1) to enter into agreements for a grant to the Conservancy of $451,230 by the California Department of Water Resources and to disburse up to $200,000 of additional Conservancy funds for developing and integrating the Watershed Management/Habitat Protection and Restoration and Flood Protection/Stormwater Management components of the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, and 2) to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding related to the Bay Area Water Forum and to receive and disburse funds donated by entities participating in the Forum for strategic planning and facilitation support.

 

8.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to Greenbelt Alliance to complete Phase I of the San Francisco Bay Area Upland Habitat Goals Report, under the direction of the Bay Area Open Space Council.

 

 

Southern California

 

9.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $171,300 to the City of Laguna Beach for the acquisition of the approximately 11.4-acre Decker/Bossard property for inclusion in the South Coast Wilderness system of parks and preserves in Orange County.

 

 

10. Consent Items

 

A.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend the December 2005 resolution for the disbursement of funds for acquisition of a conservation easement on the Price Creek Ranch in Rio Dell, Humboldt County, in order to allow the Conservancy to use $30,000 from that authorization to purchase an option to acquire the conservation easement.

 

B.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend the Conservancy's December 2, 2004 authorization to allow disbursement of an additional amount up to $245,000 for technical studies, planning, data collection, and other analysis associated with planning the restoration and enhancement of the Ballona Wetlands, Los Angeles.

 

 

11. Executive Officer’s Report

 

      a.     Strategic Planning

      b.    Legislative Report

 

 

12. Deputy Attorney General’s Report

 

 

13. Board Member Comments

 

 

14. Public Comments

 

 

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

 

 

16. 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