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

Legal Staff, Glenn Alex

 

AGENDA

                                      LOCATION:      Arcata City Hall – Council Chambers

               736 F Street

               Arcata, CA

                                                DATE:      Thursday, June 29, 2006

                                                 TIME:      9:00 am

 

 

1.   Roll Call

 

2.   Approval of minutes

 

 

North Coast

 

                       

3.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $7,250,000 to The Conservation Fund for acquisition of tracts of forestland at Big River and Salmon Creek, Mendocino County.

 

4.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up $1,000,000 to the Smith River Alliance, Inc. to implement salmonid habitat enhancement and erosion control projects for Mill Creek, in Del Norte County.

 

5.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $921,000 to the City of Arcata to acquire approximately 68 acres and restore or enhance approximately 82 acres within the Arcata Baylands, Humboldt County.

 

6.   Consideration and possible Conservancy  authorization to disburse up to $700,000 to the Redwood Community Action Agency to implement the construction phase for a section of the Hammond Coastal Trail connecting the northern and southern segments of the trail between Letz Avenue and Murray Road in McKinleyville, County of Humboldt.

 

7.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount up to $525,000 to the Friends of the Dunes Land Trust to conduct pre-acquisition activities and to acquire a portion of the Stamps property on the North Spit of Humboldt Bay.[Su Corbaley]

 

8.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Manila Community Services District to acquire the Celestre property on the North Spit of Humboldt Bay.

 

9.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Mendocino Land Trust to prepare phase 1 of the Mendocino County Coastal Trail Plan.

 

 

Central Coast

 

 

10. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $220,000 to the Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District for improvements for fish passage at Tucker Road on the West Branch of Soquel Creek in Santa Cruz County.

 

11. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $650,000 to the Land Trust of Santa Barbara County for the Arroyo Hondo Creek Steelhead Passage Enhancement project.

 

12. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $175,000 to the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County to implement the Lower Refugio Creek Riparian Restoration        Project on the Gaviota Coast in Santa Barbara County.

 

13. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept up to $75,000 from the Federal Highway Administration and disburse up to $175,000 for preparation of a master plan for the Coastal Trail in Big Sur, Monterey County.

 

 

 

San Francisco Bay

 

 

14. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration to prepare conceptual designs and detailed cost estimates for at least four high priority fish passage improvement projects on streams of the San Francisco Estuary  as part of the San Francisco Estuary Fish Passage Improvement Program.

 

 

Southern California

 

 

15. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept $3,000,000 in funds from the State Water Resources Control Board and disburse up to $3,600,900 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation and up to $548,900 to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains to implement the Malibu Lagoon Restoration and Enhancement Plan, City of Malibu, Los Angeles County.

 

16. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $590,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for acquisition of the 9.4 acre Haun Property adjacent to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park in Orange County.

 

17. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 for preparation of environmental documents and related engineering design for restoration of the Buena Vista Lagoon, located in San Diego County.

 

18. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $250,000 to the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation to continue physical, chemical and biological monitoring of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon  in San Diego County and to update the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Plan.

 

19. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed   $240,000 to the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy to assist in the construction of a new Wildlife Care and Education Building at the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Orange County.

 

 

20. Consent Items

 

 

A.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District for the implementation of ranch restoration projects in the Estero Americano watershed in Sonoma County.

 

B.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to eradicate nonnative Spartina densiflora from portions of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Humboldt County.

 

C.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority to plan a segment of the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail in the Milpitas-Berryessa area connecting Santa Clara County Open Space Authority lands to City of San Jose parklands in northeastern Santa Clara County.

 

D.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation for pre-acquisition expenses associated with purchase of a portion of the Murphy Property and all of the Mitsuuchi Property in the City of Carlsbad in San Diego County.

 

E.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept offers to dedicate public access easements over four separate properties located in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Orange counties for eventual transfer to the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

F.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $46,000 to the Regents of the University of California for the acquisition of approximately 59 acres for inclusion in the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, above the southeast shores of Lake Berryessa in Napa and Solano Counties.

 

G. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the County of Marin to conduct hydraulic and fish passage studies and analysis as part of the County's flood protection and environmental enhancement plan for Corte Madera Creek in Marin County.

 

H.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to Bay Access, Incorporated to develop an outreach and communications plan and initiate the development of an environmental education and stewardship program in support of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.

 

I.   Consideration and possible authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $100,000 to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps to upgrade environmental marine and animal husbandry laboratory and education facilities, relocate and expand Sea Lab’s native plant nursery, and to plan and develop the Environmental Careers Opportunities Program.

 

J.   Consideration and possible authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $30,000 to the National Hispanic Environmental Council for purposes of conducting its inaugural Education and California Youth Environmental Training Institute in Los Angeles County.

 

 

21.  Executive Officer’s Report

 

       a.  Update on the Klamath River Sediment Study

       b.  Legislative Report

       c.  Update on California’s Ocean Observing Program

 

 

22.  Deputy Attorney General’s Report

23.  Board Member Comments

 

 

24.  Public Comments

 

 

25.  Possible closed session to confer with counsel regarding:  possible legal action with respect to Jack Roth v. California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy, and Access for All, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BS102404; 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).

 

                    

26.  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).

 

 

June 28  – Board Tour:

 

We will gather at the entrance gate to the Mill Creek property and caravan onto the site at 1:30 p.m. for a tour of proposed resource enhancement projects.

 

The Mill Creek property is located just south of Crescent City, and can be reached by turning east on Hamilton Road from Highway 101 and driving approximately 1/4 mile to the gate. Members of the public are welcome, but must provide their own transportation. The tour will conclude at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

For more information, contact Dick Wayman at the Conservancy:

 

      1330 Broadway, 11th Floor

      Oakland, CA 94612

      (510) 286‑4182