Meeting Notice

 

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Elizabeth Brem (Public Member)

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, Jack Judkins

 

 

 

AGENDA

                                    LOCATION:  San Jose City Hall

200 East Santa Clara Street

West Wing- Rooms 118 and 119

                                                            San Jose, CA

                                       DATE:         Thursday, October 5, 2006

                                       TIME:          1:00 pm

 

 

1.   Roll Call

 

2.          Approval of minutes

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY

 

 

3.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept $8,000,000 in Wildlife Conservation Board funds and to disburse up to $8,000,000 to the City of Oakland to widen the Lake Merritt channel and create two small tidal marshes along the channel’s edges.

 

4.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept $1,000,000 in Wildlife Conservation Board funds and to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the City of Oakland to restore bird habitat on Lake Merritt’s five bird islands, and to create a demonstration wetland along the lake’s shoreline; to analyze the potential for inter-island marsh habitat, and to refine designs and cost estimates for implementation.

 

5.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,316,911 to the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to restore and enhance tidal wetlands and other bay shoreline habitat and provide public access and a public environmental education facility at Yosemite Slough in Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, San Francisco, and authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments to disburse to CSPF up to $172,000 in previously authorized Conservancy funds for construction of the Bay Trail along the perimeter of Yosemite Slough, San Francisco.

 

6.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up $500,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to acquire an agricultural conservation easement over 178 acres of  Tomales Farm and Dairy in the town of Tomales, west Marin County.

 

7.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $320,000 to Greenbelt Alliance to produce a plan for the protection of open space priority land in the San Francisco Bay Area and to further the natural resource and recreational goals of the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program.

 

8.   Consideration and possible Conservancy  authorization to disburse up to $80,000 to Alameda County Water District and $40,000 to the Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration (CEMAR) to manage and conduct the technical studies of water flows necessary to restore steelhead fisheries to Alameda Creek, Alameda County.

 

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

 

9.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 of grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for preparation of a wetland restoration plan for the Parsons Slough area of Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County.

 

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

 

 10.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project to implement the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project Science Advisory Project which will improve design, construction, and monitoring of wetland restoration in all southern California coastal watersheds.

 

 11.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization of up to $200,000 to the Los  Angeles Maritime Institute to repair the tall ship Swift of Ipswich for use as a waterfront attraction and sailing classroom.

 

 

NORTH COAST

 

 

12.    Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $375,000 to the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria to develop engineering designs, environmental documentation, and secure permits for the reconstruction of the Trinidad Pier, in Trinidad, Humboldt County.

 

 

13.   CONSENT

 

 

 A.    Consideration and possible Conservancy  authorization to disburse up to $172,000 to the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District to conduct Mill Creek upslope road sediment reduction and Navarro River watershed monitoring activities, and to implement a watershed awareness signing program, all of which will further implement the Navarro Watershed Restoration Plan.

 

 B.    Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration to prepare the Eel River Salmonid Resources Project, a digital database of information and data for use in the development of strategic salmonid recovery projects throughout the Eel River watershed in the counties of Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino, and Lake.

 

 C.    Consideration and possible Conservancy  authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the  Redwood Community Action Agency to complete the design and engineering phase of the Humboldt Bay Water Trails Implementation Program.

 

 D.    Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to American Rivers to construct a fish ladder over a grade-control drop structure located approximately three miles from the mouth of Marsh Creek in the City of Brentwood, Contra Costa County

 

 E.     Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Venice Canals Foundation to construct a public beach accessway from the Venice Canals to Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

 

 F.    Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse previously authorized Conservancy funds to implement fish-passage improvement projects at Yonkers Creek ($75,000) and Salmon Creek ($45,000) within the counties of Del Norte and Humboldt, respectively.

 

  G.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Alameda County Resource Conservation District to assist in Wildlife-Friendly Pond Restoration by restoring a minimum of five livestock ponds in Alameda County based on

         wildlife-friendly design standards and specifications.

 

  H.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $9,500 to Berryessa Trails and Conservation to design two regionally significant trail segments of the proposed Lake Berryessa Shoreline Trail in the Lake District of eastern Napa County.

 

   I.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $45,000 to the SeaDoc Society of the University of California, for removal of derelict fishing gear in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

 

 

14.   Executive Officer’s Report

 

a.   Report on the San Francisco Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan

b.   Adoption of meeting schedule for 2007

c.   Conservation easement discussion

1.  Executive Officer’s memo

      2.  Draft SCC Easement Standards and Practices

 

 

15.   Deputy Attorney General’s Report

 

 

16.   Board Member Comments

 

 

17.   Public Comments

 

 

18.    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 United States of America vs. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California; the County of San Diego; and Other Interested Parties, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; 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).

 

 

October 5 – Board Tour:

 

10:00 am         Meet at Alviso Marina

Directions to Alviso Marina:

From Highway 880:   Exit onto Highway 237 west (Alviso-Milpitas Road). Turn right on No. First Street, turn right on Hope Street.  The park entrance is at the end of Hope Street.

From Highway 101:  Exit onto Highway 237 east (Mt. View-Alviso Freeway), exit at the Gold Street/Great America Parkway connector.  At the end of the off ramp, turn left under Highway 237 on to the Gold Street connector and then turn left onto Gold Street.  Turn left on Elizabeth Street, right on Hope Street.  The park entrance is at the end of Hope Street.

45 minute tour of Alviso Marina led by the Santa Clara County Recreation and Parks Department.  The Conservancy funded part of the Phase 1 work, which included picnic areas, trails, a boardwalk through the marsh, overlooks, and a reconfigured entrance and parking lot.  Phase 2, to be funded by Boating and Waterways, will include relocation of the silted in boat launch.

 

Directions to San Jose City Hall from Alviso Marina:

 

From First Street take 237 east

Take 880 South to San Jose

Exit Coleman Avenue (Note that this interchange is under a major reconstruction and the ramping changes daily.)

Head south (left) on Coleman

Coleman becomes Market Street

Left on Santa Clara Street

Go 7 blocks to 6th Street (immediately after San Jose City Hall)

Right into the City Hall parking garage.

 

11:00 am   Ride in bus to Downtown Guadalupe River Project (meet at City Hall Parking  Lot).   The public can follow the bus to the location.

 

Tour to be led by Dennis Korabiak of the City of San Jose Redevelopment Agency.  The Conservancy funded part of the Parkway that was built by the Redevelopment Agency on top of the Downtown Guadalupe River flood control project built by the Corps and Santa Clara Valley Water District. 

 

 

 

For more information, contact Dick Wayman at the Conservancy:

 

      1330 Broadway, 11th Floor

      Oakland, CA 94612

      (510) 286‑4182