Meeting Notice

 

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

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

Patrick Kruer, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Michael Genest, Director, Department of Finance; Fred Klass (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                     Assembly Representatives

Abel Maldonado (District 15)                           Loni Hancock (District 14)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                              John Laird (District 27)

Christine Kehoe (District 39)                            Patty Berg (District 1)

 

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General

Jack Judkins, Legal Counsel

 

 

 AGENDA

 

                                             LOCATION:   City of Fort Bragg – Town Hall

                                                              363 N. Main Street

                                                                      Fort Bragg, CA 

                                                       DATE:    Thursday, September 20, 2007

                                                        TIME:   9:00 a.m.

 

 

1.   Roll Call

 

 

2.   Approval of Minutes

 

 

NORTH COAST

 

3.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to the Point Reyes National Seashore Association to implement a wetland restoration plan for the Giacomini Ranch at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County.

 

4.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to Sonoma Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District for acquisition of the 1,235-acre Poff Property for addition to Sonoma Coast State Beach in western Sonoma County.

 

5.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to acquire a conservation easement over the 750-acre Poncia Ranch south of the town of Tomales, in western Marin County.

 

6.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $193,000 to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District for habitat restoration projects on Howe Creek and Price Creek and two salmonid-bearing tributaries to the Lower Eel River Watershed, located west of the town of Rio Dell, Humboldt County.

 

7.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $275,000 to the Marin Resource Conservation District to prepare the final design and permits for offsite water storage facilities that will conserve water resources and protect anadromous fish resources in Pine Gulch Creek, a tributary to the Bolinas Lagoon, in Marin County.

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

8.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3 million to the Association of Bay Area Governments for projects to extend the San Francisco Bay Trail.

 

9.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Port of San Francisco for construction of a new boat launch ramp in the bay in the City of San Francisco near Pier 52.

 

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

10. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 of coastal access funds to Save Our Shores to develop a community-based beach and marine debris prevention and removal program to benefit the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Cruz County.

 

 

 

SOUTH COAST

 

11. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,000,000  to the Maritime Museum Association of San Diego to construct a replica of the historic ship San Salvador for use as a waterfront attraction, historical museum and sailing classroom.

 

12. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,000,000 to the Ocean Institute to assist in the construction of the new Seaside Learning Center at Dana Point Harbor in Orange County.

 

13. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to prepare a comprehensive restoration plan and to complete environmental impact analysis and permit applications for a project to restore natural habitat and improve public access to the Ballona Wetlands in Los Angeles County.

 

 

  14.  CONSENT

 

A.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $440,000 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation and up to $60,000 to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains for removal of a berm and restoration of riparian habitat in Topanga Canyon State Park, Los Angeles County, to implement the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan.

 

B.  Consideration and possible Conservancy modification of its November 9, 2006 authorization for the disbursement of funds for acquisition of a conservation easement on the Valley View Ranch in Petrolia, Humboldt County, in order to allow the Conservancy to use $100,000 from that authorization to purchase an option to acquire the conservation easement.

 

C.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 additional funding to the County of Santa Barbara to reconstruct three public beach accessways on Del Playa Drive in Isla Vista, Santa Barbara County.

 

D.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $87,300 to Jughandle Creek Farm and Nature Center for planning and initial implementation of improvements to the center’s environmental education facilities in Mendocino County.

 

E.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $40,000 to the Friends of the Elephant Seal for management of public access at a shoreline boardwalk and two parking areas along State Highway 1, San Luis Obispo County.

 

F.   Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to disburse previously authorized Conservancy funds for construction of the San Francisco Bay Trail through a portion of Coyote Point Recreation Area in San Mateo County.

 

G.  Consideration  and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County and modification of the Conservancy’s previous authorization to enable continuation of the Cambria/Lodge Hill Restoration Program, San Luis Obispo County.

 

H.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the  Sonoma County Regional Parks  Department to complete a programmatic, environmental document for the Bodega Bay Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Plan in Bodega Bay, Sonoma County.

 

I.    Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $21,925 to Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods to produce and distribute 750 Bilingual Rip-Current and Steep Beach Signs for ocean beaches in Sonoma County and statewide.

 

J.    Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $20,000 to the City of Crescent City to complete the Battery Point and Brown Property Feasibility Study for potential acquisition, restoration and public access on 9.5-acres of property on the waterfront in Crescent City, Del Norte County.

 

 

15. Consideration and possible Conservancy adoption of the 2007 State Coastal Conservancy Strategic Plan.

 

 

16. Executive Officer’s Report 

 

a.       Update on the City of Fort Bragg’s Georgia Pacific Mill Site Acquisition Project

b.      Legislative Report

c.       Adoption of  2008 Conservancy Meeting Schedule

d.      OPC Briefing

 

 

17. Deputy Attorney General’s Report

 

 

18. Board Member Comments

 

 

19. Public Comments

 

 

20. Possible closed session to confer regarding:  Sonoma Land Trust v. Port Sonoma  Associates et al., Sonoma County Superior Court Case No. SCV-239392; Jack Roth v. California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy  and Access for All, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BS102404; 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).

 

 

21. Adjournment

 

 

***CONSERVANCY TOUR SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2007***

 

The Conservancy Board will tour the Navarro Headlands and Salmon Creek Forest projects. The tour will begin at 1 pm at the Navarro Headlands parking lot, located on Highway 1 approximately 1 1/3 miles north of the junction of Highway 128 and Highway 1, and will proceed from there to the Salmon Creek forest. The tour will conclude at 5 pm.  Members of the public are welcome, but must provide their own transportation. Please RSVP to Karyn Gear at kgear@scc.ca.gov.

 

 

 

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, 13th Floor

      Oakland, CA 94612

      (510) 286‑4182