Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman
Marisa Moret (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Mary Shallenberger, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)
Senate Representatives Assembly Representatives
Anthony Cannella (District 12) Luis Alejo (District 28)
Noreen Evans (District 2) William Monning (District 27)
Joseph Simitian (District 11) Das Williams (District 35)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Elena Eger, Legal Counsel
DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2012
TIME: 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Baldwin Hills- Scenic Overlook
6300 Hetzler Rd.
Culver City, CA
1. Roll Call
2. Approval of Minutes of November 10, 2011 Conservancy Meeting
3. Consent Items
A. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $156,000 of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetland Conservation Grant funds to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County for restoration planning in the Watsonville Slough area of southern Santa Cruz County.
B. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the City of Santa Barbara to update the Goleta Slough Management Plan with a sea level rise vulnerability assessment.
C. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to modify the Conservancy’s authorization of November 10, 2011 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District with respect to the 495-acre Bordessa Ranch property on the Estero Americano in western Sonoma County, to alter the manner in which the property interests may be acquired.
D. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation to produce a study that assesses shoreline vulnerability from future impacts of sea level rise in Monterey Bay.
E. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $285,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust to complete final design and permitting for the restoration of the 2,327-acre Sears Point property in Sonoma County.
F. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $85,000 to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District to study the feasibility of reusing dredged materials for tidal marsh restoration and climate change adaptation in Humboldt Bay.
4. Executive Officer Report
A. Update on progress on the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan
5. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $6,250,000 for engineering, hydrologic analyses, geotechnical assessments, and public access design and further authorization to disburse up to $240,000 to the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation for data collection and technical review to support environmental impact analysis and permit applications for the restoration of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve in Los Angeles County.
6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $714,600 to The River Project to develop the Rainwater Harvesting Project as part of the City of Los Angeles Green Streets Initiative program.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,557,581, including $1,232,500 to be reimbursed by the California Department of Water Resources and $700,081 to be reimbursed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for the construction of managed pond habitat and tidal wetlands in Ponds A16 and A17 in Santa Clara County as part of Phase I implementation of the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project.
8. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to Napa County to restore one or more sections of “Reach 8” of the Rutherford Reach of the Napa River.
9. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association to pursue implementation of recommendations in the Ocean Beach Master Plan by conducting a traffic circulation and access study, developing a joint coastal management framework, and developing a joint open space management agreement among the multiple management entities for Ocean Beach in the City and County of San Francisco.
10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $721,231 to Trout Unlimited to implement a suite of water conservation projects to enhance and restore anadromous fish habitat on key coastal watersheds.
11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $223,600 to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to acquire the 20-acre Freshwater Farms Nursery, Humboldt County for the purposes of protecting and restoring habitat and agricultural lands, and providing public access.
12. Conservancy Member Comments
13. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
14. CLOSED SESSION:
Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Laguna Terrace Park, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011 00528322; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; United States of America v. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; 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).
BOARD TOUR INFORMATION:
The Conservancy will tour the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The tour will commence at 10 am and conclude at noon. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour, but will need to provide their own transportation. For directions to the tour meeting point, please contact Mary Small, msmall@ scc.ca.gov, the day before the tour.
This Meeting Notice and Agenda may be found at http://scc.ca.gov under Quick Links, Public Meeting Notices.
N.B.: Agenda items may be taken out sequence at the discretion of the Board. At any time during the meeting, but prior to the adjournment of the open session of 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).
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or email@example.com or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.