Meeting Notice

 

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

Peter Sadowski (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

 

 

 

AGENDA

                                                     DATE:  Thursday, October 18, 2012

                                                       TIME:    9:00 am

  LOCATION:   Wharfinger Building – The Great Room

                           Eureka Public Marina

                           1 Marina Way

                           Eureka, CA 

 

                                                  

 

1.   Roll Call

 

2.      Approval of Minutes of August 2, 2012 Conservancy Meeting.

 

3.       CONSENT ITEMS

 

A.    Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $78,750 to Save the Redwoods League to complete planning, design and permitting for a new approximately 2 mile section of the California Coastal Trail on the Usal-Shady Dell Creek Property, northern Mendocino County.

 

B.     Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $162,000 to Sonoma Land Trust to complete final engineered designs, environmental review and permitting for three priority fish passage improvements on Stuart Creek, and for public access improvements on the Stuart Creek Run property near Glen Ellen, Sonoma County.

 

C.     Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $90,000 to the Redwood Community Action Agency to prepare conceptual plans for a new section of California Coastal Trail from Little River State Beach to Scenic Drive, Humboldt County.

 

D.    Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $175,000 to the Alameda County Resource Conservation District to plan and implement a minimum of four wildlife-friendly pond restoration projects as part of the Alameda County Wildlife-Friendly Pond Restoration Program, Alameda County.

 

E.     Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $125,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for construction of approximately 3 miles of the Bay Area Ridge Trail known as Martinez Feeder Trail #1, and for surveying of an additional 0.7-mile segment of the same trail, west of the City of Martinez in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

 

F.      Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $545,562, including $465,562 to be reimbursed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for a comprehensive program of mercury studies as part of adaptive management of the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project, Santa Clara County.

 

 

4.      EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

 

A.    Update on the SF Bay Restoration Authority

 

B.     Budget Report

 

C.     Strategic Plan

 

D.    Ag  Easements  -  Supervisor Steve Kinsey

 

E.     Consideration and possible Conservancy adoption of meeting dates in 2013.

 

F.      Legislative Report

 

 

NORTH COAST

 

5.      Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,350,000 to the Crescent City Harbor District to construct a promenade around the Inner Boat Basin, a new approximately half -mile long section of California Coastal Trail, and other public access improvements at the Crescent City Harbor, Del Norte County.

 

6.      Consideration and possible Conservancy modification of the Conservancy’s March 29, 2012 authorization by approving an additional disbursement of up to $1,574,000 in funds, received by the Conservancy from the California Department of Transportation, to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust for: (a) the acquisition of a conservation easement over 204 acres of the 1,194-acre Barboni Ranch; (b) pre-acquisition planning activities; and (c) providing an endowment for the perpetual management of California Red-Legged Frog dispersal habitat on the Barboni Ranch, Marin County.

 

7.      Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $235,000 to the City of Arcata to restore and enhance the McDaniel Slough Wetlands in Humboldt County.

 

8.      Consideration and possible Conservancy approval of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program for the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Plan for Public Access, and authorization to disburse up to $220,000 to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council for implementation of public access improvements in the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness, Mendocino County.

 

9.      Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,362,000 to the City of Fort Bragg for the construction of the Ka Kahleh coastal trail and associated facilities on Noyo Headlands Park, the former Georgia Pacific Mill Site, for natural resource enhancement on a portion of the site, and for the acquisition of the 4-acre Johnson Property, anticipated to be the location of a portion of the trail, Mendocino County.

 

10.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $263,000 to the Marin Resource Conservation District to implement habitat enhancement projects in the Tomales Bay Watershed, Western Marin County.

 

11.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Coastal Ecosystems Institute of Northern California to prepare a sea level rise adaptation plan for the Humboldt Bay Region, Humboldt County.

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY

 

12.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,189,500, including $992,000 to be reimbursed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program and $1,232,500 to be reimbursed by the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management Program, to the Sonoma Land Trust for implementation of the Sears Point Wetland and Watershed Restoration Project in Sonoma County.

 

13.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for the acquisition of approximately 1,367 acres of property to expand the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Alameda County.

 

14.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for acquisition of up to 51acres of the 148-acre Pacific Custom Materials Property in order to expand and improve Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline between Martinez and Port Costa in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

 

15.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust for acquisition of the 490-acre Mount Madonna County Park Area property in Santa Clara County.

 

16.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust for acquisition of the 358-acre Uvas Reservoir County Park Area property near the City of Morgan Hill in unincorporated Santa Clara County.

 

17.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the City of Richmond to implement a creek daylighting, restoration and public access greenbelt project at Baxter Creek within the Miraflores Green Housing Project, Contra Costa County.

 

18.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to The Exploratorium to construct exhibits for the Bay Observatory and Public Promenade at the new Exploratorium location on Piers 15/17, and to develop future exhibit concepts and a related program series for the Exploratorium, San Francisco County.

 

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

19.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District to acquire the 317-acre Whisler Wilson Ranch near Point Lobos, for natural resource protection and public access, Monterey County.

 

20.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000, including $100,000 of grant funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the City of Santa Barbara to implement fish passage improvements in lower Mission Creek,  southern Santa Barbara County.

 

21.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse  up to $40,000 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to prepare final design, permit, and environmental review documents for the future development of a campground at the Piedras Blancas Motel site within Hearst San Simeon State Park, San Luis Obispo County.

 

 

SOUTH COAST

 

22.  Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,506,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for acquisition of the 56-acre McGehee property adjacent to the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park for open space, public access, and habitat preservation, Orange County.

 

 

STATEWIDE

23. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount up to $300,000 to Coastwalk California, Inc. to 1) develop a California Coastal Trail Association, 2) implement  the Coastal Trail signing program; and 3) promote public use of and support for the  California Coastal Trail.

 

 

24.  Conservancy Member Comments

 

 

25.  Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

 

 

26.  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).

 

 

27.     Adjournment

 

 

 

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 dwayman@scc.ca.gov  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 public meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.