Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Santa Cruz – December 01, 2016
Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Sara Ramirez Giroux (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Michael Cohen, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)
Senate Representatives Assembly Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26) Luis Alejo (District 30)
Anthony Cannella (District 12) Mark Stone (District 29)
Jerry Hill (District 13) Das Williams (District 37)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Jeannette MacMillan, Staff Counsel
DATE: December 1, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Seymour Marine Discovery Center
La Feliz Room
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA
1. ROLL CALL
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s September 29, 2016 public meeting.
3. CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $104,000 to the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County to undertake technical studies and develop conceptual restoration designs for Scotts Creek Lagoon, in Northern Santa Cruz County.
B. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to provide up to $118,000 to the Friends of the Sea Otter and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation to implement two separate projects designed to aid in the recovery of the southern sea otter, Santa Barbara through San Mateo Counties.
Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Westport Village Society to acquire the Kuhl property, an approximately 0.2-acre parcel, for the purpose of protecting the public access, open space and scenic resources of the Westport Headlands of Mendocino County.
D. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $33,000 to Moat Creek Managing Agency to operate and maintain public access improvements at Moat Creek Beach and along the Moat Creek segment of the California Coastal Trail in Mendocino County.
E. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $746,238, to be reimbursed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, to undertake studies in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project’s Adaptive Management Program in Santa Clara County.
F. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Solano County Water Agency to enhance salmon spawning habitat in Lower Putah Creek.
G. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $625,000, including $475,000 in federal grant funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for two and half years of planning, design, implementation, and monitoring activities for a Living Shorelines Phase II Demonstration Project at Giant Marsh in the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Contra Costa County.
H. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $95,900 to Literacy for Environmental Justice to install native gardens, native plant nursery, a stormwater harvesting system and green infrastructure at the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, in the City and County of San Francisco, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.
4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT
A. Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management Grant Program
B. Coastal Access Survey
C. Bay Area Urban Greening Conference
D. MoJo Coastwalk
5. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2 million to the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District for acquisition of approximately 170 acres of the Rancho Cañada Golf Club along the Carmel River and dedication of instream water rights in Carmel, Monterey County.
6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $388,000 to Trout Unlimited for implementation of an off-stream water storage project on San Gregorio Creek, in San Mateo County.
7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to acquire fee title to a portion of the170-acre Marywood Property in Scotts Valley and to acquire a conservation easement over the remainder of the property, to protect a wildlife corridor, to enable future establishment of a wildlife undercrossing of Highway 17, and to preserve and enhance the natural resources of the property, Santa Cruz County.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
8. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to the County of San Mateo to rehabilitate, enhance, and improve climate resiliency of public access facilities along the eastern section of the Promenade Trail and adjacent shoreline within the Coyote Point Recreation Area, including trail and beach improvements, in the City of San Mateo, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.
9. CLOSED SESSION
A. To confer regarding Bordessa v. Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Superior Court, Case No. SCV-256943. The session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(B).
B. To confer regarding Pappas, et al. v. State of California, et al. Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 1417388. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).
12. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS
13. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
CONSERVANCY BOARD TOUR – Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:00pm
The Conservancy will tour several proposed and previously approved Conservancy projects beginning at 2:00 pm at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse (Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero, 94060). The tour will include additional stops at the Scotts Creek Lagoon and along the Santa Cruz Coastal Rail Trail. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour, but must provide their own transportation. For any questions regarding the tour, please contact Trish Chapman at Trish.Chapman@scc.ca.gov.
N.B.: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Conservancy. 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 Sections 11126(a), (c) (7), and (e).
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.
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at
(510) 286-4182 or firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Conservancy:
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
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