Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Redwood City – April 27, 2017

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Sara Ramirez Giroux (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Dayna Bochco, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Michael Cohen, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26)
Anthony Cannella (District 12)
Jerry Hill (District 13)

Assembly Representatives
Mark Stone (District 29)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA

DATE: April 27, 2017
TIME: 10:00 A.M
LOCATION: City of Redwood City
City Hall – City Council Chambers
1017 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s February 2, 2017 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $65,582 to the Mid Klamath Watershed Council to prepare a restoration plan for floodplain habitat along a 70-mile reach of the Klamath River heavily impacted by historic mining, in Siskiyou County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Marin Resource Conservation District to plan and implement carbon farming projects that improve soil productivity, water sustainability and greenhouse gas sequestration for agriculture and watershed resiliency on ranches in western Marin County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

C. Modification of the Conservancy’s December 4, 2008 grant authorization for the “Golden Gate Bridge South Visitors Plaza Improvements” project by amending the project scope to allow the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District to use $258,852.17 of the grant for construction and improvement of visitor-serving amenities at the South Visitor Plaza of the Golden Gate Bridge, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Research Findings on Barriers to Public Access to the California Coast.
B. Low Cost Overnight Accommodations Study and Data Collection.
C. Potential Impacts of FY 2018 Federal Budget.
D. Process for Strategic Plan Update (2018-2022).
E. Report on outcome of meeting regarding the Eel River Estuary and Centerville Slough Enhancement Project.
F. Sea Change San Mateo County.
G. Legislative Report.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

5. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000, including up to $276,000 from Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and up to $224,000 from San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, for planning, design, permit applications, and environmental compliance documents for the Terminal Four Wharf Removal Project near Point San Pablo, Contra Costa County.

6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 in funds provided to the Conservancy by the Marin Community Foundation to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for four projects that address the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, particularly on underserved communities, in Marin County.

NORTH COAST

7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $413,080 to the Mid Klamath Watershed Council to prepare a programmatic environmental document and Aquatic Restoration Action Plan to facilitate fisheries restoration in the Six Rivers National Forest, in Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, and Siskiyou Counties.

CENTRAL COAST

8. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $931,194 to the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County for implementation of the Pajaro Valley Groundwater Recharge Project, Santa Cruz County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to the City of Carpinteria to acquire a 21.2-acre coastal bluff parcel commonly known as Carpinteria Bluffs III in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County.

SOUTH COAST

10. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,000,000 to the City of Los Angeles to develop the Implementation Plan, and install fencing and signage, for the Taylor Yard River Park on the Los Angeles River in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County.

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $406,282 to Amigos de los Rios to design and implement an urban greening project at the El Monte Youth Recreation Center in the City of El Monte, Los Angeles County.

12. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $799,813 to the City of South El Monte to prepare plans, designs, and permit applications for the Merced Avenue Greenway Project in the City of South El Monte, Los Angeles County.

13. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to North East Trees to prepare final designs and implement an urban forestry and habitat restoration project at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Los Angeles County.

14. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $332,500 to Amigos de los Rios to design and implement an urban greening project at Hollydale Regional Park in the City of South Gate, Los Angeles County.

15. 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)(A).

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).

C. To confer regarding Rubino v. CCC et al. (Mendocino Land Trust, RPI), Mendocino County Superior Court, Case No. SCUK-CVPT-2016-67612-2. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(C).

D. To confer regarding Russ, et al. v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Humboldt County Superior Court, Case No. CV170269. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

16. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

17. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

18. ADJOURNMENT

CONSERVANCY TOUR INFORMATION:

The Conservancy will tour a previously approved Conservancy project beginning at 2:00 PM at the Bair Island. Our meeting point will be at 700 Bair Island Road, Redwood City, CA 94063. There will be no additional stop after this tour. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour, but must provide their own transportation. For any questions regarding the tour, please contact Brenda Buxton at Brenda.Buxton@scc.ca.gov

Note:   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 Anulika White no later than five days prior to meeting.
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Anulika White at
(510) 286-0343 or Anulika.White@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy:

1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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