Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Riverside – March 14

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Sara Ramirez Giroux (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Dayna Bochco, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Keely Bosler, 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)
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (District 80)
Monique Limón (District 37)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Jon Gurish, Staff Counsel

AGENDA

DATE: March 14, 2019
TIME: 09:30 A.M
LOCATION: City of Riverside – Lakeside Room at Fairmount Park
2601 Fairmount Blvd
Riverside, CA 92501

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s December 6, 2018 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $93,000 to Save the Redwoods League to prepare plans, designs and permit applications for a 4.45-mile extension of the California Coastal Trail on the Usal-Shady Dell Creek property in northern Mendocino County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $54,716 to the Watershed Research and Training Center for the preparation of designs, permit applications, and environmental analyses of a creek and meadow restoration project on Indian Valley Creek, a tributary to the South Fork Trinity River, in Trinity County.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County to augment the Conservancy’s May 26, 2016 authorization of $200,000 to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for the construction of public access improvements at the Pismo Ranch Preserve located adjacent to the City of Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $30,000 to The Ocean Foundation for the installation of native plants, and to perform litter and invasive plant removal around Paradise Creek in National City, San Diego County, to restore wetland habitat function, improve water quality, and increase ecosystem health and resilience.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $71,826 to the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy to restore riparian habitat in the San Dieguito River Valley, San Diego County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to The Smith River Alliance, Inc. to prepare a feasibility study of fish and wildlife habitat restoration opportunities in Elk Creek in Del Norte County.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Salmon River Restoration Council to prepare designs, environmental review pursuant to NEPA/CEQA, and permit applications for the restoration of Red Bank, a section of the North Fork of the Salmon River in Siskiyou County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Santa Ana River Conservancy Program Report.

B. Legislative Report.

C. Equity and Environmental Justice Guidelines.

D. Strategic Plan Annual Progress Report.

E. Report on Explore the Coast Overnight Assessment.

F. Report on the Levee Breach at Pacheco Pond, Marin County California.

G. Report on Collaboration Agreement for Development of a Contemporary Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program.

H. Resolution of Appreciation for Conservancy Member Karen Finn.

SOUTH COAST

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $6,895,100 to nine nonprofit organizations and public agencies for ten projects to improve coastal water quality, preserve and enhance coastal resources, and enhance coastal access within Santa Monica Bay and its watershed to implement the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,890,363 to the County of San Diego to construct the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Campground in San Diego County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council for planning of future Bay Area Ridge Trail projects.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to improve and construct five miles of Bay Area Ridge Trail between Garin Regional Park and Vallejo Mill Historic Park in Alameda County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

CENTRAL COAST

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $6,200,000 to San Mateo County for the acquisition of the 58-acre Tunitas Creek Beach in San Mateo County, and for the preparation of plans, designs, environmental documentation and permit applications for potential public access improvements and natural resource protection at Tunitas Creek Beach.

10. CLOSED SESSION

A. To confer regarding Pappas, et al. v. State Coastal Conservancy, 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).

B. To confer regarding City of Trinidad v. Tsurai Ancestral Society, State Coastal Conservancy, et al., Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. DR180684. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

C. 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).

D. To confer regarding Lent, et al. v. California Coastal Commission (State Coastal Conservancy, Real Party in Interest), L.A. County Superior Court, Case No. BS167531. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

11. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

12. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

13. ADJOURNMENT

CONSERVANCY TOUR INFORMATION:

On Wednesday, March 13, the Conservancy will tour several projects on the Santa Ana River beginning at 11:00AM at the Downey Street River Park, 9298 64th Street, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509. The tour will include additional stops at the Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park and Fairmount Park, both in Riverside. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour, but must provide their own transportation. For any questions regarding the tour, please contact Megan Cooper at Megan.Cooper@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 Taylor Samuelson no later than five days prior to meeting.
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Taylor Samuelson at
(510) 286-4182 or Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy:
1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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