Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Sacramento – May 16
Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš (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)
Benjamin Allen (District 26)
Jerry Hill (District 13)
Bill Monning (District 17)
Mark Stone (District 29)
Lorena Gonzalez(District 80)
Monique Limón (District 37)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel
DATE: May 16, 2019
TIME: 10:00 A.M
LOCATION: State Capitol
1315 10th Street, Room 126
Sacramento, CA 95814
1. ROLL CALL
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s March 14, 2019 public meeting.
3. CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $45,300 to Pie Ranch for the preparation of plans, permit applications, and environmental documentation for improvements to their visitor-serving barn, including two public restrooms and improvements to increase accessibility for people with physical disabilities, in southern San Mateo County.
B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $510,000 for consulting services to assist the Conservancy in maintaining and improving federal financial support for Conservancy projects.
4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT
B. Update on the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
5. Consideration and possible authorization to 1) disburse up to $600,000 to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. for final construction planning and design of Phase 2 South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project actions proposed for ponds between Old Alameda Creek and Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, Alameda County, 2) disburse up to $284,760 to environmental services contractors to design a gravel beach and berm for the bayfront levee at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, and 3) add Eden Landing Ecological Reserve to the sites available for placement of dredged sediment from the Redwood City Harbor; and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.
6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $4,763,009, of which a total of $3,563,009 will be reimbursed by grants and mitigation funds, including: a $2,151,548 grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, a $943,711 grant from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service North American Wetlands Conservation Act, a $400,000 grant from the Santa Clara Valley Water District, and $67,750 in BCDC mitigation funds, for the planning, management, treatment, monitoring, and restoration activities of the San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project, and vegetation mapping for the South Bay.
7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $419,100 to Trout Unlimited for demolition of a concrete ford and construction of a bridge on No-Name Creek to improve fish passage on San Clemente Creek, a tributary to the Carmel River, Monterey County.
8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $3.9 million to the City of Goleta for enhancement of monarch butterfly and other wildlife habitat at Ellwood Mesa, Santa Barbara County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.
9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to Santa Clara River Conservancy to develop a restoration and public access plan for the former California Watercress property on the Santa Clara River in Ventura County.
10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,049,991 to the Newport Bay Conservancy to prepare final designs and implement Phase 2A of the Big Canyon Creek Restoration project within the 60-acre Big Canyon Nature Park in the City of Newport Beach and County of Orange, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.
11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $184,700 to one public entity and six nonprofit organizations for seven community-based natural resource restoration and enhancement projects in Southern California coastal wetlands and watersheds in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $800,000 to the Trust for Public Land for the acquisition of 136 acres of undeveloped land at the headwaters of the north fork of Arroyo Sequit Creek in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Los Angeles County.
13. 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).
14. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS
15. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
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. Also, an assistive listening device can be made available for use during the meeting.
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Anulika (Ann) White at
(510) 286-0343 or Anulika.White@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy:
1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
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