Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Sausalito – August 22

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair
Marce Gutiérrez-Graudi?š (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; Gayle Miller (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26)
Bill Monning (District 17)
Jerry Hill (District 13)

Assembly Representatives
Mark Stone (District 29)
Lorena Gonzalez(District 80)
Monique Limón (District 37)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA

DATE: August 22, 2019
TIME: 10:00 A.M
LOCATION: Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway, Multi-Purpose Room
Sausalito, CA 94965

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s May 16, 2019 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association to continue physical, chemical, and biological monitoring of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon in San Diego County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to enter into a Feasibility Cost Share Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Santa Clara Valley Water District for a federal feasibility study for the Santa Clara County shoreline between San Francisquito Creek and Guadalupe River.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $112,154 to eleven nonprofit organizations and public agencies to acquire beach wheelchairs and associated storage at various sites on the California coast and in San Francisco Bay to facilitate access for persons with disabilities.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $80,000 to the Montebello Unified School District to produce three sets of three-dimensionally printed reproductions of 237 archaeological artifacts unearthed on the Bolsa Chica Mesa in Orange County.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $205,000 to the San Francisco Estuary Institute to prepare the City of Riverside Urban and Historical Ecology Case Study in the County of Riverside.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $145,190 to the University of California Davis; U.S. Geological Survey; Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; Point Blue; Aquatic Science Center; Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association; and the University of Southern California Sea Grant, to augment the previously authorized grant for marsh migration and estuary dynamics studies as recommended by the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust to acquire the 54-acre Cooper Creek Addition in Sonoma County, for habitat conservation, water quality protection, open space and public access uses compatible with natural resource protection.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Consideration and possible adoption of grant program guidelines for the solicitation, evaluation, and award of grants using Proposition 68 funds designated for climate adaptation projects that are consistent with the Coastal Conservancy’s San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program.

B. Update on the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority and the protection and restoration of the Los Cerritos Wetlands in Long Beach and Seal Beach, Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

C. Legislative Report

D. Annual Financial Report

E. Update on Hollister Ranch Public Access Planning

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $884,000 to Contra Costa County to implement the North Richmond Watershed Connections Project, consisting of the installation of rain gardens and bioswales, street trees, and other watershed-focused public trail amenities along Fred Jackson Way in North Richmond, Contra Costa County, and the adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $600,000 (six hundred thousand dollars) to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to develop and implement various projects for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $450,000 to American Rivers for the Three Creeks Parkway Restoration Project, to restore 4,000 linear feet of riparian channel and twelve and a half acres of riparian and floodplain habitat and improve portions of the Marsh Creek Regional Trail along the Marsh Creek flood control channel in Brentwood, Contra Costa County, and the adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $20,000,000 of which a total of $2,980,000 will be reimbursed by grants, including $2,000,000 from the Association of Bay Area Governments and $980,000 from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, for construction and related post-construction costs of the first phase of the Bel Marin Keys Unit V component of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project.

NORTH COAST

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,086,982 of grant funds from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to the Redwood Community Action Agency to implement the Martin Slough Enhancement Project in the Elk River watershed in Humboldt County.

SOUTH COAST

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,025,000 to the City of Riverside for (1) the acquisition of 4 acres at 5200 Tequesquite Avenue in the City of Riverside in Riverside County, and (2) the preparation of designs, engineering, and environmental documentation for 9 projects along 4.7 miles of the Santa Ana River Parkway, from Fairmount Park to Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park, in the City of Riverside in Riverside County.

STATEWIDE

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $805,000 to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for 29 projects that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to explore the California coast throughout the State.

12. 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).

13. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

14. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

15. ADJOURNMENT

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 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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