May Board Meeting 2004
Paul Morabito (Public Member), Chairman
Douglas Bosco (Public Member)
Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)
Gary A. Hernandez (Public Member)
Donna Arduin (Director, Department of Finance); Fred Klass (Designated)
Mike Reilly (Chair, California Coastal Commission); Susan Hansch (Designated)
Mike Chrisman (Secretary for Resources); Karen Scarborough (Designated)
Senate Representatives Assembly Representatives
Wesley Chesbro (District 2) Hannah-Beth Jackson (District 35)
Betty Karnette (District 27) John Laird (District 27)
Bruce McPherson (District 15) Fran Pavley (District 41)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General
LOCATION: Farrand Hall
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, California
DATE: Thursday, May 27, 2004
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
- Roll Call
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to construct a new and expanded marine educational Sea Center building on Stearns Wharf, including interactive exhibits and hands-on displays for kindergarten through 12th-grade school children, as well as visiting tourists and local residents.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the City of Santa Barbara to implement the Goleta Slough Tidal Restoration Demonstration Project.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the City of Morro Bay for construction of a pedestrian boardwalk on the Morro Bay Harbor waterfront.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to the City of San Luis Obispo for acquisition of the Ahearn Ranch in the San Luis Obispo Creek watershed.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Cambria Community Services District for improvements to the Coastal Trail on the East West Ranch in northern San Luis Obispo County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $545,000 to the City of Pacifica to implement the second phase of the San Pedro Creek Watershed Enhancement Plan.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority for the acquisition of the Boudreau Property on the San Dieguito River.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks for final project development and preparation of environmental compliance documents for improvement of the water quality and habitat of Machado Lake and Wilmington Drain.
San Francisco Bay
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $575,000 to the Solano Land Trust toward the acquisition of the 1408-acre Eastern Swett Ranch in Solano County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $375,000 to Greenbelt Alliance, acting through the Bay Area Open Space Council, to further the natural resource and recreational goals of the San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department to construct shoreline access and recreation improvements at Alviso Marina County Park.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization: 1) for the Association of Bay Area Governments to disburse $186,381 of previously authorized Conservancy funds, and 2) to disburse up to $250,880 of additional funds to the East Bay Regional Park District for public access and recreation improvements at Tidewater Park in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the California Department of Water Resources for the acquisition of the 668-acre Meins Landing property in the Suisun Marsh in Solano County, California.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $260,000 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation for immediate public uses and facility planning, environmental analysis, and property cleanup on public land for the Carrington Ranch in coastal Sonoma County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy action on the following Consent Items:
- Authorization to disburse up to $55,000 to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy to augment funds, authorized by the Conservancy on January 23, 2003, to preserve, restore, and provide public access to Farmont Ranch, on the Ventura River adjacent to the City of Ojai, Ventura County, specifically for the restoration of trail corridors for habitat and erosion control.
- Authorization to disburse up to $110,000 to the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy to implement the Habitat Enhancement Plan for the Manchester Site in the city of Encinitas, San Diego County.
- Authorization to amend the Conservancy’s authorizations of October 26, 2000 and February 27, 2003, regarding the feasibility of removing Matilija Dam, Ventura County, by increasing the total grant amount to $1,950,000, and authorizing the disbursement of these additional funds as a grant to the County of Ventura.
- Authorization to amend the August 14, 2003 Conservancy resolution to eliminate one acceptance of an offer to dedicate a public access easement by the County of Santa Cruz from the conditions of the 26th Avenue Stairway construction project.
- Authorization to disburse up to $74,000 to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to determine the alignment of the Coastal Trail on property recently acquired by the National Park Service at Mori Point in Pacifica, San Mateo County, and to prepare plans and construction documents necessary for development of the trail.
- Authorization to disburse up to $61,500 to the City of Brisbane to acquire two parcels within Brisbane Acres, an unrecorded subdivision located on the upper slopes of San Bruno Mountain in the City of Brisbane.
- Authorization to disburse up to $200,000 of previously authorized Conservancy funds to the San Francisco Estuary Institute to manage the map-based database, tabular data warehouse and access system, and project web site for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.
- Authorization to disburse up to $35,000 to develop detailed engineering plans and complete environmental review for a fish passage project in Marsh Creek, in the city of Brentwood in Contra Costa County.
- Authorization to disburse $125,000 to Sail San Francisco for tall ships expositions and environmental education projects.
- Modification of the Conservancy’ April 25, 2002 authorization to disburse funds to the Sonoma County Regional Parks for the Joe Rodota/West County Regional Trail project through the authorization to disburse the additional amount of up to $197,000 for the construction of a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Santa Rosa Creek, rather than trail construction on an existing railroad right-of-way overpass, and for the construction of the remaining segment of the Joe Rodota/West County Regional Trail.
- Authorization to disburse up to $40,000 to Sonoma County to conduct a geotechnical investigation and engineering feasibility study in the vicinity of an eroded portion of the Bluff Top Trail Public Access Easement, seaward of Lots 23-25 at The Sea Ranch, and to conduct appraisals of easements and other studies on other sections of the Bluff Top Trail that may be susceptible to collapse.
- Authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to Trout Unlimited to prepare the Noyo River Plan to identify, prioritize, and project costs for strategic habitat restoration projects determined to meet the plan goal of improved fishery resource, water quality, and harbor viability.
- Authorization to disburse up to $353,400 to the Smith River Alliance to undertake Phase II of the feasibility analysis and preacquisition activities for the Pacific Shores subdivision, Del Norte County.
- Executive Officer’s Report
- Personnel Update
- Legislation and Budget Report
- Deputy Attorney General’s Report
- Litigation Summary
- Board Member Comments
- Public Comments
- Possible closed session to confer with counsel regarding Balkanski v. State Coastal Conservancy, Monterey County Superior Court Case No. M59080; City of Malibu and David Geffen v. Access for All, California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC277034; Serra Canyon Co. LTD v. California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SCO 73699; Colony Beach Preservation Assn. v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS 083683; California State Coastal Conservancy and California Coastal Commission v. City of Trinidad and John Frame, Humboldt County Superior Court No. CV030643; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).
- Possible closed session to confer with and give instruction to staff negotiators regarding negotiations with the Hearst Corporation pertaining to exploration of potential acquisition of property interests at the Hearst Ranch, San Luis Obispo County. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(7).
N.B.: This Meeting Notice and Tentative Agenda may be found on the Internet at:
N.B.: Following or at any time during 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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7) and (e).
For more information, contact Dick Wayman at the Conservancy:
1330 Broadway, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 286‑4182
Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 (Eureka)
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