Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Arcata – October 17

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: October 17, 2019
TIME: 09:00 A.M
LOCATION: Arcata City Hall
736 F Street, Council Chambers Room
Arcata, CA 95521

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s August 22, 2019 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the City of Santa Ana to design Phase II of the Santiago Park Improvements project in the City of Santa Ana in Orange County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to Orange County Coastkeeper to augment the Conservancy grant, previously authorized on June 25, 2015, for oyster and eelgrass restoration using a living shoreline approach in Upper Newport Bay in Newport Beach, California.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $99,102 to the Mid Klamath Watershed Council to develop design and environmental compliance documents for a habitat restoration project at Red Cap Creek, near the community of Orleans, Humboldt County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $202,528 to Sanctuary Forest to develop design and environmental compliance documents for 185 instream habitat enhancement projects in the upper Mattole River in Humboldt County.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $103,600 to the County of Del Norte to prepare plans, permit applications, and environmental review for the repair of an existing ramp to the beach at Wavecrest Drive Coastal Access and for a new accessible pathway on Pebble Beach Drive in Del Norte County.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $90,000 to the City of Crescent City to prepare a Beachfront Park Master Plan to improve public access to the coast for residents and visitors of Crescent City.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $60,911.11 to Nature Collective to conduct invasive plant species management on 7.62 acres of coastal wetlands at the Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve in San Diego County. POSTPONED

H. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 for environmental and engineering services to support design and implementation of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Development of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidelines for the Conservancy.

B. Legislative Report.

C. Consideration and possible approval of the 2020 Conservancy meeting schedule.

NORTH COAST

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $325,000 to Humboldt County to develop a feasibility study for anadromous fish habitat enhancement and flood reduction in the lower Jacoby Creek watershed in Arcata and Bayside, Humboldt County.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $900,000 to the Redwood Community Action Agency for planning, design, and environmental review needed to enable development of the Little River Trail, a section of the California Coastal Trail from Little River State Beach to Scenic Drive, in Humboldt County.

CENTRAL COAST

7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to augment $50,000 previously authorized by the Executive Officer for consultant services to facilitate development of a contemporary Hollister Ranch Access Program, Santa Barbara County.

8. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to Monterey County to construct a segment of the California Coastal Trail in Moss Landing, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the City of Santa Barbara to acquire the 5.3-acre Palermo parcel in lower Arroyo Burro watershed, Santa Barbara County, California.

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $3,067,000 of grant funds from the California Natural Resources Agency’s Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program to four public agencies and non-profit organizations to carry out planning and implementation projects that will improve forest health and wildfire resiliency, facilitate greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and increase carbon sequestration in forests; and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

SOUTH COAST

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the City of Santa Ana for construction of the Santiago Park Phase I Improvements in the City of Santa Ana in Orange County.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,400,000 to Association of Bay Area Governments to fund design and implementation of projects to complete the San Francisco Bay Trail.

13. Consideration and possible recommendation to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission that sixteen resource protection and public access projects be included in the Priority Conservation Area Grant Program.

14. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $900,000 in funds provided to the Conservancy by the Marin Community Foundation to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for five projects that address the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, particularly on underserved communities, in Marin County.

15. 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).

16. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

17. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

18. ADJOURNMENT

CONSERVANCY TOUR INFORMATION:

On Wednesday, October 16, the Conservancy will tour projects related to coastal forest restoration in Redwood National and State Parks. The tour will begin at 1:00 pm at the South Operations Center of Redwood National and State Parks, 121200 US Highway 101, Orick. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour but must provide their own transportation. For any questions regarding the tour, please contact Karyn Gear at Karyn.Gear@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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