April 2009 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice


Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Jack Baylis (Public Member)

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources; Karen Scarborough (Designated)

Bonnie Neely, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Michael Genest, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)


Senate Representatives                                     Assembly Representatives

Abel Maldonado (District 15)                           William Monning (District 27)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                              Noreen Evans (District 7)

Christine Kehoe (District 39)                            Lori Saldaña (District 76)


Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General

Glenn Alex, Legal Counsel



DATE: Thursday, April 2, 2009

TIME: 10:00 am

LOCATION: State Capitol – Hearing Room 126

Sacramento, CA


  1. Roll Call


  1. Approval of Minutes of February 26, 2009 Teleconference Public Meeting.




  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment the Conservancy’s September 20, 2007 Central California Beach and Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Program approval to disburse up to $210,000 of federal grant funds to Save Our Shores for the development of a community-based beach and marine debris prevention and removal program in Santa Cruz County.


  1. Executive Officer Report


  1. Strategic plan update
  2. Legislative report
  3. OPC Report
  4. Long Term Financial Strategy




  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to: 1) disburse up to $565,454 of federal grant funds from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and from the United States Minerals Management Service’s Coastal Impact Assistance Program for 2009 treatment and eradication projects and water quality monitoring to implement the Invasive Spartina Project Control Program within the San Francisco Estuary; and 2) modification of the Conservancy’s prior authorization of April 24, 2008 by permitting the use of any remaining funds authorized for 2008 treatment and eradication to be used for treatment and eradication in 2009 or subsequent years.




  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept a grant from the San Diego Association of Governments and augment the Conservancy’s December 4, 2008 authorization by disbursing an additional amount of up to $540,000 for preliminary engineering design and environmental review of the Buena Vista Lagoon Restoration Project, San Diego County.


  1.  Deputy Attorney General’s Report


  1. Conservancy Member Comments


  1. Public Comments
  2. Possible closed session to confer regarding: United States of America vs. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California; the County of San Diego; and Other Interested Parties, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; 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).


  1. Adjournment


N.B.:    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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7), and (e).



For more information, contact Dick Wayman at the Conservancy:


1330 Broadway, 13th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 286‑4182

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