December 2005 Board Meeting
Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman
Gary A. Hernandez (Public Member), Vice Chairman
Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources; Karen Scarborough (Designated)
Meg Caldwell, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Michael Genest, Acting Director, Department of Finance; Fred Klass (Designated)
Senate Representatives Assembly Representatives
Wesley Chesbro (District 2) John Laird (District 27)
Sheila Kuehl (District 23) Fran Pavley (District 41)
Abel Maldonado (District 15) Loni Hancock (District 14)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General
Location: City Hall – Council Chambers
2212 Beach Boulevard
DATE: Thursday, December 8, 2005
TIME: 10:30 am
- Roll Call
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation to restore two miles of riparian corridor and 10 acres of upland oak savannah, and to prepare site specific engineering plans and environmental documentation for the restoration of five acres of seasonal wetlands, all located within the Laguna de Santa Rosa in Sonoma County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to acquire a conservation easement on the Price Creek Ranch in Humboldt County.
- Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $275,000 to the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department for Phase II public access improvements at Windsor Riverfront Park on the Russian River.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department for public access improvements at Guerneville River Park on the Russian River.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $10 million to the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission for the acquisition of approximately 32 miles of railroad right-of-way known as the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line in order to preserve suitable portions of the right-of-way for future use as a public pedestrian and bicycle trail and as a segment of the California Coastal Trail.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct a species recovery and access management program for the Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern on publicly owned beaches in Ventura County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to enter into a joint exercise of powers agreement with the City of Long Beach, City of Seal Beach, and the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, establishing the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority for the purpose of acquiring and restoring the Los Cerritos Wetland Complex in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy approval of a final design for the California Coastal Trail emblem, to be used statewide at all segments of the Coastal Trail.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to redirect up to $400,000 in previously authorized funds to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for acquisition and restoration of portions of the Argano Ranch in the San Luis Obispo Creek watershed.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to three hundred ninety-five thousand dollars ($395,000) to the City of San Mateo to construct the Bay Marshes Trail in Shoreline Park.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) to Coastwalk, Inc. to provide GIS mapping of the California Coastal Trail, develop stewardship programs for trail maintenance and operation, and provide public information concerning the trail through the Internet and other means.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation for planning, data collection, and other activities associated with the restoration of the Ballona Wetlands, Los Angeles County, and to implement the Santa Monica Bay Plan, adopted by the Conservancy on August 2, 2001.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend its August 14, 2003 authorization and disburse to Sustainable Conservation up to $120,000 to construct a well as a component of a fish barrier removal project in San Mateo County’s Memorial County Park (part of the Pescadero Park complex) at Pescadero Creek, and up to $20,000 to prioritize other San Mateo County fish barrier removal projects for possible implementation.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to\ Save San Francisco Bay Association to carry out six community-based wetland restoration projects around San Francisco Bay.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to GreenInfo Network for mapping and geographic information activities to support planning for the restoration and enhancement of the Ballona Wetlands in Los Angeles County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend its August 14, 2003 authorization and disburse to Sustainable Conservation up to $50,000 for the preparation of the final design and permits for an offsite water storage facility to assist in the conservation of anadromous fish resources in Pine Gulch Creek, a tributary to the Bolinas Lagoon, in Marin County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to Humboldt County, to rehabilitate the Fairhaven ‘T’ Access Point on the north spit of Humboldt Bay, between the communities of Samoa and Fairhaven.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $44,300 to the Yurok Tribe to augment funds authorized in February 2003 for preparation of a management plan to preserve public access and protect cultural and natural resources on the Tsurai Village Site in Trinidad, Humboldt County, in order to complete the plan through additional cultural and environmental studies and public informational meetings.
- Executive Officer’s Report
- Long-term financial strategy update
- Ex 1
- Conservancy Personnel update
- Deputy Attorney General’s Report
- Board Member Comments
- Public Comments
- Possible closed session to confer with counsel regarding: 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; Frame v. City of Trinidad et al., Humboldt County Superior Court No. DR980359; possible legal action with respect to the blockage of legal access to the Conservancy’s Victorine Ranch property in Monterey County; 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).
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
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