December 2009 Board Meeting

Teleconference Meeting Notice


Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Jack Baylis (Public Member)

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Natural 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



Teleconference Meeting

DATE: December 3, 2009

TIME:  9:00 am




State Coastal Conservancy                             City Hall, Room 234

1330 Broadway                                              1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

11th Floor Conference Room                                     San Francisco, CA

Oakland, CA


Natural Resources Agency                             37 Old Courthouse Square, Ste 200

1416 Ninth Street, 13th Floor                          Santa Rosa, CA

Sacramento, CA


Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

825 Fifth Street, Room 111

Eureka, CA


  1. Roll Call


  1. Approval of Minutes of October 29, 2009 Board Meeting




  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy modification of prior Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,500,000 to the Ventura County Watershed Protection District to include reimbursement of the non-federal share of the cost of engineering and design services provided by the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Program.


  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment the Carpinteria Creek Watershed Restoration: Bliss and Cate School Fish Passage Improvement project with $220,000 from the Arroyo Hondo Steelhead Passage Enhancement project, both previously authorized by the Conservancy, Santa Barbara County.


  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments to disburse up to $150,000 of previously-authorized Conservancy funds to the East Bay Regional Park District to construct a segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail between San Pablo and Wildcat Creeks, Contra Costa County.


  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to provide up to $108,800 $94,250.00 to the Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz Campus, to undertake Phase II of a study to identify the impacts of coastal contaminants and anthropogenic stressors on sea otter recovery.


  1. Executive Officer Report


  1. Adoption of schedule of Coastal Conservancy 2010 meetings
  2. Ocean Protection Council update
  3. Sea Otter Recovery  – Webinar presentation


  1. Deputy Attorney General’s Report


  1. Conservancy Member Comments


  1. Public Comments


  1. Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, County of Los Angeles, Case No. BC405058; Pace v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC408190; United States of America vs. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, 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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