January 2008 Board Meeting
Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman
Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)
Marisa Moret (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources; Karen Scarborough (Designated)
Patrick Kruer, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Michael Genest, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)
Senate Representatives Assembly Representatives
Abel Maldonado (District 15) Loni Hancock (District 14)
Joseph Simitian (District 11) John Laird (District 27)
Christine Kehoe (District 39) Patty Berg (District 1)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General
Glenn Alex, Legal Counsel
LOCATION: The Avila Beach Community Center
191 San Miguel St.
Avila Beach, CA
DATE: Thursday, January 17, 2008
TIME: 9:00 am
- Roll Call
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,270,000 to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for acquisition of 143 acres along Paradise Beach for conservation of open space and dunes habitat, Point Sal, northern Santa Barbara County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to 1) disburse up to $1,000,000, including $500,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program, to the Morro Coast Audubon Society to acquire the 8 acre East Sweet Springs property on the south Morro Bay shoreline; 2) transfer to the Morro Coast Audubon Society ten contiguous undeveloped lots located near the south Morro Bay shoreline; and 3) disburse $100,000 to Audubon to manage and restore these properties, San Luis Obispo County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $550,000 to the Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers to renovate the Point San Luis Lightstation, and to reconstruct an historic beach accessway, Point San Luis, San Luis Obispo County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to restore habitat and build segments of the Mori Point Coastal Trail on the National Park Service’s 110-acre property at Mori Point in the City of Pacifica, San Mateo County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Big Sur Land Trust for acquisition of the McWhorter Property for the Carmel River Parkway in Monterey County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to Heal the Bay for the Stream Team program to perform habitat restoration and collect data in the northern Santa Monica Bay watershed, Los Angeles County.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,340,000 to the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority to acquire a portion of the Blair Ranch in Santa Clara County for habitat preservation, open space protection, public access and incidental agricultural use.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $600,000 to Save-the-Redwoods League for the acquisition of property interests in the 120-acre Smith-Madrone Property adjacent to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park in Napa County, for the protection of natural resources and public access.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $485,000 to the Regents of the University of California for the acquisition of approximately 157 acres for inclusion in the Quail Ridge Reserve located on the south shore of Lake Berryessa in Napa County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization of $125,000 to the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District to assess limiting conditions for salmonids, conduct landowner outreach and prepare an integrated watershed plan to improve anadromous fish habitat in Green Valley Creek, tributary to the Russian River, in western Sonoma County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the City of Morro Bay to augment a previous Conservancy grant for construction of a boardwalk on the Morro Bay waterfront.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse $100,000 to the Port San Luis Marine Institute to augment a previous Conservancy grant to fabricate and install additional marine education displays in the Avila Beach Marine Research and Education Center, San Luis Obispo County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $84,925 to the Point Reyes National Seashore to restore headcuts, construct livestock fencing, and carry out associated educational programs in Point Reyes in Marin County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $52,785 to the Mountains Restoration Trust for removal and control of Arundo donax and other invasive plant species along Malibu Creek in the Santa Monica Mountains.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $28,000 to augment a previous Conservancy authorization to the San Gabriel & Los Angeles Rivers Watershed Council for enhancement planning along Compton Creek in Los Angeles County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $237,600 to San Diego EarthWorks to complete a detailed assessment of the hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment transport and geomorphic conditions of the Rose Creek watershed, located in the City of San Diego and to develop restoration alternatives based on the Rose Creek Watershed Opportunities Assessment.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to revise the Gualala Access Trails project authorized by the Conservancy on May 18, 2005 by eliminating the proposed construction of cable steps and trail improvements to the beach at St.Orres in Gualala, Mendocino County, and adding the construction of up to two viewing platforms with interpretive panels above the highly erosive bluff at St. Orres Creek.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment an environmental services contract by $150,000 to evaluate the water quality benefits likely achieved by removing dams on the Klamath River, to refine characterization of the likely biological impacts of dam removal and their avoidance or offset, and to summarize this and other information in a dam-removal plan.
- Executive Officer’s report:
- San Clemente Dam Update
- Deputy Attorney General’s Report
- Board Member Comments
- Public Comments
- Closed session to confer with staff negotiators with regard to possible acquisition of interests in real property around the San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River in Monterey County. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(7).
- Closed session to confer with staff counsel regarding: Sonoma Land Trust v. Port Sonoma Associates et al., Sonoma County Superior Court Case No. SCV-239392. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).
- Possible closed session to confer regarding: Jack Roth v. California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy and Access for All, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BS102404; 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).
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).
**CONSERVANCY BOARD TOUR SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 16, 2007**
Tour will begin at 1:00 pm at the Avila Beach Marine Research and Education Center,
50 San Juan St. in Avila Beach. Directions: CA-1 South/US 101S, exit Avila Beach Drive turn right on Avila Beach Drive, then left on San Juan St.; stay to the right on San Juan St. At 2:00 pm, van tour from Harford Pier to the Point San Luis Lighthouse.* Return to Harford Pier at 5:00 pm.
*Transportation to the lighthouse will be provided. No private cars are allowed. Space is limited and available by reservation only by calling the Keepers at 805-540-5771.
For more information, contact Dick Wayman at the Conservancy:
1330 Broadway, 13th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
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