June 2009 Board Meeting
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
Jack Judkins, Legal Counsel
DATE: Thursday, June 4, 2009
TIME: 10:00 am
LOCATION: State Capitol – Hearing Room 126
- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes of the April 2, 2009 public meeting.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $20,000 to the North Coast Resource Center to enhance access to natural areas around Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County by cleaning up encampments.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to grant up to $25,000 to Los Angeles Forum to conduct public access educational tours in Malibu.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to modify a prior Conservancy authorization to the Fort Mason Foundation by redirecting funds from the Fort Mason Center interpretive program plan to plan preparation for improvements to Pier 2 in San Francisco.
- Consideration and possible amendment of the Conservancy’s Conflict-of-Interest statements. (Item removed from the Agenda)
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment by up to $52,000 the grant to the nonprofit Coastal Conservancy Association authorized on November 8, 2007, for the production of Conservancy publications, including California Coast & Ocean magazine, program publications, and special public information and project-related documents.
- Executive Officer’s Report
- Ocean Protection Council Update
- Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project Update
- Malibu Public Access Update
- Legislative Report
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept and disburse $2,249,937 (if awarded) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the purpose of constructing four fish passage improvement facilities on Ryan Creek, tributary to the Eel River, in Mendocino County. (item removed from the Agenda)
San Francisco Bay Area
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept and disburse up to $5,898,862 (if awarded) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, for implementation of up to three “Phase I projects” under the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project in San Francisco Bay.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept and disburse up to $1,722,081 (if awarded) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, for 2009 ongoing management and treatment through 2010 to implement the Invasive Spartina Project Control Program within the San Francisco Estuary.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept up to $4,967,000 (if awarded) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and to accept up to $1,000,000 from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and to disburse funds as follows:
- Up to $793,200 to the Port of San Diego for marine debris removal and wetland enhancement in South San Diego Bay, San Diego County.
- Up to $596,000 to the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association for engineering, design, environmental compliance, and permitting for the South San Diego Bay Wetlands Restoration Project, San Diego County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $25,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) for preconstruction activities for the Malibu Road beach access stairway project in the City of Malibu; approval of the Implementation Plan for transfer of ownership of the property on which the project is located; and direction to the Executive Officer to initiate the process for transfer of ownership of the property pursuant to the Implementation Plan from the Conservancy to MRCA.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to transfer two public access easements in Huntington Harbour to Orange County Coastkeeper, and further authorization for the Executive Officer to carry out such transfers of public access easements in the future without additional specific Conservancy action.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept and disburse up to $8,660,000 (if awarded) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to implement the “Tackling California’s Marine Debris Footprint Project” for clean-up, tracking and long-term prevention of marine debris.(item removed from the Agenda)
- Update on staff climate change activities, and consideration and possible Conservancy adoption of a climate change policy and project-selection criteria regarding greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerability to sea level rise and other climate change impacts.
- Deputy Attorney General’s Report
- Conservancy Member Comment
- Public Comments
- 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; Pace v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC408190; 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.: 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
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