March Board Meeting 2005
Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman
Jeremy M. Hallisey (Public Member)
Gary A. Hernandez (Public Member)
Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources; Karen Scarborough (Designated)
Meg Caldwell, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Tom Campbell, Department of Finance Director; Fred Klass (Designated)
Wesley Chesbro (District 2)
Sheila Kuehl (District 23)
Abel Maldonado (District 15)
John Laird (District 27)
Fran Pavley (District 41)
Sam Schuchat , Executive Officer
Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General
Hearing Room 126
Sacramento , CA
Thursday, March 10, 2005
TIME: 10:00 am
1. Roll Call
3. Executive Officers Report
i. Review of Conservancy Ocean Projects
ii. Update on Hamilton Restoration project
San Francisco Bay
4. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,300,000 to the Novato Sanitary District) for construction of relocated de-chlorination facilities, necessary to carry out the Hamilton Bel Marin Keys-Wetland Restoration Project .
5. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to PRBO Conservation Science to implement the California Current Marine Conservation Project , including establishment of a California Current Joint Venture, participation in the Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System partnership, and continued research on fish, bird and mammal populations within marine currents off the California coast.
6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization 1) to accept $3,000,000 as a grant from the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) to implement the Invasive Spartina Control Program for 2005 and 2006; and 2) to disburse up to $1,672,550 of the WCB grant funds for ongoing and expanded environmental consulting services and signage program needed to operate and manage the Spartina Control Program on an accelerated schedule through 2006.
7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District for the acquisition of the 1,737-acre Tolay Lake Ranch in southern Sonoma County for the protection and restoration of natural resources and to provide public access.
8. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $815,000 to the City of Albany for restoration of approximately one-third mile of Codornices Creek between 5 th Street and 8 th Street in the Cities of Albany and Berkeley.
9. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse to up to $1,125,000 to the Muir Heritage Land Trust for the acquisition of the 702-acre Fernandez Ranc h in unincorporated Contra Costa County and for planning of stream restoration on the property and to disburse $58,000 to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council for trail planning on the property.
10. Consideration and possible Conservancy a uthorization to disburse up to $235,100 to the Sonoma County Regional Parks for construction of approximately 5 miles of the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Sonoma County .
11. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of the 5.5 acre Lighthouse Ranch at the south end of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County for improved public access.
12. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,000,000 to Agri-Culture toward its acquisition of the 94-acre agricultural portion of the 154-acre Sand Hill Bluff property in northern Santa Cruz County .
13. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to ten and one-half million dollars ($10,500,000) to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to acquire the 564-acre SOKA Property within the coastal zone of the Malibu Creek watershed to protect critical habitat, open space and watershed lands and to implement the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Plan, approved by the Conservancy on August 2, 2001.
14. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $295,440 to the Laguna Canyon Foundation for final design, fabrication and installation of interpretive exhibits for the James and Rosemary Nix Nature Center in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park in Orange County.
15. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization of up $100,000 to the Los Angeles & San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council to complete the Compton Creek Watershed Management Plan implementation strategy and identify initial demonstration projects, and further authorization of up to $200,000 to Heal the Bay to finalize initial demonstration projects and provide project coordination in the Compton Creek watershed.
16. Consent Items
a. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend the Conservancy’s June 4, 2003 authorization to use the Conservancy funds for preconstruction costs associated with the development of the Coastal Trail over the Pedro Point Headlands .
b. Consideration and possible a uthorization of disbursement of up to $120,000 to the Port San Luis Marine Institute to fabricate and install marine education displays in the new Avila Beach Marine Research and Education Center , San Luis Obispo County.
17. Deputy Attorney General’s Report
a. Litigation Summary
18. Board Member Comments
19. Public Comments
20. 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 111Section26(a), (c)(7) and (e).
For more information, contact Dick Wayman at the Conservancy :
1330 Broadway, 11 th Floor
Oakland , CA 94612
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