October 2009 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice


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

Glenn Alex, Legal Counsel


DATE:   Thursday, October 29, 2009

TIME:   10:00 am

LOCATION: Ocean Song Farm and Wilderness Center

The Green Barn

19100 Coleman Valley Rd.

Occidental, CA


  1. Roll Call


  1. Approval of Minutes of September 24, 2009 Board Meeting



Consideration and possible adoption of the Conservancy’s amended Conflict-of-Interest code to reflect current staff positions within the agency.


  1. Executive Officer Report


  1. OPC Update
  2. Legislative Report



  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,244,388 to the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association to implement a part of the South San Diego Bay Wetlands Restoration Project, San Diego County; authorization to disburse up to $296,641 to the Port of San Diego to implement a part of the project; adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project.


  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



*** Board Tour of Jenner Headlands – Sonoma County ***

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Following the Conservancy board meeting there will be a tour of the Jenner Headlands meeting at Duncans Mills. Four Wheel drive vehicles are recommended for this tour.


Ocean Song is 70 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge or North Berkeley. Allow 90 minutes minimum driving time and extra time for traffic.


Directions to Ocean Song from the San Francisco Area:


  • Exit 101 North at East Washington St., Central Petaluma, turn left on Washington St. and continue through Petaluma for 18-20 miles to Valley Ford.
  • At 0.5 mile past Valley Ford turn RIGHT onto Valley Ford –Freestone Rd. The sign says to Occidental.
  • Continue until road ends and turn RIGHT onto Bodega Highway.
  • At 1.5 miles, enter the left turn lane and turn left onto Bohemian Highway at Freestone.
  • Continue on Bohemian Highway 4 miles to Occidental.
  • At the STOP sign in Occidental, turn LEFT onto Coleman Valley Rd.
  • Go 5.3 miles to Ocean Song
  • NOTE: About 2 miles past Occidental make a SHARP RIGHT turn and continue along Coleman Valley Rd., (DO NOT go straight onto Joy Rd.)
  • Continue on Coleman Valley Rd., past addresses with numbers out of order and as you come onto the very top of the ridge, turn left at Ocean Song 19100 Coleman Valley Rd.
  • Drive down the gravel road .03 mile and park in the designated area by the barn.


Directions to Duncans Mills: go west on Coleman Valley Road from Ocean Song to Highway 1, turn right (north) on Highway 1, drive north, cross the Russian river and turn right on 116 . Take 116 to Duncans Mills, turn right to the DPR office/parking (next to the bakery and post office).


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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