March 2011 Board Meeting
Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman
Marisa Moret (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Sara Wan, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)
Senate Representatives Assembly Representatives
Anthony Cannella (District 12) Luis Alejo (District 28)
Christine Kehoe (District 39) William Monning (District 27)
Joseph Simitian (District 11) Das Williams (District 35)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Jack Judkins, Legal Counsel
DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2011
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Temescal Beach House
6502 Broadway Terrace
- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes of January 20, 2011 Conservancy Meeting.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Association of Bay Area Governments for the purpose of organizing and presenting the State of the Estuary Conference in the fall of 2011.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend the Conservancy’s November 6, 2008 authorization to change the Conservancy’s condition for the fee transfer date from 2025 to 2030 for the Wild Cherry Canyon Property to vest in the California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Luis Obispo County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $55,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to perform planning for the East-Slope Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail in unincorporated Sonoma County.
EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT
- Ocean Protection Council report
- Climate change update
- Habitat goals update
- On-line Wheelchair Riders Guide update
- Legislative report
- Conservancy projects serving the underserved
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $6,400,000, of which $4,000,000 will be reimbursed by the Wildlife Conservation Board, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for implementation of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project in Novato, Marin County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,889,947, of which $3,810,893 will be reimbursed by the Wildlife Conservation Board and $266,679 will be reimbursed under a federal Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant, for 2011 and 2012 planning, management, treatment, revegetation activities, and water quality monitoring to implement the Invasive Spartina Project Control Program within the San Francisco Estuary.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to Napa County Regional Parks and Open Space District to create the Lake Berryessa Environmental Education Camp on the Putah Creek arm of Lake Berryessa in Napa County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy: certification of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Plan Final Environmental Impact Report; adoption of the Enhanced San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Plan; authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Association of Bay Area Governments to develop and implement various projects for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to Napa County to retrofit the Zinfandel Lane Bridge in order to remove an existing barrier to anadromous fish passage on the Napa River in St. Helena, Napa County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the County of San Mateo to build a segment of the Coastal Trail, including a bridge over San Vicente Creek, at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, San Mateo County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $706,000 to the City of Laguna Beach, Orange County, for acquisition of the 7.8-acre Domanskis property adjacent to the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park for open space, public access, and habitat preservation.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments to construct nearly 3 miles of the Coastal Trail along San Diego Bay.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for final design and construction of the Compton Creek Natural Park in the City of Compton, Los Angeles County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $215,000 to the County of Ventura to replace a culvert crossing with a bridge along the Ojai Valley Trail at the confluence of San Antonio Creek and the Ventura River in unincorporated Ventura County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $240,000 to Save the Redwoods League to complete the acquisition of property commonly known as the “Raiche-McCrory Property” and add it to the Area of Critical Ecological Concern managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management within the area known as “The Cedars” in western Sonoma County.
- Conservancy Member Comments
- Public Comments
- CLOSED SESSIONS
Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association vs. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; 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).
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).
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.
** There are two parking areas. General public parking is the first driveway entrance and a short walk up to the Beach House. There is also limited parking closer to the Beach House (2nd driveway off Broadway – no signage), including two designated parking spots for persons with Handicapped permits. Persons with full mobility are asked to use the general parking lot so that the 17 upper parking lot spots may be used by those with limited mobility.**
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