May 2010 Board Meeting
Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman
Jack Baylis (Public Member)
Marisa Moret (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
Lester Snow, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Bonnie Neely, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)
Senate Representatives Assembly Representatives
Joseph Simitian (District 11) William Monning (District 27)
Christine Kehoe (District 39) Noreen Evans (District 7)
Lori Saldaña (District 76)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Pat Peterson, Deputy Attorney General
Glenn Alex, Legal Counsel
DATE: Thursday, May 27, 2010
TIME: 10:00 am
LOCATION: State Capitol, Hearing Room 437
- Roll Call
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,750,000 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the implementation of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project, Novato, Marin County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to modify the June 4, 2009 authorization to accept and disburse funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for implementation of projects under the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project as follows: 1) redirect up to $300,000 in awarded funds; and 2) accept and disburse up to $300,000 for fish studies.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment the Conservancy’s November 6, 2008 authorization to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to include an additional acquisition parcel and restoration planning for Watsonville Slough, Santa Cruz County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $70,000 to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to conduct pre-acquisition planning for a conservation easement on the 160-acre Wetherell Dairy in Fort Dick, Del Norte County and fee title to the 40-acre Senestraro property in Eureka, Humboldt County, and to prepare a Restoration and Management Plan for the 77-acre McNamara Dairy in Orick, Humboldt County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $51,500 to augment the Conservancy’s October 5, 2006 authorization to the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project to manage the Science Advisory Panel of the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project.
- Executive Officer’s Report
- Hellman Ranch Acquisition by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority
- Climate Change Guidance update
- San Francisco Bay Improvement Act of 2010
Consideration and possible Conservancy endorsement of H.R. 5061, the San Francisco Bay Improvement Act of 2010 and authority for the Executive Officer to submit support letters regarding the legislation.
- Legislative Report
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,200,000 to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council for planning for future Bay Area Ridge Trail projects within the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $355,000 to the City of Berkeley to construct an extension of the San Francisco Bay Trail within East Shore State Park, and a water access ramp at the Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, Alameda County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association to develop an Ocean Beach Master Plan, City and County of San Francisco.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization (1) to disburse up to $800,000 to Ducks Unlimited to construct a pedestrian/bicycle bridge linking the San Francisco Bay Trail to Inner Bair Island, San Mateo County, and (2) for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to disburse up to $200,000 of previously-authorized Conservancy funds to Ducks Unlimited for this project. [Addendum: Bair Island EIR/EIS Volume I and Volume II (NOTE–very large file sizes, >200 MB, may be slow to load…)]
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $118,200 to The Land Trust of Napa County to implement invasive plant control and riparian habitat restoration in the Eticuera Creek watershed in northeastern Napa County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to acquire an agricultural conservation easement over the 1214-acre J. Corda Ranch five miles west of Novato, Marin County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $600,000 to the Mattole Restoration Council to implement phase III of Mattole River Enhancement Activities in the lower Mattole River watershed, Humboldt County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept $1,000,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and to disburse these funds and up to an additional $1,000,000 of Conservancy funds to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for implementation of the Lower Redwood Creek Restoration Project in Marin County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission to prepare a Master Coastal Trail Plan and environmental analysis for the Santa Cruz County segment of the California Coastal Trail.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to Save Our Shores to develop a cigarette litter abatement demonstration project to reduce watershed and beach cigarette litter in Santa Cruz County.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $317,000 to the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority in San Diego County to: 1) construct a trail segment of the Coast to Crest Trail; 2) construct the Mesa Loop Trail and 3) develop alternative alignments and complete engineering design, environmental review and construction documents for the Reach the Beach segment of the Coast to Crest Trail. [Addendum: San Dieguito Wetland Restoration Project EIR/EIS Volume I, Volume II, Summary, and Conclusion]
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to construct a portion of the Bayside Birding and Walking Trail in the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, San Diego County, and adoption of a CEQA Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the project.
- Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition to complete technical studies, project design, and stakeholder coordination for development of the Rose Creek Watershed Trail, San Diego County.
- Deputy Attorney General’s Report
- Conservancy Member Comments
- Public Comments
- CLOSED SESSION
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. BC 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).
For more information, contact Dick Wayman at the Conservancy:
1330 Broadway, 13th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
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