November 2011 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)

Mary Shallenberger, 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)

Noreen Evans (District 2)                               William Monning (District 27)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                          Das Williams (District 35)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Glenn Alex, Legal Counsel

 

AGENDA

DATE:   Thursday, November 10, 2011

TIME: 10:00 am

LOCATION: The County Administration Center

Room 358 Room 310

1600 Pacific Highway

San Diego, CA

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of September 22, 2011 Conservancy Meeting

 

  1. Consent Items

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to Bay Area Clean Water Agencies, a joint powers authority, to administer grants that implement the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization of a revision to the Coastal Conservancy Climate Change Policy and the Conservancy’s Project Selection Criteria to address vulnerability to flooding and erosion due to sea-level rise and extreme events such as storms and tsunamis.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment the Conservancy’s January 20, 2011 authorization to the City of Long Beach by up to $300,000 for dredging, treatment, and disposal of contaminated sediments from Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach, Los Angeles County.

 

  1. Executive Officer Report

 

  1. Demographics of our project areas

 

  1. Legislative Report – Deborah Ruddock

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy adoption of meeting dates in 2012.

 

SOUTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to the City of Long Beach for restoration of 39 acres of wetland, riparian and upland habitat, interpretive signs, bicycle staging area and development of trails in DeForest Wetlands, Los Angeles County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $330,000 to the City of  Laguna Beach for acquisition of the 2-acre McGraw Property in the South Coast Wilderness system of coastal canyons, parks and preserves, Orange County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $156,000 to Orange County Coastkeeper to conduct eelgrass restoration in the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, Orange County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $89,100 to California State University Fullerton Auxiliary Service Corporation to conduct native oyster restoration and monitoring using community volunteers in the Alamitos Bay Oyster Project in Alamitos Bay, Orange County.

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to prepare final plans and construct coastal access improvements including parking, pedestrian paths, a blufftop boardwalk and view platform, interpretive signage, and to restore dune habitat at Carmel Beach, Monterey County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the City of Pacifica to acquire the six-acre Tronoff parcel at the Pedro Point Headlands just south of Pacifica in San Mateo County, for the California Coastal Trail.

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 to Save Mount Diablo for acquisition of a 560-acre portion of the 1,080-acre Bertagnolli Ranch adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $190,000 to Zone 7 Water Agency for updating its Stream Management Master Plan for approximately 100 miles of stream corridors in the Alameda Creek watershed in eastern Alameda County and for updating environmental review of the plan.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 in Conservancy funds, $475,000 of which will be reimbursed by the Wildlife Conservation Board, for planning and related work associated with development of Phase II projects of the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project.

 

NORTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,210,000 to the Trust for Public Land to acquire 123 acres of the Point Arena Ranch in the City of Point Arena, Mendocino County, for the purposes of natural resource protection and public access.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $650,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to acquire conservation and public access easements over the 495-acre Bordessa Ranch Property on the Estero Americano in western Sonoma County, and authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to Sonoma County Regional Parks Department to develop a public access plan for the property.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. 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 v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; United States of America v. 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; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; 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 INFORMATION:

 

The Conservancy will tour several projects from the Tijuana River Estuary and along the San Diego Bay shoreline on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. The tour will commence at 10:30am in the City of Imperial Beach, and will travel northward around the Bay from there, concluding at 5 pm at Driscoll’s Wharf, where there will be a reception. Members of the public are welcome, but need to provide their own transportation.

 

N.B.:   Agenda items may be taken out sequence at the discretion of the Board. 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 dwayman@scc.ca.gov 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 council meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.

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