September 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

Elena Eger, Legal Counsel

Joel Jacobson, Deputy Attorney General

 

AGENDA

DATE:   Thursday, September 22, 2011

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Town Hall

363 N. Main Street

Fort Bragg, CA

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of July 21, 2011 Conservancy Meeting

 

  1. Consent Items

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $25,500 to the city of Arcata, to design, produce and install interpretive and directional signage at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, in Arcata, Humboldt County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District for planning and design of a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail located in the Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve in unincorporated Sonoma County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy modification of the repayment provisions of a previously authorized grant to the City of Richmond for construction of a shoreline trail along Marina Bay, Contra Costa County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to Greenbelt Alliance to produce the 2012 edition of At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt, which will contain maps of risks to open space in the San Francisco Bay area, an evaluation of policy measures to conserve open space, and an evaluation of the values of these lands.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District to conduct a geomorphic assessment of aggradation in Green Valley Creek, and to prepare final designs, CEQA analysis, and permit applications for treatment of the aggradation and for enhancement of coho habitat at Thomas Creek Ranch adjacent to Green Valley Creek, Western Sonoma County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the San Diego History Center to develop an interpretive plan to make the Junipero Serra Museum a focal point for the history of the San Diego River and facilitate public education about the River’s ecological and cultural significance in San Diego County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $45,560 to the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy to complete design, planning, and permit applications for trails on the Milhollin Parcel and at Getchell Cove in southern Mendocino County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment an existing Conservancy grant to fund a fish barrier removal project along the Ojai Valley Trail in Ventura County by supplementing the approved disbursement by an additional $190,000.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $20,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to manage public beach accessways in Malibu.

 

  1. Executive Officer Report

 

  1. Ocean Protection Council Update
  2. Climate Change Progress Report
  3. Legislative Report

 

NORTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $450,000 to the County of Marin for acquisition of an approximately 20-acre open space property on San Geronimo Ridge near the town of Forest Knolls, Marin County.

 

SOUTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy to construct interpretive exhibits for the Huntington Beach Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center and to prepare the design and permit applications for an access trail and interpretive elements at the Huntington Beach Wetlands Magnolia Marsh in Orange County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $285,500 to the San Diego Unified Port District for initial projects at Driscoll’s Wharf to implement the San Diego Commercial Fisheries Revitalization and Coastal Access Plan, including facility renovation; purchase of an ice machine and live seafood holding tank; installation of interpretive signage; and planning for an on-site fisherman’s market.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $225,000 to the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority for preparation of a conceptual restoration plan for the Los Cerritos wetlands complex in the cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, and Seal Beach, Orange County.

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,650,000 to the Coastside Land Trust to acquire the 50-acre coastal parcel of the Wavecrest property in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, to design and plan the California Coastal Trail through the property, and to produce a conceptual design for extending the Coastal Trail south to Redondo Beach.

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,094,000 to the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust to acquire an agricultural conservation easement over the 166-acre Stenzel property near the City of Brentwood in unincorporated Contra Costa County. THIS ITEM HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 for 2011 and 2012 revegetation activities, for the Invasive Spartina Project within the San Francisco Estuary, including planning, seedling propagation, planting of native seedlings and monitoring and maintenance.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $650,000 to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to construct improvements to segments of the California Coastal Trail and San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail in the Presidio of San Francisco.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $152,000 to Sonoma County Regional Parks for construction of a 0.3 mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, including improvements to facilitate a safe and accessible crossing of Highway 12, in Sonoma County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $140,000 to the City of Benicia to prepare an urban waterfront restoration plan and associated environmental review for approximately 15 acres at the foot of First Street in Benecia, Contra Costa County.

 

TRANSFER OF ACCESS EASEMENT, CITY OF MALIBU

  1. Public hearing, consideration, and Conservancy determination as to whether Access for All (AFA) has failed in its obligation to properly manage the Ackerberg Easement located at 22486 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California for public access to the shoreline; and, if so, possible authorization for the Conservancy to accept the Ackerberg Easement or designate another entity to accept the Ackerberg Easement. Possible closed session to confer with counsel under Government Code section 11126(e)(2)(B).

 

  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; Pace v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC408190; 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 along the Mendocino Coast on Wednesday, September 21, 2001. The tour will commence at noon in Point Arena, and will travel northward up the coast from there, concluding at 5 pm in Fort Bragg. Members of the public are welcome, but need to provide their own transportation. For directions to the meeting point, please contact Karyn Gear at kgear@scc.ca.gov.

 

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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