Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Oxnard – February 06
Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair
Marce Gutiérrez-Graudi?š (Public Member)
Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Stephen Padilla, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated)
Benjamin Allen (District 26)
Bill Monning (District 17)
Jerry Hill (District 13)
Mark Stone (District 29)
Lorena Gonzalez (District 80)
Monique Limón (District 37)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel
DATE: February 06, 2020
TIME: 09:00 A.M
LOCATION: City of Oxnard’s Advanced Water Purification Facility
Public Works Auditorium
5700 Perkins Rd
Oxnard, CA 93033
1. ROLL CALL
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s December 19, 2019 public meeting.
3. CONSENT ITEM
A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $90,000 to the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust for construction of public access improvements, including restroom, picnic area, kiosk, and bike rack, at Houda Point in Humboldt County.
B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $40,000 to the County of Santa Barbara to prepare a design and feasibility study for the Santa Maria River Levee Trail in Santa Barbara County.
C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Solano Land Trust for construction of a staging area and other public amenities at Rockville Trails Preserve to allow access to new Bay Area Ridge Trail segments, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.
D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,700,000 to the County of Napa to restore a two-mile reach of the Napa River and a one-mile secondary channel to enhance long-term river and floodplain function, improve water quality and riparian habitats, and attenuate flood damage to adjacent properties.
E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $239,719 to Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed to prepare design criteria, alternatives, and 35% design drawings for channel modifications to improve salmonid fish passage in a 3,100-foot long reach of concrete channel in the Corte Madera Creek in Marin County.
F. Consideration and possible authorization disburse up to $670,000 of grant funds from the California Natural Resources Agency’s Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program to the Contra Costa and San Mateo County Resource Conservation Districts and the Amah Mutsun Land Trust to augment the Conservancy’s October 17, 2019 authorization to disburse funds for planning and implementation projects that will improve forest health and wildfire resiliency, facilitate greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and increase carbon sequestration in forests.
G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $838,113 received from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District to complete construction and implement post-construction monitoring of the White Slough Restoration Project in the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (HBNWR) on Humboldt Bay.
4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT
A. Workshop on Draft Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidelines
- State Coastal Conservancy Draft JEDI Guidelines
- Appendix A: State Coastal Conservancy JEDI Guidelines in Action
During the workshop, the meeting will temporarily adjourn for break-out sessions, which will be open to the public. When the meeting resumes, the workshop will continue with Conservancy discussion of the break-out session information, followed by taking public comments on the Draft Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidelines.
5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the City of Long Beach to construct a water treatment facility and two acres of surrounding green space that will include a one-acre wetland and trails that connect two parks and provide an inland connection to the California Coastal Trail, in the Willmore neighborhood of Long Beach, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.
6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $318,600 to the Ventura Port District to install a one-ton derrick crane at the Ventura Harbor Commercial Fish Pier and enhance a commercial fishing gear storage and net repair facility at Ventura Harbor in Ventura County.
7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,000,000 to the Crystal Cove Conservancy to restore 17 historic cottages on North Beach of the Crystal Cove Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park in Orange County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.
8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to prepare plans, designs, environmental review documents, and permit applications for approximately five miles of public trails and a trail staging area at the Watsonville Slough Farm.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $485,993, to the Alameda County Resource Conservation District to implement the Water for Wildlife, East Bay Rangeland Pond and Trough Enhancement Project in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.
10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Association of Bay Area Governments to prepare 60% designs and permit applications for the Palo Alto Horizontal Levee Pilot Project adjacent to the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant, City of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County.
11. CLOSED SESSION
A. To confer regarding Pappas, et al. v. State Coastal Conservancy, et al., Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 1417388. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).
B. To confer regarding City of Trinidad v. Tsurai Ancestral Society, et al., Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. DR180684. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).
C. To confer regarding Bordessa v. Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Superior Court, Case No. SCV-256943. The session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).
D. To confer regarding Lebolt v. City and County of San Francisco, et al., San Francisco County Superior Court Case No. CGC-19-581761. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).
E. To confer regarding Hollister Ranch Owners’ Association v. Becerra, et al., U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:20-cv-00453. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).
12. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS
13. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
CONSERVANCY TOUR INFORMATION:
On Wednesday, February 5, the Conservancy will tour several projects along the Santa Clara River and in Oxnard. The tour will begin at 11:15 am at the Watercress Property/Fish Hatchery at 612 E. Telegraph Rd., Fillmore CA. The tour will include a time to eat lunch. The tour will include additional stops at the Hanson Property, McGrath State Beach, and Ormond Beach. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour but must provide their own transportation and lunch. For any questions regarding the tour, please contact Megan Cooper at email@example.com.
Note: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Conservancy. 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 Sections 11126(a), (c) (7), and (e).
Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Taylor Samuelson no later than five days prior to meeting.
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Taylor Samuelson at
(510) 286-4182 or Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy:
1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
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