Coastal Conservancy Public Teleconference Meeting – May 05

Meeting Notice

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair
Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš(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)

Senate Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26)
Bill Monning (District 17)
Jerry Hill (District 13)

Assembly Representatives
Mark Stone (District 29)
Lorena Gonzalez (District 80)
Monique Limón (District 37)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA
Teleconference Meeting
DATE: May 5, 2020
TIME: 10:00 A.M

Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom on March 17, 2020, certain provisions of the Bagley Keene Open Meeting Act are suspended due to a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with the Executive Order, this Conservancy meeting will be conducted by teleconference and internet, with no public locations. Members of the public may dial into the teleconference and view the presentation on the internet via WebEx with the following steps:
Step 1 (Audio): Dial into the conference.
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633
Access Code: 0105592##
Need an international dial-in number?

Step 2 (Visuals): Join the conference on your computer.
WebEx Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/825472

When you access the entry link above, you will be provided a choice: to install the WebEx plug-in for your preferred browser or to join the web conference using a temporary path. Either option is acceptable.
Need assistance with your audio? Please dial 888-796-6118. Need assistance with your Webex? Please dial 888-793-6118.
Members of the public can make comments during the meeting by calling into the conference line and following the moderator’s directions on how to indicate their interest in speaking. Public comment will be taken during each agenda item and at the end of the meeting on non-agenda items. Additional information on ways to provide public comments on agenda items is available on the Conservancy’s website on the Meetings & Notices tab.

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s February 06, 2020 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $194,689 to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for construction of cattle grazing fencing and a water distribution system at the Pismo Ranch Preserve located adjacent to the City of Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $177,000 to the University of California Los Angeles to conduct dune restoration performance monitoring for the Cardiff State Beach Living Shoreline Project, County of San Diego; this authorization will augment funding previously authorized by the Conservancy for Project implementation which totaled $2,899,332 and included $83,289 specifically for dune restoration performance monitoring.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $15,000 to the Center for Natural Lands Management to complete a Property Analysis Record (PAR) for the Hobo Aliso Ridge property in Laguna Beach, Orange County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $4,200 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to acquire new beach wheelchairs at Gaviota, Refugio, and El Capitan State Beaches along the Gaviota Coast, Santa Barbara County.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to Sonoma County Regional Parks to prepare a master plan addressing resource protection and public use, including a segment of the California Coastal Trail and lower cost accommodations for the Carrington Coast Ranch in coastal Sonoma County.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $130,000 to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to prepare designs, plans, permit applications, and environmental review documents for an all-access trail and improvements to associated visitor-serving amenities at Antonelli Pond located in the City of Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $80,000 to the County of Santa Barbara for preparation of design plans, technical studies, and a County permit pre-application package for the addition of campsites, relocation of campground support facilities, and site improvements at Jalama Beach County Park in Santa Barbara County.

H. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $271,357 to the City of Albany for preparation of engineering designs and environmental review as part of Phase V of the Codornices Creek Restoration Project. [POSTPONED]

I. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the Orange County Coastkeeper to prepare a business plan, evaluate design options, and prepare permit applications for the purchase and installation of ten prefabricated lower-cost bungalows at the Waterfront RV Park in Huntington Beach, Orange County.

J. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $186,024 to Trout Unlimited to remove a fish passage barrier on Potrero Creek, in the Carmel River watershed, in Monterey County and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

K. Consideration and possible authorization to amend the January 18, 2018 authorization to disburse funds to the Marin County Resource Conservation District for restoring coho salmon habitat in San Geronimo Creek, to allow the Marin Resource Conservation District to use $25,000 of those funds for procurement, transportation, and storage of large woody debris for future use on instream coho salmon habitat restoration projects within the greater Lagunitas Creek watershed in Marin County.

L. Consideration and possible adoption of a Labor Compliance Program to allow disbursement of Proposition 84 funds for the Bel Marin Keys Unit V Phase I component of the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project, City of Novato, Marin County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Legislative Report

B. Update on Bordessa v. Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Superior Court, Case No. SCV-256943 [POSTPONED]

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $428,875 to The Watershed Project to finalize designs and construct green infrastructure and signage to improve water quality, prevent flooding, increase climate resiliency at a city park in Richmond, Contra Costa County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,437,000 $1,413,200 to MarinLink for the Novato Baylands Stewards to restore or enhance approximately 177 acres of wetlands through engaging local communities in Marin County.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $970,000 to the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to implement the North Reach of the Lower Walnut Creek Habitat Restoration Project, Contra Costa County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

NORTH COAST

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $94,700 to the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to improve and expand the Mattole Beach Campground, increasing access to low cost accommodations along the California coast.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,300,000 to the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy for the acquisition of the 113-acre Mill Bend property and preparation of an integrated resource management plan for the property, located at the mouth of the Gualala River in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

CENTRAL COAST

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $440,620 to the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County to restore 9.9 acres of wetland and upland habitat at Watsonville Slough Farms in Santa Cruz County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Carmel Area Wastewater District to develop plans, engineering designs, permit applications and environmental review documents for relocation of a wastewater pipeline in the Carmel River Lagoon, which will help facilitate the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement project in Monterey County.

SOUTH COAST

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the National Wildlife Federation to prepare engineering designs and construction specifications for a wildlife crossing that will connect the Santa Monica Mountains to the Sierra Madre Range over US-101 and Agoura Road, west of Liberty Canyon Road in the City of Agoura Hills.

13. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to prepare plans, designs, environmental review documents and a public works plan for a campground and associated amenities at the Malibu Bluffs in the City of Malibu.

14. 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).

Please note: If a closed session is needed, the closed session of the meeting will be conducted on a separate conference line, after announcement of the convening of a closed session during the meeting. Following the closed session, the board will reconvene on the telephone conference line and weblink provided above.

15. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

16. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

17. ADJOURNMENT

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

This meeting notice and agenda may be accessed at http://scc.ca.gov/public-meetings/

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