Coastal Conservancy Public Zoom Meeting – June 18

Meeting Notice

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

Zoom Meeting

DATE: June 18, 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 internet and teleconference, with no public physical location. Members of the public may join by internet with Zoom or dial into the teleconference with the following steps:

Join the meeting using Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95721616714?pwd=OWI3Sm8rQ3JqK1E1Q3kyTjhIckd5dz09

Password: 077191

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +16699006833,,95721616714#,,1#,077191#  or +12532158782,,95721616714#,,1#,077191#

Or Telephone:

US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 957 2161 6714

Password: 077191

Members of the public can make comments during the meeting by using the “Raise Hand” function in Zoom at the appropriate time(s) in the meeting, or if joining by teleconference by pressing *9 to “Raise Hand” to be called on. Public comment will be taken during each agenda item and near the end of the meeting on non-agenda items. Additional information on ways to provide public comments on agenda items, including in advance by email and voicemail, is available on the Conservancy’s website on the Meetings & Notices tab here: https://scc.ca.gov/2020/04/22/participating-in-conservancy-meeting/

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s May 05, 2020 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County to plan, design, conduct environmental analyses, and prepare grant and permit applications to remove a fish passage barrier on Cachagua Creek by replacing a concrete ford with a bridge at the Weston-Champagne Property.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $196,123 to California Trout, Inc. to conduct studies and prepare engineering designs for the Sulphur Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project to remove a fish passage barrier on Sulphur Creek, in St Helena, Napa County.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $96,000 to the County of Del Norte to assess the feasibility of expanding camping opportunities and develop a park improvement plan for Clifford Kamph Memorial Park, the northern gateway to the California Coastal Trail, in Del Norte County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $94,371 to the Moat Creek Managing Agency to design, permit, and construct accessibility improvements at the Moat Creek Beach public accessway and to maintain the accessway for three years, at Moat Creek in Mendocino County.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the City of Crescent City to construct a new section of the California Coastal Trail connecting the Crescent City Harbor with Crescent City’s Beachfront Park in Del Norte County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,900,000, provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation, to augment the Conservancy grant of $2,000,000 authorized on February 6, 2020, 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.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $83,000 to the City of San José to prepare a plan and environmental review documents for a 1.4 mile segment of the Five Wounds Trail, which is part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, within Santa Clara County.

H. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $800,000 to the California Invasive Plant Council to implement the planning, management, treatment, monitoring, and restoration activities of the San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project.

I. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to augment a previously authorized Conservancy grant of $250,000 to prepare a restoration plan and conduct environmental review for the Nelson Sloan Quarry Restoration Project in the Tijuana River Valley region of San Diego County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT
A. Legislative Report

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $5,000,000 to the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority to acquire the approximately 235-acre Sobrato South property for protection of open space, natural floodplain, wildlife habitat, biological resources, and agriculture; natural resource restoration; and compatible public access, as part of a larger Coyote Valley open space acquisition effort in the City of San Jose in Santa Clara County.

NORTH COAST
6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $640,000 to California Trout, Inc. to restore fish passage and enhance habitat on Cochran Creek, a tributary to Fay Slough on Humboldt Bay, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Sonoma County Regional Parks to acquire approximately 515 acres in the Dutch Bill Creek watershed, a tributary to the Russian River, to protect open space, habitat, natural floodplain and water quality, and to provide an opportunity to develop a future regional parkway with recreational trails.

CENTRAL COAST
8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,900,000 to the City of Capitola to renovate and expand the Capitola Wharf in Santa Cruz County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1 million of funds granted to the Conservancy by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District to prepare a habitat restoration and enhancement  plan, environmental impact analyses, and permit applications for the restoration and enhancement of floodplain habitat on the Carmel River at the Rancho Cañada unit of the Palo Corona Regional Park in Monterey County.

SOUTH COAST
10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,965,000 to the Riverside County Regional Parks and Open Space District for construction of a segment of trail and two access ramps for the Santa Ana River Trail as part of the Hamner Avenue Bridge construction project in the City of Norco in Riverside County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $544,000 to the City of Santa Ana for final design and restoration of the Santa Ana River Parkway Triangle Park along the Santa Ana River Trail in the City of Santa Ana, Orange County.

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $254,530 to the Environmental Health Coalition for a project that increases climate resiliency in the Barrio Logan community by developing a proposed Barrio Logan Community Plan Update and preparing a preliminary plan for the Boston Linear Park in San Diego, CA.

13. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the City of Imperial Beach to prepare a Sediment Management Work Plan and Monitoring Program for the Tijuana River Valley in San Diego County.

14. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

15. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

16. CLOSED SESSION

A. 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).

B. 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).

C. To confer regarding Sonoma Land Trust v. Thompson, et al., Sonoma County Superior Court, Case No. SCV 258010. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(C).

D. 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).

E. 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).

F. 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).

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 on the weblink identified above. The board will reconvene on the weblink provided above to make any reports, provide any documentation, and make any other disclosures required by Section 11125.2 of the Government Code.

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

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