Coastal Conservancy Public Zoom Meeting – February 03, 2022

Meeting Notice

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair
Marce Gutiérrez-Graudi?š (Public Member)
Joseph Alioto Jr. (Public Member)
Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Donne Brownsey, Coastal Commission Chair; Madeline Cavalieri (Designated)
Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26)
Josh Becker (District 13)
John Laird (District 17)

Assembly Representatives
Mark Stone (District 29)
Robert Rivas (District 30)

Amy Hutzel, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, General Counsel

AGENDA

Teleconference Meeting
DATE: February 03, 2022
TIME: 10:00 A.M.

Due to the ongoing State of Emergency and pursuant to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act and Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-1-22, 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://us06web.zoom.us/j/86299859449?pwd=MksxVFFMaUw5OGNZZEJyeUF2L0tRZz09
Password: 197103

Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,86299859449#,,,,*197103# or +13462487799,,86299859449#,,,,*197103#

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

Webinar ID: 862 9985 9449
Password: 197103

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/

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1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s December 02, 2021 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments to disburse up to $300,000 of previously-granted Conservancy funds in the following manner: up to $150,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to construct 1.25 miles of the San Francisco Bay Trail from the San Rafael Bridge Trail landing to the City of Richmond’s Historic Winehaven District, and up to $150,000 to the City of Richmond to construct a connected 1.25 miles of San Francisco Bay Trail from the Winehaven Historic District to Point Molate Beach Park, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to amend the Feasibility Cost Share Agreement authorized by the Coastal Conservancy on August 22, 2019 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Santa Clara Valley Water District for a federal feasibility study for the Santa Clara County shoreline between San Francisquito Creek and Guadalupe River.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $35,000 to Inland Empire Waterkeeper to provide approximately 350 students a free week-long educational and recreational outdoor summer camp at Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park and Hidden Valley Nature Center and Wildlife Area in Riverside County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Coastal Conservancy 2021 Financial Report

B. Strategic Plan: 2021 Progress Report *Updated*

C. 2023-2027 Strategic Planning Process

SOUTH COAST

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $21,000,000 provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation to augment the Conservancy grant of $8,400,000 previously authorized 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.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $5,000,000 to the City of Anaheim to prepare preliminary plans, designs, permit applications, and environmental documentation for the OC River Walk, a project to improve and enhance a portion of the Santa Ana River in the County of Orange, including reconfiguring and vegetating the river bank and creating new trail connections.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $404,633 to one state agency, two non-profit organizations, and one Joint Powers Authority to develop a regional wetland monitoring program for the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $555,000 to San Francisco Estuary Institute to prepare designs, design recommendations, and/or guidance documents for the Sunset Natural Resilience Project, six urban greening, wildlife connectivity corridor, and dune restoration projects in the western portion of the City and County of San Francisco.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to eight million dollars ($8,000,000) to the San Mateo County Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency District to develop plans, designs, environmental review documents, and permit applications for a sea level rise and flood resilience project along Millbrae-Burlingame shoreline, and to conduct regional planning and coordination activities throughout San Mateo County.

CENTRAL COAST

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $4,250,000 to the County of Monterey to construct the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement Project in Monterey County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

11. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

12. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

13. CLOSED SESSION

A. To confer regarding Grassroots Coalition, et al. v. California State Coastal Conservancy, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 21STCP02237. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

B. To confer regarding Defend Ballona Wetlands, et al. v. California State Coastal Conservancy, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 20STCV29911. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

C. 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).

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 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).

F. To confer regarding Brightview Landscape Development, Inc. v. From Lot to Spot, Inc., et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 21STCV39415. 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.

14. 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:
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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