Coastal Conservancy Public Zoom Meeting – May 05, 2022

Meeting Notice

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair
Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš (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)
Christopher Ward (District 78)

Amy Hutzel, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, General Counsel

AGENDA

Hybrid Meeting
DATE: May 05, 2022
TIME: 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: California Natural Resources Agency
715 P Street, 1st Floor – Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 95814

This meeting will be conducted in a hybrid format. To maximize public safety while maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public can choose to participate either virtually via Zoom, by telephone, or in person at the location listed above. People attending in person will be required to adhere to the site’s health guidelines, which could include wearing masks, health screening, and social distancing.
Members of the public may join the meeting by internet with Zoom or by telephone with the following steps:

Join the meeting using Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84500403416?pwd=TWFIc1E1UmhobVVQV2lYaUpQMjVFUT09
Password: 230182

Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,84500403416#,,,,*230182# or +12532158782,,84500403416#,,,,*230182#

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

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Members of the public that are participating by Zoom or telephone 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 telephone 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/

**Agenda PDF**

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s March 24, 2022 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $596,000 to California American Water to remove or seal 1.3 miles of legacy water pipeline and its support structures from the Carmel River floodplain, Monterey County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $379,374 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.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $48,000 to Pacifica Land Trust to augment an existing Conservancy grant authorization of $41,800 for community-based habitat restoration and trail enhancement at Pedro Point Headlands in San Mateo County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $290,000 to the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County to replace a concrete ford with a steel bridge on Cachagua Creek, a tributary to the Carmel River, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,293, of which $967,114 was awarded to the Conservancy by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through its National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, to The Nature Conservancy for the first phase of restoration work at Ormond Beach.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the YMCA of San Diego County to prepare designs and environmental review documents for amenities at the YMCA Camp Surf facility including a restroom, equipment storage, classroom space, an outdoor kitchen, and outdoor showers to support on-beach camping at Imperial Beach in San Diego County.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy for grazing infrastructure improvements to enhance native coastal prairie habitat, manage invasive plants, and reduce wildfire risk at the Jenner Headlands Preserve in Sonoma County.

H. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $508,400 to Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center (JCFNC) to build cabins, additional campground bathroom facilities and related infrastructure on the JCFNC property located in the community of Caspar, Mendocino County.

I. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $3,161,921 of grant funds from the Association of Bay Area Governments to Santa Clara Valley Water District for implementation of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project in the community of Alviso, City of San José, Santa Clara County.

J. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $260,000 to the City of Pacifica to repair the Pacifica Pier located in northern Pacifica, San Mateo County.

K. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $540,000 for consulting services to assist the Conservancy in maintaining and improving federal financial support for Conservancy projects.

L. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) to update and host Wheeling Cal’s Coast, an online guide to wheelchair accessible parks and trails along the California coast and San Francisco Bay.

M. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,300,000 to contract for services to prepare environmental review documents, a cultural and tribal resource survey, and a property appraisal for the Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program, in Santa Barbara County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Legislative Report.

B. Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program.

CENTRAL COAST
5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $950,000 to Sempervirens Fund to acquire a conservation easement on the approximately 915-acre YMCA Camp Jones Gulch property in the Santa Cruz Mountains in unincorporated San Mateo County for natural resource and watershed protection, habitat restoration, open space protection, education, and recreation.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $850,000 to the University of California, Berkeley, to replace a concrete ford with a bridge spanning Finch Creek, located within the University of California’s Hastings Natural History Reservation in Monterey County.

NORTH COAST

7. Consideration and possible authorization to: 1) enter into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with the Great Redwood Trail Authority (GRTA) for the purposes of developing the Great Redwood Trail Master Plan and community engagement process and providing interim staffing and technical support to the GRTA; and 2) spend up to $2,500,000 of funds appropriated to the Conservancy specifically for the Great Redwood Trail to support the purposes of the JPA for the advancement of the trail in Mendocino, Trinity, and Humboldt Counties.

SOUTH COAST

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $6,000,000 to the Trust for Public Land to acquire 384 acres of the Banning Ranch property in Newport Beach and unincorporated Orange County.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $987,000 to the Port of San Francisco, to be reimbursed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, for wetland enhancement and nature-based shoreline stabilization of Heron’s Head Park in the City and County of San Francisco.

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $988,000 of grant funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to East Bay Regional Park District to restore wetland and riparian habitat and install interpretive panels on 159-acres of the Coyote Hills Regional Park in the City of Fremont, Alameda County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

STATEWIDE

11. Update on preparation of the State Coastal Conservancy’s Strategic Plan 2023-2027.
Following adjournment of the Conservancy meeting, there will be a workshop on the Strategic Plan. Members of the public are welcome to attend the workshop.

12. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

13. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

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 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).

C. 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).

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 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.

15. ADJOURNMENT

WORKSHOP ON STRATEGIC PLAN
Immediately following the Conservancy meeting, there will be a workshop on the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan for 2023-2027. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The workshop will take place in person, with no virtual or telephone participation.

The workshop will take place at:
California Natural Resources Agency
715 P Street, Conference Room NRHQ 2-221
Sacramento, CA 95814

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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