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

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Or iPhone one-tap :

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Or Telephone:

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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

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 https://scc.ca.gov/public-meetings/

Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Oxnard – February 06

Meeting Notice

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)

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
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

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.

B. Strategic Plan Annual Progress Report

C. Legislative Report

SOUTH COAST

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.

CENTRAL COAST

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

14. ADJOURNMENT

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 megan.cooper@scc.ca.gov.

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

Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Eureka – September 06, 2018

Meeting Notice

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Sara Ramirez Giroux (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Dayna Bochco, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Michael Cohen, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

Senate Representatives Assembly Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26) Mark Stone (District 29)
Anthony Cannella (District 12) Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (District 80)
Jerry Hill (District 13) Monique Limón (District 37)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Counsel: Amy Roach

AGENDA

DATE: September 06, 2018
TIME: 9:00 A.M
LOCATION: Wharfinger Building – Bay Room
#1 Marina Way
Eureka, CA

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s May 24, 2018 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $29,800 to the MERITO Foundation to undertake the Kalorama Wetland Restoration and Community Education Project, a community-based natural resource restoration and enhancement project at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $225,000 to Trout Unlimited to restore 1.9 miles of salmon habitat through modification of an existing concrete weir, construction of a series of boulder step-pools, and installation of a fish screen at Yellowjacket Creek, Sonoma County, and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $207,000 to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to implement a community engagement and outreach pilot project for the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area in San Francisco.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to modify the Conservancy grant authorized on December 6, 2012 to allow the Port of San Francisco to, in-lieu of preparing designs for restoration of the Copra Crane, develop and install an interpretive program that will display public information on the Copra Crane and the related natural and cultural history of Islais Creek, San Francisco, with no amendment to the grant amount or the project’s scope of work regarding the removal of creosote piers and pilings.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $110,000 to the City of Eureka for preliminary design and environmental review of the Bay to Zoo Trail, which will connect the eastern half of Eureka with the California Coastal Trail along Humboldt Bay, in Humboldt County.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $100,000 received from the Sonoma County Water Agency to augment the Conservancy’s September 29, 2016 authorization to the Endangered Habitats Conservancy to design the Russian River Floodplain Enhancement project at the Hanson-Windsor Gravel Ponds near Windsor, Sonoma County.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $38,860 to Environmental Center of San Diego to conduct planning and prepare designs for the Princess Street Coastal Access Trail in La Jolla, San Diego County.

H. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,678 to the University of California Davis; U.S. Geological Survey; Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; Point Blue Conservation Science; Aquatic Science Center; Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association; and the University of Southern California Sea Grant to augment the previously authorized marsh migration and estuary dynamics studies for the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project Regional Strategy, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

I. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,136,459 to the East Bay Regional Park District for installation of public access amenities at the Gateway Park Shoreline Observation Platform in Oakland, Alameda County.

J. Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to support the protection of coastal habitat in the face of climate change impacts, consistent with the Coastal Conservancy Climate Change Policy, adopted on November 10, 2011.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Consideration and possible approval of the 2018 Conservancy meeting schedule

B. Annual Financial Report

C. Legislative Report

D. Report on Sonoma Developmental Center Grant Condition

E. Report on Recent Federal Funding for Conservancy Projects

F. Report on the Conservancy’s ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

NORTH COAST

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $260,000 to the Mendocino Land Trust for the construction of a new segment of coastal trail, a connecting riverfront trail, a parking lot, and a picnic area at Old Smith Ranch adjacent to the Ten Mile River Estuary in Mendocino County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $673,350 to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District to acquire 366 acres of coastal dune and wetland habitat on the north spit of Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County.

7. Consideration and potential authorization to disburse up to $980,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the City of Eureka for tidal wetlands restoration and public access improvements in and adjacent to the Elk River Estuary on Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to restore wildlife and historic resources and upgrade the current access improvements at Hawk Hill, Marin County.

SOUTH COAST

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $9,750,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy for acquisition of approximately 1,390 acres along the Santa Margarita River, San Diego County, for conservation and recreation purposes.

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,100,000 to TreePeople to prepare final designs and permits for, and to construct, a green infrastructure project in the City of San Fernando, County of Los Angeles, CA.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY COAST

11. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,250,000 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board to operate the Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team for five years.

STATEWIDE

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $824,499 to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for 27 projects that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to explore the California coast throughout the State.

13. Consideration and potential authorization to disburse up to $320,000 received from the California Natural Resources Agency, California Department of Parks and Recreation and Delta Stewardship Council to Sustainable Conservation to advance the adoption of programmatic permits for aquatic habitat restoration and water quality improvement projects.

14. CLOSED SESSION

A. To confer regarding Ballona Wetlands Land Trust v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS171507. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

B. To confer regarding Lent, et al. v. California Coastal Commission; State Coastal Conservancy, Real Party in Interest, L.A. County Superior Court, Case No. BS167531. 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 Pappas, et al. v. State of California, 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).

15. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

16. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

17. ADJOURNMENT

CONSERVANCY TOUR INFORMATION:

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018 the Conservancy will tour project sites south of the Eel River in Humboldt County. The tour will commence at 1:30 pm at the former Centerville Naval Station in the Lost Coast Headlands, and will conclude with a guided tour of the Eel River Preserve. Members of the public are welcome but must provide their own transportation.

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 at the Conservancy:
1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

 

Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Sacramento – May 24

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair
Sara Ramirez Giroux (Public Member)
Ann Notthoff (Public Member)
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)
Dayna Bochco, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Michael Cohen, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

Senate Representatives Assembly Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26) Mark Stone (District 29)
Anthony Cannella (District 12) Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (District 80)
Jerry Hill (District 13) Monique Limón (District 37)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA

DATE: May 24, 2018
TIME: 10:00 A.M
LOCATION: State Capitol
1315 10th Street, Room 126
Sacramento, CA 95814

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s March 22, 2018 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS
A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $450,000 to the County of Napa to restore another reach of the Napa River to enhance long-term river and floodplain function, improve habitat and water quality, and reduce property damage through bank stabilization.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $80,000 to Ocean Discovery Institute to fund planning for water quality, habitat and climate change resilience improvements on the Triangle Property, and restoration of a 0.2 acre adjacent parcel, at the head of Manzanita Canyon in San Diego County.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the City of Healdsburg to construct public access improvements at Fitch Mountain, Sonoma County, and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to Jughandle Creek Farm and Nature Center to augment the Conservancy’s October 1, 2015 grant of $600,000 for educational and lodging facilities to be constructed at the Jughandle property in the community of Caspar, Mendocino County.

E. Consideration of possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to Trout Unlimited to replace a concrete creek crossing with a fish-friendly box culvert on Cachagua Creek, a tributary to the Carmel River, in Monterey County, and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

F. Consideration of possible authorization to disburse up to $370,000 of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant funds for native oyster restoration and monitoring for the San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines Project at Giant Marsh in the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, in City of Richmond, Contra Costa County.

G. Consideration of possible authorization to disburse up to $750,000 in funds provided to the Conservancy by the Marin Community Foundation to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for four projects that address the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, particularly on underserved communities, in Marin County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT
A. Legislative Report

B. Amah Mustun Land Trust Coastal Stewardship Summer Camp

C. Report on the Activities of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority

D. Coastal Habitat Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

E. Report Back on Results of Los Angeles Downspout Disconnect Project

F. Resolution of Appreciation for Senior Staff Counsel Jack Judkins

NORTH COAST
5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $237,866 to the Eel River Recovery Project to develop fish habitat enhancement plans for Tenmile Creek and water conservation strategies for Streeter and Big Rock Creeks in the Tenmile Creek watershed, a tributary to the South Fork Eel River, Mendocino County.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $412,770 to Sanctuary Forest, Inc. to implement two habitat restoration projects, located in Baker Creek and Lost River, for the purpose of improving salmonid habitat in these two tributaries to the headwaters of the Mattole River, Humboldt County.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $285,000 to the Marin County Open Space District to prepare construction plans, permit applications, and environmental documents for the Bolinas Lagoon Wye Project located Bolinas, Marin County.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to acquire conservation and public trail easements over the approximately 1,620 acre parcel known as Rips Redwoods Property in coastal Sonoma County.

CENTRAL COAST
9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $550,000 to the City of Santa Barbara for restoration of lower Arroyo Burro Open Space in Santa Barbara County.

SOUTH COAST
10. Consideration and possible approval of the Santa Ana River Parkway and Open Space Plan pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 31174(b).

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $206,489 to eight nonprofit organizations for community-based natural resource restoration and enhancement projects in Southern California coastal wetlands and watersheds as part of the Community Wetlands Restoration Grant Program, in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY
12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to 300,000 to the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy (ECCCHC) to restore riparian, wetland, and upland habitat in Horse Valley on the Roddy Ranch Property in Antioch, Contra Costa County, and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

13. CLOSED SESSION

A. To confer regarding Ballona Wetlands Land Trust v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS171507. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(A).

B. To confer regarding Lent, et al. v. California Coastal Commission; State Coastal Conservancy, Real Party in Interest, L.A. County Superior Court, Case No. BS167531. 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 Pappas, et al. v. State of California, 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).

14. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

15. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

16. 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 at the Conservancy:
1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

 

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