Coastal Conservancy Public Zoom Meeting – September 23, 2021

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)
Stephen Padilla, Coastal Commission Chair; Alison Dettmer (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)
Lorena Gonzalez (District 80)

Mary Small, Interim Executive Officer
Amy Roach, General Counsel

AGENDA

Teleconference Meeting
DATE: September 23, 2021
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 Zoomhttps://zoom.us/j/91003037348?pwd=OEZ6QVVtNVhnQ2dRdHVQWWNGc0lydz09

Password: 586575

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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

Webinar ID: 910 0303 7348
Password: 586575

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 May 27, 2021 public meeting.

3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s June 07, 2021 public meeting.

4. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

5. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $980,000 awarded to the Conservancy by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under its National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation to augment a Conservancy grant authorized on December 19, 2019 to complete Phase 2 of the Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project in Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to transfer fee title to nine Conservancy-owned parcels in the Bodega Bay area to the County of Sonoma; approval of the implementation/disposition plans for the property transfer; and authorization to disburse up to $34,000 to Sonoma County Regional Parks to prepare surveys and Phase 1 environmental site assessments of the parcels.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $212,812 to San Mateo County Harbor District to construct new public restrooms, realign a small segment of the California Coastal Trail, reconfigure the parking lot, and install other visitor-serving amenities at Pillar Point Harbor adjacent to Surfer’s Beach in San Mateo County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the County of Santa Cruz to develop a facilities and management plan for public access and natural resource protection for the north coast region of Santa Cruz County.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) to enhance and restore 4.6 acres of riparian upland habitat at Ocean Knoll Canyon in the City of Encinitas, San Diego County.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $216,636 to the Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to conduct invasive plant removal to enhance native riparian habitat on the Santa Clara River in Ventura County.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $35,780 to Orange County Coastkeeper to conduct monitoring and outreach to protect endangered bird species and associated habitat located near the Santa Ana River Mouth in the cities of Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.

H. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $180,680 to the Environmental Center of San Diego to prepare environmental assessments, permit applications, and draft engineering designs to provide additional public access at Princess Street in La Jolla, San Diego.

I. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $3,500,000 to augment the Conservancy grant of $4,900,000, 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.

J. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $165,000 to Trout Unlimited to augment an existing Conservancy grant authorized on May 24, 2018, to replace a concrete creek crossing with a fish-friendly box culvert on Cachagua Creek, a tributary to the Carmel River in Monterey County.

K. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Sierra Health Foundation to work with tribal entities to conduct planning to further tribal access, tribal participation in land management, and land acquisition by tribal entities at multiple sites in Orange County.

6. EXECUTIVE OFFICER HIRING SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT

7. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Legislative Report

B. Consideration and possible approval of Project Selection Criteria

C. Coastal Access Standards

D. Update on Coastal Stories Grant Program

E. Update on proposed Endless Summer License Plate

F. Update on 2019 Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan

G. Consideration and possible approval of the 2022 Conservancy meeting schedule

CENTRAL COAST

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $755,820 to Earth Island Institute to remove two fish barriers, replace them with bridges, and restore habitat on Davy Brown Creek, located in the Santa Maria River watershed, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $825,000 to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for the acquisition of three conservation easements on the 7,681-acre Attiyeh Ranch in northern San Luis Obispo County.

SOUTH COAST

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $330,040 to Amigos de los Rios to implement the Monrovia High School Watershed Discovery Project in Monrovia, Los Angeles County.

11. Consideration and possible authorization to terminate the Coastal Conservancy’s Calleguas Creek Watershed In-lieu Fee Program by disbursing $2,453,773 million for the purchase of 58.11 jurisdictional wetland and riparian buffer credits from the Santa Paula Creek Mitigation Bank.

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $495,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to prepare final engineering designs and construction specifications, and prepare and submit permit applications needed to: 1) update and repair existing public beach access amenities, including two beach stairways, and to 2) install new Americans with Disabilities Act compliant public access amenities, including a restroom, at Lechuza Beach in the City of Malibu.

13. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,342,500 to the Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District for construction of a segment of the Santa Ana River Trail as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Prado Dam Alcoa Dike construction project, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

14. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $310,000 to Coastal Quest to conduct stakeholder outreach and engagement for coastal resiliency planning for state parks on the San Diego County coast.

STATEWIDE

15. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,721,088 to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for 45 projects that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to explore the California coast. Participants are drawn from throughout the State and will visit coastal locations from Del Norte County south to San Diego County.

16. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

17. 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).

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.

18. 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 Zoom Meeting – June 07, 2021

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)
Stephen Padilla, Coastal Commission Chair; Alison Dettmer (Designated)
Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26)
Josh Becker (District 13)

Assembly Representatives
Mark Stone (District 29)
Lorena Gonzalez (District 80)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA

Teleconference Meeting
DATE: June 07, 2021
TIME: 02:00 P.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 Zoomhttps://zoom.us/j/97639578110?pwd=a2FyQXQzMms4UzcyUXc3QVhSV0xVdz09

Password: 741440

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Or Telephone: +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

Webinar ID: 976 3957 8110
Password: 741440

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. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

3. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Recognition of Executive Officer Sam Schuchat for his outstanding leadership of the State Coastal Conservancy

B. Project Selection Criteria Update

C. Overview of State Coastal Conservancy’s Wildfire Resilience Grant Program

4. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to seven thousand six hundred fifty dollars ($7,650) to the National Audubon Society to create and maintain defensible space around buildings within Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary, located in unincorporated Orange County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $23,588 to the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County to implement prescribed herbivory to reduce fuel loads and create a buffer to prevent wildfire spread in the southern portion of Arroyo Hondo Preserve in Santa Barbara County.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $35,000 to the Hoopa Valley Tribe to implement shaded fuel brakes or defensible space projects to protect the homes of approximately 75 vulnerable residents on the Hoopa Valley Tribal Reservation, Humboldt County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $45,000 to the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to remove hazardous fire fuels in City’s Mission Trail Nature Preserve, Monterey County.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $47,721 to the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency for eucalyptus removal and weed abatement in a high fire hazard severity zone at Davidson Ranch Reserve, in Santa Clara County.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $75,000 to the Trinity County Resource Conservation District to implement fuel reduction projects on Bureau of Land Management property in the community of Lewiston, Trinity County.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the City of Santa Cruz to undertake vegetation management to reduce fire risk at two open space areas at Arroyo Seco Canyon and DeLaveaga Park.

H. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $115,000 to the Cazadero Community Services District to acquire a Brush Chipper, skid steer bucket loader and supplies for use in vegetation management activities, and to undertake such activities, to decrease the risk of wildfire in the vicinity of Cazadero, Sonoma County.

I. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $120,000 to the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District for a multi-pronged wildfire hazard fuels reduction project in the Carpinteria-Summerland area of Santa Barbara County.

J. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $130,000 to the City of Pacifica and $67,500 to the City of Brisbane for the North County Fire Authority to implement two wildfire fuel reduction projects in the wildland urban interface in northern San Mateo County, including vegetation management along public roadways in City of Brisbane and a community chipper program in the City of Pacifica.

K. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $144,000 to the City of Mill Valley to reduce fuels build up, create defensible space along the Blithedale Ridge Fire Road and perform fire-related public outreach in the vicinity of the Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve, Mill Valley, Marin County.

L. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to Sonoma Land Trust to conduct wildfire risk reduction activities on the Little Black Mountain Preserve, Laufenberg Ranch, Pole Mountain Preserve, and Live Oaks Ranch properties in Sonoma County.

M. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to LandPaths to conduct approximately 60 acres of fuels reduction and burn area restoration on the Bohemia Ecological Preserve, Riddell Preserve, Rancho Mark West Preserve, and Ocean Song Preserve properties in Sonoma County.

N. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $194,400 to Woodside Fire Protection District for fuel reduction management practices and invasive plant removal in San Mateo County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

O. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $197,621 to Mendocino County to implement the Mendocino County Fuels Reduction Capacity Building Project in Mendocino County.

P. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to San Lorenzo Valley Water District for vegetation management to reduce fire risk to critical infrastructure on land owned and operated by the District in Santa Cruz County.

Q. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $209,800 to The Wildlands Conservancy to undertake fuels reduction and vegetation management on the Jenner Headlands Preserve, Sonoma County.

R. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) to the Pala Band of Mission Indians to implement a hazardous fuels reduction project within a wildland urban interface on the Pala Band of Mission Indians’ Reservation in San Diego County.

S. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $290,600 to the East Bay Regional Park District to expand on-going fuel treatments and fuel breaks and conduct biological surveys on East Bay Regional Park lands, specifically in two recommended treatment areas: Tilden Regional Park – TI002a and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park – WC005.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $277,166 to the Sonoma County Water Agency to conduct wildfire resilience activities at Spring Lake Regional Park, Sonoma County.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $345,650 to Sonoma County Regional Parks to conduct wildfire resilience activities consisting of shaded fuel breaks at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park and prescribed grazing at Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, Sonoma County.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $575,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to conduct wildfire resilience activities at Saddle Mountain Open Space Preserve, Sonoma County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,078,684 to the Napa County Resource Conservation District for wildfire resilience activities at Linda Falls Preserve, Pacific Union College Demonstration and Experimental Forest, Suscol Intertribal Council’s Suskol House Land, and Moore Creek Park, Napa County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

NORTH COAST

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $299,253 to the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians to reduce fire-fuels created by the 2019 Kincade Fire and restore approximately 57 acres of the Rancheria in Sonoma County, and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $414,000 to the City of Healdsburg for its Fire Department to conduct wildfire fuel management and control line treatments on three open space preserves (Healdsburg Ridge, Callahan and Fitch Mountain) adjacent to the City of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to Save the Redwoods League to conduct forest restoration treatments to improve forest health and wildfire resiliency in the Greater Prairie Creek Watershed within Redwood National and State Parks, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Marin Municipal Water District to implement vegetation management projects identified in the Biodiversity, Fire, and Fuels Integrated Plan (BFFIP) in the Mount Tamalpais Watershed, and to reduce ladder fuels in the Marin County Parks Blithedale Summit Preserve, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

CENTRAL COAST

13. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $396,000 to Santa Barbara County for a community defensible space project in the San Antonio Creek area of Santa Barbara County.

14. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to reduce wildland vegetation fuels, remove fire prone invasive species, and expand shaded fuel break areas through their Wildland Fire Resiliency Program in up to 11 preserves in San Mateo County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

15. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to San Mateo Resource Conservation District to establish a shaded fuel break and remove hazardous trees along fire roads within Quarry Park in El Granada, San Mateo County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

SOUTH COAST

16. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $317,071 to the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel to reduce fire fuels in undeveloped woodlands and open spaces and create defensible space around buildings, water systems, and roadways on Iipay Nation trust lands.

17. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $661,367 to the Urban Corps of San Diego to conduct fuel modification for wildfire resilience in open space in the City of Chula Vista and in seven San Diego County preserves; and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

18. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $581,500 to North East Trees for the Flat Top Park Fire Resilience project in the City of Los Angeles.

19. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

20. CLOSED SESSION

A. 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).

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 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).

D. 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.

21. 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 Zoom Meeting – May 27, 2021

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)
Stephen Padilla, Coastal Commission Chair; Alison Dettmer (Designated)
Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26)
Josh Becker (District 13)

Assembly Representatives
Mark Stone (District 29)
Lorena Gonzalez (District 80)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA

Teleconference Meeting
DATE: May 27, 2021
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/94218504281?pwd=eXQ1ekdNUFF3V2JZSFRnWE5Nb2ZiQT09

Password: 407508

Or iPhone one-tap: +16699006833,,94218504281#,,,,*407508# or +13462487799,,94218504281#,,,,*407508#

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

Webinar ID: 942 1850 4281
Password: 407508

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 March 25, 2021 meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $60,000 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to prepare plans, environmental review documents, and permit applications for two new restrooms in Garrapata State Park in Big Sur, Monterey County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,123,000 to the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County for the Integrated Watershed Restoration Program to conduct planning and prepare designs and permit applications for 23 high priority watershed restoration projects in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $700,000 to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains to augment a previously authorized Conservancy grant of $460,000 for planning for the Topanga Lagoon Restoration Project at Topanga State Park and Topanga Beach in Los Angeles County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $255,000 for environmental review and community engagement to support the Malibu Coastal Access Public Works Plan for seventeen sites in the City of Malibu.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $950,000, to be reimbursed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, to the California Invasive Plant Council for the planning, management, treatment, monitoring, restoration, and permit compliance activities of the San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,300,000 through one or more contracts to prepare environmental compliance documents and related technical studies for the Ormond Beach Restoration and Public Access Plan.

G. Consideration and possible authorization for the City of Chula Vista to remove use restrictions on 1.86 acres of the Conservancy-funded, City-owned Faivre Street property in the lower Otay River Valley in exchange for the City’s acquisition and restriction of a property of equal size and equal or greater value in the Otay River Valley.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT PART I

A. Consideration and possible Appointment of an Interim Executive Officer

SOUTH COAST

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,692,360 to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for design and permitting of the restoration of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve in Los Angeles County and further authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Prevention Institute to support broad community engagement in planning for that restoration; and the adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,200,000 to Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District to prepare plans, designs, and environmental documentation for the 3.4-mile segment of the Santa Ana River Trail known as the Rincon to Prado Spillway segment in the County of Riverside.

7. Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $10,000,000 to the County of San Diego to implement the Tijuana River Valley – Smuggler’s Gulch Improvements Project, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $500,000, including $74,000 in funds from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to realign and improve the existing trail network at Twin Peaks in San Francisco County, part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail alignment, to control erosion, increase public safety, restore native plants, and provide interpretive and directional signs.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to: 1) $7,605,000 to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. for construction, monitoring and modeling of Phase 2 South Bay Salt Pond (SBSP) Restoration Project actions at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve in Alameda County; 2) $720,000 of in-lieu fee funds awarded to the Conservancy from the California Department of Transportation for development of the public access trail as part of the Phase 2 project at Ravenswood in San Mateo County; 3) $3,500,000 to the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to conduct studies and prepare designs and a 408 permit application for alterations to flood control facilities at Eden Landing; 4) $460,000 to the Aquatic Science Center for a lead scientist, the SBSP Restoration Project website, and applied studies to support implementation of the SBSP Restoration Project in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties; 5) $385,000 for executive project management of the SBSP Restoration Project; and 6) $800,000 to the California Wildlife Foundation for monitoring and applied studies that facilitate ongoing adaptive management of the SBSP Restoration Project.

10. Consideration and possible authorization to amend an existing Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Santa Clara Valley Water District for construction of the Shoreline Project in the City of San José, Santa Clara County.

NORTH COAST

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $269,318 to the Yurok Tribe for planning and to prepare designs and permit applications for instream salmonid habitat enhancement projects in the Elk Meadows Cabin reach of lower Prairie Creek, a tributary to Redwood Creek, in Humboldt County.

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $413,000 to Save the Redwoods League to construct approximately 4.5 miles of new trails extending the coastal trail on the Shady Dell property near the Usal Beach area of the southern Lost Coast in Mendocino County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

13. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $505,000 to the City of Healdsburg for their Fire Department to conduct wildfire fuel management, create defensible space, and update the management plan for Fitch Mountain Park and Open Space Preserve in Sonoma County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

14. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,000,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy to acquire approximately 7,480 acres of the Lone Pine Ranch property at the confluence of the Eel River mainstem and North Fork Eel River in Trinity and Mendocino Counties for the purposes of preserving and restoring fish and wildlife habitat, public access and recreation, open space, and natural resource protection.

15. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,000,000 to the County of Humboldt to complete designs and permits and construct the Humboldt Bay Trail South, a new 4.25 mile stretch of the California Coastal Trail linking the Cities of Arcata and Eureka, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

16. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $940,000 to the Smith River Alliance, Inc. to acquire beach, dune, wetland, upland and forested parcels in the vicinity of the Pacific Shores subdivision, adjacent to Lake Earl, Del Norte County.

17. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT PART II

B. California Coastal Trail Data and Mapping Viewer

C. Legislative Report

D. Prop 68 Inclusive Coastal Storytelling Grant Program

18. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

19. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

20. CLOSED SESSION

A. 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).

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 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).

D. 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.

21. 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.

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 Zoom Meeting – March 25, 2021

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)
Stephen Padilla, Coastal Commission Chair; Alison Dettmer (Designated)
Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26)

Assembly Representatives
Mark Stone (District 29)
Lorena Gonzalez (District 80)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA

Teleconference Meeting
DATE: March 25, 2021
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/96661485659?pwd=QktVUlZaV29wREVMdVc3SlRXU1dMdz09

Password: 307258

Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,96661485659#,,,,*307258# or +13462487799,,96661485659#,,,,*307258#

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

Webinar ID: 966 6148 5659
Password: 307258

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 January 21, 2021 meeting.

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

4. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $188,480 to The Buckeye Conservancy to conduct planning and prepare designs, permit applications and environmental review documents for off-channel salmonid rearing habitat restoration along Wood Creek on the Felt Ranch property in Humboldt County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,474,600 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete implementation of the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project in Novato, Marin County.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $979,000 received from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and $980,000 received from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to the City of Eureka to augment the Conservancy’s prior authorizations of $2,356,000 for implementation of the Elk River Estuary Restoration Project, a tidal wetland restoration project in Humboldt County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $300,000 received from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to contract for post-construction monitoring of the White Slough Restoration Project in the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (HBNWR) on Humboldt Bay.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $218,895 to the California Urban Forests Council to implement a multi-benefit urban greening project that will plant approximately 500 trees through educational community events that engage residents in communities across the Upper San Gabriel River Watershed.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,434,400 to the City of Richmond to augment the Conservancy’s November 19, 2020 grant of $3,000,000 for the final design and implementation of the Terminal Four Wharf Removal Project near Point San Pablo, Contra Costa County.

5. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Draft Updated Project Selection Criteria.

B. Legislative Report.

C. Search for a new Conservancy Executive Officer.

SOUTH COAST

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments to construct the Barrio Logan segment of the Bayshore Bikeway in San Diego County.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $734,730 to the County of Ventura to conduct planning and to prepare designs and environmental documentation for the replacement of the Camino Cielo Bridge over the Ventura River in unincorporated Ventura County.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $433,650 to the City of Hermosa Beach in Los Angeles County to renovate an impervious and deteriorated beach parking lot into a green, multi-benefit parking lot and to prepare final design plans to renovate a second parking lot in the City of Hermosa Beach.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $890,000 to the San Diego Unified Port District to implement and monitor a native oyster living shoreline project at the Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve in San Diego County.

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $151,869 to the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation to collect topographical map data, analyze the impacts of sea level rise on rocky intertidal habitat, and identify potential restoration and enhancement areas across San Diego County.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the City of Richmond to construct a 1.25-mile segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail connecting Point Molate Beach Park to the Winehaven Historic District in Contra Costa County; and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

NORTH COAST

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $634,823 of which $358,639 is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program to California Trout to implement the Mad River Floodplain and Public Access Enhancement Project along the Mad River, Humboldt County, CA; and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

13. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $4,547,520 comprised of $750,000 dollars in Conservancy funds, $1,821,938 from the US Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Grant Program funds, and $1,975,582 from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Program, to Ducks Unlimited, and for the Conservancy to retain environmental consultants, to conduct the Ocean Ranch Restoration Project near Loleta, Humboldt County; and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

14. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $307,170 to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District to conduct studies and prepare designs, permit applications, and a management plan for restoration of the Williams Creek watershed near Ferndale, Humboldt County, CA.

15. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $499,070 to the Eel River Recovery Project to conduct planning and prepare plans, designs and environmental compliance documents for water storage and erosion control sites that will enhance summer flows and improve water quality to benefit salmonids in lower Tenmile Creek, a tributary to the South Fork Eel River in Mendocino County.

CENTRAL COAST

16. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $436,395, including $386,395 awarded to the Conservancy by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program, to the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District to restore approximately 56 acres of coastal habitat along Los Osos Creek in the lower Morro Bay watershed in San Luis Obispo County; and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

17. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $360,000 to the County of Santa Cruz to prepare technical analyses, design plans, environmental review documents, and permit applications for water quality and public access improvements and habitat restoration at Moran Lake in Santa Cruz County.

18. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

19. CLOSED SESSION

A. 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).

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 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).

D. 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 Conservancy 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.

20. 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.

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 Zoom Meeting – January 21, 2021

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)
Stephen Padilla, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)
Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated)

Senate Representatives
Benjamin Allen (District 26)

Assembly Representatives
Mark Stone (District 29)
Lorena Gonzalez (District 80)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

AGENDA

Teleconference Meeting
DATE: January 21, 2021
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/99552176126?pwd=M3hOZll5aExYS0ErcWVFV2ZIK3p2dz09

Password: 315415

Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,99552176126#,,,,,,0#,,315415# or +12532158782,,99552176126#,,,,,,0#,,315415#

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

Webinar ID: 995 5217 6126
Password: 315415

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 November 19, 2020 public meeting.

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

4. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $170,575 to the Mattole Salmon Group to develop design documents for approximately 165 instream habitat enhancement projects in 9 tributaries to the mid Mattole River in Humboldt County and to prepare environmental compliance documents for selected high-priority reaches.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $245,000 to the Salmonid Restoration Federation to prepare design and environmental compliance documents for an off-stream water storage pond and associated infrastructure on Marshall Ranch to enhance summer flows to benefit salmonids in the Redwood Creek watershed, a tributary to the South Fork Eel River in Humboldt County.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $55,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust to repair and restore two bridges along the Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail, south of Half Moon Bay, in coastal San Mateo County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $130,000 to Bay Area Open Space Council to fill data gaps in the Conservation Lands Network through citizen science data collection events in severely disadvantaged communities.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $140,000 to the City of San José for habitat restoration and re-construction of the Coyote Creek Trail Singleton Road Crossing in Santa Clara County.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $199,525 to the Northwest California Resource Conservation and Development Council to construct the McKinney Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project on McKinney Creek, Siskiyou County, CA.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $131,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to operate and maintain open public accessways and assist with planning for the removal of encroachments on access easements to Escondido Beach in Malibu, Los Angeles County.

H. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $30,000 to Inland Empire Resource Conservation District to provide low-income youth and their family members with environmental education and recreational access to sites in the Santa Ana River watershed in the vicinity of Redlands, CA.

5. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Consideration and possible appointment of an ad hoc advisory subcommittee of the Conservancy to assist with the search for the next Executive Officer.

B. Strategic Plan Progress Report.

C. Legislative Report.

D. Restoration Success: Lessons from South San Diego Bay.

NORTH COAST

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to California Trout, Inc. to conduct planning activities for anadromous fish habitat enhancement and flood reduction in the lower Elk River Watershed, Humboldt County.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $279,491 to the Scott River Watershed Council to prepare environmental studies, designs and draft permit applications for restoration of a 2.27 mile reach of the Scott River near Callahan, Siskiyou County.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $341,607 to the Mid Klamath Watershed Council to conduct studies, prepare designs and permit applications, and conduct environmental review to reconnect floodplain to the Klamath River at Horse Trough Springs to benefit salmonids in Siskiyou County.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $273,337 to the Resighini Rancheria to create a conceptual restoration plan for the Resighini Rancheria property and preliminary designs for several sites within the property to restore fisheries and wetlands on the lower Klamath River in Del Norte County.

10. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

11. CLOSED SESSION

A. 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).

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 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).

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.

12. 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 Zoom Meeting – November 2020

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)
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: November 19, 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/99291814352?pwd=eEh6dGxqNnIvcFJIQndldU5wMUc5Zz09

Password: 077191

Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,99291814352#,,,,,,0#,,077191# or +12532158782,,99291814352#,,,,,,0#,,077191#

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

Webinar ID: 992 9181 4352
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 September 03, 2020 public meeting.

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

4. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $24,000 to Orange County Coastkeeper for management and maintenance of the public access easement at Portofino Cove in Huntington Harbor in the City of Huntington Beach, Orange County

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $125,000 to the Napa Valley Transportation Authority for the design and construction of 2.9 miles of Bay Area Ridge Trail/Napa Valley Vine Trail in Napa County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

C. Consideration and possible recommendation to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission that five resource protection and public access projects be included in the Priority Conservation Area (PCA) Grant Program.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to California Wildlife Foundation for final ecotone and revegetation construction documents to support implementation of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project in Santa Clara County.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $79,750 to Monterey Bay Aquarium to implement a project to aid in recovery of the southern sea otter, consisting of raising and releasing up to three stranded pups using captive female otters as surrogates, and analyzing and circulating best practices for sea otter surrogacy.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $48,210 of funds received from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to U.S. Geological Survey and Southern California Coastal Water Research Project to augment the previously authorized grant for marsh migration and estuary dynamics studies as recommended by the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the County of Santa Barbara to prepare feasibility and technical studies, design plans, and a County permit pre-application package for a new coastal trail, coastal access parking, and beach accessway at Jalama Beach County Park.

5. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Update of Conservancy Project Selection Criteria.

B. Recognition of Oversight Members State Senators Bill Monning and Jerry Hill for their outstanding contributions benefitting the California Coast.

C. Consideration and possible approval of the 2021 Conservancy meeting schedule.

D. Report on the Regional Strategy for the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project.

SOUTH COAST

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to prepare plans, environmental documents, and permit applications for wetland restoration and public access facilities in the southern area of the Los Cerritos Wetlands in Seal Beach.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $445,990 to California Trout, Inc. to plan and prepare designs, technical analysis, and reports for a riparian habitat restoration project at Rose Valley Creek in Los Padres National Forest in unincorporated Ventura County.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $550,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to construct public beach access improvements at Big Rock Beach in the City of Malibu.

STATEWIDE

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $695,000 to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for 21 projects that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to explore the California coast.  Participants are drawn from throughout the State and will visit coastal locations from Del Norte County south to San Diego County.

CENTRAL COAST

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the County of San Luis Obispo to construct public access improvements to an existing informal coastal park at Cave Landing, San Luis Obispo County.

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Port San Luis Harbor District to renovate the Avila pier in San Luis Obispo County.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $3,000,000 to the City of Richmond for final design and implementation of the Terminal Four Wharf Removal Project near Point San Pablo, Contra Costa County; and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

13. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $271,357 to the City of Albany for preparation of plans, designs and environmental review documents for Phase V of the Codornices Creek Restoration Project.

14. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

15. CLOSED SESSION

A. 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).

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 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).

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.

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 Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy:
1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Coastal Conservancy Public Zoom Meeting – September 03

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)
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: September 03, 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 Zoomhttps://zoom.us/j/94083540782?pwd=aFBrWm5HYmttZy9WUXNqU1ZHcDIrQT09

Password: 077191

Or iPhone one-tap:  US: +16699006833,,94083540782#,,1#,077191# or +12532158782,,94083540782#,,1#,077191#

Or Telephone:
US: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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

Webinar ID: 940 8354 0782
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 June 18, 2020 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $75,000 to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for planning to facilitate completion of two trail segments identified as regional priorities, and adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $84,250 to Audubon Canyon Ranch to restore native coastal prairie habitat and mitigate fire risk on the Martin Griffin Preserve, in Marin County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

C. Authorization to disburse up to $86,500 to the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association to augment the prior grant to develop studies, designs, and engineering, and to expand the scope of the project to include final designs and permitting for the San Diego Bay Native Oyster Living Shoreline Project in the County of San Diego. This authorization will augment the Conservancy’s previously authorized funding of $313,953 for the Project.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to prepare plans, CEQA documentation, and permit applications for wetland restoration and public access facilities in the southern area of the Los Cerritos Wetlands in Seal Beach.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to revise the project scope for the Indian Creek Habitat Connectivity and Restoration Project, previously authorized for Conservancy funding on September 29, 2016, to prepare final designs and restore approximately 3,000 linear feet of salmonid habitat between the upper and lower reaches of Indian Creek, a tributary to the Trinity River in Trinity County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the City of Santa Barbara to conduct community outreach and prepare conceptual designs to redevelop Ambassador Park into a park that celebrates the cultural heritage of the Chumash native people in Santa Barbara County.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to substitute Friends of the Dunes as the interim fee owner of the 356-acre Samoa Dunes and Wetland Complex and disburse up to $30,000 to Friends of the Dunes to provide interim management of the 356-acre Samoa Dunes and Wetlands Complex in Humboldt County, CA.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Consideration and possible authorization of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Guidelines for the State Coastal Conservancy.

B. Legislative Report

C. Annual Financial Report

D. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend the Conservancy’s revenue sharing agreement with The Conservation Fund (TCF) related to the Garcia River Forest (formerly known as Coastal Forestlands), Mendocino County.

NORTH COAST

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $979,000 to the City of Eureka to augment the Conservancy’s prior authorizations of $1,377,000 for implementation of the Elk River Estuary Restoration Project, a tidal wetland restoration project in Humboldt County.

6. Consideration and adoption of the Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Redwood National and State Park Visitor Center and Restoration Project and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; approval of the Redwood National and State Park Visitor Center and Restoration Project, which includes the Prairie Creek Restoration Project; and authorization to disburse up to $1,239,800 to Save the Redwoods League to construct elements of the Prairie Creek Restoration Project, including a 2-acre pond, and approximately 3 acres of upland habitat.

CENTRAL COAST

7. Consideration and possible authorization to transfer fee title to five Conservancy-owned parcels adjacent to Hidden Beach County Park to the County of Santa Cruz and approval of the disposition plan for the property transfer; and authorization to disburse up to $35,000 to the County of Santa Cruz to prepare plans, environmental review documents, and permit applications for a new restroom at Hidden Beach County Park.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $600,000 to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for the acquisition of a conservation easement on the 717-acre Nicholson Ranch in northern San Luis Obispo County.

SOUTH COAST

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,460,000 to acquire the 44-acre Newland Marsh property in Huntington Beach from the California Department of Transportation, and to transfer the property to the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy.

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $346,000 to the County of San Diego to prepare a feasibility plan for a California Coastal Trail crossing of the Tijuana River in Tijuana River Valley Regional Park in San Diego County.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $875,591 for scientific studies to evaluate impacts from sand mining in San Francisco Bay and Suisun Bay.

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 for the Rumrill Complete Green Streets Project, which will reduce water pollution from stormwater runoff, encourage active transportation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide carbon storage along the Rumrill Boulevard corridor in the City of San Pablo, Contra Costa County.

13. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

14. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

15. CLOSED SESSION

A. 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).

B. 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).

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 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).

E. 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).

F. 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).

G. 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.

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 Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy:
1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in Santa Cruz – December 19

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)
Dayna Bochco, 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: December 19, 2019
TIME: 09:00 A.M
LOCATION: City of Santa Cruz
809 Center Street, Council Chambers Room
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s October 17, 2019 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District to implement riparian restoration on Ebabias Creek at the Ocean Breeze Dairy property within the Estero Americano watershed in Sonoma County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $165,000 to Aquarium of the Pacific and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to implement two separate projects to aid in recovery of the southern sea otter and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $185,000 to the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District to prepare plans, permit applications, and environmental review documents for restoration of their Los Osos Creek property in the lower Morro Bay watershed in San Luis Obispo County.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Update on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidelines.

B. Resolution of Appreciation for Conservancy Board Member Dayna Bochco.

CENTRAL COAST

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 to Save the Redwoods League to acquire the 554-acre Cascade Creek (Holmes) Property in northern Santa Cruz County.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,480,000, of which $980,000 was awarded to the Conservancy by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under its National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for Phase 2 of the Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project in Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,800,000 to the City of Pacific Grove to construct a segment of the California Coastal Trail and related parking facilities, and restore coastal dunes, in Monterey County; and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $301,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to prepare preliminary planning documents for a seven-mile extension of the Purisima-to-the-Sea Trail on the San Mateo County coast.

SOUTH COAST

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to acquire the 23.71-acre Ramirez Canyon, Lauber Smith property for habitat conservation, open space, and public access and recreation in the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County.

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $460,000 to the Laguna Ocean Foundation to prepare a 30% restoration design plan, complete the CEQA environmental review process, and conduct necessary studies for future permitting for the Aliso Creek Estuary in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,455,000 to the County of Marin Flood Control and Water Conservation District to increase flood protection and enhance up to 136 acres of seasonal wetlands in the Novato Baylands in Marin County.

NORTH COAST

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $3,000,000 to Save the Redwoods League to restore damaged coastal redwood forests and reduce sedimentation in the Greater Mill Creek watershed of Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

13. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $588,000 to The Smith River Alliance, Inc. to undertake a third phase of feasibility analysis and pre-acquisition planning activities, and minor clean-up actions, for properties within the Pacific Shores Subdivision adjacent to the Lake Earl Wildlife Area in Del Norte County.

STATEWIDE

14. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,595,470 to two nonprofit organizations and two public agencies for Climate Ready projects that address the effects of climate change on coastal resources and communities and facilitate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

15. 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, State Coastal Conservancy, 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).

16. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

17. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

18. ADJOURNMENT

CONSERVANCY TOUR INFORMATION:

On Wednesday, December 18, the Conservancy will tour several projects in southern San Mateo County. The tour will begin at 11:30 am at Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trailhead (southern parking lot), off Highway 1, approximately 2.6 miles south of the intersection with Miramontes Point Road. The tour will include a time to eat lunch. The tour will include additional stops at Tunitas Creek Beach, Cloverdale Bluffs and Cascade Creek. 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 Trish Chapman at Trish.Chapman@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 Arcata – October 17

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)
Dayna Bochco, 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: October 17, 2019
TIME: 09:00 A.M
LOCATION: Arcata City Hall
736 F Street, Council Chambers Room
Arcata, CA 95521

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s August 22, 2019 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the City of Santa Ana to design Phase II of the Santiago Park Improvements project in the City of Santa Ana in Orange County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to Orange County Coastkeeper to augment the Conservancy grant, previously authorized on June 25, 2015, for oyster and eelgrass restoration using a living shoreline approach in Upper Newport Bay in Newport Beach, California.

C. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $99,102 to the Mid Klamath Watershed Council to develop design and environmental compliance documents for a habitat restoration project at Red Cap Creek, near the community of Orleans, Humboldt County.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $202,528 to Sanctuary Forest to develop design and environmental compliance documents for 185 instream habitat enhancement projects in the upper Mattole River in Humboldt County.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $103,600 to the County of Del Norte to prepare plans, permit applications, and environmental review for the repair of an existing ramp to the beach at Wavecrest Drive Coastal Access and for a new accessible pathway on Pebble Beach Drive in Del Norte County.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $90,000 to the City of Crescent City to prepare a Beachfront Park Master Plan to improve public access to the coast for residents and visitors of Crescent City.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $60,911.11 to Nature Collective to conduct invasive plant species management on 7.62 acres of coastal wetlands at the Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve in San Diego County. POSTPONED

H. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 for environmental and engineering services to support design and implementation of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Development of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidelines for the Conservancy.

B. Legislative Report.

C. Consideration and possible approval of the 2020 Conservancy meeting schedule.

NORTH COAST

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $325,000 to Humboldt County to develop a feasibility study for anadromous fish habitat enhancement and flood reduction in the lower Jacoby Creek watershed in Arcata and Bayside, Humboldt County.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $900,000 to the Redwood Community Action Agency for planning, design, and environmental review needed to enable development of the Little River Trail, a section of the California Coastal Trail from Little River State Beach to Scenic Drive, in Humboldt County.

CENTRAL COAST

7. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to augment $50,000 previously authorized by the Executive Officer for consultant services to facilitate development of a contemporary Hollister Ranch Access Program, Santa Barbara County.

8. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to Monterey County to construct a segment of the California Coastal Trail in Moss Landing, and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the City of Santa Barbara to acquire the 5.3-acre Palermo parcel in lower Arroyo Burro watershed, Santa Barbara County, California.

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $3,067,000 of grant funds from the California Natural Resources Agency’s Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program to four public agencies and non-profit organizations to carry out planning and implementation projects that will improve forest health and wildfire resiliency, facilitate greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and increase carbon sequestration in forests; and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

SOUTH COAST

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the City of Santa Ana for construction of the Santiago Park Phase I Improvements in the City of Santa Ana in Orange County.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

12. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,400,000 to Association of Bay Area Governments to fund design and implementation of projects to complete the San Francisco Bay Trail.

13. Consideration and possible recommendation to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission that sixteen resource protection and public access projects be included in the Priority Conservation Area Grant Program.

14. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $900,000 in funds provided to the Conservancy by the Marin Community Foundation to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for five projects that address the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, particularly on underserved communities, in Marin County.

15. 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, State Coastal Conservancy, 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).

16. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

17. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

18. ADJOURNMENT

CONSERVANCY TOUR INFORMATION:

On Wednesday, October 16, the Conservancy will tour projects related to coastal forest restoration in Redwood National and State Parks. The tour will begin at 1:00 pm at the South Operations Center of Redwood National and State Parks, 121200 US Highway 101, Orick. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour but must provide their own transportation. For any questions regarding the tour, please contact Karyn Gear at Karyn.Gear@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 Sausalito – August 22

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)
Dayna Bochco, 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: August 22, 2019
TIME: 10:00 A.M
LOCATION: Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway, Multi-Purpose Room
Sausalito, CA 94965

1. ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of the Conservancy’s May 16, 2019 public meeting.

3. CONSENT ITEMS

A. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association to continue physical, chemical, and biological monitoring of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon in San Diego County.

B. Consideration and possible authorization to enter into a Feasibility Cost Share Agreement 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 $112,154 to eleven nonprofit organizations and public agencies to acquire beach wheelchairs and associated storage at various sites on the California coast and in San Francisco Bay to facilitate access for persons with disabilities.

D. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $80,000 to the Montebello Unified School District to produce three sets of three-dimensionally printed reproductions of 237 archaeological artifacts unearthed on the Bolsa Chica Mesa in Orange County.

E. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $205,000 to the San Francisco Estuary Institute to prepare the City of Riverside Urban and Historical Ecology Case Study in the County of Riverside.

F. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $145,190 to the University of California Davis; U.S. Geological Survey; Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; Point Blue; Aquatic Science Center; Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association; and the University of Southern California Sea Grant, to augment the previously authorized grant for marsh migration and estuary dynamics studies as recommended by the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project.

G. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust to acquire the 54-acre Cooper Creek Addition in Sonoma County, for habitat conservation, water quality protection, open space and public access uses compatible with natural resource protection.

4. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

A. Consideration and possible adoption of grant program guidelines for the solicitation, evaluation, and award of grants using Proposition 68 funds designated for climate adaptation projects that are consistent with the Coastal Conservancy’s San Francisco Bay Area Conservancy Program.

B. Update on the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority and the protection and restoration of the Los Cerritos Wetlands in Long Beach and Seal Beach, Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

C. Legislative Report

D. Annual Financial Report

E. Update on Hollister Ranch Public Access Planning

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

5. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $884,000 to Contra Costa County to implement the North Richmond Watershed Connections Project, consisting of the installation of rain gardens and bioswales, street trees, and other watershed-focused public trail amenities along Fred Jackson Way in North Richmond, Contra Costa County, and the adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.

6. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $600,000 (six hundred thousand dollars) to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to develop and implement various projects for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.

7. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $450,000 to American Rivers for the Three Creeks Parkway Restoration Project, to restore 4,000 linear feet of riparian channel and twelve and a half acres of riparian and floodplain habitat and improve portions of the Marsh Creek Regional Trail along the Marsh Creek flood control channel in Brentwood, Contra Costa County, and the adoption of findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

8. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $20,000,000 of which a total of $2,980,000 will be reimbursed by grants, including $2,000,000 from the Association of Bay Area Governments and $980,000 from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, for construction and related post-construction costs of the first phase of the Bel Marin Keys Unit V component of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project.

NORTH COAST

9. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,086,982 of grant funds from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to the Redwood Community Action Agency to implement the Martin Slough Enhancement Project in the Elk River watershed in Humboldt County.

SOUTH COAST

10. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,025,000 to the City of Riverside for (1) the acquisition of 4 acres at 5200 Tequesquite Avenue in the City of Riverside in Riverside County, and (2) the preparation of designs, engineering, and environmental documentation for 9 projects along 4.7 miles of the Santa Ana River Parkway, from Fairmount Park to Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park, in the City of Riverside in Riverside County.

STATEWIDE

11. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $805,000 to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for 29 projects that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to explore the California coast throughout the State.

12. 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, State Coastal Conservancy, 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).

13. CONSERVANCY MEMBER COMMENTS

14. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

15. 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 Anulika White no later than five days prior to meeting. Also, an assistive listening device can be made available for use during the meeting.
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Anulika White at
(510) 286-0343 or Anulika.White@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy:
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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