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January 2012 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)

Mary Shallenberger, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                   Assembly Representatives

Anthony Cannella (District 12)                      Luis Alejo (District 28)

Noreen Evans (District 2)                               William Monning (District 27)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                          Das Williams (District 35)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Elena Eger, Legal Counsel

 

AGENDA

DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2012

TIME:  1:00 pm

LOCATION: Baldwin Hills- Scenic Overlook

6300 Hetzler Rd.

Culver City, CA

 

 

  1. Roll Call

 

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of November 10, 2011 Conservancy Meeting

 

 

  1. Consent Items

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $156,000 of S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetland Conservation Grant funds to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County for restoration planning in the Watsonville Slough area of southern Santa Cruz County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $50,000 to the City of Santa Barbara to update the Goleta Slough Management Plan with a sea level rise vulnerability assessment.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to modify the Conservancy’s authorization of November 10, 2011 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District with respect to the 495-acre Bordessa Ranch property on the Estero Americano in western Sonoma County, to alter the manner in which the property interests may be acquired.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation to produce a study that assesses shoreline vulnerability from future impacts of sea level rise in Monterey Bay.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $285,000 to the Sonoma Land Trust to complete final design and permitting for the restoration of the 2,327-acre Sears Point property in Sonoma County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $85,000 to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District to study the feasibility of reusing dredged materials for tidal marsh restoration and climate change adaptation in Humboldt Bay.

 

  1. Executive Officer Report

 

  1. Update on progress on the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan

 

SOUTH COAST

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $6,250,000 for engineering, hydrologic analyses, geotechnical assessments, and public access design and further authorization to disburse up to $240,000 to the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation for data collection and technical review to support environmental impact analysis and permit applications for the restoration of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve in Los Angeles County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $714,600 to The River Project to develop the Rainwater Harvesting Project as part of the City of Los Angeles Green Streets Initiative program.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,557,581, including $1,232,500 to be reimbursed by the California Department of Water Resources and $700,081 to be reimbursed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for the construction of managed pond habitat and tidal wetlands in Ponds A16 and A17 in Santa Clara County as part of Phase I implementation of the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project.
  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to Napa County to restore one or more sections of “Reach 8” of the Rutherford Reach of the Napa River.
  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association to pursue implementation of recommendations in the Ocean Beach Master Plan by conducting a traffic circulation and access study, developing a joint coastal management framework, and developing a joint open space management agreement among the multiple management entities for Ocean Beach in the City and County of San Francisco.

NORTH COAST

  1. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $721,231 to Trout Unlimited to implement a suite of water conservation projects to enhance and restore anadromous fish habitat on key coastal watersheds.

 

  1. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $223,600 to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to acquire the 20-acre Freshwater Farms Nursery, Humboldt County for the purposes of protecting and restoring habitat and agricultural lands, and providing public access.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. CLOSED SESSION

 

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Laguna Terrace Park, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011 00528322; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; United States of America v. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).

 

  1. Adjournment

 

BOARD TOUR INFORMATION

 

The Conservancy will tour the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The tour will commence at 10 am and conclude at noon. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour, but will need to provide their own transportation. For directions to the tour meeting point, please contact Mary Small, msmall@ scc.ca.gov, the day before the tour.

 

N.B.:   Agenda items may be taken out sequence at the discretion of the Board. 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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7), and (e).

 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.

March 2012 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)

Mary Shallenberger, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                   Assembly Representatives

Anthony Cannella (District 12)                      Luis Alejo (District 28)

Noreen Evans (District 2)                               William Monning (District 27)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                          Das Williams (District 35)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Elena Eger, Legal Counsel

 

AGENDA

DATE: Thursday, March 29, 2012

TIME: 10:00 am

LOCATION: Channel Islands National Park

Auditorium
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of January 19, 2012 Conservancy Meeting

 

  1. CONSENT ITEMS

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $150,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to undertake design, permit applications, and environmental analysis for improvements to parking, bay trail access and restoration at Albany Beach, Eastshore State Park, Alameda County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy modification of its September 20, 2007 authorization regarding the Historic Ship San Salvador to reduce the amount to be repaid by the San Diego Maritime Museum from $750,000 to $500,000 and to alter the terms of repayment, San Diego County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments to disburse up to $198,000 of previously granted Conservancy funds to the East Bay Regional Park District to construct .53 miles of San Francisco Bay Trail in the City of Hercules, Contra Costa County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the American Farmland Trust to complete the Bay Area Agricultural Sustainability Plan to foster local, sustainable agriculture, San Francisco Bay Area Counties.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $125,000 to Access Northern California to complete its online guide to wheelchair accessible coastal parks and trails.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment an existing contract for landscape architecture services by $60,000 for the purpose of providing concepts and preliminary cost estimates for public coastal access projects in Southern California.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Santa Barbara Trails Council to prepare design, engineering, environmental compliance and permit application documents for a segment of the California Coastal Trail for public access to and along the Santa Barbara Channel shoreline, Santa Barbara County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy modification of the Conservancy’s August 5, 2010 and December 2, 2010 authorizations to implement the Living Shorelines project, by revising the scope of implementation activities and by authorizing an additional disbursement of up to $300,000 to California Wildlife Foundation to construct two pilot projects in San Francisco Bay on the San Rafael Shoreline, Marin County and offshore from Eden Landing Ecological Reserve in Hayward, Alameda County.

 

  1. Executive Officer Report

 

  1. Strategic Planning Discussion

 

  1. Ocean Protection Council Report

 

  1. Legislative Report – Deborah Ruddock

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2.92 million to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to purchase 5 contiguous undeveloped lots on Las Tunas Beach, Los Angeles County, for the purpose of providing public access to the coast.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $440,000 to the San Francisco Estuary Institute for the Historical Ecology Study of the Tijuana River and Estuary, San Diego County.

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $282,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to construct staging and trail improvements to the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail at El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve in San Mateo County.

 

NORTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible authorization to redirect $1,000,000 of Conservancy funds, previously granted to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust for the Corda Ranch Conservation Easement Project, toward the acquisition of agricultural conservation easements over the 1,194-acre Barboni Ranch in Marin County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse $300,000 to the Endangered Habitats Conservancy in order to complete the conceptual design of a floodplain restoration project on the Russian River, Sonoma County.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. CLOSED SESSION

 

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Laguna Terrace Park, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011 00528322; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; United States of America v. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).

 

  1. Adjournment

 

BOARD TOUR INFORMATION:

 

The Conservancy will tour the Santa Clara River Parkway on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. The tour will begin at 1pm and conclude at 4:30. Members of the public are welcome to join the tour, but will need to provide their own transportation. For directions to the tour meeting point, please contact Peter Brand, brand@ scc.ca.gov, the day before the tour.

 

N.B.:   Agenda items may be taken out sequence at the discretion of the Board. 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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7), and (e).

 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.

May 2012 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

Peter Sadowski (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Patrick Kemp (Designated)

Mary Shallenberger, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                   Assembly Representatives

Anthony Cannella (District 12)                      Luis Alejo (District 28)

Noreen Evans (District 2)                               William Monning (District 27)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                          Das Williams (District 35)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Elena Eger, Legal Counsel

 

AGENDA

DATE: Thursday, May 24, 2012

TIME: 10:00 am

LOCATION: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

East Meeting Room

828 I St.

Sacramento, CA

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of March 29, 2012 Conservancy Meeting

 

  1. CONSENT ITEMS

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to provide up to $60,000 to the Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz Campus, to undertake a study to examine potential risk factors for shark-bite mortality in southern sea otters, Santa Barbara to San Mateo Counties.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $70,000 to the Maritime Museum of San Diego, for its 2012 Festival of Sail and the Ocean Institute’s Tall Ships Festival of 2012, San Diego County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $169,000 to the County of Santa Clara for the construction, realignment and upgrade of segments of the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail at Sanborn Park in western Santa Clara County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $10,000 to Moat Creek Managing Agency to operate and maintain public access improvements at Moat Creek Beach and along the Moat Creek segment of the California Coastal Trail in Mendocino County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $111,000 to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy to prepare a feasibility study and preliminary designs for an Education and Conservation Center at the Ventura River Steelhead Preserve, Ventura County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $250,000 to the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association (SWIA) to continue physical, chemical, and biological monitoring of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, San Diego County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $130,000 to augment funding under the Conservancy’s September 25, 2008 authorization to Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association for the Tijuana Estuary Sediment Fate and Transport Study at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, San Diego County.

 

  1. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

 

  1. Ocean Protection Council Update

 

  1. Strategic Planning – update

 

  1. Legislative report

 

NORTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Endangered Habitats Conservancy in order to complete the conceptual design of a floodplain restoration project on the Russian River, Sonoma County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $210,000 to the Salt River Watershed Council to acquire the 23-acre Toste parcel near Ferndale, Humboldt County, for purposes of riparian restoration and agricultural preservation consistent with the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project.

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $1,371,450 to the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust to acquire an agricultural conservation easement over each of the four parcels that constitute the 166-acre Stenzel property near Brentwood in Contra Costa County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to The Nature Conservancy for acquisition of the 1,155-acre Nolan Ranch near San Jose in unincorporated Santa Clara County.

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $600,000 to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation to prepare design, engineering, environmental analysis and permit application documents for restoration of tidal marsh and connected uplands in Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the City of Santa Barbara to reconstruct the lower portion of the public stairway to Mesa Lane Beach, in Santa Barbara.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the California State Parks Foundation to produce detailed construction drawings for the structural restoration of the Pigeon Point Light Station in southern San Mateo County.

 

SOUTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount up to $450,000 to the County of San Diego for trail construction of the Tijuana River Valley Trail System, San Diego County.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. CLOSED SESSION

 

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Laguna Terrace Park, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011 00528322; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; United States of America v. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).

 

  1. Adjournment

 

N.B.:   Agenda items may be taken out sequence at the discretion of the Board. 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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7), and (e).

 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor,  Oakland, CA 94612

 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.

August 2012 Board Meeting

 

 

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

Peter Sadowski (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)

Mary Shallenberger, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                 Assembly Representatives

Anthony Cannella (District 12)                      Luis Alejo (District 28)

Noreen Evans (District 2)                             William Monning (District 27)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                         Das Williams (District 35)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Elena Eger, Legal Counsel

 

AGENDA

DATE: Thursday, August 2, 2012

TIME: 12:30 pm

LOCATION:  Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge   Environmental Education Center – Auditorium

1751 Grand Blvd.

Alviso, CA

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of May 24, 2012 Conservancy Meeting.

 

  1. CONSENT ITEMS

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to increase by $200,000 the Conservancy’s prior grant amount to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. for the Middle Bair Island Wetlands Restoration Project in San Mateo County by re-directing cost savings gained from the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Phase I Implementation Project at Eden Landing Ponds E8A/9/8X in Alameda County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Marin Audubon Society to complete the restoration of tidal wetlands located at the Bahia Lagoon, Marin County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to Point Reyes Bird Observatory Conservation Science for its Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW) Program to undertake native plant restoration at the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project, Marin County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $60,000 to the Mendocino Land Trust to construct approximately .75 miles of coastal trail within four existing public access easements and on the Hare Creek Beach property, Mendocino County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $160,000 to the Laguna Canyon Foundation to develop and implement a signage program for the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park for the purpose of supporting, managing and enhancing public access, Orange County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept up to $739,910 in mitigation funds from the Port of Oakland, and to disburse those funds for the Invasive Spartina Project for one year of revegetation project planning, mapping, and implementation and up to five years of monitoring activities at nine sites in the San Francisco Estuary.

 

  1. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

 

  1. Strategic Plan Update

 

  1. Legislative Report

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,189,500, including $992,000 to be reimbursed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program and $1,232,500 to be reimbursed by the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management Program, to the Sonoma Land Trust for implementation of the Sears Point Wetland and Watershed Restoration Project in Sonoma County. (Item removed from the agenda)

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $920,000 of grant funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and to disburse up to an additional $1,250,000 of Conservancy funds, to East Bay Regional Park District to implement a wetland restoration project at Breuner Marsh in the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $291,870 to the Solano Resource Conservation District to restore approximately 53 acres of riparian and upland habitat along approximately 1.5 miles of Blue Rock Springs Creek in the City of Vallejo.

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization: 1) to disburse up to the $4.5 million previously authorized on May 19, 2011 for implementation of the San Clemente Dam Removal Project in Monterey County to California American Water (CAW) instead of the California Ocean Protection Council; 2) to disburse up to an additional $27.5 million to CAW for the Project; 3) to execute a grant agreement with CAW for the Project; and 4) to certify a supplemental environmental impact report for the Project.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $404,162 to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation to prepare final engineering and bid documents, reconstruct a damaged levee, and relocate and expand a dock at the Whistlestop Lagoon in Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County.

 

SOUTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $650,000 to Earth Island Institute to provide funding for the Community Wetland Restoration Grant Program, a program of the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, for community-based restoration projects in Southern California coastal wetlands and watersheds.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. CLOSED SESSION

 

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Laguna Terrace Park, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011 00528322; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; United States of America v. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).

 

  1. Adjournment

 

 

BOARD TOUR INFORMATION – August 2, 2012 10:00 am

 

The Conservancy will tour the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project in the Alviso area where they will get to see ponds at various stages of restoration, including on-going construction and post-restoration results.  The tour will commence at 10 am and conclude at 11:30 am.   Please meet at the Environmental Education Center at 1751 Grand Blvd. in Alviso by 9:45 am.

 

Salt pond levee trails are uneven and dusty. While getting out of vans during tour stops is optional, we recommend wearing or bringing sturdy footwear.

 

If you are interested in attending the tour, we would appreciate notification at least one day in advance.  Please notify Dick Wayman at dwayman@scc.ca.gov or 510-286-4182.

 

N.B.:   Agenda items may be taken out sequence at the discretion of the Board. 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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7), and (e).

 

 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meet

October 2012 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

Peter Sadowski (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)

Mary Shallenberger, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                   Assembly Representatives

Anthony Cannella (District 12)                      Luis Alejo (District 28)

Noreen Evans (District 2)                               William Monning (District 27)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                          Das Williams (District 35)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Elena Eger, Legal Counsel

 

AGENDA

DATE: Thursday, October 18, 2012

TIME: 9:00 am

LOCATION:  Wharfinger Building – The Great Room

Eureka Public Marina

1 Marina Way

Eureka, CA

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of August 2, 2012 Conservancy Meeting.

 

  1. CONSENT ITEMS

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $78,750 to Save the Redwoods League to complete planning, design and permitting for a new approximately 2 mile section of the California Coastal Trail on the Usal-Shady Dell Creek Property, northern Mendocino County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $162,000 to Sonoma Land Trust to complete final engineered designs, environmental review and permitting for three priority fish passage improvements on Stuart Creek, and for public access improvements on the Stuart Creek Run property near Glen Ellen, Sonoma County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $90,000 to the Redwood Community Action Agency to prepare conceptual plans for a new section of California Coastal Trail from Little River State Beach to Scenic Drive, Humboldt County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $175,000 to the Alameda County Resource Conservation District to plan and implement a minimum of four wildlife-friendly pond restoration projects as part of the Alameda County Wildlife-Friendly Pond Restoration Program, Alameda County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $125,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for construction of approximately 3 miles of the Bay Area Ridge Trail known as Martinez Feeder Trail #1, and for surveying of an additional 0.7-mile segment of the same trail, west of the City of Martinez in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $545,562, including $465,562 to be reimbursed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for a comprehensive program of mercury studies as part of adaptive management of the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project, Santa Clara County.

 

  1. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

 

  1. Update on the SF Bay Restoration Authority

 

  1. Budget Report

 

  1. Strategic Plan

 

  1. Ag Easements – Supervisor Steve Kinsey

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy adoption of meeting dates in 2013.

 

  1. Legislative Report

 

NORTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,350,000 to the Crescent City Harbor District to construct a promenade around the Inner Boat Basin, a new approximately half -mile long section of California Coastal Trail, and other public access improvements at the Crescent City Harbor, Del Norte County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy modification of the Conservancy’s March 29, 2012 authorization by approving an additional disbursement of up to $1,574,000 in funds, received by the Conservancy from the California Department of Transportation, to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust for: (a) the acquisition of a conservation easement over 204 acres of the 1,194-acre Barboni Ranch; (b) pre-acquisition planning activities; and (c) providing an endowment for the perpetual management of California Red-Legged Frog dispersal habitat on the Barboni Ranch, Marin County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $235,000 to the City of Arcata to restore and enhance the McDaniel Slough Wetlands in Humboldt County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy approval of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program for the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Plan for Public Access, and authorization to disburse up to $220,000 to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council for implementation of public access improvements in the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness, Mendocino County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,362,000 to the City of Fort Bragg for the construction of the Ka Kahleh coastal trail and associated facilities on Noyo Headlands Park, the former Georgia Pacific Mill Site, for natural resource enhancement on a portion of the site, and for the acquisition of the 4-acre Johnson Property, anticipated to be the location of a portion of the trail, Mendocino County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $263,000 to the Marin Resource Conservation District to implement habitat enhancement projects in the Tomales Bay Watershed, Western Marin County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Coastal Ecosystems Institute of Northern California to prepare a sea level rise adaptation plan for the Humboldt Bay Region, Humboldt County.

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,189,500, including $992,000 to be reimbursed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program and $1,232,500 to be reimbursed by the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management Program, to the Sonoma Land Trust for implementation of the Sears Point Wetland and Watershed Restoration Project in Sonoma County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for the acquisition of approximately 1,367 acres of property to expand the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Alameda County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for acquisition of up to 51acres of the 148-acre Pacific Custom Materials Property in order to expand and improve Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline between Martinez and Port Costa in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust for acquisition of the 490-acre Mount Madonna County Park Area property in Santa Clara County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Peninsula Open Space Trust for acquisition of the 358-acre Uvas Reservoir County Park Area property near the City of Morgan Hill in unincorporated Santa Clara County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the City of Richmond to implement a creek daylighting, restoration and public access greenbelt project at Baxter Creek within the Miraflores Green Housing Project, Contra Costa County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to The Exploratorium to construct exhibits for the Bay Observatory and Public Promenade at the new Exploratorium location on Piers 15/17, and to develop future exhibit concepts and a related program series for the Exploratorium, San Francisco County.

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District to acquire the 317-acre Whisler Wilson Ranch near Point Lobos, for natural resource protection and public access, Monterey County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000, including $100,000 of grant funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the City of Santa Barbara to implement fish passage improvements in lower Mission Creek, southern Santa Barbara County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $40,000 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to prepare final design, permit, and environmental review documents for the future development of a campground at the Piedras Blancas Motel site within Hearst San Simeon State Park, San Luis Obispo County.

 

SOUTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,506,000 to the City of Laguna Beach for acquisition of the 56-acre McGehee property adjacent to the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park for open space, public access, and habitat preservation, Orange County.

 

STATEWIDE

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse an amount up to $300,000 to Coastwalk California, Inc. to 1) develop a California Coastal Trail Association, 2) implement the Coastal Trail signing program; and 3) promote public use of and support for the California Coastal Trail.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. CLOSED SESSION

 

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Laguna Terrace Park, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011 00528322; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; United States of America v. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).

 

  1. Adjournment

 

N.B.:   Agenda items may be taken out sequence at the discretion of the Board. 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 Section 11126(a), (c) (7), and (e).

 

 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.

December 2012 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

Peter Sadowski (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)

Mary Shallenberger, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                   Assembly Representatives

Anthony Cannella (District 12)                      Luis Alejo (District 30)

Noreen Evans (District 2)                               Das Williams (District 37)

 

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Elena Eger, Legal Counsel

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

DATE:  Thursday, December 6, 2012

TIME:   9:00 am

LOCATION:   Port San Luis Harbor District
Coastal Gateway Building
3900 Avila Beach Drive

Avila Beach, CA

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of October 18, 2012 Conservancy Meeting.

 

  1. CONSENT ITEMS

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up $14,200 to the Crystal Cove Alliance to purchase four beach wheelchairs to improve ADA access to Crystal Cove State Park, Orange County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to  $55,000 to The Trust for Public Land to prepare a plan for projects to preserve and restore the San Diego River area, including the San Diego River Park, San Diego County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment the Conservancy’s December 4, 2008 authorization to disburse an additional amount of up to $77,000 to the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy for technical studies and environmental review for the San Elijo Lagoon  Restoration Project, San Diego County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $390,000 to the SanFrancisco Parks Alliance to conduct conservation planning in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, including outreach and coordination among Bay Area land conservation entities, with all activities to be undertaken through the Bay Area Open Space Council.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $65,500 to the California Department of Parks and Recreation to complete the acquisition of approximately 64.5 acres of property known as the Hunt Property” to add to the Inglenook Fen-Ten Mile Dunes Natural Preserve in MacKerricher State Park managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Mendocino County.

 

  1. EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT

 

  1. Discussion and potential adoption of California State Coastal Conservancy Strategic Plan.

 

  1. OPC Report.

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $200,000 to the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County to coordinate the Healthy Lands& Healthy Communities Initiative and to prepare economic and community benefit case studies of conservation projects in Sonoma, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties to identify priority, multi-benefit conservation projects and their potential new funding sources.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to: 1) disburse up to $400,000 to prepare and submit for regulatory approvals the final design, permit, and environmental review documents for future campground development at Port San Luis Harbor; and 2) provide for a return of campground revenues to the Conservancy, Port San Luis Harbor, San Luis Obispo County.

 

SOUTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $450,000 to the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation to construct the approximately 2.5-mile Flume Trail segment of the San Diego River Park Trail, San Diego County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $332,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to complete planning of the Carlton Oaks segment of the San Diego River Park Trail, San Diego County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $168,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to complete environmental review and planning of the Qualcomm Stadium segment of the San Diego River Park Trail, San Diego County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $470,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (“MRCA”) to prepare a Malibu Coastal Access Public Works Plan for specific sites in the City of Malibu, Los Angeles County, namely:

 

(A) Las Tunas Beach: 19016 Pacific Coast Highway (“PCH”); fee owner Harner; deed restriction in favor of public access;  19020 PCH; fee owner: Hundley; public access easement owner: MRCA.

(B) Las Tunas Beach:  no street address: Los Angeles County Assessor Parcel Nos: 4449-007-013, -014, -015, -016 and -017; fee owner: MRCA.

(C) Las Flores Beach: 20802 PCH; fee owner: Lent; public access easement owner:  State of California for benefit of the Conservancy.

(D) La Costa Beach: 21554 PCH; fee owner: Wayne; deed restriction in favor of public access.

(E) La Costa Beach: 21664 PCH; fee owner Conservancy.

(F) Carbon Beach: 22030 PCH; fee owner Pozzo/Keith; deed restriction in favor of public access.

(G) Carbon Beach: 22466 PCH; fee owner: Ackerberg; public access easement owner: MRCA.

(H) Malibu Cove Beach: 26834 Malibu Cove Colony Road; fee owner: Toberman; deed restriction in favor of public access.

(I)  Escondido Beach: 27400 PCH (aka “Geoffreys Restaurant”); fee owner: Holiday House, LLC and 27348 PCH; fee owner Finer Space Malibu LLC; vertical public access easement owner:  MRCA. (NOTE:  easement begins at Geoffreys Restaurant, passes across Escondido Beach Road (private street) and continues over 27348 Pacific Coast Highway (residential parcel on the beach).

(J)  Escondido Beach: 27700 PCH; fee owner Dick Clark; deed restriction in favor of public access;

(K)Escondido Beach: 27910 PCH; fee owner: Wildman; parking access easement owner: Conservancy; also at adjacent property 27920 PCH; fee owner:  Mancuso; vertical public access easement owner:  Conservancy.

(L) Lechuza Beach: no street addresses available for Los Angeles County Assessor Parcel Nos (APNs):  4470-021-900; 4470-028-900 through 918; 4470-001-900, 4470-024-900, 901: fee owner for public access: MRCA; easements over West Sea Level Drive and East Sea Level Drive, APNs 4470-021-008, 009; easement owner:  MRCA; APNs 4470-001-003, 004, 005,006, 008, 012, 013; lateral beach access easement owner: MRCA; and 31736 Broad Beach Rd; fee owner: Barbara J. Page, trustee; vertical public access easement owner: Conservancy.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $300,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to construct a 1.2-acre park along Milton Street, adjacent to the Ballona Creek Trail, in the City and County of Los Angeles.

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $616,534 to the Port of San Francisco to improve the southeast San Francisco Waterfront Access by removing creosote-treated pilings at Islais Creek and designing plans for the renovation of the Copra Crane at Pier 84 as a waterfront-labor history landmark, San Francisco County.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. CLOSED SESSION

 

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Laguna Terrace Park, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2011 00528322; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; United States of America v. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).

  1. Adjournment

 

CONSERVANCY DECEMBER 5, 2012 TOUR INFORMATION:

 

The Conservancy will tour project sites in the Avila Beach and Port San Luis area on Wednesday afternoon, December 5, 2012 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Port San Luis Harbor District Coastal Gateway Building located at 3900 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA. The tour concludes at approximately 5:00 p.m. The tour is open to the public but requires advance reservations. To make a reservation, please contact Tim Duff, Coastal Conservancy Project Manager at tduff@scc.ca.gov  no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012.

 

N.B.:   Agenda items may be taken out 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).

 

 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov  or at the Conservancy:  1330 Broadway, 13th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.

 

January 2011 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)

Sara Wan, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                   Assembly Representatives

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                           William Monning (District 27)

Christine Kehoe (District 39)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Glenn Alex, Legal Counsel

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

DATE: Thursday, January 20, 2011
TIME: 10:00 a.m
LOCATION: State Capitol – Hearing Room 126
Sacramento, CA

 

  1. Roll Call

 

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of December 2, 2010 Conservancy Meeting

 

 

  1. CONSENT

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to reallocate Proposition 12 funds appropriated to the Conservancy for restoration of arroyo chub, partially armored stickleback and southern steelhead fisheries in San Mateo Creek and San Onofre Creek in San Diego County for use to restore southern steelhead fisheries in Southern California.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to modify its June 4, 2009 authorization to accept and disburse funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for projects under the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project by allowing any funds not needed for the construction of wetland restoration projects to be used for adaptive management and applied scientific studies, engineering and environmental services, and project management and related activities for Phase I of the South San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to augment the Conservancy’s December 3, 2009 authorization by $164,000 to the Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz Campus, for study of coastal contaminants and anthropogenic stressors on southern sea otter recovery, Monterey County.

 

  1. Executive Officer Report
  2. Strategic Plan update
  3. Long Term financial strategy

 

NORTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,000,000 to Save-the-Redwoods League to acquire approximately 957 acres known as the Shady Dell Creek Tract, as part of the 50,635-acre Usal Redwood Forest Conservation Project in northern Mendocino County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 to The Conservation Fund to acquire the approximately 464-acre Smith Tract portion of the Ten Mile Ranch, located adjacent to the Ten Mile River, Mendocino County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $525,000 to the City of Eureka for final designs and construction of the Truesdale Vista Point/Elk River trailhead, for cleanup of homeless encampments along the Elk River Trail alignment and vicinity, and for a feasibility study of trail development and natural resource enhancement on a nearby coastal open space parcel in the City of Eureka, Humboldt County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $144,500 to the National Park Service to complete site selection, environmental review, and preliminary design of a new hostel to be located within the Redwood National and State Parks in Del Norte County.

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse $150,000 to Island Conservation for habitat restoration planning for Farallon National Wildlife Refuge in the County of San Francisco.

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the Regents of the University of California for public access improvements at the Coal Oil Point Reserve adjacent to Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara County.

 

SOUTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy to acquire and prepare a stewardship plan for 70 acres of the Hollingsworth Ranch property along the Ventura River in unincorporated Ventura County.

 

  1. Conservancy consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $690,997 in grant funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the City of Long Beach to dredge, treat, and dispose of contaminated sediments from Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach, Los Angeles County.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comments

 

  1. CLOSED SESSIONS:

 

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association vs. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; Pace v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC408190; United States of America vs. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).

 

  1. Adjournment

 

N.B.:   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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7), and (e).

 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov.

 

or at the Conservancy:

 

1330 Broadway, 13th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.

 

March 2011 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)

Sara Wan, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                 Assembly Representatives

Anthony Cannella (District 12)                      Luis Alejo (District 28)

Christine Kehoe (District 39)                        William Monning (District 27)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                          Das Williams (District 35)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Jack Judkins, Legal Counsel

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

DATE:   Thursday, March 17, 2011

TIME:   9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Temescal Beach House

6502 Broadway Terrace

Oakland, CA

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of January 20, 2011 Conservancy Meeting.

 

  1. CONSENT

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $100,000 to the Association of Bay Area Governments for the purpose of organizing and presenting the State of the Estuary Conference in the fall of 2011.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to amend the Conservancy’s November 6, 2008 authorization to change the Conservancy’s condition for the fee transfer date from 2025 to 2030 for the Wild Cherry Canyon Property to vest in the California Department of Parks and Recreation, San Luis Obispo County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $55,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to perform planning for the East-Slope Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail in unincorporated Sonoma County.

 

  1. EXECUTIVE OFFICER REPORT

 

  1. Ocean Protection Council report

 

  1. Climate change update

 

  1. Habitat goals update

 

  1. On-line Wheelchair Riders Guide update

 

  1. Legislative report

 

  1. Conservancy projects serving the underserved

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY

 

  1. Consideration and  possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $6,400,000, of which $4,000,000 will be reimbursed by the Wildlife Conservation Board, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for implementation of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project in Novato, Marin County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,889,947, of which $3,810,893 will be reimbursed by the Wildlife Conservation Board and $266,679 will be reimbursed under a federal Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant, for 2011 and 2012 planning, management, treatment, revegetation activities, and water quality monitoring to implement the Invasive Spartina Project Control Program within the San Francisco Estuary.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to Napa County Regional Parks and Open Space District to create the Lake Berryessa Environmental Education Camp on the Putah Creek arm of Lake Berryessa in Napa County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy: certification of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Plan Final Environmental Impact Report; adoption of the Enhanced San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Plan; authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the Association of Bay Area Governments to develop and implement various projects for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $400,000 to Napa County to retrofit the Zinfandel Lane Bridge in order to remove an existing barrier to anadromous fish passage on the Napa River in St. Helena, Napa County.

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the County of San Mateo to build a segment of the Coastal Trail, including a bridge over San Vicente Creek, at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, San Mateo County.

 

SOUTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $706,000 to the City of Laguna Beach, Orange County, for acquisition of the 7.8-acre Domanskis property adjacent to the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park for open space, public access, and habitat preservation.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 to the San Diego Association of Governments to construct nearly 3 miles of the Coastal Trail along San Diego Bay.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for final design and construction of the Compton Creek Natural Park in the City of Compton, Los Angeles County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $215,000 to the County of Ventura to replace a culvert crossing with a bridge along the Ojai Valley Trail at the confluence of San Antonio Creek and the Ventura River in unincorporated Ventura County.

 

NORTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $240,000 to Save the Redwoods League to complete the acquisition of property commonly known as the “Raiche-McCrory Property” and add it to the Area of Critical Ecological Concern managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management within the area known as “The Cedars” in western Sonoma County.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comments

 

  1. CLOSED SESSIONS

 

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association vs. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; Pace v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC408190; United States of America vs. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).

 

  1. Adjournment

 

N.B.:   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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7), and (e).

 

 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.

 

** There are two parking areas. General public parking is the first driveway entrance and a short walk up to the Beach House. There is also limited parking closer to the Beach House (2nd driveway off Broadway – no signage), including two designated parking spots for persons with Handicapped permits. Persons with full mobility are asked to use the general parking lot so that the 17 upper parking lot spots may be used by those with limited mobility.**

 

May 2011 Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

 

Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chairman

Marisa Moret (Public Member)

Ann Notthoff (Public Member)

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated)

Sara Wan, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated)

Ana Matosantos, Director, Department of Finance; Karen Finn (Designated)

 

Senate Representatives                                   Assembly Representatives

Anthony Cannella (District 12)                      Luis Alejo (District 28)

Noreen Evans (District 2)                               William Monning (District 27)

Joseph Simitian (District 11)                          Das Williams (District 35)

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer

Glenn Alex, Legal Counsel

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

DATE:   Thursday, May 19, 2011

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: State Coastal Conservancy – 11th Floor Conf. Room

1330 Broadway

Oakland, CA

 

  1. Roll Call

 

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of March 17, 2011 Conservancy Meeting.

 

 

  1. CONSENT

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization for the Association of Bay Area Governments to disburse up to $70,000 of previously granted Conservancy funds to the Port of San Francisco to construct .75 miles of a Class I multi-use pathway along Cargo Way in the Bayview/Hunter’s Point District of San Francisco.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $60,000 to O’Neill Sea Odyssey for implementation of a new marine education project serving underserved elementary school children in the Monterey Bay region.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to an additional $160,000 to Alnus Ecological, Inc. to continue to provide environmental services to the Conservancy to guide development of watershed restoration projects that meet resource goals and achieve full compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $600,000 to the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County to augment the grant awarded on December 4, 2008 for Phase 3 of the Integrated Watershed Restoration Program to design and permit 8-10 additional watershed restoration projects in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $22,000 to the Coastal Land Trust for the operation and maintenance of Seaside Beach and the Heritage Trail in Mendocino County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $15,000 to the County of Humboldt for preliminary designs to enhance public access and protect cultural resources at Big Lagoon County Parkin Humboldt County.

 

  1. Executive Officer Report

 

  1. Ocean Protection Council Update

 

  1. Presentation by the San Diego Maritime Museum and Tall Ships Update – Ray Ashley

 

  1. Ocean Institute Update

 

  1. Legislative Report – Deborah Ruddock

 

SOUTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,400,000 to the County of Riverside to implement coastal access along the Santa Ana River Parkway in Riverside County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $2,000,000 to the County of Orange to implement coastal access along the Santa Ana River Parkway in Orange County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,445,000 to the City of Santee to acquire and design a trail on the Walker Property along the San Diego River, San Diego County, for the purpose of protecting and restoring habitat and providing compatible public access.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $650,000 to the City of Del Mar to construct a beach access pathway and new public restrooms as component parts of the replacement of the 17th Street Beach Safety Center in the city of Del Mar, San Diego County.

 

CENTRAL COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $4,500,000 to the Ocean Protection Council to fund implementation of the San Clemente Dam Removal Project in Monterey County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,000,000, including $500,000 of funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to The Trust for Public Land for acquisition of the 63-acre Ocean Meadows property in Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to the County of San Mateo to build a segment of the Coastal Trail, including a bridge over San Vicente Creek, at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, San Mateo County.

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $3,100,000 to the Solano Land Trust toward acquisition of approximately 1,500 acres of the Rockville Trails Estates property, and preparation of a property management plan.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,850,000 to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. for the restoration of wetlands at Middle Bair Island by authorizing the following actions: 1) Modification of the June 4, 2009 authorization regarding the disbursement of funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Phase I of the South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond (SBSP) Restoration Project; and 2) Authorization to accept and disburse up to $1,250,000 from the Department of Water Resources, if approved, for wetland restoration at Middle Bair Island, in San Mateo County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District for the acquisition of approximately 540 acres of the 955-acre Owen property in order to expand the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, in Alameda County.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to LandPaths to acquire a remainder interest in the 120-acre Ranchero Mark West property in Sonoma County for the protection of natural resources, public access, and education.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to acquire the 97-acre Silva property for addition to the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve near the town of La Honda in unincorporated San Mateo County.

 

NORTH COAST

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to accept and disburse up to $1,000,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and to disburse an additional amount of up to $1,000,000 of Conservancy funds to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District to implement the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project.

 

  1. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $315,000 to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to acquire an approximately 36-acre parcel at the confluence of Martin Slough and Swain Slough in the Elk River watershed in Humboldt County to facilitate the future restoration and enhancement of wetlands, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat on a portion of the property, and the preservation and enhancement of coastal agriculture on the remaining area.

 

  1. Conservancy Member Comments

 

  1. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. CLOSED SESSION

 

Possible closed session to confer regarding: Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058; Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798; Pace v. California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC408190; United States of America v. 127.60 Acres of Land, more or less, situated in San Diego County, State of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Civil No. 06CV1670W NLS; Wildman v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC111748; and other pending litigation; and/or to consider the initiation of litigation.  Session will be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e).

 

  1. Adjournment

 

N.B.:   Agenda items may be taken out sequence at the discretion of the Board. 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 Section 11126(a), (c)(7), and (e).

 

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Dick Wayman at (510) 286-4182 or dwayman@scc.ca.gov or at the Conservancy: 1330 Broadway, 13th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Mr. Wayman no later than five days prior to meeting.

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