10:00 - 12:30 Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94612

Meeting Agenda

Date: March 9, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street, 2nd Floor, Room 11, Oakland, CA 94612

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  1. Call to Order

Chair Luisa Valiela, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


  1. Determination of Quorum

Anna Schneider, Clerk of the Advisory Committee


  1. Public Comment

Each speaker is allowed three minutes.


  1. Announcements (INFORMATION)

Item 4A: Results of Survey Regarding Presentation Topics for Future Meetings

Item 4B: Additional Presentation Topics Suggested


  1. Approval of Advisory Committee (AC) Meeting Minutes of October 13, 2017 and December 8, 2017 (ACTION)

Item 5A: Meeting Minutes for October 13, 2017

Item 5B: Meeting Minutes for December 8, 2017

Item 5C: Revised Summary of Brainstorming Session from October 13, 2017 Meeting


  1. Approval of Revision to Charter to Eliminate Quorum Rule (ACTION)

Item 6: Advisory Committee Charter with Proposed Revisions


  1. Chair’s Report from February 2, 2018 Governing Board Meeting (INFORMATION)



  1. Overview of Environmental Regulations and Permitting Challenges for Restoration Projects in the Bay Area (INFORMATION)

Luisa Valiela, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

John Bourgeois, State Coastal Conservancy


  1. Coordinated Permitting Proposal (INFORMATION)

Adrian Covert, Bay Area Council

Larry Goldzband, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Mike Mielke, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Item 9: Draft Proposal for Coordinated Permitting


  1. Report from Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Communications (INFORMATION)

Anne Morkill, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Subcommittee Lead)

Taylor Samuelson, San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (Staff)

Item 10: Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Communications Meeting Notes


  1. Report from Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Measures of Success (INFORMATION)

Roger Leventhal, Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District (Subcommittee Co-Lead)

Sarah Young, Santa Clara Valley Water District (Subcommittee Co-Lead)


  1. Remaining AC Meetings in 2018 (INFORMATION)

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

  • May 4, 2018: Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street, Room 11, Second Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
  • June 29, 2018: Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, Yerba Buena Room, First Floor, San Francisco CA 94105
  • October 5, 2018: Oakland, TBD.


  1. Meeting Process Check-In: What’s Working, What’s Not

Chair Valiela


  1. Public Comment


  1. Adjourn


Note: 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 reasonable accommodation can be directed to Taylor Samuelson at (510) 286-4182 or Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov or at the Restoration Authority:


c/o State Coastal Conservancy

1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612