11:00 - San Francisco – Video Teleconference

Meeting Agenda

Governing Board

Dave Pine, Supervisor, County of San Mateo, Chair  

John Gioia, Supervisor, County of Contra Costa, Vice Chair  

Kathrin “Kate” Sears, Supervisor, County of Marin 

Aaron Peskin, Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco 

Susan Gorin, Supervisor, County of Sonoma  

Vinnie Bacon, Council Member, City of Fremont 

Karen Holman, Board President, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 


Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer 

Amy Roach, Chief Counsel 



DATE: May 8, 2020 

TIME: 11:00AM – 3:00PM 


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  1. Call to Order 

  1. Roll Call 

  1. Public Comments (Information) 

  1. Board Member Announcements (Information) 

  1. Chair’s Report (Information) 

  1. Executive Reports (Information) 

          A. Explanation of Budget Contingencies 

          B. Sea Grant Fellow Transition 

          C. Expenditures under Executive Officer’s Delegated Authority 

          Item 6C: Quarterly Report on Expenditures under Delegated Authority 


  1. Approval of Summary Minutes of February 14, 2020 (Action) 

      Item 7: Summary Minutes for February 14, 2020 

  1. Budgets and Staff Work Plan (Action)  

          A. Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Budget 

               Brian Mayhew, Treasurer  

              Item 8A: Memo on FY 2020/2021 Budget

              Attachment 1: Resolution 65 Adopting the FY 2020/2021 Authority Budget

          B. Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Staff Work Plan 

              Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager 

              Item 8B: Memo on Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Staff Work Plan  

              Attachment 1: Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Staff Work Plan  

  1. Grants Overview (Information) 

          Moira McEnespy, Program Manager 

          Item 9: Overview of Round 3 Grant Recommendations 

          Attachment 1: Round 3 Grant Recommendations Table 


Grant Items (Action)  


  1. North Richmond Shoreline Living Levee Project 

Consideration and possible Restoration Authority authorization to disburse up to $644,709 to West County Wastewater District to conduct technical studies and data collection; develop conceptual designs and associated cost estimates; and engage the public, key stakeholders, and the regulatory community as the initial phase in determining feasibility and alignment options for a living levee that will be designed to create transitional upland habitat, provide sea level rise flood protection to critical infrastructure and neighboring disadvantaged communities, and improve public access to the North Richmond Shoreline in western Contra Costa County. [Josh Bradt] 



  1. San Pablo Baylands Collaborative Protection and Restoration Projects, Phase 1 

Consideration and possible Restoration Authority authorization to disburse up to $2,950,000 to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to implement the San Pablo Baylands Collaborative Protection and Restoration Project, Phase 1, in Solano, Napa and Sonoma Counties, consisting of restoration of tidal marsh with beneficial reuse of dredge materials at Cullinan Ranch; enhancement of seasonal wetland habitat through levee repair at Haire Ranch; and control of weeds and conservation education within the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge; and adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. [Jessica Davenport]  


  1. Appointment of New Advisory Committee Members (Action) 

         Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager 

         Item 12A: Resolution 66 to Appoint a New Member to Represent the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board on the Advisory Committee 

         Item 12B: Resolution 67 to Appoint a New Member to Represent SPUR on the Advisory Committee 


  1. Appointment of New Oversight Committee Member (Information) 

          Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager 


  1. Advisory Committee Chair’s Report (Information) 

          Luisa Valiela, Advisory Committee Chair 


  1. Draft 2020 Pre-Application, Request for Proposals (incorporating grant program guidelines), and Grant Application (Information) 

         Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager 

         Item 15: Memo on Draft 2020 Pre-Application, Request for Proposals, and Grant Application 

         Attachment 1: Draft Pre-Application 

         Attachment 2: Draft 2020 Request for Proposals - Redlined 

         Attachment 3: Draft 2020 Request for Proposals - Clean 

         Attachment 4: Draft 2020 Grant Application - Redlined 

         Attachment 5: Draft 2020 Grant Application – Clean  


  1. Six-Month Performance Assessment of Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) (Information) 

          Amy Hutzel, Deputy Executive Officer 

          Item 16: Memo on Six Month Performance Assessment of Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) 

          Attachment 1: Permitting Agreements and Performance Measures 

          Attachment 2: Permit and Policy Improvement List 

          Attachment 3: Updated Permit and Policy Improvement List 


  1. Adjournment. This meeting is adjourned in honor of Bruce Wolfe.  

Note: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Restoration Authority. 

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Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Taylor Samuelson at Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov