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Governing Board

Dave Pine, Supervisor, County of San Mateo, Chair 
John Gioia, Supervisor, County of Contra Costa, Vice Chair 
Aaron Peskin, Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco
Susan Gorin, Supervisor, County of Sonoma 
Karen Holman, Director, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, City of Berkeley 
Sally Lieber, Councilmember, City of Mountain View
    
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Amy Roach, Chief Counsel

Meeting Agenda

DATE: June 18, 2021
TIME: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
LOCATION: Teleconference

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1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Public Comments (Information)

4. Board Member Announcements (Information)

5. Chair’s Report (Information)
A. Report on tour of Montezuma Tidal and Seasonal Wetlands Restoration Project and Suisun Marsh Fish Screen Rehabilitation Project.

B. Recognition of Executive Officer Sam Schuchat on his retirement.

6. Executive Reports

7. Approval of Summary Minutes of April 16, 2021 (Action)
   Item 7: Summary Minutes for April 16, 2021

8. Independent Citizens Oversight Committee’s Annual Review of Conformance with Measure AA (Information) 
   Paul Jones, Chair, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee
   Item 8: Independent Citizens Oversight Committee Annual Review Letter, Fiscal Year
2019/2020

9. Geographic Distribution of Funds (Information) 
    Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager
    Item 9: Memo on Geographic Distribution of Funds
    Attachment 1: Grant Round 4 Summary 
    Attachment 2: Estimate of Future Funding Needs by Region for Current and Potential Authority Projects   

Grant Items (Action) 

NORTH 
10. Greenwood Gravel Beach Design Project
Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $380,000 to Marin County Department of Public Works to develop detailed designs and specifications, prepare permit applications, and complete CEQA review for a natural bay beach design at Greenwood Beach in Marin County. [Linda Tong] 

EAST 
11. Coyote Hills Restoration and Public Access Project
Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $3,500,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to implement habitat restoration and public access improvements on a 205-acre portion of the Coyote Hills Regional Park expansion in the City of Fremont, Alameda County. [Shalini Kannan]

12. Terminal Four Wharf Removal Project
Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $2,300,000 to the City of Richmond for final design, implementation, and monitoring of the Terminal Four Wharf Removal Project near Point San Pablo, Contra Costa County, and adopt findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. [Marilyn Latta]

WEST 
13. Burlingame Shoreline Park Project
Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the SPHERE Institute to conduct site studies and community engagement, prepare detailed plans and detailed designs, prepare regulatory permit applications and environmental review documents, and prepare a long-term lease application for the Shoreline Park – Burlingame Project, which will transform a 9.4-acre vacant parcel of State-owned bayfront land into a public nature and recreation park and will include restoration of approximately 3-3.5 acres of tidal marsh and transition zone habitats along the shoreline in San Mateo County. [Natasha Dunn] 

14. Colma Creek Restoration and Adaptation Project
Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $595,000 to the City of South San Francisco to prepare technical studies, undertake community engagement, perform design and engineering work, and develop a permitting and CEQA plan for habitat restoration, sea level rise adaptation, and public access improvement actions at the mouth and lower reaches of Colma Creek in San Mateo County. [Josh Bradt] 

SOUTH 
15. Calabazas/San Tomas Aquino Creek-Marsh Connection Project
Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $3,370,000 to Santa Clara Valley Water District to conduct planning, perform data collection and analysis, develop design plans, and prepare California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act documentation for the Calabazas/San Tomas Aquino Creek-Marsh Connection Project near the community of Alviso in Santa Clara County.  [Laura Hollander]

16. Budgets and Staff Work Plan (Action) 
A.  Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Budget
     Brian Mayhew, Treasurer 
     Item 16A: Memo on FY 2021/2022 Budget  
     Attachment 1: Resolution 78 Adopting the FY 2021/2022 Authority Budget 

B. Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Staff Work Plan
    Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager
    Item 16B: Memo on Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Staff Work Plan 
    Attachment 1: Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Staff Work Plan 

17. Draft 2021 Grant Round Materials (Action)
     Linda Tong, Grant Program Coordinator    
     Item 17A: Memo on Authorization to Release the 2021 Grant Round Materials 
     Attachment 1: Draft 2021 Request for Proposals – Redlined
     Attachment 2: Draft 2021 Grant Pre-Application Form – Redlined
     Attachment 3: Draft 2021 Grant Application Form – Redlined

     Item 17B: Resolution 79 Authorizing Release of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority’s 2021 Grant Round Materials
     Exhibit A: Draft 2021 Request for Proposals
     Exhibit B: Draft 2021 Grant Pre-Application Form
     Exhibit C: Draft 2021 Grant Application Form

18. Annual Performance Assessment of Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) (Information) 
   Amy Hutzel, Deputy Executive Officer
  Jana Affonso, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Current Chair of the Policy and Management Committee & Anniken Lydon, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Current Chair of the BRRIT
   Item 18: BRRIT 2021 Annual Report 

19. Wetland Regional Monitoring Program Preliminary Proposal (Information) 
     Caitlin Sweeney, Program Manager
     Melissa Foley, San Francisco Estuary Institute
     Item 19: Memo on Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program Preliminary Proposal
     Attachment 1: Presentation on Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program Preliminary Proposal

20. Advisory Committee Chair’s Report (Information) 
      Jessica Martini-Lamb, Advisory Committee Chair 

21. Adjournment 

Note: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Restoration Authority. 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 Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov 

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