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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, Director, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer
Kate Kriozere, Staff Counsel


Meeting Agenda

DATE: July 17, 2020
TIME: 11:00AM – 1:00PM
LOCATION: Teleconference

TELECONFERENCE INFORMATION: Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom on March 17, 2020, certain provisions of the Brown Act are suspended due to a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with the Executive Order, this Authority meeting will be conducted by teleconference and internet, with no physical public locations. Members of the public may dial into the teleconference and view the presentation on the internet via Zoom with the following steps:
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Call to Order

1. Roll Call

2. Public Comments (Information)

3. Board Member Announcements (Information)

4. Chair’s Report (Information)

5. Executive Reports
    A. Expenditures under Executive Officer’s Delegated Authority
    Item 5A: Quarterly Report on Expenditures under Delegated Authority

6. Approval of Summary Minutes of May 8, 2020 (Action)
   Item 6: Summary Minutes for May 8, 2020

7. Bay Restoration Series, Workshop #10: 2019 State of the Estuary Report (Information)
    Caitlin Sweeney, Director, San Francisco Estuary Partnership
    Item 7: State of the Estuary 2019 Update, Executive Summary

Grant Items (Action)
8. Suisun Marsh Fish Screen Rehabilitation Project: Phase 1
Consideration and possible Restoration Authority authorization to disburse up to $454,624 to the Suisun Resource Conservation District to assess and test repair designs to rehabilitate the Suisun Marsh Essential Fish Screens along Montezuma Slough to ensure resiliency for 5,369 acres of managed wetlands in Suisun Marsh of Solano County. [Karen McDowell]

9. American Canyon Wetlands Restoration Plan
Consideration and possible Restoration Authority authorization to disburse up to $450,000 to the City of American Canyon to conduct feasibility studies, form a Technical Advisory Committee, prepare a Wetlands Restoration Plan, and prepare a Monitoring Plan. The American Canyon Wetlands Restoration Plan will summarize opportunities for projects that will protect, restore, and enhance wetland and upland habitat along the City’s shoreline in Napa County. The feasibility studies will address strategies for flood protection and habitat restoration; opportunities for education, community engagement, and public access; strategies for managing wastewater overflow; and potential impacts of sea level rise to the project area. [Maggie

10. Heron’s Head Park Shoreline Resilience Project: Phase 1
Consideration and possible Restoration Authority authorization to disburse up to $297,000 to the Port of San Francisco to implement native plant propagation, revegetation, invasive weed control, and community engagement and job training as part of the Heron’s Head Park Shoreline Resilience Project in the City and County of San Francisco. [Marilyn Latta]

11. Approval of Revised Documents for 2020 Grant Round (Action)
    Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager
    Item 11: Memo on Revised Documents for 2020 Grant Round
    Attachment 1: Resolution 68 Authorizing Release of the Request for Proposals, Grant Pre-Application Form, and Grant Application Form for the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority’s 2020 Grant Round
           Exhibit A: Draft 2020 Request for Proposals
           Exhibit B: Draft Grant Pre-Application Form
           Exhibit C: Draft 2020 Grant Application Form
   Attachment 2: Draft 2020 Request for Proposals - Redlined
   Attachment 3: Draft 2020 Grant Application – Redlined

12. Community Grants Program (Action)
      Linda Tong, Project Manager
      Item 12: Community Grants Program Staff Recommendation
           Attachment 1: Resolution 69 to Create a Community Grants Program

13. Request to Accept Advisory Committee’s Recommendations for Implementing Measure AA in a Manner that Benefits Economically Disadvantaged Communities (Action)
      Dr. Ana Alvarez, Advisory Committee Vice Chair
      Item 13: AC Report to the Governing Board on Recommendations
          Attachment 1: Presentation on AC Recommendations
          Attachment 2: Resolution 70 to Accept the Advisory Committee’s Recommendations
                Exhibit A: Advisory Committee Recommendations for Implementing Measure AA in a Manner that Benefits Economically Disadvantaged Communities

14. Appointment of New Advisory Committee Member (Action)
     Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager
     Item 14: Resolution 71 to Appoint a New Member to Represent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the Advisory Committee

15. Appointment of New Oversight Committee Member (Action)
      Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager
      Item 15: South Bay Seat Application for Oversight Committee
          Attachment 1: Resolution 72 to Appoint a New Member to the Oversight Committee

16. Update on South Bay Shoreline Project (Information)
      Brenda Buxton, Deputy Program Manager
      Rechelle Blank, Deputy Operating Officer, Santa Clara Valley Water District

17. 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.