10:00 am, Bay Area Metro Center - Yerba Buena Room (375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105)

Meeting Agenda

San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Advisory Committee Meeting

September 11, 2020, 10:00 am

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1. Call to Order

Chair Luisa Valiela, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


2. Determination of Quorum

Maggie Jenkins, Clerk of the Advisory Committee


3. Public Comment

Each speaker is allowed three minutes.


4. Approval of Advisory Committee (AC) Meeting Minutes of June 5, 2020 (ACTION)

Item 4: Draft Meeting Minutes for June 5, 2020


5. Chair and Vice Chair’s Report (INFORMATION)


6. Community Grants Program (INFORMATION)

Linda Tong, Project Manager

Item 6: Community Grants Presentation


7. Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) Update (INFORMATION)

Luisa Valiela, BRRIT Representative


8. Performance Measures and Communications Update (INFORMATION)

Maggie Jenkins, Sea Grant Fellow

Taylor Samuelson, Public Information Officer

Item 8: DRAFT San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Performance Measures,

Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and Cumulative


9. Sonoma Creek Baylands Strategy Report (INFORMATION)

Jeremy Lowe, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Item 9A: List of Active Authority Projects

Item 9B: Executive Summary of Sonoma Creek Baylands Strategy


10. Discussion of Future AC Priorities and Possible Formation of Ad Hoc Subcommittee (ACTION)

Chair Luisa Valiela

Item 10A: Summary of Polls from June 2020 Meeting

Item 10B: Staff Memo: Advisory Committee’s Areas of Focus in Coming Years


11. Restoration Authority Grant Reviewer Selection Process (INFORMATION)

Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager


12. Announcements (INFORMATION)


13. Public Comment


14. Adjourn


Note: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. 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.