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Meeting Agenda

Agenda PDF

The agenda was Update 12/11/2023. Duplicated language was excised from Item 11 and attach the Presentation on the North Richmond Shoreline Living Levee Project to Item 15. 

Meeting Notice



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  

Lisa Gauthier, Mayor, East Palo Alto



Amy Hutzel, Executive Officer   

Amy Roach, General Counsel



DATE: December 15, 2023 

TIME: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Bay Area Metro Center - Yerba Buena Room

                  375 Beale Street, San Francisco CA 94105


The Authority meetings will be conducted in a hybrid format. To maximize public safety while maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public can choose to participate either virtually via Zoom or Webcast, by phone, or in person at the locations listed below. Physical attendance at any site listed below requires that all individuals adhere to the site’s health guidelines including, if required, wearing masks, health screening, and social distancing.

  • Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, California 94105, 415-352-3600
  • Sonoma County Administrator's Office, 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, 707-565-2241
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District offices, 5050 El Camino, Los Altos, California 94022, 650-691-1200

Note: Each location listed above is open to the public and is ADA accessible.

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Members of the public can make comments during the meeting by using the “Raise Hand” function in Zoom at the appropriate time(s) in the meeting. Public comments will be taken during each agenda item and at the beginning of the meeting on non-agenda items. Additional information on ways to provide public comments on agenda items is available on the Authority’s website on the Meetings tab.


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Public Comments (Information)

4. Board Member Announcements (Information)

5. Chair’s Report (Information)

6. Executive Reports

A. Review of U.S. EPA DRAFT San Francisco Bay Geographic Program Priority List (Information)

Luisa Valiela, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Item 6A: Presentation on U.S. EPA DRAFT San Francisco Bay Geographic Program Priority List

Attachment 1:U.S. EPA DRAFT San Francisco Bay Geographic Program Priority List

B. Expenditures and Letters under Executive Officer’s Delegated Authority (Information)

Item 6B: Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Letters under Delegated Authority

7. Approval of Summary Minutes of October 20, 2023 (Action)

Item 7: Summary Minutes for October 20, 2023

8. Advisory Committee Chair’s Report (Information)

Jessica Martini-Lamb, Chair of the Advisory Committee

9. Acceptance of Audited Financial Statements and Reports for Fiscal Year 2022-23 (Action)

Kathy Lai, Lead Engagement Partner, Crowe, LLP

Grace Martinez, Section Director, Financial Reporting & Operational Accounting

Item 9: Presentation on FY 22-23 SFBRA Audit Results and Required Communications

Attachment 1: SFBRA Audited Financial Statements FY 22-23

Attachment 2: Memo on FY 22-23 SFBRA Audited Financial Reports

Attachment 3:  Presentation on FY 22-23 SFBRA Financial Reports

10. Levy Report (Information)

Tim Seufert, Managing Director, NBS

Item 10: 2023/24 Annual Levy Report for Measure AA Special Parcel Tax

ADDENDUM: Levy Report, Revised 1/5/24 Per Board Member Comments at Meeting  

11. GRANT ITEM: Lower Walnut Creek Restoration Project (Augmentation) (Action)

Leslie Perry, Project Manager

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $3,000,000 to augment the grant of $7,929,855 to the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, previously authorized by the Authority on December 6, 2019, to implement the North and South reaches of the Lower Walnut Creek Restoration Project, along the southern shore of Suisun Bay, Walnut Creek and Pacheco Creek in Contra Costa County.

12. Appointment of New Advisory Committee Members (Action)

Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager

Item 12: Resolution 119 Appointing Two Members to the Restoration Authority Advisory Committee

Attachment 1: Biographies of Recommended Advisory Committee Members  

13. Appointment of Oversight Committee Members (Action)

Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager

Item 13: Resolution 120 Appointing Two Members to Second Terms for the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee

14. Review Proposed Equity Guidelines (Information)

Sara Haugen, Project Manager

Item 14: Presentation on Proposed Equity Guidelines 

Attachment 1: Proposed Equity Guidelines (Redline Version) 

Attachment 2: Equity Guidelines in Action 

Attachment 3: Summary of Feedback from 2023 Community Outreach and Listening Sessions 

15. Update on the North Richmond Shoreline Living Levee Project (Information)

Liz Juvera, Project Manager 

Andrew Clough, West County Wastewater

Josh Bradt, Bay Area Regional Collaborative

Graham Laird Prentice, Mithun

Naama Raz-Yaseef, The Watershed Project

Eddie Divita, Environmental Science Associates

Item 15: Presentation on the North Richmond Shoreline Living Levee Project

16. Update on Development of Tribal Engagement Recommendations (Information) 

Sara Haugen, Project Manager

Item 16: Presentation on Tribal Engagement Recommendations 

Attachment 1: Tribal Engagement Recommendation (Redline Version, Draft) 

17. Draft Staff Response to Oversight Committee Memo (Information)

Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager

Item 17: Draft Response to the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee Letter covering Fiscal Year 2021/2022   

18. Adjournment


Note: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Restoration Authority. At any time during the meeting, but prior to the adjournment of the open session of the meeting, the Restoration Authority may recess or adjourn to closed session to consider personnel matters, prices and terms of real estate transactions, and possible and pending litigation. Session will be closed to the public pursuant to attorney-client privilege and statutory authorization under Government Code Sections 11126(a), (c) (7), and (e). 

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Paul Johnson no later than five days prior to meeting. Also, an assistive listening device can be made available for use during the meeting. 

For questions about the meeting or the agenda, please contact Paul Johnson at  
(341)-699-7425 or Paul.Johnson@scc.ca.gov