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Meeting Notice

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  

Sally Lieber, Councilmember, City of Mountain View  

Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, City of Berkeley  


Amy Hutzel, Executive Officer   

Amy Roach, General Counsel   


Meeting Agenda

DATE: December 16, 2022

TIME: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Bay Area Metro Center - Board 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
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District offices, 5050 El Camino, Los Altos, California 94022, 650-691-1200
  • Office of Contra County Supervisor John Gioia, 11780 San Pablo Ave., Suite D, El Cerrito, California 94530

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


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(Note: The Webcast link will not be active until the meeting begins)

Public attendees watching virtually should connect to Zoom if they intend on making comments. Comment functionality is not available for public attendees connecting through Webcast.

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. Meeting Format (Information)

B. Outreach to Local Governments (Information)

Item 6B: Approach to Authority Outreach to Local Governments in Partnership with the SF Bay Conservation and Development Commission

C. Proposed 2023 Board Tour Schedule (Information)

Item 6C: Memo on Proposed 2023 Board Tour Schedule

7. Approval of Summary Minutes of October 14, 2022 (Action)

Item 7: Summary Minutes for October 14, 2022

8. Advisory Committee Chair’s Report (Information)

Jessica Martini-Lamb, Chair of the Advisory Committee

Grant Items 


9. Rehabilitating Essential Fish Screens of Suisun Marsh Project, Phase 2 (Action)

Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $1,263,319 to the Suisun Resource Conservation District to prepare final designs and reconstruct two Essential Fish Screens along Montezuma Slough to help protect fish and 382 acres of managed wetlands in Suisun Marsh in Solano County. [Karen McDowell]


10. Tiscornia Marsh Restoration and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Project: Final Design, Permitting, and Initial Construction (Augmentation) (Action)

Consideration and authorization to disburse up to $386,000 to Marin Audubon Society to augment the grant of $3,082,000 previously authorized by the Authority to prepare permit applications, develop final designs, continue engaging community members, and begin construction for the restoration of Tiscornia Marsh adjacent to the Canal community in San Rafael, Marin County. [Linda Tong]

11. Acceptance of Audited Financial Statements and Reports for Fiscal Year 2021-22 (Action)

Kathy Lai, Lead Engagement Partner, Crowe, LLP

Suzanne Bode, Acting Section Director, Accounting Operations and Financial Reporting

Item 11, Attachment 1: Presentation on FY21-22 SFBRA Financial Reports and Year End Audit Results

Item 11, Attachment 2: SFBRA Audited Financial Statements FY21-22 

12. Appointment of Oversight Committee Members (Action)

Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager

Item 12: Resolution 103 Appointing Members to Serve on the Restoration Authority Independent Citizens Oversight Committee

13. Formation of Ad Hoc Committee to Select Advisory Committee Members (Action)

Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager

14. Measure AA Special Parcel Tax Annual Levy Report (Information)

Tim Seufert, Managing Director, NBS

Item 14: 2022/23 Annual Levy Report for Measure AA Special Parcel Tax

15. State Route 37 Update (Information)

Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager

Ariana Rickard, Public Policy and Funding Program Manager, Sonoma Land Trust, on behalf of State Route 37-Baylands Group

Jeanette Weisman, State Route 37 Corridor Program Manager, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Xavier Fernandez, Planning and TMDL Division Manager at SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Item 15, Attachment 1: Sonoma Creek Baylands Strategy, Executive Summary

Item 15, Attachment 2: Baylands Group Position Paper, July 2022

Item 15, Attachment 3: Metropolitan Transportation Commission Presentation: Sears Point to Mare Island Improvement Project

Item 15, Attachment 4: Highway 37 Strip Marsh East Near-Term Enhancement Actions Primer


16. 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  
(510) 367-9481 or Paul.Johnson@scc.ca.gov