8:30 - 11:30 - Teleconference

Meeting Agenda


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San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority  

Independent Citizens Oversight Committee  


March 22, 2021, 8:30 am – 11:30 am 


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 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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  1. Call to Order  

Paul Jones, Vice Chair, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee. 


  1. Determination of Quorum  

Virgilio Cuasay, Clerk of the Oversight Committee 


  1. Public Comment  

Each speaker is allowed three minutes. 


  1. Introductions and Announcements  


  1. Approval of Oversight Committee Meeting Minutes of July 28, 2020  

Item 5: Draft Meeting Minutes for July 28, 2020  


  1. Oversight Committee Operations  

Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager 

  • General Information 

  • Selection of Chair and Vice Chair 

  • Formation of Ad Hoc Subcommittee  


  1. Outreach and Communications  

Taylor Samuelson, Public Information Officer, SFBRA 


  1. Staff Work Plan and Program Budget  

Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager 

Item 8: FY19/20 Work Plan and Budget Approved at the June 7, 2019 Governing Board Meeting 


  1. Review of Annual Report, Financial Report, and Audit  

A. Annual Report of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, FY 2019-2020 

Taylor Samuelson, Public Information Officer 

Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager 

Item 9A: Annual Report of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, FY 2019-2020 

B. Financial Statement and Independent Auditor’s Report 

Brian Mayhew, SFBRA Treasurer 

Item 9B: San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report for the year ended June 30, 2020   


  1. Discussion of Report and Potential Recommendations  

Paul Jones, Vice Chair, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee 

Item 10: Independent Citizens Oversight Committee Annual Review Letter FY18/19 

A. Areas of Focus from 2018/19 Report 

  • Building for the Future and Managing Expectations 

  • Geographic Distribution 

  • Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) and Wetland Regional Monitoring Program (WRMP) 

  • Staff Work Plan and Operating Budget  

  • Overall Financial Tracking 

  • Interest Income 

  • Contingency Fund  

  • Adaptive Management and Performance Measures  

  • Outreach and Communication in Unsettled Times 

B. Areas of Focus for 2019/2020 


  1. Oversight Committee Meeting Schedule and Next Steps  

Paul Jones, Vice Chair, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee General Information 

A. Meeting Schedule 

  • Thursday, April 29th, 9:00 – 11:00 am 

  • Thursday, May 27th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm 

B. Next Steps 


  1. Adjourn  



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

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Taylor Samuelson no later than three days prior to meeting.  

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Taylor Samuelson at Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov