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Meeting Agenda


 Agenda PDF

Agenda updated 5:00 PM 3/22/2024.  Item 12 Attachment 2 has been updated following the meeting. 

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, Councilmember, East Palo Alto


Amy Hutzel, Executive Officer   

Amy Roach, General Counsel



DATE: March 22, 2024 

TIME: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Bay Area Metro Center – Yerba Buena Room

                  375 Beale Street, San Francisco CA 94105


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  • Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, California 94105, 415-352-3600
  • East Sonoma County Services Center, 19080 Lomita Ave, Sonoma, CA 95476 
  • Office of  Supervisor Gioia 11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, El Cerrito, CA 94530, 510-942-2221

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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. Quarterly Report on Expenditures and Letters under Executive Officer’s Delegated  Authority (Information)

7. Approval of Summary Minutes of December 15, 2023 (Action)

Item 7: Summary Minutes for December 15, 2023

8. Advisory Committee Chair’s Report (Information)

Jessica Martini-Lamb, Chair of the Advisory Committee

Grant Items


9. Deer Island Basin Phase 1 Tidal Wetlands Restoration Project (Action)

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,423,000 to Marin County Flood Control District to implement the Deer Island Tidal Basin Wetlands Restoration Project: Phase 1 Construction, consisting of restoring 71.1 acres of tidal baylands; enhancing flood protection measures along 9,600 linear feet of existing levees, including the creation of 5,500 linear feet of ecotone slopes along the levees and raising of 2,800 linear feet of levee; and conducting three years of post-construction monitoring and adaptive management at Deer Island Basin Complex, Novato, Marin County. [Vanessa Aczon]


10. Sacred Spaces Project (Action)

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $200,000 through the Community Grants Program to Coastal Quest, fiscal sponsor for Ninth Root, to conduct the Sacred Spaces Planning Project, consisting of collecting planning data, holding community engagement workshops, and creating plans for habitat and public access enhancements along the Damon Marsh Trail, including a series of climate-resilient and culturally relevant wellness zones at Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline in Alameda County. [Sara Haugen]

11. Approval of Annual Report (Action)

Taylor Samuelson, Public Information Officer and Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager

Item 11: Draft Annual Report 

12. Approval of Staff Response to Oversight Committee Memo (Action)

Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager 

Item 12: Memo on Staff Response to the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee Letter

Attachment 1: Independent Citizens Oversight Committee Letter covering Fiscal Year 2021/2022

Following the Board Meeting, Item 12 Attachment 2 has been updated at the board direction. 

Attachment 2: Staff Response to the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee Letter covering Fiscal Year 2021/2022

13. Resolution Supporting EPA Annual Priority List (Action)

Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager

Item 13: Resolution 121 Expressing Support for the Federal Fiscal Year 2024 Annual Priority List of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 San Francisco Bay Program Office

Exhibit A: Draft Fiscal Year 2024 Annual Priority List of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 San Francisco Bay Program Office

14. Approval of Equity Guidelines (Action) 

Sara Haugen, Project Manager 

Item 14: Presentation on Proposed Equity Guidelines

Attachment 1: Equity Guidelines (redline) 

Attachment 2: Equity Guidelines in Action 

Attachment 3: Resolution 122 Adopting the Equity Guidelines  

Exhibit A: Equity Guidelines

15. Overview of Preliminary Recommendation for Grant Round 7 (Information)

Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager

Item 15: Memo on Preliminary Recommendation for Grant Round 7

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). 

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