2:00 - 5:00 - Teleconference

Meeting Agenda

Independent Citizens Oversight Committee  

March 7, 2022, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 


PDF of the agenda can be found here


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  1. Call to Order  

Paul Jones, Chair, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee 


  1. Determination of Quorum  

Laura Hollander, 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 May 27, 2021  

Item 5: Draft Meeting Minutes for May 27, 2021  


  1. Oversight Committee Operations  

Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager 

A. General Information 

B. Selection of Chair and Vice Chair 

C. Formation of Ad Hoc Subcommittee  


  1. Review Annual Report, Financial Report & Audit, Staff Work Plan, and Program Budget  

Karen McDowell, Deputy Program Manager 

Taylor Samuelson, Public Information Officer 

Item 7, Attachment 1:  Draft Annual Report of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, FY 20/21 

Item 7, Attachment 2:  FY20/21 Work Plan and Budget Approved at the May 8, 2020 Governing Board Meeting 

Item 7, Attachment 3:  San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report for the year ended June 30, 2021 


  1. Grant Round Five Overview  

Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager  

Item 8, Attachment 1:  Presentation of Measure AA Grant Round Five Anticipated Funding Recommendations 

Item 8, Attachment 2:  Staff’s Anticipated Recommendation on Projects to be Considered for Funding in Fifth Grant Round (Memo presented to the Board on 2/25/22) 

Item 8, Attachment 3:  Grant Round 5 Summary Table (Presented to the Board on 2/25/22) 


  1. Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) Update  

Amy Hutzel, Executive Officer, SFBRA, and Sahrye Cohen, Wetland Section Manager, USEPA Region 9 


  1. Discussion of Report and Potential Recommendations  

Paul Jones, Chair, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee 

Item 10: Independent Citizens Oversight Committee Annual Review Letter FY19/20 

A. Areas of Focus from 2019/20 Report 

  • Overall Financial Tracking 

  • Project Selection 

  • Staff Work Plan and Operating Budget  

  • Interest Income 

  • Authority’s Efforts to Address Oversight Committee Recommendations 

  • Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) 

  • Building for the Future and Managing Expectations 

  • Geographic Distribution and Specific Habitat Goals 

  • Tracking Campaign Goals, Performance Measures, and Beyond 

  • EcoAtlas Dashboard 

  • Outreach and Communication in Unsettled Times

B. Areas of Focus for 2020/2021 


  1. Oversight Committee Meeting Schedule and Next Steps  

Paul Jones, Chair, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee 

A. Future Meeting Schedule 

  • Monday, April 18th 

  • Monday, May 23rd 

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