11:00 - Bay Area Metro Center

Meeting Agenda

Agenda PDF 

The agenda was updated on May 1, 2024, to revise Item 6B, Resolution was incorrectly numbered.

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: May 03, 2024 

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
  • 575 Administration Drive, Room 100A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 
  • Office of Supervisor Gioia, 11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, El Cerrito, CA 94530, 510-942-2221
  • MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District Office, 5050 El Camino, Los Altos, CA 94022, 650-691-1200

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

Zoom Meeting Link: https://bayareametro.zoom.us/j/83931728943 

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

B. Approving Support Letter for AB 2501 Allowing State Water Board to Accept Funds from State and Local Agencies (Action)

Item 6B: Resolution Authorizing Chair to Sign Support Letter for AB 2501

Exhibit A: Draft Support Letter

Exhibit B: AB 2501 (Alvarez) - Cutting the Green Tape Fact Sheet 

7. Approval of Summary Minutes of March 22, 2023 (Action)

Item 7: Summary Minutes for March 22, 2023

8. Advisory Committee Chair’s Report (Information)

Jessica Martini-Lamb, Chair of the Advisory Committee 

Grant Items


9. North Richmond Shoreline Living Levee Project, Phase 2 (Action)

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,852,750 to West County Wastewater District to advance the North Richmond Living Levee and Collaborative Shoreline Adaptation Plan by developing 65% design drawings and draft environmental documents for a 0.65-mile section of living levee and 7 acres of tidal marsh restoration and by conducting studies and developing 30% design drawings and collaborative strategies for a living levee at two adjacent areas of shoreline in North Richmond, Contra Costa County. [Liz Juvera]

10. Hayward Marsh Restoration Project, Phase 2(Action)

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $600,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to prepare a 100% engineering design and plan, cost estimates, and permit applications for the Hayward Marsh Restoration Project, Phase 2, located in the City of Hayward in Alameda County. [Erica Johnson] 


11.Evolving Shorelines Project at Bothin Marsh, Phase 2 (Action)

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,700,000 to Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for planning and design, community engagement, and studies in support of environmental review and permitting requirements, to enhance habitat and realign a segment of the Bay Trail at Bothin Marsh Open Space Preserve in Marin County. [Linda Tong]

12. Restoring Wetland-Upland Transition Zone Habitat with STRAW, Phase 2 (Action)

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,936,000 to point Blue Conservation Science to restore approximately 1.1 acres of critical wetland-upland transition zone habitat at the American Canyon Wetlands, engaging STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) participants on site, and to offer early career training and workforce development that focuses on historically underserved communities. [Natasha Daniels]


13. Augmentation for Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (Action)

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 over at least five years and authorization to accept and disburse up to $2,000,000 of funds granted to the Authority, to augment the Authority’s previous authorization to disburse up to $3,250,000 over five years (to be adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index) and accept and disburse up to $3,000,000 of funds granted to the Authority, to state and federal regulatory agencies for continued operation of the Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team. [Mark Kalnins]

14. Approval of Equity Guidelines (Action) 

Sara Haugen, Project Manager 

Item 14: Presentation on Proposed Equity Guidelines

Attachment 1: Equity Guidelines (redline) 

Attachment 2: Resolution 122 Adopting the Equity Guidelines 

Exhibit A: Equity Guidelines

15. Approval of Tribal Engagement Recommendations (Action)

Sara Haugen, Project Manager  

Item 15: Presentation on Proposed Tribal Engagement Recommendations

Attachment 1:  Resolution 123 Adopting the Tribal Engagement Recommendations 

Exhibit A: Tribal Engagement Recommendations

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  
(341) 699-7425 or Paul.Johnson@scc.ca.gov 


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