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Meeting Agenda
September 2018

Fort Bragg Town Hall
363 North Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Wednesday September 12, 2018, 9:00am

1.  Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

3.  Agenda Changes

4.  General Public Comment

Public comments will be heard at 9:00 am for items not on the agenda, for no more than 30 minutes. At the discretion of the Chair, speakers will be given up to 3 minutes. For those unable to attend the early comment period, there may be additional comment time available later in the day. Note: Comments made during the general public comment period regarding matters pending before the Commission do not become part of the official record for those matters.

5. Chair's Report

Statewide

6.  Executive Director's Report

a.  Executive Director's Report

b.  Environmental Justice Draft Policy

Informational presentation by staff on the Commission’s draft Environmental Justice policy. No Commission action at this time. (JA/NS-SF)

c.  Barriers to Coastal Access

Informational presentations by nonprofit groups regarding challenges for under-served/under-represented people accessing the coast. (JA/LL-SF)

d.  Commission Correspondence

Consideration and potential action on Commission correspondence.

e.  Legislative Report

Discussion and possible action on coastal-related legislation. (JA/SC-SF)  
 Motion and Vote

f.  Interagency Agreement

Public hearing and Commission authorization to enter into Interagency Agreements with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) and the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC). Approval of transfer of federal funds to BCDC and SCC for implementation of California Coastal Management Program for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. (SH/MJ-SF)
 Motion and Vote    Motion and Vote

g.  Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance

Informational presentation on draft updates to the Commission’s Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance to reflect new scientific information and recommendations from the Ocean Protection Council. (KD-SF)

h.  Public Education Grants

Public hearing and Commission action on proposed awarding of WHALE TAIL targeted grants. (SL-SF)
 Motion and Vote

i.  Public Education Grant Guidelines

Public hearing and Commission action on staff recommendations for minor modifications to guidelines for WHALE TAIL competitive grants. (SL-SF
 Motion and Vote )

North Coast District

7.  Deputy Director's Report

Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, and on comments from the public relating to the Deputy Director's report. For specific information contact the Commission's Arcata office at (707) 826-8950.

8.  Consent Calendar (removed from Regular Calendar)

9. Local Coastal Programs (LCPs)

   Items W9a and W9b below will share a combined public hearing

a.  City of Fort Bragg Mill Site Comprehensive Plan

Briefing by Commission staff and City of Fort Bragg staff on the City of Fort Bragg’s comprehensive planning efforts for redevelopment of the approx. 400-ac. former Georgia Pacific mill site, along the Pacific Ocean, west of Highway One, adjacent to downtown Fort Bragg, Mendocino County. (RSM-A)
 Motion and  Vote

b.  City of Fort Bragg LCP Amendment No. LCP-1-FTB-17-0077-1 (Mill Site Planning Process)

Public hearing and action on request of the City of Fort Bragg to amend the certified LCP to change the requirements for land use planning of the approx. 400-acre former Georgia Pacific lumber mill site west of Highway 1 to (1) replace the currently required specific plan process with a community-based comprehensive planning process, (2) establish minimum approval criteria and minimum geographic planning areas, and (3) eliminate a mandate to extend the City’s grid and add a north-south arterial. (CK-A)
 Motion and Vote

c.  City of Eureka LCP Amendment No. LCP-1-EUR-18-0057-1 (Cannabis Retail)

Concurrence with the Executive Director’s determination that the request by the City of Eureka to amend certified Implementation Plan to remove an existing limit on the on the number of use permits that can be issued in a six month period for cannabis retail facilities is de minimis. (CK-A)

d. City of Trinidad LCP Amendment No. LCP-1-TRN-17-0072-1 (CalFire)

Public hearing and action on request of the City of Trinidad to amend the certified land use plan (LUP) to allow for an extension of water service from the City to the Trinidad California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection Station at 923 Patrick’s Point Drive located outside the designated service area boundary of the City’s LUP. (MBK-A)
 Motion and Vote     Motion and Vote

e. County of Humboldt LCP Amendment No. LCP-1-HUM-17-0066-1 (CalFire)

Public hearing and action on request of the County of Humboldt to amend certified land use plan (LUP) to allow for an extension of water service from the City of Trinidad to the Trinidad California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection Station at 923 Patrick’s Point Drive located outside both the designated urban and service area boundaries of the County’s LUP. (MBK-A)
 Motion and Vote      Motion and  Vote

f. City of Fort Bragg LCP Amendment No. LCP-1-FTB-18-0031-1 (Riverview Building LLC)

Public hearing and action on request of the City of Fort Bragg to amend the certified LCP to redesignate and rezone a portion of an existing 0.69-acre parcel located at the southeastern corner of the intersection of Highway One and Boatyard Drive from Very High Density Residential (RVH) to Highway Visitor Commercial (CH). (CK-A)
 Motion and Vote     Motion and Vote

10. Coastal Permit Applications

a.  Application No. 1-16-0899 (California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Mendocino Co.)

Application of Caltrans to conduct geotechnical investigation to provide data for siting and overall design of future rehabilitation/replacement of Highway 1 Albion River Bridge involving geotechnical drilling of up to nine 70-125-ft.-deep bore holes within 6 specified sites, removal of major vegetation, grading, and use of helicopters for placement of drill rigs and construction of temporary access routes to boring sites, conducting seismic refraction surveys, and replanting cleared areas adjacent to Highway 1, on both sides of the Albion River at the Highway 1 Albion River Bridge, Albion, Mendocino County. (TG-A)
 Motion and Vote

11. Permits Amendments

Permit No. A-1-MEN-07-28-A6 (Jackson-Grube Family, Inc., Mendocino Co)

Request by Jackson-Grube Family, Inc. to amend permit granted for development of inn to (1) convert ranch manager’s residence and associated guest cottage into an innkeeper’s residence with two full-time inn units, (2) convert existing Innkeeper’s residence, office and part-time inn unit into two full-time inn units with Innkeeper office and kitchen remaining, and (3) add three parking spaces adjacent to the existing ranch manager’s residence at the Inn at Newport Ranch, 31502 North Highway 1, north of Fort Bragg, Mendocino County. (CD-A)

Energy, Ocean Resources & Federal Consistency

12.  Energy, Ocean Resources & Federal Consistency

Report by the Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, negative determinations, matters not requiring public hearings, and status report on offshore oil & gas exploration & development. For specific information contact the Commission’s Energy, Ocean Resources, and Federal Consistency Division office at (415) 904-5240.

a.  Consistency Determination Status, CD-0001-18

Status Report, U.S. Navy Response to Commission objection to Consistency Determination CD-0001-18, Navy Military Readiness Training and Testing Activities in the California portion of Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT) Study Area, southern California (MDP-SF)
 Ex Parte

13.  Consent Calendar (removed from Regular Calendar)
 Motion and Vote

14. Permit Amendments

a.  Permit No. 3-89-40-A4 (Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Co.)

Request by Monterey Bay Aquarium to amend permit granted for construction and operation of aquarium and associated infrastructure to authorize after-the-fact underwater placement and removal of concrete sacks used for temporary reinforcement of aquarium’s dual intake pipelines and proposed installation, retrofit, and removal of underwater pipeline support structures along 950-ft. long pipeline corridor offshore of Monterey Bay Aquarium at 886 Cannery Row in Monterey, Monterey County. (CLT-SF)

b.  Permit No. E-98-029-A3 (AT&T Corporation, San Luis Obispo Co.)

Request to amend permit and modify consistency certification to remove Segments E1 and S7 of the China-U.S. Cable Network from California waters from the Mean High Tide Line to a water depth of 1000 fathoms (approximately 1850 meters or 6000 feet). (KH-SF)

Statewide

 Closed Session

At a convenient time during the meeting, the Commission (CCC) will have a closed session to discuss items of pending litigation, including:

11 Lagunita LLC et al. v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

11 Lagunita LLC et al. v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Alford v. CCC (Bardis, RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Anthem Sales & Management LLC et al. v. City of San Clemente et al. (CCC, RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

City of Del Mar v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Dunes Development LLC v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Friends, Artists and Neighbors of Elkhorn Slough et al. v. CCC (Heritage/Western Communities Ltd. et al., RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)– see item Th14a

Friends of the Children’s Pool v. City of San Diego et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Fudge v. CCC et al. (Laguna Beach Golf & Bungalow Village LLC, RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Greene v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

In re Border Infrastructure Environmental Litigation, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Kohn v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Lent et al. v. CCC (State Coastal Conservancy et al., RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Martins Beach 1 LLC et al. v. Turnbull Sanders et al., Govt., Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Mission Beach Citizens for Responsible Development v. CCC (City of San Diego et al., RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Pacific Palisades Residents Assn., Inc. v. City of Los Angeles et al. (Shram et al., RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Pappas et al. v. State Coastal Conservancy et al. (Rancho Cuarta, RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

People of the State of California et al. v. U.S. Dept. of the Interior et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

San Diego Unified Port District v. CCC (Sunroad Marina Partners LP, RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

Spotlight on Coastal Corruption v. Kinsey et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

The Commission is authorized to discuss these matters in a closed session pursuant to Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A) and (2)(C). In addition, the Commission may consider matters which fall under Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(B) or (2)(C). The Commission may also consider personnel matters which fall under Government Code Section 11126(a).

Statewide

15.  Approval of Minutes

16.  Commissioners' Reports

17.  Conservancy Report

18.  Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Report

19.  Santa Monica Bay Restoration Report

20.  Deputy Attorney General's Report