To RSVP for the Board meeting please visit our page, if you have any questions please contact Theresa Burgess at (530) 823-4672 or toll free at (877) 257-1212. March 6-7, 2013 California Department of Food and Agriculture Auditorium 1220 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814 ()
March 6, 2013 12:30 – 4:30 PM Members of the Board and staff will participate in a focused set of meetings with key legislators and/or staff to discuss the critical role Sierra Nevada forests and watersheds play in meeting water quality, water reliability, greenhouse gas emission reduction, and overall ecosystem health goals for the State. Following the policy meetings the Boardmembers, stakeholders, and staff will attend a debrief open to the public. The debrief will be at 5:00pm, held upstairs at P.F. Chang’s located at: 1530 J St #100 Sacramento, CA 95814.
March 7, 2013 9:00 – 1:00 PM Board Meeting (End time of the meeting is approximate)
I. Call to Order
II. Oath of Office for New Boardmembers
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of December 6, 2012 Meeting Minutes (ACTION) Action: Boardmember Ferrara moved and Boardmember Wheeler seconded a motion to approve the December 6, 2012 meeting minutes. Boardmembers Hunt, Bundy, and Oneto abstained. The motion passed.
V. Public Comments Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.
VI. Board Chair’s Report VII. Executive Officer’s Report (INFORMATIONAL) a. Administrative Update b. Proposition 84 Investment Report Review — Video c. Potential Activities Related to Abandoned Mines — Video
VIII. Deputy Attorney General’s Report (INFORMATIONAL)
IX. 2012-13 Proposition 84 Grant Award (ACTION) — Exhibits — Presentation The Board may act to authorize grant awards for the 2012-13 Proposition 84 Preservation of Ranches and Agricultural Lands grant program. Action: Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Oneto seconded a motion to separate Board consideration of the conservation easement projects #724, 703, 726, 674, and 731 from the rest of the projects included in the staff recommendation of approval. The roll-call vote on this motion was 5 ayes and 6 nays; the vote failed. Boardmember Bundy moved and Boardmember Oneto seconded a motion to consider project 740 apart from the whole group of projects recommended for approval. The motion passed unanimously. Boardmember Brissenden moved and Boardmember Bundy seconded a motion to consider project 684 apart from the whole group of projects recommended for approval. The motion passed unanimously. Boardmember Briggs moved and Boardmember Hunt seconded a motion to approve the staff recommendation on Agenda item IX as to all projects recommended for approval except project 740 and project 684; that is (a) to adopt the proposed California Environmental Quality Act findings in the Notice of Determination for project SNC 694, the Greenhorn Creek Integrated Restoration Project; (b) to adopt the proposed California Environmental Quality Act findings in the Notice of Determination for project SNC 685, the Butte Creek Meadow Restoration Project; (c) to adopt the proposed Notices of Exemption for all other recommended projects; and (d) to authorize the grants listed for approval in Agenda Item IX, Exhibit A, as well as to authorize staff to enter into the necessary agreements for the approved projects and to direct staff to file the CEQA Notices of Determination and Notices of Exemption for the approved projects with the State Clearinghouse. The motion passed unanimously. Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Briggs seconded a motion to approve the Notice of Exemption for project 740 and to approve project 740. Boardmember Bundy recused himself from the vote. The motion passed. Boardmember Wheeler moved and Boardmember Briggs seconded a motion to approve the Notice of Exemption for project 684 and to approve project 684. Boardmember Brissenden recused himself from the vote. The motion passed
X. Policy and Outreach (ACTION) The Board will review staff’s plans for policy and outreach activities during the coming year and may provide direction relative to these activities. Action: Boardmember Kirkwood motioned and Boardmember Wheeler seconded a motion to direct staff to take appropriate actions to achieve desired outcomes for Policy and Outreach activities. The motion passed unanimously.
XI. Future Proposition 84 Expenditures (ACTION) The Board will review staff’s recommendation for expending the remaining Proposition 84 funds. Action: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Briggs seconded a motion to approve the staff recommendation without change and directs staff to take appropriate action to achieve the goals identified. The motion passed unanimously.
XII. September 2013 Board Date (ACTION) The Board may act upon staff’s recommendation to move the September Board meeting to September 11 and 12, 2013. Action: Boardmember Kirkwood moved and Boardmember Hunt seconded a motion to change the September meeting to the 11-12th; move the June meeting to Plumas County and December to the South Central Subregion. The motion passed unanimously.
XIII. Updates on Various SNC Activities (INFORMATIONAL) a. Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative
XIV. Boardmembers’ Comments Provide an opportunity for members of the Board to make comments on items not on the agenda.
XV. Public Comments Provide an opportunity for the public to comment on non-agenda items.
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