10:00 - 12:30 Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94612

Meeting Agenda


San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Advisory Committee Meeting

October 13, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm


Doors Open at 9:30 am for Get-to-Know-Your-Colleagues Coffee Time

Bay Area Metro Center

375 Beale St., Yerba Buena Room, 1st Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105


For additional information, please contact:

Anna Schneider, Clerk of the Advisory Committee: (510) 286-0325


Agenda and attachments available at:



  1. Call to Order

Chair Luisa Valiela, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


  1. Determination of Quorum

Anna Schneider, Clerk of the Advisory Committee


  1. Public Comment (3 min)

Each speaker is allowed three minutes.


  1. Announcements (INFORMATION) (5 min)


  1. Approval of Advisory Committee (AC) Meeting Minutes of August 11, 2017 (ACTION) (3 min)


Item 5: Draft Meeting Minutes for August 11, 2017


  1. Chair’s Report from September 8, 2017 Governing Board Meeting (INFORMATION) (5 min)


  1. Bay Restoration 101: Baylands Goals Science Update (INFORMATION) (45 min)

Letitia Grenier, Resilient Landscapes Program Director and Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Roger Leventhal, Senior Engineer, Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District


Item 7: The Baylands and Climate Change: What We Can Do (pp. 95-118)



  1. Brainstorming Session: Set AC Goals for Coming Year (INFORMATION) (45 min)

Note: AC goals may include, for example, developing a recommendation to the Governing Board regarding the measures of success to be included in the Authority’s FY 2017/2018 Annual Report and other future reports on the effectiveness of public expenditures, e.g.,

  • After 1 year: # of projects funded, # of dollars awarded (total and by region);
  • After 5 years: # of acres restored, # of dollars of flood risk reduction, # of miles of Bay Trail?


  1. Restoration Authority Grant Reviewer Selection Process (INFORMATION)         (15 min)

Jessica Davenport, Project Manager


  1. Set AC Meeting Dates for 2018 (ACTION) (5 min)

Item 10: Proposed 2018 Meeting Dates and Locations


  1. Appointment of New Ad Hoc Subcommittees, As Needed (ACTION) (3 min)

Chair Valiela


  1. Next Meeting Date and Location (INFORMATION) (2 min)


December 8, 2017: Harris State Office Building, 1515 Clay St, Oakland


  1. Meeting Process Check-In: What’s Working, What’s Not (10 min)

Chair Valiela


  1. Public Comment (3 min)


  1. Adjourn


Note: Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Taylor Samuelson no later than five days prior to meeting. Questions about reasonable accommodation can be directed to Taylor Samuelson at (510) 286-4182 or Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov or at the Restoration Authority:


c/o State Coastal Conservancy

1550 Clay Street, 10th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612