Public Meeting Agenda, November 9, 2015


Regular Meeting – November 9, 2015, 3:00 PM
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Conference Room 115 Palm Desert, CA 92260

Tele-conference location:
State of California, Resources Agency
1416 Ninth St., Suite 1311 Sacramento, CA 95814


1.0 Call to Order & Introductions

2.0 Approval of Minutes of September 14, 2015 meeting (See Attachment 1.)

3.0 Public Comments on Items Not on the Agenda
At this time any member of the public may address the Governing Board on any item not on the agenda. The Board cannot take action on an item not on the agenda, but it can place it on the agenda for a future meeting. For items on the agenda, there will be an opportunity to speak when that item is heard. The Chair may limit the time for each speaker. Any written material may be submitted to the person taking minutes.

4.0 Closed Session
Pursuant to Government Code sections 11126 (a)(1), 11126 (e)(1) and 11126.3(a) the Board may hold a closed session to discuss and take possible action on personnel matters and or receive advice of counsel on pending or potential litigation. In addition, pursuant to Government Code section 11126 (c) 7 (A) the Board may meet in closed session with its negotiator prior to the purchase or sale of real property by or for the state body to give instructions to its negotiator regarding the price and terms of payment for the purchase or sale. Confidential memoranda related to these issues may be considered during such closed session discussions.
No closed session is scheduled.

5.0 Action items – public hearing (If there is any member of the public who wishes to address the Governing Board before action is taken, testimony from the public will be taken prior to a vote.)

5.1 Adoption of Resolution 2015-09 approving a local assistance grant for the acquisition of approximately 17.5 acres of land, APN 671-170-011, in the San Bernardino/Little San Bernardino Mountains Wildlife Movement Corridor (See Attachment 2.)

5.2 Adoption of Resolution 2015-10 approving a local assistance grant to the Mojave Desert Land Trust for acquisition of approximately 25 acres along the Big Morongo Canyon for the projection of resources, habitat and open space in the Upper Mission Creek/Big Morongo Canyon Conservation Area (See Attachment 3.)

5.3 Adoption of Resolution 2015-11 approving a capital improvement grant to the Center for Natural Lands Management for improvements at the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve (See Attachment 4.)

5.4 Adoption of Resolution 2015-12 approving a local assistance grant to the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission for development of a land management mobile reporting database (See Attachment 5.)

5.5 Consideration of a request from the California Masonic Foundation for Conservancy sponsorship of a specialized license plate (See Attachment 6.)

5.6 Approval of Meeting Schedule for 2016 (See Attachment 7.)

6.0 Reports

6.1 Written reports from staff (See Attachment 8.)

6.2 Executive Director Report.

6.2.1 Prop 1 Grant Program Update

6.2.2 Board Bus Tour of CVMC Projects: March or April 2016

6.2.3 Discussion of Strategic Plan Revision Process

6.2.4 Status of federal LWCF authorization and future funding

6.3 Board Member comments and reports from Conservancy member agencies. This is an opportunity for any of the Governing Board Members to present a report on matters of interest regarding the agency he or she represents.

7.0 Adjourn to the January 2016 meeting

This agenda is available on our website at Anyone with questions about any item on the agenda may contact the Conservancy at 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 112, Palm Desert, CA 92260. The phone number is (760) 776-5026.