California Tahoe Conservancy Board meeting

Online Meeting | March 17, 2022

Meeting Agenda


Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Virtual Board Meeting – Zoom Webinar
(information provided below)

Pursuant to Government Code section 11133, certain provisions of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act are suspended temporarily, including the requirement to make a physical location available from which members of the public may gather to observe the meeting and offer public comment. Consistent with section 11133, this Board meeting will be conducted virtually through the Zoom Webinar platform, with a teleconference option. Members of the public may join the meeting using either of the following:

Join the meeting using Zoom Webinar:

Join the meeting by telephone: (669) 900-6833, (346) 248-7799, (253) 215-8782, (301) 715-8592, (312) 626-6799, or (929) 205-6099

The webinar ID is 873 1527 1233.

Public participation: The public is welcome to participate in the meeting by observing and by providing written and oral comments. Public comment will be taken at the appropriate time during each agenda item and during the time allotted for public comment on items not on the agenda. Additional information on public participation and ways to provide public comment is available on the Conservancy website at

Meeting materials: Meeting materials will be available on the Conservancy website in advance of the meeting. For additional information, please contact the Conservancy at or (530) 542-5580.

Technical assistance: For technical assistance in joining the meeting on March 17 by telephone or Zoom Webinar link, please contact the Conservancy at or (530) 543-6028.

Reasonable accommodation: Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact the Conservancy at or (530) 542-5580 no later than five (5) working days prior to the meeting.

1. Roll Call

2. Consent Items

a. Approval of November Minutes (action) (Resolution 22-03-01)

b. Approval of December Minutes (action) (Resolution 22-03-02)

c. Liberty Utilities Fence Short-Term License Agreement and Permanent Easement (action):

Consideration and possible authorization to execute a short-term license agreement with Liberty Utilities (Liberty) allowing construction and maintenance of a fence that encloses a portion of Conservancy property (El Dorado County Assessment Number 029-240-001); and a permanent easement with Liberty for the fence and land it encloses.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) consideration: categorical exemption

(Resolution 22-03-03)

3. Executive Report

4. Chair’s Report

5. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda

6. Senate Bill 630 Public Access Grants (action):

Consideration and possible authorization to adopt the two following resolutions:
1) Resolution 22-03-04.1 authorizing a grant of up to $130,800 to the North Tahoe Public Utility District for public facility improvements at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area; and
2) Resolution 22-03-04.2 authorizing a grant of up to $75,000 to the Tahoe City Public Utility District to replace a restroom at the Lake Forest Boat Ramp.

CEQA consideration:

  • Categorical exemptions:
    • Resolution 22-03-04.1 Tahoe Vista Recreation Area Site Improvements
    • Resolution 22-03-04.2 Lake Forest Boat Ramp Restroom Replacement

7. Proposition 1 Round 4 Grant Awards (action):

Consideration and possible authorization to adopt the two following resolutions:
1) Resolution 22-03-05.1 authorizing a grant of up to $300,000 to Placer County for planning activities associated with the Flick Point II Water Quality & Ecosystem Improvement Project; and
2) Resolution 22-03-05.2 authorizing a grant of up to $550,000 to the City of South Lake Tahoe for implementation of the Tahoe Valley Greenbelt and Stormwater Improvement Project.

CEQA consideration:

  • Statutory exemption:
    • Resolution 22-03-05.1 Flick Point II Water Quality & Ecosystem Improvement Project
  • Previously analyzed:
    • Resolution 22-03-05.2 Tahoe Valley Greenbelt and Stormwater Improvement Project

8. Racial Equity Update (discussion only):

Discuss opportunities to promote racial equity through the Conservancy’s lands and programs.

9. Executive Director Candidate Search Committee (discussion only):

The Committee will provide an update on the Executive Director recruitment status and possible next steps.

10. Board Member Comment

11. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda

12. Adjourn

Schedule/General Meeting Information: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Conservancy Board Chair. Items are numbered for identification purposes and will not necessarily be considered in this order. Members of the public intending to comment on agenda and non-agenda items may be asked to use the meeting sign-in sheet before the start of the meeting. The Board Chair may limit the amount of time allocated for public comment on particular issues and for each individual speaker. All Board materials, such as Board books and Board packets, exhibits, PowerPoint presentations, and agenda materials, are hereby made a part of the record for the appropriate item.

Discussion Items: Discussion items or tours involve staff presentations and updates; no Board action will be taken. (Gov. Code, § 11122.)

Consent Items: Consent items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. Recommendations will ordinarily be acted on without discussion. If any Board member, staff member, or other interested party or member of the public requests discussion of a consent item, it may be removed from consent and taken up in the regular agenda order, or in an order determined by the Board Chair.

Use of Electronic Devices: Board members accessing their laptops, phones, or other electronic devices may use the equipment during the meeting to view the meeting materials which are provided in electronic format. Any use of these devices for direct communication employed by a majority of the members of a state body to develop a collective concurrence as to action to be taken on an item is prohibited.

Recording: Conservancy Board meetings are recorded electronically.

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