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MMAC Special Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Barbara Georgianna
37:18
put names of presenters
Maya Conrad
38:08
Michael Van Hattem, Cal Dept of Fish & Wildlife
Barbara Georgianna
38:13
name and agency in chat please
Maya Conrad
38:25
Greg O’Connell, Cal Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Maya Conrad
38:41
Kasey Sirkin, Army Corps of Engineers
Maya Conrad
39:23
Mike Hess, Army Corps of Engineers
Maya Conrad
43:27
Correction: Keith Hess, Army Corps of Engineers
Jennifer Kalt
58:59
Question: what happens if the regulatory agencies (CDFQ, ACOE) have different assessments of the same wetland?
Ann Lindsay
59:16
It would be helpful if the speakers would identify themselves and the organization they work with every time they speak. I am having trouble keeping track of the different agencies and their different viewpoints.
Bonnie MacGregor
01:01:12
Are there no minutes from the Planning Commission or Board of Supervisor's meetings when these were adopted in the Community Plan? Or from the discussions of the Community Planning group?
Kelley Garrett
01:01:41
preface to 2002 Community Plan mentions dissatisfaction with County Planning and loss of resource properties as reason for more stringent 1 parameter wetland protection.
Kelley Garrett
01:01:53
when looking at wetland impacts under CEQA do we not first look to avoid by identifying alternative actions?
Kc Sirkin
01:15:37
often what happens when there are wetlands is that the area that the state - cdfw or the water board or ccc - would consider wetland is an expanded area over the area that the corps has determined are wetlands under our policy. we don’t necessarily disagree as much as we have different definitions
Kelley Garrett
01:16:04
when looking at 404 wetlands the saying used id avoid impact (use alternatives), minimize impact (if unavoidable) than fully mitigate. have we tried any alternative footprints for Town Center?
Kelley Garrett
01:18:12
CA environmental quality act
Michael Richardson
01:19:41
With a minimum 1 for 1 replacement requirement contemplated in the proposed policy, would you be concerned about a loss of wetlands?
Michael Richardson
01:20:10
Panel Question 2: What are the benefits of using a one vs three parameter wetland?
Michael Richardson
01:20:31
Correction: Keith Hess Army Corps of Engineers
Kelley Garrett
01:21:12
one parameter is most protective—it covers the tradition from 3 parameter to upland
Kelley Garrett
01:21:28
transition not tradition
Michael Richardson
01:21:41
Panel Question #1: What are the things that you think about when you evaluate projects that impacts wetlands and mitigating for those?
Jennifer Kalt
01:22:11
Can the panel briefly address what is involved in mitigation? For example, what sorts of projects or locations would be eligible to be considered mitigation?
Kelley Garrett
01:22:27
avoid, minimize, mitigate in that order
Jennifer Kalt
01:23:10
I mean off-site mitigation, sorry
GOconnell
01:37:29
ecological lift
Kc Sirkin
01:46:46
the Corp may need to be involved if there are three parameter wetlands to be filled
Kelley Garrett
01:53:59
okay no response once again—I’ve asked this at least five times in meeting now. why can we not look at alternatives to town center boundary?
Kash Boodjeh
01:54:06
thank you
Kelley Garrett
01:56:33
Nov13 —we want open space protect wetlands as no 2 and 3
Kelley Garrett
01:57:03
wetlands table led by Maya Conrad realtor
Kelley Garrett
01:58:08
January 8 ignored community audience comment against MMAC action
Michael Richardson
01:58:16
Sorry - Forgot to thank panelists Supervisor Madrone and John Ford too. Thanks to you both!
Maya Conrad
01:59:43
Kelley, at this time, we are focusing on the existing Town Center area that has been previously defined in the McKinleyville Community Plan. Thank you for your input and ideas.
Kelley Garrett
02:00:45
thank you Maya, but if you have impacts to wetlands you’ll need to show how you avoided, mimnimizrd prior to impact
Kelley Garrett
02:18:25
is the MMAC going to be asked to concur on this tonight? I sure hope not. per the 2002 community plan over 80 public meetings were held which led to the rewrite of the plan to include the one parameter wetland definition.
Deborah Hubbard
02:20:45
What about existing buildings that are within 50 feet of the wetland boundary? I hope they are they going to be allowed to continue as is...
Kelley Garrett
02:25:08
I volunteer as a town planner. I’m qualified. I can help Greg Pierson create a winning wetland mitigation bank money maker on his property. then we’ll get noving on creating a walkable town center heart using the Central Avenue burden area. lastly I’ll help John Ford find a suitable location for low income housing.
John Miller
02:32:21
This is available on the Town Center webpage at https://humboldtgov.org/2564/McKinleyville-Town-Center-Master-Plan
John Miller
02:34:08
Here is the link to the draft wetland policy memo https://humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/90618/Memo-to-MMAC-DRAFT-Town-Center-wetlands-policy-11-18-2020-PDF
Jennifer Kalt
02:42:57
Have the agencies provided feedback on the draft wetland policies presented tonight? Will they be given that opportunity before the public review period?
Misha Schwarz
02:43:45
The 3 year requirement in the current standard is not required by any state or federal agency.
Kelley Garrett
02:45:09
as a mitigation specialist— the average cost to mitigate is $750,000 per acre impact
Ann Lindsay
02:52:56
Is the science guiding wetland mitigation so inexact that a 3 year wait is necessary to preserve the environment? Depending on how much of the property is impacted, that delay would deter the senior life plan community, Life Care Humboldt, from building on the portion of the property designated for mid-density housing. We are willing to accept that if the potential environmental degradation is significant.
Jennifer Kalt
02:53:40
Usually a higher mitigation ratio is used to account for temporal loss - typically 3:1 or 4:1.
Kelley Garrett
02:55:02
way to go Mary! yes! POTOWAT
Mary Burke - MMAC MCSD
02:55:12
https://webgis.co.humboldt.ca.us/HCEGIS2.0/
Misha Schwarz
02:56:26
Ratios of 3:1 or more are very rare outside the coastal zone.
Jennifer Kalt
02:57:56
ok, then 2:1.
Kelley Garrett
03:00:43
we lost Twila’s audio
Kelley Garrett
03:00:51
I’ve got notes tho
Bonnie MacGregor
03:10:33
What is the formal process for changing a Community Plan that is part of the General Plan?
Mary Burke - MMAC MCSD
03:10:51
For the GIS map - navigate to McKinleyville and turn on the Natural Resource check box
Kelley Garrett
03:11:21
hey One parameter is real wetland too. listen to sciebtists
Kelley Garrett
03:22:46
I’m certified to do wetland deliberations and I volunteer to help
Kelley Garrett
03:23:09
delieneations
Scott W Binder
03:24:32
"delineations."
Ann Lindsay
03:25:48
it was announced as 12/2
Jennifer Kalt
03:26:41
is that wetland map we saw tonight the final wetland delineation?
Kelley Garrett
03:27:34
Mary your leaving too soon! ❤️
Kash Boodjeh
03:28:05
thank you