January 24, 2018

VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
Everard Ashworth, Chairman
Brian Brennan, Vice Chairman
Jim Friedman, Secretary
Nikos Valance, Commissioner
Chris Stephens, Commissioner
Oscar Peña, General Manager
Andy Turner, Legal Counsel
Jessica Rauch, Clerk of the Board
PORT COMMISSION AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 24, 2018 AT 7:00PM
VENTURA PORT DISTRICT OFFICE
1603 ANCHORS WAY DRIVE
VENTURA, CA 93001
A Closed Session of the Board will be held at 5:30PM at the
Port District Office located at 1603 Anchors Way Drive, Ventura, CA,
to discuss the items on the Attachment to AgendaClosed
Session Conference with Legal Counsel.
The Board will convene in Open Session at the Port District Office
located at 1603 Anchors Way Drive for its Regular Meeting at 7:00PM.
ADMINISTRATIVE AGENDA:
CALL TO ORDER: By Chair Everard Ashworth.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: By Chair Everard Ashworth.
ROLL CALL: By the Clerk of the Board.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA (3 minutes)
Consider and approve, by majority vote, minor revisions to agenda items and/or attachments and any
item added to, or removed/continued from the Port Commission’s agenda. Administrative Reports relating
to this agenda and materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda
packet are available for public review at the Port District’s office located at 1603 Anchors Way Drive,
Ventura, CA during business hours as well as on the District’s website – www.venturaharbor.com (Port
District Business-Port Commission & Meeting Schedule). Each item on the agenda shall be deemed to
include action by an appropriate motion, resolution or ordinance to take action on any item.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES (3 minutes)
The Minutes of the January 10, 2018 Regular Meeting will be considered for approval.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS (3 minutes)
The Public Communications period is set aside to allow public testimony on items not on today’s agenda.
Each person may address the Commission for up to three minutes or at the discretion of the Chair.
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CLOSED SESSION REPORT (3 minutes)
Closed Sessions are not open to the public pursuant to the Brown Act. Any reportable actions taken by
the Commission during Closed Session will be announced at this time.
BOARD COMMUNICATIONS (5 minutes)
Port Commissioner’s may present brief reports on port issues, seminars, meetings and literature that
would be of interest to the public and/or Commission, as a whole. In addition, Port Commissioners should
provide a brief summary and disclose any discussions he or she may have had with any Port District
Tenants related to Port District business.
DEPARTMENTAL AND GENERAL MANAGERS REPORTS (5 minutes)
Ventura Port District Staff and General Manager will give the Commission reports on their Department
and items of general interest to the Port Commission and members of the public.
LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT (5 minutes)
CONSENT AGENDA: (5 minutes)
Matters appearing on the Consent Calendar are expected to be non-controversial and will be acted upon
by the Board at one time, without discussion, unless a member of the Board or the public requests an
opportunity to address any given item. Approval by the Board of Consent Items means that the
recommendation is approved along with the terms set forth in the applicable staff reports.
A) Approval of Out of Town Travel Request
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the out of town travel request for Property
Manager, Robin Baer.
STANDARD AGENDA:
1) Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Grant Application for the Ventura
Shellfish Enterprise Project
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners authorize the General Manager to submit a grant
application to Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) in the amount of
$97,310.00.
2) Approval of Plauche & Carr, LLP Second Amendment to Professional Services
Agreement for Special Services
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the second amendment to the professional
services agreement with Plauché & Carr, LLP in the amount of $28,000 for continued legal
services provided for the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise project.
3) Approval of New Surplus Property Policy
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the new Surplus Property Policy for the Ventura
Port District and rescind Resolution No. 2131.

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4) Approval of Professional Services Agreement for Richard W. Parsons dba R.W.P.
Dredging Management
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners authorize the General Manager to enter into a
Professional Services Agreement with Richard W. Parsons dba R.W.P. Dredging Management.
AGENDA PLANNING GUIDE AND REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
ADJOURNMENT
This agenda was posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
at the Port District Office and on the Internet –
www.venturaharbor.com (Port District Business-Port Commission & Meeting Schedule).

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this
meeting, please contact the Ventura Port District at (805) 642-8538. Notification 48 hours before the
meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility.
(28 CFR 35.102.35.104 ADA Title II)
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ATTACHMENT TO PORT COMMISSION AGENDA
CLOSED SESSION CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
1. Conference with Real Property Negotiators – Per Government Code Section 54956.8:

a) Property:
Negotiating Parties:
Under Negotiation:
1575 Spinnaker Drive #205
Oscar Peña, Brian Pendleton, Timothy Gosney
New Office Lease Agreement for Jones Construction
b) Property:
Negotiating Parties:
Under Negotiation:
1591 Spinnaker Drive #113, #115
Oscar Peña, Brian Pendleton, Timothy Gosney
Possible Lease Amendment to Beer and Sausage, LLC dba BS
Taproom/Beer Season
c) Property:
Negotiating Parties:
Under Negotiation:
1431 and 1691 Spinnaker Drive
Oscar Peña, Brian Pendleton, Timothy Gosney
National Parks Lease Agreement
2. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation per Government Code Section
54956.9(d)(4): One case.
3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Per Government Code Section 54957(b)(1): To
consider the continued engagement of the Independent Contractor/Dredging and Project
Manager, and the terms thereof [excluding compensation].
4. Conference with Labor Negotiators – Per Government Code 54957.6: Discussion with
the District’s designated representatives regarding salary, salary schedule, and/or compensation
of an unrepresented employee of the District.
Agency Designated Representatives: Oscar Pena and Brian Pendleton
Unrepresented Employee: Independent Contractor/Project Manager
5. Per Government Code Section 54957.6 – Conference with Labor Negotiators
a) Employee Units:
Groups:
District Representatives:
Under Negotiation:
Dockmaster/Security Officers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union, Local 186
Oscar Peña, Brian Pendleton, Timothy Gosney
Labor Negotiations Update
b) Employee Units:
Groups:
Negotiating Parties:
Under Negotiation:
Harbor Patrol Officers
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 721
Oscar Peña, Brian Pendleton, Timothy Gosney
Labor Negotiations Update
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JANUARY 24, 2018
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
JANUARY 10, 2018 MEETING
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES OF JANUARY 10, 2018
The Regular Meeting of the Ventura Board of Port Commissioners was
called to order by Vice Chairman Brian Brennan at 7:02PM at the
Ventura Port District Administration Office, 1603 Anchors Way Drive,
Ventura, CA 93001.
Commissioners Present:
Brian Brennan, Vice Chairman
Jim Friedman, Secretary
Chris Stephens
Nikos Valance
Commissioners Absent:
Everard Ashworth, Chairman
Port District Staff:
Oscar Peña, General Manager
Brian Pendleton, Business Operations Manager
John Higgins, Harbormaster
Gloria Adkins, Accounting Manager
Joe Gonzalez, Facilities Manager
Robin Baer, Property Manager
Richard Parsons, Consultant
Legal Counsel:
Timothy Gosney
Dominic Nunneri
AGENDA
CALL TO ORDER: By Vice Chairman Brian Brennan at 7:02PM.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: By Commissioner Brennan.
*Jessica Rauch, Clerk of the Board, was out sick. Commissioner Brennan nominated Dominic
Nunneri to serve as Clerk of the Board. All Commissioners agreed 4-0 (Ashworth absent).
ROLL CALL: Commissioner Ashworth was absent.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
ACTON: Commissioner Stephens moved, seconded by Commissioner Friedman and
carried by a vote of 4-0 (Ashworth absent) to adopt the January 10, 2018
agenda.
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The Minutes of December 13, 2017 Regular meeting were considered as follows:
ACTION: Commissioner Friedman moved, seconded by Commissioner Stephens and
carried by a vote of 4-0 (Ashworth absent) to approve the minutes of the
December 13, 2017 regular meeting.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS: None.
CLOSED SESSION REPORT: Mr. Gosney stated that the Board met in closed session;
discussed and reviewed 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, and 2 on the closed session agenda. Staff was given
instructions on how to proceed as appropriate and there was no action taken that is reportable
under The Brown Act.
BOARD COMMUNICATIONS: Commissioner Brennan thanked Island Packers for helping
people travel by boat to Santa Barbara, when the 101 freeway was closed due to mudslides.
STAFF COMMUNICATIONS: Mr. Peña reported that Lorraine Foster, resident of the mobile
home park, had passed away. There will be a memorial service at the mobile home park from
2:00pm to 4:00pm on January 27, 2018. Richard Parsons reported that Manson Construction
Co. had started mobilization to Ventura for dredging. Dredging will start before the end of
January 2018. Mr. Parsons also reported that the stub channel may have had some very minor
degradation, but nothing that justifies dredging there.
LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT: Mr. Gosney reported that the lease forms for the Ventura Harbor
Village were updated and delivered to staff.
The Port Commission adjourned and convened as the Board of Directors of the Ventura
Port District Public Facilities Corporation at 7:10PM.
The Board of Directors of the Ventura Port District Public Facilities Corporation
adjourned and reconvened the Regular Meeting of the Ventura Port District Board of Port
Commissioners at 7:11PM.
CONSENT AGENDA:
A) Termination of Office Lease Agreement for Aimee Quemuel dba Quemuel
Communications, Inc.
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the termination of a two year lease agreement,
dated June 1, 2016, for the premises located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive #212, consisting of 374
square feet.
ACTION: Commissioner Stephens moved, seconded by Commissioner Friedman and
carried by a vote of 4-0 (Ashworth absent) to approve the termination of a
two year lease agreement, dated June 1, 2016, for the premises located at
1583 Spinnaker Drive #212, consisting of 374 square feet.
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B) Termination of Office Lease Agreement and Approval of New Office Lease Agreement
for Coastwide Corporation
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners:
a) Approve by motion the termination of a lease agreement, dated January
17, 2017 for the premises located at 1575 Spinnaker Drive #205/#205A,
consisting of 1,326 square feet; and
b) Approve by motion a new office lease agreement for the premises
located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive #212, consisting of 374 square feet
between the Ventura Port District dba Ventura Harbor Village and
Coastwide Corporation for a one-year term.
ACTION: Commissioner Stephens moved, seconded by Commissioner Friedman and
carried by a vote of 4-0 (Ashworth absent) to approve the termination of a
lease agreement, dated January 17, 2017 for the premises located at 1575
Spinnaker Drive #205/#205A, consisting of 1,326 square feet; and approve a
new office lease agreement for the premises located at 1583 Spinnaker
Drive #212, consisting of 374 square feet between the Ventura Port District
dba Ventura Harbor Village and Coastwide Corporation for a one-year term.
C) First Amendment to Pre-Option Agreement for Parcels 5 and 8 Development
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners authorize the General Manager to execute the first
amendment to the Pre-Option Agreement for Parcels 5 and 8 Development.
ACTION: Commissioner Stephens moved, seconded by Commissioner Friedman and
carried by a vote of 4-0 (Ashworth absent) to authorize the General
Manager to execute the first amendment to the Pre-Option Agreement for
Parcels 5 and 8 Development.
STANDARD AGENDA:
1) Annual Reserve Policy Review
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners accept the current Ventura Port District Reserve Policy,
Resolution No. 3225, dated August 28, 2013.
ACTION: Commissioner Friedman moved, seconded by Commissioner Stephens and
carried by a vote of 4-0 (Ashworth absent) to accept the current Ventura
Port District Reserve Policy, Resolution No. 3225, dated August 28, 2013.
2) Annual Investment Policy Review
Recommended Action: Roll Call Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3345, which reflects minor
changes to the Ventura Port District’s Investment Policy and rescind Resolution No. 3326.
ACTION: Commissioner Valance moved, seconded by Commissioner Brennan and
carried by a vote of 4-0 (Ashworth absent) to adopt Resolution No. 3345,
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which reflects minor changes to the Ventura Port District’s Investment
Policy and rescind Resolution No. 3326.
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: None.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 7:14PM.
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Secretary
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JANUARY 24, 2018
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF REPORTS
DREDGING
FEDERAL
FACILITIES
HARBOR PATROL
MARINA
MARKETING
PROPERTY
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RWP DREDGING MANAGEMENT
Richard W. Parsons
2271 Los Encinos Road
Ojai, California 93023
Phone/Fax (805) 649-9759
January 24, 2018
Board of Port Commissioners
Ventura Port District
1603 Anchors Way Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
Subject: December 2017/January 2018 Dredging Activities and Special Projects Report
The Dredging Program Manager’s activities for the December 2017/January 2018 period are
reviewed below:
FY2018 Federal Dredging Effort
The Corps of Engineer’s dredging contractor, Manson Construction, has begun the mobilization
process for the Fiscal Year 2018 maintenance dredging of the Ventura Harbor entrance area.
Actual dredging under the last cycle of Manson’s existing contract is expected to begin the week
of January 29, 2018, and should be completed by the first of March. Manson’s contract calls for
the removal of 600,000 cubic yards at a cost of $5,150,000.
FY2019 Federal Dredging Appropriations
The Port District is supporting the inclusion of $8,000,000 in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and
Water Development Appropriations Bill for the maintenance dredging of Ventura Harbor. There
is greater uncertainty relative to the Fiscal Year 2019 federal funding requirement for the harbor
due to the requirement that the Los Angeles District of the Corps must rebid the contract for
2019. The bidding process should commence in late summer with a contract award in the fall of
2018. If the funding and schedule stays on track, dredging would commence in early 2019.
Parking Lot Repairs and Slurry Seal
Toro Enterprises has completed the pavement repairs and crack sealing phases of their
$344,444.00 contract with the Port District for parking lots throughout the harbor. The final
phase of the work; the slurry sealing and restriping, has been postponed to late April/early May
time frame when warmer, drier conditions will assure a better finished product.
Re-roofing at 1431, 1591 and 1691 Spinnaker Drive
The Garland Company will complete the re-roofing of the Harbor Village buildings at 1431,
1591, and 1691 Spinnaker Drive this month. The final contract cost will be about $650,000.
Fish Pier Deck
The northwest corner of the fish pier deck has been cordoned off with two 20 foot K rails that
prevent trucks and forklifts from accessing that portion of the pier surface. Noble Consultants is
now identifying additional coning locations to further analyze the condition of the concrete deck.
Phase 3 Fire Pit
A letter dated, January 17, 2018, (attached) has been forwarded to Viola, Inc. advising them that
$45,550.50 is being withheld from their contract retention funds for the Phase 3 Improvement
project due to the inoperable condition of the fire pit.
Respectfully submitted,
Richard Parsons Dredging and Special Projects Consultant
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December 2017/January 2018 Federal Update
Congress Averts Government Shutdown Threat
With the clock ticking on a possible government shutdown at the end of December
22, Congress passed another short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the
government through January 19, 2018. The measure passed the House 231-188,
with a roughly equal number of Republicans and Democrats opposing their party’s
support or opposition to the bill. In the Senate, the bill passed 66-32.
In addition to funding government programs on a prorated basis until January 19,
the CR also provides the following:
 A temporary extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program to ensure
States have the flexibility to administer the program until March 31, 2018;
 An additional $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice Act to cover the upcoming
shortfalls in the program;
 An additional $4.7 billion for emergency Defense needs, including ship repair
and missile defense systems;
 An extension of the existing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for
the duration of the CR;
 A temporary extension of the National Flood Insurance program for the
duration of the CR; and
 A delay of automatic (sequestration) cuts in both defense and non-defense
funding for the duration of the CR.
However, now that Congress has resumed session, it is clear that a resolution on the
Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) appropriations bills will not be reached before January 19th.
Congress is working out the details, but are aiming to keep the government funding
under another CR until mid-February.
Congress Sends Tax Reform Bill to President
Meeting a Christmas deadline set by President Trump, Congress passed H.R. 1, the
“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” on December 20 and sent the bill to the White House. The
Senate passed H.R. 1 by a vote of 51-48. The House had approved it earlier, but was
forced to re-vote after the Senate made technical changes to the bill. The final House
vote was 224-201. The President signed the bill into law on December 22.
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Workers should begin to see some savings in February, but most of the tax benefits
will not be realized until filing federal taxes in 2019. Among the changes to current
law, the bill reduces the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent,
and sets marginal income tax rates at 10 percent, 12 percent, 22 percent, 24 percent,
32 percent, 35 percent, and 37percent while also changing the income brackets
subject to the new rates. The bill also raises the child tax credit to $2,000 per child
and makes up to $1,400 of the credit refundable. The bill also doubles the estate tax
exemptions.
The final bill does not end many popular deductions that had been included in the
original House-passed bill, such as those for interest on student loans and many
medical expenses. The bill does not technically repeal the individual mandate
provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but it sets the penalty at $0 instead of
$695 under current law.
Following are provisions that are more applicable to local governments and
infrastructure supporters:

Deduction of State and Local Taxes (SALT)

 Under current law, any individual or family who itemizes their tax returns
may deduct either state and local income taxes or state and local sales taxes
paid. Any taxpayer who itemizes may also deduct property taxes paid.
 Both the House and Senate-passed bills eliminated the deductibility of state
and local income taxes. The House retained a $10,000 cap that was limited to
property taxes.
 The final tax bill agreement imposes a $10,000 SALT deduction cap for a
combination of property taxes and either income or sales taxes

Municipal Bonds

 The bill preserves the current tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.

Private Activity Bonds (PABs)

 Under current law, PABs are tax-exempt bonds issued by or on behalf of local
or state government for the purpose of providing special financing benefits
for qualified projects, including hospitals, universities, seaports and airports.
The financing is most often for projects of a private user, and the government
generally does not pledge its credit. The interest earned on PABs is tax
exempt.
 The House-passed bill repealed the authority to issue PABs after 2017. The
Senate version preserved PABs.
 The final tax bill agreement preserves the tax exemption for interest earned
on PABs.

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Advance Refunding of Municipal Bonds
 Under current law, advance refunding allows local governments to refinance
tax-exempt municipal bonds to save taxpayer money on outstanding debt by
realizing a lower interest rate. Local government issuers are limited to one
advance refunding per municipal bond term.
 The respective House and Senate-passed bills both repealed this mechanism.
 The final tax bill agreement eliminates advanced refunding.

New Markets Tax Credits
 Under current law, certain qualifying investors may claim credits for
developments in qualified community entities when they meet thresholds
defined by law. Local governments have relied on these incentives to
stimulate private investment in local affordable housing and investment in
single-family and multifamily affordable housing to help stimulate
neighborhood revitalization.
 The House proposed to eliminate the tax credit after 2017, two years before
the current law sunset date. The Senate did not address this issue.
 The final tax agreement maintains current law.

“Cadillac” Heath Plan Tax
 Effective in 2020, “high value” health plans exceeding a certain value will be
subject to a 40 percent excise tax that was included in the Affordable Care
Act (ACA). States and local governments have been pushing to repeal this tax
or at a minimum delay its effective date.
 The final agreement maintains the current law penalty.
Effect on Infrastructure
An important element that was not included in the final version of H.R. 1 is a source
of funding for a broad infrastructure plan expected in early 2018. For most of this
year, work on infrastructure was postponed pending passage of health care and tax
reforms that would generate revenue to support a roughly $200 billion plan for
transportation, water systems, and other physical infrastructure.
White House sources are indicating that they will release a long-awaited document
(rumored to be around 80 pages long) announcing the President’s goals for
leveraging federal spending for infrastructure investment, reducing project delivery
times, encouraging non-federal investment, and supporting “transformational”
projects. However, with no readily available source of funding, committees will
have a difficult path forward to meet the high expectations seen in early 2017.
House Passes Disaster Supplemental, But Senate Will Wait
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Before adjourning for the year, the House passed an emergency supplemental bill
(H.R. 4667) providing $81 billion for programs to provide relief and support
recovery in Texas, Florida, California, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. These funds address the effects of wildfires in California and Hurricanes
Harvey, Irma, and Maria on the Gulf Coast and in the Caribbean. Funding in the bill
specifically for California will address housing and agriculture needs while also
helping to pay for other response and recovery efforts. The bill passed 251-188,
with 69 Democrats – mostly from stricken areas – voting for it and 51 Republicans
opposing it, primarily because none of the funding was offset with cuts elsewhere in
the budget.
The bill includes the Supporting Mitigation Activities and Resiliency Targets for
Rebuilding Act (SMART Rebuilding Act), sponsored by Rep. Jeff Denham (RModesto).
According to Rep. Denham, the bill would enable states and communities
to build more resiliently both before and after disaster strikes by increasing the
federal cost share for communities that adopt mitigation measures, establishing a
National Public Infrastructure Pre-disaster Mitigation Fund to allow states and
communities the ability to improve infrastructure, and including building standard
implementation and enforcement in the FEMA Public Assistance post-disaster
program. According to FEMA, every $1 invested in mitigation results in $4 in
disaster cost savings after an event.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that he would block
quick passage of the assistance plan until more changes are included. These
changes include more assistance to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, altering the
way some of the aid is distributed, and reopening parts of the tax reform bill sent to
the White House the day before the House vote. Without available floor time before
the end of the year, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed further debate on
the bill until January.
Senate Shake Up
The Republican majority in the Senate will dropped to a single seat when Senatorelect
Doug Jones of Alabama is sworn into the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress the
first week of January. He will serve out the remainder of Jeff Sessions’ term, who
resigned from the Senate to serve as Attorney General.
Senator Al Franken (D-MN) resigned his seat and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton
(D) selected the state’s Lieutenant Governor, Tina Smith, to serve in Franken’s place
until a special election is held next November to finish Franken’s term, which
expires in 2020. Outside of the Twin Cities, the state has been trending Republican,
making the next two elections possible toss-up races.
These changes have also provided openings on several senate committee and a
game of musical chairs is occurring. Senator Harris has moved to the Senate
Judiciary Committee, giving up her seat on the Senate Environment and Public
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Works Committee. This will be the first time in decades that California has not had a
voice on the committee.
Congress Kicks off New Session with WRDA
Congress has shown the ability to return the Water Resources Development Act
(WRDA) to a biennial cycle and House T&I Chairman Shuster (R-PA) has expressed a
strong desire for his committee to complete work on a WRDA bill in 2018. In
preparation, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I) held a
roundtable meeting in Miami last fall and Senate Environment and Public Works
Committee (EPW) held a WRDA hearing on January 10th. Additional committee
hearings have been posted for January 17th in EPW and January 18th in T&I. In the
past, projects with signed Chief’s Reports have driven the WRDA schedule and with
an estimated 12-18 reports expected to be completed by the end of 2018 that is
likely to drive the process again. However, T&I also has a new Water Resources
Subcommittee Chairman, Garret Graves (R-LA), who is very determined to push
through reforms to the Corps project delivery and permitting process.
Trump Abolishes Community Resilience Panel
President Trump has disbanded the National Institute for Standards and
Technology’s Community Resilience Panel for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems
(CRP). The panel was meant to bring together the EPA and FEMA to help
communities prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural disasters, extreme
weather, and climate change. The CRP was created in in 2015 as a response to
Superstorm Sandy.
EPA Sets Schedule to Revise Lead and Copper Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new schedule for revisions to
the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The Obama Administration was widely rumored to
be planning a revision to the LCR in the closing days of its term, but it never came
forward.
As part of its consideration of a new LCR, the EPA will be holding a federalism
consultation on January 8. It has invited state, county, city, water agency, and other
associations to kick off the drafting work ahead. The invited groups will have 60
days to provide formal comments. According to the timeline released by the EPA, it
plans to release a draft rule in August 2018 and a final rule in February 2020.
Senate Approves Reauthorization of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
By unanimous consent, the Senate approved S.1447, the Diesel Emissions Reduction
Act of 2017. Sponsored by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), the bill – if enacted – would
remove one hurdle for the program as its authorization lapsed at the end of FY2016.
Established in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, DERA has been a popular program
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offering grants and rebates to help retire older, more heavily polluting diesel
engines. The program’s reauthorization now awaits further action in the House.
Confirmations and Nominations
Paul Trombino, the President’s nominee to lead Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA), has withdrawn from consideration. Trombino, a former head of the Iowa
DOT and President of AASHTO, had been approved by the EPW Committee and was
awaiting a vote by the full Senate. According to the U.S. DOT, Trombino plans to stay
in Iowa to care for his ailing father. President Trump has not nominated a
replacement yet.
The Senate confirmed David Ross to serve as the head of the EPA’s Office of Water.
He was approved on a voice vote. Before coming to EPA, Ross served as the director
of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Environmental Protection Unit and served
as a senior assistant attorney general for the State of Wyoming. He has a long career
in environmental law, with a strong focus on water law.
The Senate also confirmed Tim Petty to serve as Assistant Secretary of the
Interior for Water and Science. In this role, Petty will oversee the Bureau of
Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Senate Banking Committee rejected the nomination of former Representative
Scott Garrett to lead the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Garrett had long opposed the
Ex-Im Bank while serving in the House, but during his confirmation hearing pledged
to support the mission of the lender and keep it functioning. Two Republicans
joined all of the Committee’s Democrats to oppose his confirmation. The agency is
not expected to have a leader in place for several months following Garrett’s defeat.
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF REPORT Meeting Date: January 24, 2018
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Joe A. Gonzalez, Facilities Manager
SUBJECT: November/December 2017 Facilities Report
Facilities
Continuing to perform preventive maintenance on certain areas that need immediate attention on the
Ventura Harbor Village buildings to prevent dry rot damaged to existing areas; this includes sills, trim, and
other areas.
Before After

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Replaced failing crack cast iron pipes on two different buildings 1691 and 1591with ABS new pipes.

Marina
Continue to perform the monthly inspections on all gangways, docks, fire extinguisher, fire boxes. Monthly
inspections of our fish pier cranes, fire dock boxes, gangways, and docks were performed.
Marketing
The Maintenance Department continues to provide assistance to the Marketing Department on weddings,
set-up for events, during events, installation of banners/flyers, or whatever the needs are to make a
successful event.
On-going Projects
1583 Elevator Modernization: Thyssenkrupp Elevator Company has notified the District that all ordered
parts for the modernization project have been delivered. Thyssenkrupp and the District have agreed that the
starting date will be January 29th. Notices to all tenants that utilize the 1583 elevator have been sent.
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Harbor Cove and Surfers Knoll: Restoration of cinder block retaining wall (approximately 300’ to 400’).
Rusted rebar in upper area of the wall. Currently working on receiving proposals for the repairs.
Re-Roofing Phase ll (1431, 1591, 1691): Expected completion date by Mid-February; recent rains have
delayed this project. Building 1691 is 100% completed, building 1591 is 85% completed and building 1431
is 90% completed.

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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF REPORT Meeting Date: January 24 , 2018
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: John Higgins, Harbormaster
SUBJECT: November/December 2017 Harbormaster/Harbor Patrol Report
PUBLIC SAFETY
Overview:
The Harbor has continued to stay open and inviting to the local communities
after the recent local disasters. Our Harbor Patrol and Port District staff are
committed to demonstrating our strong community values and sense of pride in
our District. As these changes to the normal arise, we adapt and accommodate.
Holidays:
The Harbor Patrol remained fully staffed and busy during the Holidays. No significant issues
arose during this time. With warmer than normal weather, we saw a constant use of the beach
and water activities.
Thomas Fire:
While the community is now in a recovery mode in regards to the Thomas Fire, the Harbor is no
longer being utilized for temporary relocation or services. The City also returned the two LED
street messaging signs. In the coming year, I plan to meet with the Fire Department to work on
an MOU to better identify how we might be able to support the City in future disasters.
Rains & Flooding:
The Harbor has been aware of post burn area run-off and mud concerns. As a participant in
the National Weather Service Emergency Managers Group, I receive regular communications
on potential weather issues. Before the Montecito mudslide, the Harbor Patrol staff participated
in two weather briefings to identify the severity of the forecasted storms and issues that could
arise. While we are safely away from the immediate danger of mudslides and flash floods, we
have both the Barranca and Santa Clarita River within our sphere of influence. Both locations
historically deposit numerous hazards to navigation and always present a concern about
homeless or innocent spectators falling into these fast-moving rivers. Fortunately, the rain did
not hit our area as hard as others, and as of January 17th, the Santa Clarita River Mouth has yet
to break. The Arundell Barranca did have significant flow and deposited debris and sediment
into the Harbor. Our dredging consultant is aware of the situation and is working to get the area
surveyed to determine the extent of sediment deposit.
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BEACHES
Harbor Cove:
Harbor Cove continues to be one of the most popular areas within the Harbor on a daily basis.
The local sports and paddling activities continue to thrive, as well as, the growing number of
ocean swimmers. The beach mat was removed in November, but there have been no
complaints or issues with its removal.
South Beach:
The beach erosion has not been a factor up until January 15th when the first large north west
surf event arrived. With additional large surf, wind, and strong currents forecasted, we expect
rapid further erosion. The pictures below shows recent erosion extending past the red line.

STAFF AND EQUIPMENT
Marine Safety Officer Program:
We are very excited with this new group of Part-Time Employees. Each one brings a unique skill
and knowledge to our staff. After the 40 hour group training, we are now progressing to on the
job training. We are bringing them in as a third person, and working one on one with them. We
feel by having them shadow our experienced full-time Harbor Patrol Officers that they can
further refine their skills and knowledge in a learning environment. Our goal is to instill a level of
knowledge and confidence that will allow them to perform the numerous job duties in a safe and
effective manner.
Once the MSO has demonstrated competency in several areas, they may apply for approval to
cover our full-time Harbor Patrol Officer sick or vacation vacancies.
As of January 17th, MSO Brian Hewitt has achieved this level of proficiency
and will be approved to cover future shifts. I expect in the near future several
other MSO’s will also be in a position to request this approval.
Rescue Water Craft (RWC):
After nearly 13 years of service, we were forced to take both our Honda Rescue Water Craft
abruptly out of service after a series of mechanical failures. This was a difficult, but necessary
decision to ensure both the public and our rescuers safety.
Summer Sand Above Red Line
Below Red Line as of January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018
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The RWC is more commonly known as PWC’s or Jet Skis. In public safety, these are referred to
as rescue water craft as we consider them tools and not toys. Our staff goes through
specialized training to operate these crafts in some of the most challenging environments.
These RWC’s replace our boats during large surf events and in the surf rescues adding extra
value as we can safely transport victims back to the beach. Over the years they have been
used on numerous rescues and have protected our larger more expensive vessels from the
dangers of piers, jetties, and the surf line.
I hope to replace these crafts with two 2018 Yamaha’s in the coming month. I have begun the
solicitation of bids and submitted my request for a mid-year budget adjustment.

Boat-19 Electronics Upgrade:
After approximately 20 years of service, we have replaced Boat-19’s Marine Radar and
Electronics utilizing the California Department of Boating and Waterways Equipment Grant.
Using a local vendor we were able to purchase a multi-system unit with Radar, Charts, Sounder,
& AIS capabilities. The new Garmin Digital Radar provides high-resolution viewing and
exceptional target avoidance when complimented with the integrated AIS & Charts. One of the
most exciting aspects of this package is the sonar capabilities. This new technology will help us
stay better in tune with the shoaling issues and submerged hazards.
SOUNDINGS
Formal soundings are underway by Manson and US Army Corps of Engineers. The results have
been delayed due to the high surf.
Informally, there does not appear to be any signifanct issues present. We will be closely
monitoring the high surf event on January 19, 2018 to see what kind of impact it has on both
the sand trap, main channel, and barranca.
Ocean Rescue Training Public Education
Old Radar New High Definition Radar
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911 CALLS (SNAPSHOT BELOW OF THE 78 CALLS RECEIVED)
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF REPORT Meeting Date: January 2, 2018
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Frank Locklear, Marina Manager / Technology
SUBJECT: November/ December 2017 Marina Report
Ventura Harbor Village Marina Occupancy and Squid Production
The marina slip occupancy has remained at near 100%. Squid landings and quality remained
strong throughout November, but quality began decreasing by the second week of December.
During the third week of December, the Southern California Squid buyers decided to temporarily
stop production to allow the squid to mature and grow in size. The squid became limited in
marketability due to the decrease in size. Squid is preferred to be as large as possible. The
current $1,000.00 a ton purchase price is based on a preference of 8-12 squid per pound.
Landings of 18-20 squid per pound were arriving prior to the stop of production. Regular
production is expected to resume by the second week of February when the squid has matured.
Technology
In November, the large conference room computer was installed and connected to the large
screen monitor. Due to an increase in malicious email attacks in November, an additional layer
of antivirus with deeper email scrubbing was added to the District’s email server. In November,
the District’s financial server was upgraded to meet mandatory Sage software prerequisites and
in December Sage 2017 was installed. In December, the 1583 building rooftop antenna which
allows communication between the Marketing/Marina offices and District offices failed and was
replaced. In December, internet service to the Marketing/Marina offices was upgraded to a
higher level of performance at a reduced cost.
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Marketing Report November/December 2017
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Marketing Report November/ December 2017
November/ December Events, Promotions & Campaigns
Bowl of Thanks / Entertain Family & Friends /41st Annual Parade of Lights / Winter Wonderland & Holiday
Marketplace /Santa Paddle (New!) /Letters to Santa (All Month) /Holiday Wishes & Thank You Card Project /
Holiday at the Plaza (Ventura Harbor Sponsored Holiday Tree) / Chanukah Festival
Meetings & FAMS
Marketing Staff met with Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts artisans on a social media training to promote artwork
Marketing Staff met with Channel Islands National Park on possible informational sign for new Village
Courtyard
Hosted Blogger Malibu Mama Loves to the Harbor Village for Shopping & Dining
Attended the Ventura Isle Marina Seabin Reception- Instagram Story/Facebook/Lead Story on
Venturaharbor.com
Ventura Chamber of Commerce Connection Breakfast to promote Holiday Happenings
Public Relations & Enewsletters
Press Releases: Ventura Harbor Boat Parade Winners & Grateful Programs/ Entertain Family & Friends Seaside
2017 Ventura Harbor Holiday Happenings / Winter Whale Watching Season Kicks Off / NEW! Santa Paddle –
Come Join in the Fun
E-newsletters(Avg. 16% Open Rate) 6,411k viewed
Holiday Gifts / 6 FREE Events To Create Joy /Santa Paddle / Spreading Gratitude, Wishes, and Holiday Cheer
Press Coverage: Conejo Valley Village.org /LA Parent.com /Ventura County Star/HulaFrog.com/Malibu Mama
Loves.com /SeeCalifornia.com /Dola.com /VC Reporter /Valley Scene Magazine/Santa Clarita Signal
/SoCalSizzle.com /KEYT Channel 3 News /Channel 5 News/ NewsJournal5.com / The Log /LA Times Calendar /
Advertisements & Promotions: Ventura Breeze /VC Reporter/ Santa Clarita Signal /Acorn – Thousand Oaks &
Camarillo / Ventura County Star/ Coastal View News/Ventana Magazine /KHAY & B-95.1 FAM Radio Ads /805
Living Magazine /VisitVentura.com/ Ojai Valley Visitor Guide

Thomas Fire Gratitude & Thanks Promotions
Public Wishes of Thanks (Winter Wonderland) / Thank You Project #ThomasFire – Postcards to First
Responders / Social Posts on Ventura Harbor Businesses Open & Welcoming

Marketing Materials
200 Holiday Posters / 2,500 Holiday Rack Cards / 1,000 Parade/Winter Wonderland Postcards / 10,000 New
Village Map & Guide /4 Visitor Center Display Posters
/ December Events, Promotions & Campaigns
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Marketing Report November/December 2017
Four Points by Sheraton & Holiday Inn and Suites
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market | Ventura West Marina | Ventura Isle Marina
Portside Ventura Harbor | Island Packers | Channel Watch Marine/Tow Boat USA
Ventura Yacht Club | Ventura Boat Rentals | Brophy Bros. | Ventura Keys
Ventura Marina Community | Dave’s Fuel Dock | Ventura Harbor Boatyard, Inc.
Ventura Harbor Marina Fuel | The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood
VC Reporter | Ventura Breeze Valley Scene Magazine | KHAY B-95.1
Gifting Campaign launched to entice holiday shoppers to Harbor Village
• 5 week strategy designating Top Gifts for Him, Her, Kids, Sea Lovers & YOU
• Campaign included social posts on all platforms, Instagram Stories,
E-newsletters, Interior web links leading directly to galleries of gift options
• 2 Professional Photo Shoots included in the campaign of holiday gift items
• Print ads highlighting holiday shopping in Ventana Magazine, 805 Living
Magazine, Santa Clarita Signal, VC Star, VC Reporter
• Facebook Reach: 17,122 people | Instagram Reach: 17,207 people
• E-Newsletter Readers: 1,066 opens
Four Points by Sheraton & Holiday Inn and Suites
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market | Ventura West Marina | Ventura Isle Marina
Portside Ventura Harbor | Island Packers | Channel Watch Marine/Tow Boat USA
Ventura Yacht Club | Ventura Boat Rentals | Brophy Bros. | Ventura Keys
Ventura Marina Community | Dave’s Fuel Dock | Ventura Harbor Boatyard, Inc.
Ventura Harbor Marina Fuel | The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood
VC Reporter | Ventura Breeze Valley Scene Magazine | KHAY B-95.1
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Marketing Report November/December 2017
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Marketing Report November/December 2017
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Social Media Analytics (Cont.)
Facebook
20,630 Followers
21,008 Engagements
1,668,296 Impressions
Twitter 4,641 Followers
755 Engagements
34,832 Impressions
Marketing Report November/December 2017
Social Media Analytics (Cont.)
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF REPORT Meeting Date: January 24, 2018
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Robin Baer, Property Manager
SUBJECT: November 2017 Property Report
I. Tenant Report
1) BS Taproom — 1591 Spinnaker Drive #115 – Project entitlements approved and 10-
day public appeal and Coastal Commission period cleared on January 8, 2018.
Estimated completion of project fourth quarter of 2018.
2) Rhumb Line — 1510 Anchors Way — Project entitlements approved and 10-day public
appeal and Coastal Commission period cleared on January 8, 2018. Estimated
completion of project second quarter of 2018.
II. Leasing Outreach
1) Leasing Outreach
 Daily exposure with our ads online via Loopnet/Costar which covers the following:
 24 Million visitors to these sites
 83% of all 2016 commercial real estate transactions involved these sites
 Leasing campaign, showings, contacts and site visits:
 Working on advertising our existing ads on Craig’s List and LinkedIn
 Prospective Tenant spreadsheet for year 2017 (see attached)
2) Motionloft – November Reports (see attached)
3) Articles — Shopping and leasing topics (attached)
 Shopping Centers Today (SCT) Article outlining holiday shopping season
III. Occupancy level at Harbor Village – November 2017
CATEGORY Harbor Harbor Harbor Harbor City * City *
Vacancy Vacancy Available Available Vacancy Available
Sq Ft % Sq Ft % % %
Office 573 2% 573 2% 8% 16.6%
Retail 1,381 6% 7,015 26% 18% 25.5%
Restaurant 0 0% 0 0% 10.1% 9%
*Based on comparable square footage
IV. November Sales Report
The attached summary provides sales for three categories: restaurants, retail and charters.
The reports compare the monthly sales for 2017 and 2016. They also include year-to-date
comparisons. Charter sales are up 38.20% for the month of November 2017.
The year-to-date overall sales were up 8.12% for November from the same time last year.
Attachments:
Attachment 1 – November Tenant Sales
Attachment 2 – Shopping Centers Today (SCT) Article outlining holiday shopping season
Attachment 3 – Prospective Tenant List
Attachment 4 – Motionloft Reports
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JANUARY 24, 2018
CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A
APPROVAL OF OUT OF
TOWN TRAVEL REQUEST
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: January 24, 2018
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Oscar F. Peña, General Manager
SUBJECT: Out of Town Travel Request
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve by motion the following out of town travel request
for:
A) Property Manager, Robin Baer to travel to Anaheim, California to participate in the ICSC
Southern California Idea Exchange on February 22, 2018. Attending this conference will
allow our Property Manager to market our vacant spaces, meet new contacts and vendors
and keep up-to-date on new and ongoing trends. Estimated cost for the travel is as follows:
Registration $95.00
Lodging $128.63
Meals $95.00
Mileage $111.18
Miscellaneous $100.00
TOTAL $429.81
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JANUARY 24, 2018
STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 1
Pacific States Marine Fisheries
Commission Grant Application
for the Ventura Shellfish
Enterprise Project
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 1 BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: January 24, 2018
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Brian Pendleton, Deputy General Manager
SUBJECT: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Grant Application for the Ventura
Shellfish Enterprise (VSE) Project
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners authorize the General Manager to submit a grant
application to Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) in the amount of
$97,310.00.
SUMMARY:
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation and funding from the
NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, will be issuing approximately $450,000 in grants to fund
marine aquaculture pilot projects focusing on sustainable aquatic farming techniques and
regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood. See Attachment 1 PSMFC RFP for
details.
The grant is for a one year period from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 and is competitive in
nature. This dovetails with the District’s efforts as it relates to the sub-award from a NOAA 2015
Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension and Technology Transfer Grant that provides for strategic
permitting and planning initiative to facilitate and substantially increase shellfish farming in the
Santa Barbara Channel.
BACKGROUND:
According to PSMFC, more than ninety percent of seafood consumed in the United States is
imported, and of that amount, more than half of imported seafood is from overseas aquaculture.
The United States ranks only fifteenth in aquaculture job production despite possessing the
largest exclusive economic zone in the world.
PSMFC goes on to state, to address the major lost opportunity for job creation in coastal
communities and to encourage the development of a domestic seafood supply, the three
interstate marine fisheries commissions), with funding from NOAA fisheries, will seeking
proposals to conduct regional pilot programs for partnerships between the seafood industry and
community partners. The goal of these pilot programs will be to develop, validate and deploy
economically and environmentally sustainable aquatic farming techniques and regional
business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood production. To maximize the impact of these
pilot grants, we are giving priority consideration to promising but less commercially developed
technologies, such as those targeting shellfish, seaweed, and other relative newcomers to the
domestic aquaculture industry.
Grant funds would be used to contract environmental consulting services through Dudek for two
eligible categories “Planning Work for Programmatic Permitting Development” and “Shellfish
Farming”. Dudek would assist the VPD in collaboration with its VSE partners to complete review
of regulatory agency requests and respond to comments associated with the submission of
permit applications for twenty, 100-acre shellfish (Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus
galloprovincialis) growing areas in federal waters proximate to Ventura Harbor; and obtain all
necessary permits and entitlements to begin mussel farming operations. See Attachment 2
grant application for details.
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The current 2015 Sea Grant sub-award to the VPD for the VSE project supports development of
a strategic permitting plan (Task 1); the preparation of all necessary project permit applications
and draft environmental documentation and studies (Task 2); and community and stakeholder
outreach (Task 3). This grant is scheduled to conclude June 30, 2018.
FISCAL IMPACT:
The PSMFC grant does not require a cost-share, however VPD staff time is necessary to
manage the consultant service contract for the 1-year period. The value of the time is an in-kind
contribution estimated at $9,698.
ATTACHMENT:
Attachment 1 – Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Grant RFP
Attachment 2 – Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Grant Application
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Request for Proposals:
Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects
Issue Date: December 1, 2017
Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2018
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Proposal Schedule
December 1, 2017: Request for Proposal (RFP) issued and distributed
January 5, 2018: Deadline for written questions regarding this RFP
Please email questions to Michael Arredondo at
marredondo@psmfc.org
January 12, 2018: Q&A document, including the answer to the written questions posted on
the PSMFC website at: http://www.psmfc.org/procurements/blog
February 1, 2018: Deadline for submission of proposals
Proposals must be submitted by e-mail to: marredondo@psmfc.org
Subject line for submissions: Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects
Faxed and hard copy proposals will not be accepted.
February 1-14, 2018: Proposal review
April 1, 2018: Project finalist selected
April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019: Anticipated Project Period
Funding Opportunity Description
Summary
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), in cooperation and funding from the
NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, will be issuing approximately $450,000 in grants to
fund marine aquaculture pilot projects focusing on sustainable aquatic farming techniques and
regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic seafood.
Background
More than ninety percent of seafood consumed in the United States is imported, and of that
amount, more than half of imported seafood is from overseas aquaculture. The United States
ranks only fifteenth in aquaculture job production despite possessing the largest exclusive
economic zone in the world.
To address the major lost opportunity for job creation in coastal communities and to encourage
the development of a domestic seafood supply, the three interstate marine fisheries
commissions), with funding from NOAA fisheries, will seeking proposals to conduct regional
pilot programs for partnerships between the seafood industry and community partners. The goal
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of these pilot programs will be to develop, validate and deploy economically and
environmentally sustainable aquatic farming techniques and regional business practices to grow
U.S. domestic seafood production. To maximize the impact of these pilot grants, we are giving
priority consideration to promising but less commercially developed technologies, such as those
targeting shellfish, seaweed, and other relative newcomers to the domestic aquaculture industry.
Scope of Work
The geographic scope of the proposed projects is for the U.S. West Coast states of Alaska,
California, Oregon and Washington, as well as Hawaii and U. S. Pacific Islands. The primary
location of the proposed projects must be in the marine waters/estuarine environment.
Some examples of the types of pilot projects to advance the potential development and
implementation of developing, validating and deploying economically and environmentally
sustainable aquatic farming techniques and regional business practices to grow U.S. domestic
seafood production are as follows:

1. Planning work for Programmatic Permitting development
2. Seaweed, sea cucumber, and shellfish farming
3. Farming of shellfish species new to aquaculture in the region such as native clams, purple
hinge rock scallop, gooseneck barnacles, etc.
4. Food safety certification of seafood farmed in federal waters:
5. Genetic selection and work for shellfish related to adaptation/mitigation of ocean
acidification
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) will be issuing $450,000 in grants to
qualified projects. Individual proposals should not exceed $100,000 or be less than $50,000. We
anticipate funding approximately 6-8 projects.
Eligible Applicants
Researchers at U.S. academic institutions, research laboratories, for-profit companies/firms,
nonprofits, and state agencies are all eligible. Proposals from foreign entities are not eligible.
Proposals involving multiple investigators are welcome. Any U.S. federal government agencies,
including Regional Fishery Management Councils, are not eligible to receive funding through
this solicitation.
Application and Submission Information
Content and Form of Application
Proposal format must be in at least a 12 point font and double-spaced. Brevity will assist
reviewers and program staff in dealing effectively with proposals. Tables and visual materials,
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including charts, graphs, maps, photographs and other pictorial presentations are included in the
3-page limit. Data management plans and/or access agreements as well as budgets and
justifications, project summary, and previous, current and pending support sections do not count
towards the page limit. Appendices may include information such as resumes and/or letters of
endorsement.
Additional informational material will be disregarded.
Proposals must include the following information in the format outlined below.
a. Project summary (1-page limit):
(1) Organization title.
(2) Principal Investigator(s) (PI).
(3) Address, telephone number, and email address of Principal Investigator(s).
(4) Project title.
(5) Project objectives for the project period.
(6) Summary of work to be performed within the project period.
(7) Budget Information
– Total funds requested from PSMFC;
– Cost sharing to be provided to this project, if any (not required). Specify whether
contributions are cash or in kind;
– Total project cost.
b. Project description (3 page limit): Each project must be completely and accurately
described. The main body of the proposal should be a clear statement of the work to
be undertaken and should include: specific objectives and performance measures for
the period of the proposed work and the expected significance; relation to longer-term
goals of the project; and relation to other work planned, anticipated, or underway.
c. Project Budget: You must include in the proposal a detailed narrative for each
category providing an explanation and/or process for how the funds will be used
and/or allocated. Describe and justify the budget for each organization or agency
requesting funding in this proposal using the mandatory budget categories listed
below.
• Personnel (including Fringe Benefits): Include the salary detail for all
employees assigned to this project. Explain the duties for each individual
identified by name and position. State the time commitments such as hours and
percent of time for each position. List the total charges for each person. Provide
detail on all fringe benefits in correlation to the employee’s hourly wage and the
number of hours to be worked in association with the proposed project. Identify
what types of fringe benefits are being covered. Describe the total charges for
each person listed along with an explanation of how the charges were calculated.
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• Travel: These costs include lodging, airfare, per diem, ground transportation and
other directly-related expenses incurred while traveling for the purpose of the
proposed project. Include each traveler’s name, dates of travel, purpose of travel,
destination, and itemized costs to include lodging, airfare, per diem, ground
transportation, etc. Identify why the requested travel is directly relevant to the
successful completion of the project. If there are any actual trip details that
remain unknown, please explain what the basis for the proposed travel charges.
• Contractual: Include all expenditures associated with contractually-related
activities that are directly associated with the proposed project. List each contract
as a separate item. Describe the applicability to the project for each contract to be
acquired.
• Supplies: Include a description of all equipment that individually costs under
$5,000 and miscellaneous supplies and materials that are required for the purpose
of the proposed project. Itemize supplies by type of material or nature of expense.
Identify how the proposed supplies are necessary for the successful completion of
the project.
• Equipment: Include items that individually cost more than $5,000. For any
items of equipment whose costs exceed $5,000, a description of the item and
associated costs is required. List each item of equipment being requested. For
each item of equipment, please identify the number of units, cost per unit and total
cost specified. Explain why each item of equipment is necessary for the
successful completion of the project.
• Indirect Costs: These are costs incurred by the investigating organization as a
result of administering the proposed project but not directly associated with
project implementation. Indirect costs generally include space rental, utilities,
postage, data processing, training, safety management, affirmative action
programs, administrative support, and supervisory oversight. NOTE: All
proposals must include copy of the approved negotiated indirect cost rate
document or similar verifying your indirect rate as part of your proposal package.
Our intent is that institutions undertaking research apply funds to expenses
directly related to the project, and have the ability to complete the project with
low indirect cost rates.
Instructions, Conditions and Notices to Proposers
1. Questions regarding this RFP shall be submitted in writing no later than January 5, 2018 to:
Michael Arredondo
205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97202
Email: marredondo@psmfc.org
Phone: (503) 595 – 3100
Fax: (503) 595 – 3444
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The answers to the written questions will be posted on PSMFC’s website by January 12, 2018
2. Amendments to the Solicitation
If this solicitation is amended, all terms and conditions that are not amended remain unchanged.
Proposers shall acknowledge receipt of any amendment to this solicitation in Proposer’s cover
letter.
3. Submission, Modification Revision and Withdrawal of Proposals
a. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2018.:
Attn: Michael Arredondo
205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97202
Email: marredondo@psmfc.org
Phone: (503) 595 – 3100
Fax: (503) 595 – 3444
b. PSMFC reserves the right to consult with and to consider information from its own
sources, including information from state and federal agencies regarding the proposer’s
prior performance or the status of outstanding investigations or warrants involving the
proposer.
c. Late proposals
i. Any proposal, modification, or revision at the PSMFC office designated in the
solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt to offers is “late” and will
not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the PSMFC Fiscal
Manager determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the
acquisition; and
ii. There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the PSMFC
installation designation for receipt of offers and was under the PSMFC’s control
prior to the time set for receipt to offers; or
iii. It is the only proposal received.
iv. However, a late modification of an otherwise successful proposal that makes its
terms more favorable to the PSMFC, will be considered at any time it is received
and may be accepted.
v. Acceptable evidence to establish time of receipt at the PSMFC installation
includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the proposal wrapper, other
documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony
or statements of PSMFC personnel.
d. If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal PSMFC processes so that
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proposals cannot be received at the office designated for receipt of proposals by the exact
time specified in the solicitation, and urgent PSMFC requirements preclude amendment
of the solicitation, the time specified for receipt of proposals will be deemed to be
extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on
which normal PSMFC processes resume.
e. Proposals may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before award.
Proposals may be withdrawn in person by an offer or an authorized representative, if the
identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt
for the proposal before award.
f. Proposers shall submit proposals in response to this solicitation in English and in U.S.
dollars.
g. Proposers may submit modifications to their proposals at any time before the solicitation
closing date and time, and may submit modifications in response to an amendment, or to
correct a mistake at any time before award.
h. Proposers may submit revised proposals only if requested or allowed by PSMFC.
i. Proposals may be withdrawn at any time before award. Withdrawals are effective upon
receipt of notice by the Fiscal Manager.
j. Each Proposal must state that it is a firm offer which may be accepted within a period of
ninety (90) days. Although the contract is expected to be awarded prior to that time, the
ninety day period is requested in order to allow for unforeseeable delays.
k. Proposer shall submit the name, address, and telephone number of the person(s) with the
authority to bind the firm, as well as to answer questions or provide clarification
concerning the firm’s proposal.
l. PSMFC is not liable for any costs incurred by vendors/contractors in developing or
submitting their response to this RFP.
Proposal Evaluation
1. All proposals received in accordance with these RFP instructions will be evaluated to
determine if they are complete and meet the requirements specified in this RFP.
2. All proposals received in accordance with these RFP instructions will be reviewed,
analyzed, evaluated and scored in accordance with the criteria described below. If
needed, additional information may be requested from one or more proposers.
3. Request for additional information. During the evaluation period, PSMFC may request
additional information in order to fairly evaluate a proposer’s offer. If such information is
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required, the proposer will be notified in writing (or by email) and will be permitted a
reasonable period of time to respond.
4. Evaluation Criteria. By use of numerical and narrative scoring techniques, proposals will
be evaluated by PSMFC against the factors specified below. The relative weights of the
criteria –based on a 100 point scale – are shown in parentheses. The evaluation criteria
are:
a. Qualifications, experience, references, and ability to address research program
priorities (30 points);
b. Work Plan/Technical Approach (40 points);
c. Cost/Project Budget (30 points)
D. Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest exists when financial interests or other opportunities for tangible personal or
professional benefit could influence or appear to influence the professional judgment of a
member of the Proposal Review Committee. Improper influence could be used to not only
advance one’s own research program, but also to unfairly promote a family member’s,
colleague’s or former student’s program. Thus, care must be exercised to avoid a conflict of
interest during the proposal review process and the discussion of past, current or proposed
research. A conflict of interest also exists when circumstances simply have the appearance of
compromising the profession judgement of a member of the Proposal Review Committee. It is
the policy of PSMFC that conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest shall be
avoided wherever possible and disclosed and minimized in situations where interests cannot be
reasonable separated. Whenever a conflict of interest arises during discussions of the Proposal
Review Committee, the member in question shall disclose the possible conflict and excuse
themselves from the discussion.
E. Grant Award
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1. All qualified proposals will be evaluated and awards will be made to those proposed projects
whose combination of cost and technical offers is deemed to best address the research themes
of this RFP. It is expected that the final awards to selected projects will begin on April 1,
2018.
2. PSMFC reserves the right to make an award for project at a cost that is less than what was
proposed.
3. PSMFC expressly reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and make no award under
this RFP if such action is in the best interest of the PSMFC.
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PACIFIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES
COMMISSION – Marine Aquaculture Pilot
Projects Grant Proposal
Organization Title: Ventura Port District (VPD)
Principal Investigators: Everard Ashworth, VPD Commissioner and Chairman;
and Brian Pendleton, VPD Deputy General Manager
Contact Info: 1603 Anchors Way, Ventura, CA 93001-4229 (805) 642-8538
eashworth@venturaharbor.com; bpendleton@venturaharbor.com
Project Title: Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE)
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Project Summary
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PACIFIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION – Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects
Ventura Port District – Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE) Project
1. Organization Title: Ventura Port District (VPD)
2. Principal Investigators: Everard Ashworth, VPD Commissioner and Chairman; and Brian Pendleton, VPD Deputy
General Manager
3. Contact Info: 1603 Anchors Way, Ventura, CA 93001-4229 (805) 642-8538 eashworth@venturaharbor.com;
bpendleton@venturaharbor.com
4. Project Title: Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE)
5. Objectives for Project Period: 1. Planning Work for Programmatic Permitting Development; 2. Shellfish Farming:
Complete review of regulatory agency requests and respond to comments associated with the submission of permit
applications for twenty, 100-acre shellfish (Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis) growing areas in federal waters
proximate to Ventura Harbor; and obtain all necessary permits and entitlements to begin mussel farming operations.
6. Project Summary: The Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to permit and
manage a commercial bivalve shellfish aquaculture operation consistent with NOAA’s objective of increasing the supply of
safe, sustainably produced domestic seafood. The current complexities and costs associated with the aquaculture
permitting process represent a significant barrier to expansion of the industry. VSE seeks to address several regulatory and
planning challenges that effectively limit the development of domestic marine shellfish culture.
This project seeks to secure all required federal, state, and local permits and entitlements to support a commercial
mussel farm in open federal waters proximate to Ventura Harbor, California (Project). As a member of the VSE, the Ventura
Port District (VPD) will hold all entitlements for a group of offshore aquaculture permits that will in turn be assigned to
individual growers/producers for farming the Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis. These sub-permit
opportunities will be marketed to entities who, in the absence of a pre-permitting structure, would be disinclined to embark
on the required regulatory pathway. In return, and as a requirement of their tenancy, sub-permittees’ will agree to operate
under robust environmental monitoring guidelines and best management practices. This novel approach will bring an
economy of scale to facilitate efficient and centralized processing of project permits and environmental review, as well as
reducing costs and logistical challenges associated with environmental monitoring, marketing and distribution. Development
of education and research, retail entrepreneurship, and community engagement with comprehensive environmental
planning are all realistic ancillary benefits of this initiative.
7. Budget: Total Funds Requested from PSMFC: $97,310; Cost Sharing: $9,698 In-Kind; Total Project Costs: $107,008
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Project Description
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PACIFIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION – Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects
Ventura Port District – Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE) Project
1. Project Description: The project seeks to secure all required federal, state, local permits and entitlements to support
twenty 100-acre plots for commercial mussel farming in open federal waters proximate to Ventura Harbor, California
(Project). The sites will be used for growing the Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) via submerged long lines.
The mussels will be grown and harvested by grower/producers and landed at Ventura Harbor. Cultivating mussels off the
California coast is in keeping with federal policy to improve domestic food security. This Project is supported, in part,
through the NOAA Sea Grant program, the goal of which is to contribute to “a safe, secure and sustainable supply of
seafood to meet public demand.” This initiative is novel in several ways. First, the Project proposes to produce bivalve
shellfish in the offshore marine environment. Second, the Project is working cooperatively in an open-source format with
federal and state regulators to establish a template for additional future shellfish growing operations. At present there is only
one commercial aquaculture operation in federal waters off the California coast. The current low level of production is
partially due to the existence of significant regulatory and statutory barriers to commercial shellfish production.
2. Project Objectives: The overall VSE objectives are for VPD to obtain entitlements for twenty, 100-acre shellfish
aquaculture permits in federal waters of the Santa Barbara Channel; assign to individual grower producers; establish best
management practices for commercial growers; coordinate comprehensive monitoring and reporting for all permits; and
leverage existing underutilized onshore facilities at Ventura Harbor for processing and shipping the shellfish product. The
Project is designed to allow for participation by potential growers who might otherwise be precluded because of the
significant associated costs and regulatory hurdles of obtaining the required government approvals. The Project will create
economies of scale that allow individual grower/producers to benefit from centralized environmental monitoring, product
safety testing, and product marketing.
3. Project History: In 2015, VPD received a Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension sub-award that provided financial support
for: preparation of a strategic plan for permitting the Project; preparation of all required permit and entitlement applications
and environmental impact documentation; and an educational outreach component. After completion of the
Strategic Permitting Plan, the VPD and VSE volunteers engaged local stakeholders, including over 500 commercial fishing
vessel owners from Goleta to Port Hueneme, to consider specific growing locations. The VSE team hosted 10 public
educational and site selection workshops in 2017 regarding the proposed Project. Of these, three workshops were held
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specifically to determine the optimal location for twenty 100-acre parcels within the original area of interest identified through
the use of a marine spatial planning tool developed by the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at
UCSB. Careful analysis of stakeholder feedback led to the identification of an alternative proximate to Ventura Harbor, in
federal waters. The new alternative will be of similar depth, contain the same sandy substrate conditions, and trigger the
same biological analyses as locations within the original candidate area in State waters. The VSE team does not believe
this Project siting represents a material change from the Project proposed in the Strategic Permitting Plan, However, this
impacts the regulatory pathway, environmental review process, permitting, water quality testing and product testing required
for the Project. The VSE team has updated the Strategic Permitting Plan to account for those changes, and circulated it to
State and Federal regulators for review and comment to assist with permit applications. Current permitting work items
include pre-application coordination with the regulatory agencies and drafting and submission of permit applications to the
applicable state and federal regulatory agencies. This permitting work will be completed by March 2018. VPD will submit
applications for the following permits and environmental clearances:
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Individual Permit (pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act)
• National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinions (pursuant to Section 7 of
the Endangered Species Act);
• U.S. EPA 401 Water Quality Certification (pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act);
• U.S. Coast Guard Private Aid to Navigation Permit; and,
• California Coastal Commission Consistency Certification (pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act).
4. Work Plan: To complete the permitting process, we seek funding for April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 for the next steps:
conducting permit application follow-up with the regulatory agencies, including negotiating permit conditions, and completing
the entitlement process with a completion target of spring 2019. VPD is contracting Dudek for the following:
Task 1 – Meetings and Agency Coordination: Consistent collaboration throughout the permitting process is critical to
ensure permits are issued expeditiously with appropriate conditions and mitigation measures that balance environmental
concerns with operational needs. Environmental consultants, Dudek, will coordinate with all relevant stakeholder groups and
regulatory agency teams to identify data requirements for permit approvals. This task includes administrative functions (e.g.,
notification of participants, scheduling, coordination of meeting location), technical functions including preparation of
meeting materials (e.g., meeting agendas, presentations, hand-outs), and preparation of briefings and meeting minutes.
Dudek will also provide technical and policy support for VPD. We anticipate Task 1 will begin in April 2018 and be
completed by March 2019.
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Task 2 – Finalize List of BMPs: VPD, VSE partners and Dudek will develop a list of resource protection measures, including
best management practices (BMPs) related to: minimizing impacts on marine mammals and other aquatic wildlife, carrying
capacity, seed supply, sediment quality, predator and wildlife interactions, and storage and disposal of aquaculture gear.
The BMPs will be incorporated in Project permit conditions and/or mitigation measures. The standardized, predictable list of
BMPs can benefit future shellfish aquaculture projects, thereby facilitating sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry
nationally. We anticipate Task 2 will begin in April 2018 and have an anticipated completion date of March 2019.
Task 3 – Coordinate and Draft Permit Language and Permit Special Conditions: To streamline the permit application review
process, Dudek will draft appropriate permit language and a list of proposed permit special conditions. Dudek will draft a
complete Project description, identification of avoidance and minimization measures, and description of the Project’s
monitoring plan for submittal to the agencies. Additionally, Dudek will provide a list of proposed special conditions to the
agencies, using pre-established language and requirements as much as possible. We anticipate Task 3 will begin in June
2018 and be completed by March 2019.
Task 4 – Draft or Review Monitoring Plans: Dudek will assist with developing all required monitoring plan(s) to be carried out
during Project implementation. The monitoring program(s) and protocols will be vetted by regulatory agencies and include
data sampling requirements and reporting requirements. It is anticipated monitoring will include an evaluation of the
Project’s potential impacts on: (1) the benthic environment beneath and near Project facilities; (2) wildlife interactions with
the Project; and (3) impacts of marine debris such as lost and broken fishing gear. We anticipate Task 4 will begin in June
2018 and be completed by March 2019.
5. Grant Impact: Tasks and deliverables outlined above are key milestones to realizing the implementation of the largest
offshore mussel aquaculture project on the West Coast. The programmatic permitting pathway initiated in 2015 would be
completed via this proposal by obtaining all required environmental permits and entitlements for twenty 100-acre mussel
cultivation areas. At capacity, it is anticipated that the Project will land over 20 million pounds of mussels annually.
Concurrent/Future Work: VSE team member Coastal Marine Biolabs is committed to working collaboratively with NOAA
Seafood Inspection Program (NOAA-SIP) representatives and other relevant federal entities on the development of a
sanitation plan for a federal waters siting alternative, establishing a centralized and agency approved testing facility to meet
the testing requirements articulated in the sanitation plan, and certification/classification of the growing waters.
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Project Budget
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PACIFIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION – Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects
Ventura Port District – Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE) Project
1. Organization Title: Ventura Port District (VPD)
2. Principal Investigators: Everard Ashworth, VPD Commissioner and Chairman; and Brian Pendleton, VPD Deputy
General Manager
3. Contact Info: 1603 Anchors Way, Ventura, CA 93001-4229 (805) 642-8538 eashworth@venturaharbor.com;
bpendleton@venturaharbor.com
4. Project Title: Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE)
5. Objectives for Project Period: 1. Planning Work for Programmatic Permitting Development; 2. Shellfish Farming:
Complete review of regulatory agency requests and respond to comments associated with the submission of permit
applications for twenty, 100-acre shellfish (Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis) growing areas in federal waters
proximate to Ventura Harbor; and obtain all necessary permits and entitlements to begin mussel farming operations.
6. Project Budget: Project funds will be utilized per the budget category “Contractual” and provide fee for services
payment to Dudek, VPD’s environmental consultant. Dudek will perform the following tasks under contract to VPD, and
associated costs and staff hours are further depicted in the attached budget spreadsheet.
a) Task 1 – Meetings and Agency Coordination – Contractual: Dudek will serve as VPD’s environmental
consultant, and the following staff would be involved in this task: Laurie Monarres, David Wickens, John
Davis, Amber Geraghty.
Several recent aquaculture projects in California have struggled for several years to obtain their permits once
applications are filed. Consistent coordination and guidance throughout the permitting process is extremely important to
ensure that permits are issued in a timely manner with appropriate conditions and mitigation measures that balance any
environmental concerns with the operational needs of the project. Dudek will work with VPD, relevant stakeholder groups,
and regulatory agency team members to conduct permit application submittal follow-up in a thorough manner to prevent
disrupting the anticipated project schedule. This requires diligent coordination with the agencies from application submittal
through permit issuance to obtain permits within an appropriate timeframe. This coordination and continuous feedback from
the agencies will be critical to successfully identify the necessary data requirements to complete the permitting process.
This task will include handling administrative functions (e.g., notification of participants, scheduling, coordination of
meeting location), technical functions, such as preparation of meeting materials (e.g., meeting agendas, presentations,
hand-outs), and preparation of pre-meeting briefings and meeting minutes. It is critical that the meetings are efficient and
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productive, and have measurable outcomes; Dudek will facilitate and guide discussions to stay on topic. Dudek will also
serve as technical and policy support for VPD as needed. We anticipate Task 1 will begin in April 2018 and have an
anticipated completion date of March 2019.
Cost for Task 1: $30,800
b) Task 2 – Finalize List of BMPs – Contractual: Dudek will serve as VPD’s environmental consultant, and the
following staff would be involved in this task: Laurie Monarres, David Wickens, John Davis, Andrea Dransfield,
Amber Geraghty, Melis Okter.
Dudek will develop a list of resource protection measures, including best management practices (BMPs) that will
avoid and minimize impacts on the aquatic environment. These BMPs will be an important component of regulatory agency
approval of the project, and will include measures related to minimizing impacts on marine mammals and other aquatic
wildlife, carrying capacity, seed supply, sediment quality, predator and wildlife interactions, and storage and disposal of
aquaculture gear. The BMPs will be incorporated in project permit conditions and/or mitigation measures. The goal of the
project is to develop a standardized, predictable list of BMPs that can be used in the future for other shellfish aquaculture
projects, thereby facilitating sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry in California in a manner that minimizes
environmental impacts. We anticipate Task 2 will begin in April 2018 and have an anticipated completion date of March
2019.
Cost for Task 2: $18,450
c) Task 3 – Coordinate and Draft Permit Language and Permit Special Conditions – Contractual: Dudek will serve
as VPD’s environmental consultant, and the following staff would be involved in this task: Laurie Monarres,
David Wickens, John Davis, Andrea Dransfield, Amber Geraghty, Melis Okter.
Often, regulatory agencies are short-staffed and have a backlog of permit applications to evaluate. This, coupled
with a lack of experience processing open water aquaculture applications can lead to delays in permit processing and
issuance. One way to increase the efficiency of permit review is through providing the agencies with draft permit language
and a list of proposed permit special conditions during the permit application review process. Dudek will draft appropriate
permit language such as a complete project description, identification of avoidance and minimization measures, and
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description of the project’s monitoring plan for submittal to the agencies. Dudek will also provide a list of proposed special
conditions to the agencies, using pre-established language and requirements as much as possible. We anticipate Task 3
will begin in June 2018 and have an anticipated completion date of March 2019.
Cost for Task 3: $24,400
d) Task 4 – Draft or Review Monitoring Plans – Contractual: Dudek will serve as VPD’s environmental consultant,
and the following staff would be involved in this task: Laurie Monarres, David Wickens, John Davis, Andrea
Dransfield, Amber Geraghty, Melis Okter.
Given the lack of offshore shellfish aquaculture on the Pacific coast, there are certain issues where the resource
agencies may request monitoring to confirm whether the project has an environmental impact. Dudek will assist with
developing any required monitoring plan(s) to be carried out during project implementation. The monitoring program(s) and
protocols will be vetted with input and coordination among the regulatory agencies and will include data sampling
requirements and reporting requirements such as timing of annual reports. It is currently anticipated that monitoring will
include an evaluation of the project’s potential impacts on: (1) the seafloor and benthic environment beneath and in the
vicinity of project facilities; (2) wildlife interactions with the project; and (3) impacts of marine debris such as lost and broken
fishing gear.
We anticipate Task 4 will begin in June 2018 and have an anticipated completion date of March 2019.
Cost for Task 4: $23,660
TOTAL PROJECT COST: $97,310
In-Kind Matching Contributions: The Ventura Port District maintains an existing professional services agreement (PSA)
with Dudek. Upon successful award of the PSMFC grant, this PSA will be amended to contract Dudek to provide Tasks 1-4
as provided for in the Project Description. The Deputy General Manager of the VPD will provide on-going contract
management of Dudek through a minimum of 2 hours per week (5%) of his 40 hour work week to this VSE Project. For the
1-year grant period this will equal $9,698 in in-kind contribution based upon the Deputy General Manager’s personnel
expenses. These expenses are calculated at $93.25 per hour based on the following factors: Base pay; CalPERS
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contribution; Medical Insurance contribution per Salary Resolution; Optional Benefit Plan; Group Term Life, Long Term
Disability and Workers Compensation premiums; and, Medicare taxes per Salary Resolution, CalPERS Resolution and
California Employment Development Department as applicable. In 2015 VPD received a Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension
sub-award of $264,470.The VPD with its VSE partners are providing a minimum of $355,220 in in-kind matching
contributions. Additionally, the VPD as of December 2017 had directly funded a minimum of $84,514.70 in VSE-related
expenditures.
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TABLE X. EXAMPLE OF A COST SUMMARY
Project: Ventural Shellfish Enterprise
Client: Ventura Port District
Date Prepared: 8-Jan-18
Employee
Laurie A Monarres David M Wickens John H Davis Andrea S Dransfield Ali A Geraghty Melis Okter
Employee Type
Senior Project
Manager/Specialist II
Senior Project
Manager/Specialist II
Senior Project
Manager/Specialist I Enviro Specialist/Planner I
Enviro Specialist/Coastal
Planner VI
Enviro Specialist/Coastal
Planner I
% Used on job 25% 21% 14% 13% 14% 13%
Phase 225.00 225.00 215.00 125.00 200.00 140.00
Task 1 – Meetings and Agency Coordination 60 40 20 20 140 30,800 30,800.00
Task 2 – Finalize List of BMPs 20 20 10 20 10 20 100 18,450 18,450.00
Task 3 – Coordinate and Draft Permit Language and Permit Special Conditions 24 24 20 20 20 20 128 24,400 24,400.00
Task 4 – Draft or Review Monitoring Plans 20 20 20 24 20 24 128 23,660 23,660.00
– – –
– – –
– – –
Total Hours 124 104 70 64 70 64 – 496 97,310 97,310.00
Total Billing 27,900 23,400 15,050 8,000 14,000 8,960 97,310 $ 97,310.00
Labor Hours Total
Labor @ Billing
Rates
DUDEK Insert Project Name Here 1
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Team Biographies
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Principal, Ashworth Leininger Group
Ev Ashworth
Everard Ashworth is a principal with Ashworth Leininger Group, a consulting and
engineering firm that provides expertise to business and government on air quality,
environmental, and coastal zone permitting issues. Ev and his wife Brooke have lived
in Ventura for over 25 years. Ev is an active member of the Ventura Sail and Power
Squadron, where he has served in a number of capacities including Commander of
the Squadron; he continues to teach advanced coastal piloting and safe boating
classes. Ev and Brooke are also
members of the Ventura Yacht Club.
They have two college-age children:
Henry, a graduate of Foothill
Technology High School, and Emma, a graduate of Ventura High
School. Ev is an avid boater, never happier than when he is out on
the water.
Senior Planner, Ashworth Leininger Group
Brooke Ashworth
Brooke Ashworth is a Senior Planner with Ashworth Leininger Group. She has
previously worked as an environmental analyst with international law firms,
specializing in hazardous waste management and environmental due diligence. Early
in her career she served as a county land use planner. Brooke holds a B.Sc. degree in
Environmental Planning and Management from the University of California, Davis.
Brooke also has 13 years experience in
the non-profit sector as the founding
president of the Ventura Hillsides
Conservancy. She served on the Conservancy board for 11 years and
continues to volunteer for the organization’s Land Committee. She
also volunteered for seven years on the City of Ventura Parks &
Recreation Commission.
Brooke and her husband have lived in Ventura for over 25 years.
Brooke is an avid hill walker, bodyboarder and birdwatcher. She
takes pleasure in a good book and gathering friends and family for
a fine meal.
EDUCATION
B.A. – Chemistry, Clark University
EDUCATION
B.Sc. – Environmental Planning and
Management, University of California,
Davis
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Executive Director, Coastal Marine Biolabs
Ralph Imondi, Ph.D.
Ralph pursued his doctoral research in the field of developmental neuroscience at
the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his postdoctoral research at the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He is
currently the Executive Director of Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB), a harbor-based
NGO that conducts a wide-range of education and research activities that benefit
the VSE project.
Over the last decade, CMB has
become a focal point for
interdisciplinary collaborations
centered on the creation of new instructional models and webbased
technologies to facilitate the integration of science research
and education. During this time, CMB’s state-of-the-art biosciences
facility has supported a wide range of research and outreach
activities ranging from environmental water quality assessments of
coastal watersheds, to marine biotoxin monitoring, to DNA-based
inventories of marine indicator species, to eco-morphologic studies
of rockfishes. Through large-scale funding awards from the National
Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, CMB has
developed, deployed, and evaluated a series of regional and
national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
programs that respond to science education reform agenda and
projected workforce shortages of STEM professionals.
Ralph’s involvement in the VSE takes him back to his roots in Rhode
Island’s Narragansett Bay, where he supplemented his summer
income by harvesting quahogs with a high school buddy using a
borrowed work skiff equipped with bullrakes and other tools of the
trade. He has called Ventura his home for the last 10 years.
EDUCATION
Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular and
Genetic Neurobiology, The Salk Institute
for Biological Studies
Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular and
Genetic Neurobiology, Howard Hughes
Medical Institute and Department of
Biological Chemistry and University of
California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. –Developmental Neuroscience,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
M.A. – Behavioral Neuroscience, Bucknell
University
B.S. – Psychology and Chemistry, Rhode
Island College
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Scientific Director, Coastal Marine Biolabs
Linda Santschi, Ph.D.
Linda received her PhD in June 2000 in the field of neurophysiology from the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She then pursued a 5-year
postdoctoral fellowship in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk
Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA. Linda’s primary research interests in
biomedicine have ranged from understanding how patterns of electrical activity
between cells influence learning and memory, to understanding how molecular cues
guide nervous system assembly during development. Over the past ten years, Linda’s
professional interests have expanded to include science education reform.
As the founding Scientific Director of
Coastal Marine Biolabs, her efforts
focus on creating a unique and
dynamic environment in which scientists are empowered to devote
the vast majority of their time and effort on the development,
implementation, and assessment of novel instructional strategies
that place students at the center of cutting-edge scientific
discovery. Linda has played a principal role in establishing a private,
state-of-the-art laboratory capable of supporting a wide spectrum
of interrelated research and educational activities. Her role on
large-scale, federally sponsored education innovation awards has
resulted in the formation of an extensive collaborative framework
and interdisciplinary partnership network to support studentcentered
teaching, learning, and research in a diversity of life
science domains ranging from neuroscience to biodiversity
genomics to environmental water quality assessments. These
efforts have also led to the creation and dissemination of high
quality curriculum materials and open-access technology resources
that effectively bridge science research and education.
She has also consulted for major pharmaceutical firms around the
world on the development of educational and scientific resources
that aid physicians in communicating their clinical findings to a
diversity of target audiences. Linda is a consummate outdoor
adventurer who loves sailing, backpacking, rock climbing, and
mountain biking. She has an intrinsic fascination with the sea and
has lived aboard her sailboat for the past 13 years
.
EDUCATION
Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular and
Cellular Neurobiology, The Salk Institute
for Biological Studies
Ph.D. – Neurophysiology, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine
M.S. – Neurophysiology, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine
B.S. Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience,
SUNY Stony Brook
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General Manager, The Cultured Abalone Farm
Douglas Bush, MS
Doug Bush has been working in commercial aquaculture development since 1998.
He has an accumulated experience of wet, hands-on work with freshwater and
seawater, in tanks and in the ocean, raising and studying fin fish, shellfish, and
seaweeds for both research and private commercial projects. He has a Master’s
degree from the University of California, Davis in Animal Science where he worked
to develop recirculating system design and protein nutrition optimization of
California Halibut at the Bodega
Marine Laboratory. He has been at
The Cultured Abalone Farm in
Goleta, California since 2004, where
he is currently General Manager and
partner. The Cultured Abalone Farm raises the native California red
abalone in a land based system on diet of locally harvested and site
cultivated seaweeds, and is committed to pushing the development
of shellfish culture in California as a sustainable and valuable local
seafood.
EDUCATION
M.S. – Animal Science, University of
California, Davis
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General Manager, Ventura Port District
Oscar F. Peña
On July 1, 1999, the Port District hired Mr. Peña to fulfill the functions of the General
Manager. Mr. Peña previously provided Property Management Services for the District
under a fee management contract.
Over the last 15 years as General
Manager, Mr. Peña has worked closely
with Port District staff, Commissioners
and business owners throughout the
Harbor to make the harbor a more
viable business enterprise and promote
economic development within the
harbor. Having a thorough understanding of the diverse and
unique characteristics in the Harbor and how the Port District
functions has been helpful in developing improved relationships
with other public agencies, the private sector and tenants
throughout the Harbor.
Under the direction of a five-member Board of Port Commissioners,
Peña is responsible for the successful operation of the District which
includes all real estate transactions, the financial planning of the
District, legal and personnel matters, and public safety within the
harbor.
Prior to becoming General Manager, Peña worked in the private
sector for approximately 20 years, in the commercial real estate
industry; specifically, with the management and leasing of
commercial properties for office and retail developments, including
harbor related mixed use properties.
Oscar and his wife Melissa have been married 36 years and have
three daughters who enjoy outdoor activities. They have been
residents of Ventura for 21 years. Oscar earned his B.S. degree in
Political Science in 1981 from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Affiliations:
Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau, Chair and past Board
Member
Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development
Committee Member
EDUCATION
B.S. – Political Science, Trinity University
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Deputy General Manager, Ventura Port District
Brian D. Pendleton, MRED
The Ventura Port District welcomes Brian Pendleton as the new Business Operations
Manager. Brian is charged with providing asset management responsibilities for a
diversified portfolio of real estate holdings including Ventura Harbor Village and Marina
as well as multiple leases with hoteliers, marina operators and developer of a 300-unit
mixed-use project slated to break ground
later this year. Brian’s other duties include
public finance, risk management and
oversight of the Port’s facilities and daily
business operations.
Brian has over two decades of municipal government experience in
commercial revitalization, economic development and real estate.
Brian has worked extensively with the business community serving
as a key liaison between the public and private sectors and the
communities he’s served. As part of these activities Brian has
planned, designed and implemented numerous business assistance
strategies to serve as catalysts for increased economic vitality. Prior
to joining the Port, Brian worked in Ventura as Project Manager for
the City’s Community Development Department where he
managed the City’s real estate assets, negotiated complex real
estate transactions and oversaw special economic development
projects.
Brian holds a master’s degree in real estate development and a
bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of
Southern California. Brian possesses a California real estate
salesperson license and is a member of the International Council of
Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute and California Association
for Local Economic Development where he served as a committee
member for the 2014 annual conference in Sacramento.
Brian, his wife Arlene and three children have called Ventura County
home for nearly 15 years.
EDUCATION
M.R.E.D. – Real Estate Development,
University of Southern California
B.A. – Public Administration, University of
Southern California
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Dredging Consultant to Ventura Port District
Richard W. Parsons, MPA
Richard Parsons has over 40 years of professional experience in Port and Harbor
Administration. He understands the complexities involved in successfully designing,
permitting, building, operating and maintaining mixed-use waterfront facilities with
such components as municipal piers, commercial fishing, recreational marinas,
restaurants, retail stores, hotels, yacht
clubs and boatyards. He has a thorough
understanding of government funding
sources and the utilization of local, state
and federal resources to effectively
further projects. His capabilities include
the successful integration of a wide range of public and
governmental priorities into project design. In addition, Mr. Parsons
has been involved in all aspects of regulatory agency permitting for
waterfront facility projects. He is familiar with individual agency
requirements and permit procurement and over the years has
developed working relationships with many agency representatives.
Mr. Parsons served as General Manager of the Ventura Port District,
an independent agency established by the California Harbor and
Navigation Code, for 14 years. In this role, he was responsible for
obtaining over $30 Million in congressional funding for ongoing
harbor dredging as well as $7.7 million for a navigation
improvement project. In addition, he served as the Harbor Director
for the City of Redondo Beach for 6 years. Mr. Parsons is a retired
Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and while on active
duty served as the Commanding Officer of LORAN Station, Marcus
Island.
EDUCATION
M.A. – Planning, University of Southern
California
M.P.A. – Public Administration, University
of Southern California
B.A. – Business Administration, Bucknell
University
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Visiting Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Scott Lindell, MS
Scott Lindell is a fisheries and marine biologist with 15 years of commercial fish farming
experience prior to returning to full-time research and development. As the Director of
the Scientific Aquaculture Program at the MBL from 2004 – 2016, he conducted
research on improving methods for culturing microalgae, macroalgae, fish and shellfish
in partnership with natural resource management agencies, commercial enterprises
and other academic institutions. He has pioneered methods for acoustically training
and ranching fish in open waters and has
patents on wastewater treatment in
aquaculture systems, and on special
hydrocarbons derived from marine
algae. Recently funded projects include
development of partnerships and methods for open-ocean mussel
and seaweed farming, and nutrient bioextraction with seaweeds
and shellfish. Two current projects involve the design and
engineering of new offshore aquaculture gear to prevent the
possible entanglement of protected species. The uncertainty of risks
to whales and sea turtles poses a regulatory hurdle for shellfish and
seaweed culture depending on the site. Another current project is
developing novel methods for efficient blue mussel seed
production. Lindell was responsible for obtaining permits of the first
commercial aquaculture lease in Federal waters of the East Coast in
2014, and has recently consulted for aquaculture developments in
Haiti, Mexico and most recently for mussel farms in Morocco.
EDUCATION
M.S. – Fisheries and Wildlife, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst
Fulbright/ITT Fellowship, Dept. of Genetics,
University of Stockholm
B.A. – Biology, University of California,
Berkeley
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Partner, Plauché & Carr LLP
Robert Smith, JD
Robert has a strong background in environmental law, land use and real estate
development. He has counseled clients regarding the California Environmental Quality
Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Coastal Act, the Subdivision
Map Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Washington Shoreline
Management Act, the Washington State Environmental Policy Act, and other land use
and zoning regulations. Robert’s experience includes representing clients in the
shellfish industry in Washington and
California to secure both federal and
state permits, including the first shellfish
farm permitted in federal waters in the
United States. Robert also currently
represents several shellfish clients in negotiations with Native
American Tribes concerning shellfish rights and harvest
agreements, including representing shellfish growers involved in
dispute resolution with the Tribes concerning the Shellfish
Settlement Agreement and associated Tribal rights to shellfish in
Washington State.
Robert’s prior land use and environmental experience included
representing public and private clients in a variety of land use and
litigation matters, including playing an integral role in obtaining
entitlements for L.A. Live in Los Angeles and a proposed National
Football League stadium. Robert’s prior litigation experience
includes assisting clients in all aspects of mediation and settlement
of CEQA, NEPA, zoning and land use claims. Robert also has
experience representing public municipalities and agencies on land
use and environmental matters, including previously serving as
Assistant City Attorney for two Southern California cities. Robert has
also served on several task forces, including the California Shellfish
Initiative steering committee, the City of Los Angeles Historic
Preservation Ordinance Working Group, and Los Angeles Sign
Ordinance Task Force.
EDUCATION
Judicial Intern, Honorable Arthur Alarcon,
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
J.D. – UCLA School of Law
Journal of Environmental Law and Policy,
2002 – 2004
Staff Member & Moot Court Member
Law Clerk, Department of Justice
Environmental and Natural Resources
Division, D.C., 2003
Legal Extern, Department of Justice,
Environmental and Natural Resources
Division, D.C., 2003
B.A. – Northwestern University
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Sustainability Consultant, Ventura Port District
Blake Stok, MS
Blake Stok is a sustainable aquaculture projects consultant for the Ventura Port
District providing economic and market analyses services, strategic planning
guidance, and supporting the Port’s efforts in building community consensus for
the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise project. With a background in mediation and
conflict resolution, Blake has been responsible for supporting the Port’s public
outreach efforts through meeting facilitation, compilation and analysis of
stakeholder input, and subsequent
development and ranking of
community priorities. Blake’s
economic and market analysis work
includes building a business case for the Land O’ Lakes SUSTAIN®
sustainable agriculture platform, in-depth research on the local food
system for Washington D.C.’s Department of Environment, and
identifying opportunities for working waterfronts to build stronger,
more resilient futures through economic diversification.
Additionally, he has over 10 years international education, public
outreach, and training development experience for organizations
such as the Environmental Defense Fund and Land O’Lakes, Inc. He
has taught in classrooms around the world, focusing primarily on
environmental and social sustainability education.
EDUCATION
M.S. – Sustainability Management,
American University
Packard Environmental Fellow,
Environmental Defense Fund
B.A. – Political Science, University of
California, Santa Barbara
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EDUCATION
University of California, Los Angeles
MS, Environmental Health Sciences
University of California, Berkeley
BA, Integrative Biology
CERTIFICATIONS
Certified California Rapid Assessment
Method (CRAM) Practitioner for Riverine
and Depressional Modules
Project Manager
Laurie Monarres
Laurie Monarres has 13 years’ professional experience as a regulatory specialist. As the
Army Corps of Engineers’ (ACOE) Regulatory North Branch Chief of the San Francisco
District, Ms. Monarres supervised a team of project managers, and oversaw the review
and evaluation of complex and controversial permit applications under Section 404 of
the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act within the
north coastal region of California. She is familiar with, and regularly applies, knowledge
of laws such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA), the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) and the National Historic
Preservation Act (NHPA). Ms. Monarres permitted a wide variety of projects including
transportation, gravel mining, harbor reconstructions, creek stabilizations, flood control
projects, and major coastal restorations. She has developed programmatic permitting
approaches including regional general permits (RGPs), letters of permission (LOPs), and streamlined permitting
associated with habitat conservation plans (HCPs).
Ms. Monarres has extensive experience in developing multiple
mitigation banks and in-lieu fee programs, including current
proposals for Wildlands’ Newark Slough Mitigation Bank and an
in-lieu fee program for the South Sacramento HCP. Additionally,
she was a key member of the ACOE South Pacific Division’s
project team responsible for developing standard operating
procedures for compensatory mitigation decisions, including the
updated Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines, the Mitigation
Ratios Checklist, Uniform Performance Standards, and Mitigation
Site Selection using a watershed approach.
Senior Regulatory Specialist
David Wickens
David Wickens has 22 years’ professional experience as a regulatory specialist in
Northern California, New Mexico, and the Midwest. As a senior-level project manager
with the Army Corps of Engineers’ (ACOE’s) San Francisco District for the past 11 years,
Mr. Wickens has reviewed numerous complex and controversial permit applications
under Section 404 of the CWA and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act within the
Bay Area and the north coastal region of California. He is familiar with, and regularly
applies, knowledge of laws such as the ESA, NEPA, CZMA, and NHPA. Mr. Wickens
has permitted a wide variety of projects, including transportation, residential and
commercial development, energy, waste management, wetland mitigation, creek
stabilizations, and major tidal wetland restorations. He has developed programmatic
permitting approaches including RGPs, LOPs, and streamlined permitting associated
with HCPs.
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EDUCATION
California Polytechnic State University, San
Luis Obispo
MS, Biology
San Diego State University
BS, Ecology,
CERTIFICATIONS
USFWS 10(A) Recovery Permit
No. TE-110095-1
• California Red-Legged Frog
• Listed Vernal Pool Branchiopods
• Morro Shoulderband Snail
CDFW Scientific Collecting Permit SC 008527
• Focused Floristic Surveys
• Herpetological Surveys
• Small Mammal Trapping
ESA Certified Ecologist
SEATAC Qualified Biologist
EDUCATION
Michigan State University
BS, Resource Development
CERTIFICATIONS
Certified CRAM Practitioner for Riverine
and Depressional Modules
Storm Water Management, State of
Michigan, No. C-00259
Mr. Wickens has extensive experience in developing mitigation banks
such Laguna Bank, Laguna Valley Bank (Sonoma County), and Elsie
Gridley Bank (Solano County), and current proposals such as the
Fulton Road Bank (Sonoma County), and an In-Lieu Fee Program
sponsored by Ducks Unlimited. Additionally, he was a key member of
the South Pacific Division’s project team responsible for developing
standard operating procedures for compensatory mitigation
decisions, including the updated Mitigation and Monitoring
Guidelines, the Mitigation Ratios Checklist, and Uniform Performance
Standards.
Senior Ecologist
John Davis IV
John Davis IV is a senior biologist in the Santa Barbara office with 18 years’ experience,
specializing in biological resource assessments; special-status plant and wildlife species
surveys; habitat restoration; and environmental regulations, permitting, and
compliance. Mr. Davis IV’s expertise is in identification and risk management of
potential biological constraints for a diversity of land use projects, including energy,
infrastructure, residential, commercial, and restoration projects. He has effectively
assisted clients with project design and agency negotiations, produced defensible
biological technical reports, and managed and coordinated the biological resources
sections of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA) documents. Mr. Davis IV represents Dudek on several qualified
biologist lists, including the Counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Riverside,
and he is recognized as a qualified biologist by the Significant Ecological Area Technical Advisory Committee
(SEATAC) for Los Angeles County.
Mr. Davis IV has extensive experience surveying for a number of
special-status invertebrate, reptile, amphibian, and mammal species.
He is permitted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to
conduct surveys for listed vernal pool branchiopods (fairy and
tadpole shrimp) and the federally endangered Morro shoulderband
snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana). USFWS has also permitted him to
perform habitat enhancement and construction-related activities for
the Morro shoulderband snail and handle the federally threatened
California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii). In addition, he is
California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG)–qualified to survey
for the San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) and the desert
tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) throughout their ranges. Other types of
wildlife species surveyed include the blunt-nosed leopard lizard
(Gambelia sila), flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii), fringetoed
lizards (Uma spp.), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma
californiense), arroyo toad (Bufo californicus), western spadefoot
(Spea hammondii), southwestern pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata
pallida), southern steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri),
tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi), Swainson’s hawk (Buteo
swainsoni), white-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus), and burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia). In addition, Mr. Davis IV
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EDUCATION
San Francisco State University
MA, Geography, Resource Use and
Environmental Planning
Brandon University
BSc, Environmental Science and Zoology
CERTIFICATIONS
Marine Mammal Observer/Protected
Species Observer; BOEM
Scuba Diver: Open Water; Advanced Open
Water; Rescue Diver
24-hour HAZWOPER, Oiled Wildlife Care
Network (OWCN), 2017
NOAA certifications: HAZWOPER 8 hour
refresher and Clean Seas Annual H2S, IT
EDUCATION
University of Maryland School of Law
JD, Concentration in Environmental Law
University of California, Santa Barbara
BA, Environmental Studies
also has conducted numerous focused floristic (rare plant) surveys, vegetation mapping, and wetland
delineations in Southern and Central California.
Biologist
Andrea Dransfield
Andrea Dransfield is a biologist with experience in marine and
terrestrial biological surveys, habitat assessment, construction
monitoring, habitat restoration and geographic informationsystem
(GIS) analysis. She has conducted bioological assessments,
completed protocol-level presence/absence surveys, and
provided biological monitoring for a variety of projects
throughout the Central Coast of California. Ms. Dransfield has
conducted surveys for state- and federally-listed endangered
species, including the least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus; vireo),
and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), as
well as surveys focused on known locations of the state-listed
endangered San Fernando Valley spineflower (Chorizanthe parryi
var. fernandina). She is a certified Scuba diver and has assisted
with the rescue and care of oiled wildlife.
Senior Coastal Planner
Amber Geraghty
Amber Geraghty is a coastal planner with 11 years’ professional experience in
environmental regulation and planning with particular expertise coastal permitting and
policy. With over 8 years’ experience at the California Coastal Commission (CCC), Ms.
Geraghty is highly knowledgeable in the application of California Coastal Act policies
and implementing regulations, the coastal permitting and compliance process at the
local and state level, and current trends in coastal land use regulation. She has
extensive experience preparing formal recommendations for coastal development
permits, local coastal program (LCP) and public works plan (PWP) amendments, and
project appeals, as well as analysis of CEQA documents regarding Coastal Act policy
consistency for projects such as residential and commercial development, public
infrastructure improvements, energy development, harbor redevelopment, and
restoration proposals.
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EDUCATION
Middlebury Institute of International
Studies, Monterey
MA, International Environmental Policy
(Ocean and Coastal Resource
Management)
University of California, San Diego
BS, Environmental Systems (Ecology,
Behavior, and Evolution)
Coastal Planner
Melis Ökter
Melis Ökter is an environmental specialist and coastal planner with more than 4 years’
experience in natural resource management. She has expertise in coastal planning and
permitting and working on an array of coastal development and land use planning
projects throughout California’s coastal regions. Ms. Ökter also served as a permit
analyst and sea level rise analyst for the CCC San Francisco office, making her highly
knowledgeable in the application of the CCC’s Sea Level Rise Guidance and the
California Coastal Act policies.
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Letters of Support
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JANUARY 24, 2018
STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 2
APPROVAL OF PLAUCHE & CARR, LLP
SECOND AMENDMENT TO
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
FOR SPECIAL SERVICES
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 2
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: January 24, 2018
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Brian Pendleton, Deputy General Manager
SUBJECT: Approval of Plauche & Car, LL Second Amendment to Professional Services
Agreement for Special Services
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the second amendment to the professional
services agreement with Plauché & Carr, LLP in the amount of $28,000 for continued legal
services provided for the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise project.
SUMMARY:
The Board previously approved $23,500 in District funds for special legal services regarding the
Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE) project through Plauché & Carr, LLP. These services were
provided in 2016 and 2017 included analyzing leasing alternatives, drafting lease documents,
identifying potential VSE operational structures and grant application work. The additional tasks
that are necessary through June 30, 2018 include review of required environmental studies
prepared as part of shellfish growing permit applications, permit application review, outreach
with FDA and California Department of Public Health, and coordination with VPD and other
public agencies before and after permit submission.
BACKGROUND:
Plauché & Carr, LLP is a Seattle-based law firm with a practice focused on environmental, land
use, and natural resource-based issues. Plauché & Carr, LLP has represented a number of
non-profit, private, and governmental entities regarding environmental and regulatory matters
ranging from regulatory compliance/permitting, to administrative litigation, to litigation in state
and federal courts, to conservation land acquisition. On October 14, 2015, the District selected
Plauché & Carr, LLP and Robert Smith as lead counsel to provide legal services for the VSE
project.
Mr. Smith is an attorney with ten years’ experience working in California on land use and
environmental issues, on behalf of both private and public clients. During his previous
employment at two Los Angeles-based firms, Robert advised and represented numerous clients
regarding compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and National
Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) and represented several coastal cities and private clients
before the California Coastal Commission (“CCC”), California Department of Fish and Wildlife
(“CDFW”), Los Angeles County, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”).
FISCAL IMPACT:
The special legal services PSA for Plauché & Carr, LLP will total $51,500. This includes the
previously contracted amount of $23,500 plus the recommended second amendment amount of
$28,000. The District has funds available for the PSA in the FY17-18 budget.
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JANUARY 24, 2018
STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 3
APPROVAL OF NEW
SURPLUS PROPERTY POLICY
96
VENTURA PORT DISTRICT STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 3
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: January 24, 2018
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Jessica Rauch, Clerk of the Board
SUBJECT: Approval of New Surplus Property Policy
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the new Surplus Property Policy for the Ventura
Port District and rescind Resolution No. 2131.
SUMMARY:
Staff and Legal Counsel have developed a new policy for your consideration. Among other
things, the new policy states that the General Manager may dispose of District property, without
Board approval, if the GM determines that the property is obsolete, non-functional, or no longer
necessary for District purposes, and that the property is worth less than $5,000. Surplus
property worth more than $5,000 must be brought to the Board for approval before disposal.
The new policy also has guidelines for disposal of computer equipment and sensitive data.
Sealed bid, auctioning, and donation procedures are laid out as well.
BACKGROUND:
The current Surplus Property Policy was adopted in 1983. At the Board meeting on April 26,
2017, after considering whether to dispose of obsolete trucks and other equipment, the Board
requested that a new Surplus Property Policy be developed and brought back to the Board for
consideration.
FISCAL IMPACT:
None.
ATTACHMENTS:
Attachment 1 – New Surplus Property Policy
Attachment 2 – Resolution No. 2131 (1983 Surplus Property Policy)
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
SURPLUS PROPERTY POLICY
A. Definition of Property
As used in this policy, “Property” refers to items of personal property owned by the District, not
real property or surplus land. Sale or other disposal of real property or surplus land owned by the District
which may be declared surplus must comply with the procedures set forth in Government Code Sections
54220 et seq.
B. Disposition of Property Valued at $5,000 or Less
The General Manager may dispose of Property, without Board approval, if the General Manager
makes the following two findings: (1) the Property, in the General Manager’s discretion, is found to be
obsolete, non-functional, or no longer necessary for District purposes, and (2) the Property, in the
General Manager’s reasonable discretion, has an estimated present value of $5,000 or less. If these two
findings are met, the General Manager may dispose of the Property without Board approval, but must do
so by employee bid or sealed bid in accordance with the Guidelines for Disposal of Property below, or by
using any other reasonable method, which in the discretion of the General Manager is the most efficient
method of disposition and provides the best value to the District.
C. Disposition of Property Valued at $5,000 or More
In cases in which Property in the General Manager’s reasonable discretion has an estimated
present value of more than $5,000, the District Board must declare the Property surplus before the
General Manager may dispose of it. In addition, for Property governed by this paragraph found to be
obsolete, non-functional, or no longer necessary for District purposes, the General Manager shall advise
the Board of the Property, its condition, and the intent to dispose of it. The Board must then find and
declare the Property surplus to the needs of the District and then the General Manager may dispose of
the Property by employee bid, sealed bid, or use of an auctioning service, in accordance with the
Guidelines for Disposal of Property set forth below. In all instances and in his or her discretion, the
General Manager shall dispose of Property in the most efficient manner which provides the best value to
the District.
D. Guidelines for Disposal of Property
Computer Equipment; Sensitive Data: Prior to disposal or liquidation of surplus computer
equipment, regardless of the estimated value thereof, the General Manager must ensure that
data residing on such equipment shall be securely erased and hard drive removed by the
District’s approved IT Specialist.
Employee Bids: The General Manager may allow District employees to bid on certain items of
Property, including District vehicles, as the General Manager shall determine. Using forms
provided by the District, an employee may submit a written bid for each item in which the
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employee is interested. Completed bids shall be submitted prior to the deadline established by
the General Manager. In the event of a tie (that is, two or more employees submit bids in the
same amount), the bidders that submitted the tying bids will be required to rebid on that particular
item. Members of the Board, the General Manager, the Deputy General Manager, and the
Business Operations Manager are prohibited from bidding on surplus Property.
Sealed Bids: The General Manager may decide to dispose of Property, including District
vehicles, that has been declared surplus under this policy by advertising for one day in a
newspaper of general circulation and posting a notice on District premises inviting sealed bids.
Such advertisement and posting shall occur at least seven (7) days, but not more than twentyone
(21) days, in advance of the day established to open the sealed bids. The General Manager
may set minimum bids for individual items.
1. Presentation of Bids: All bids shall be presented under sealed cover on forms provided
by the District.
2. Opening of Bids: At the time and place set forth in the Notice Inviting Bids, the bids shall
be opened in public.
3. Acceptance or Rejection of Bids: The General Manager may reject any and all bids if the
General Manager deems it to be for the public good. Alternatively, the Property may be
awarded to the highest bidder. All Property shall be sold “as is” and with no guarantees
or warranties. Payment shall be in cash or by certified check. Any required transfer fees
shall be paid by the buyer and the Property shall be transferred only into the name of the
successful bidder.
Auctioning Service: Property that has been declared surplus by the Board under this policy and is
estimated to be worth more than $5,000, including District vehicles, may be disposed of by the
General Manager through the use of a reputable and experienced professional auctioning
service. If this arrangement for disposition is selected by the General Manager, the assets shall
be picked up from the District by the auctioning service for sale at a public auction location.
Donation to Public or Non-Profit Entity: If in the General Manager’s discretion the foregoing
methods of disposal are not feasible or are not in the public’s best interest, then the Property may
be donated to a charitable organization, to another public or non-profit agency or local school, or
disposed of as waste in compliance with applicable regulations.
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JANUARY 24, 2018
STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 4
APPROVAL OF PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR RICHARD
W. PARSONS DBA R.W.P. DREDGING
MANAGEMENT
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 4
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: January 24, 2018
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Oscar Peña, General Manager
SUBJECT: Approval of Professional Services Agreement for Richard W. Parsons dba
R.W.P. Dredging Management
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners authorize the General Manager to enter into a
Professional Services Agreement with Richard W. Parsons dba R.W.P. Dredging Management.
SUMMARY:
Consultant shall use his best efforts to secure Congressional appropriations to fund the
maintenance of the Federal Navigation Project and any other projects supporting navigation for
the Ventura Harbor. Additionally, to ensure that dredging work complies with the provisions of all
regulatory permits and contracts. Further, to have dredging work performed in a manner which
maximizes benefits to the Ventura Harbor.
The Consultant shall also serve as the District’s Project Manager within the Harbor on capital
projects as directed by the General Manager of his/her designee.
BACKGROUND:
Mr. Parsons has been providing dredging management services to the District since July 1996. In
2005, the District broadened the scope of service to include project management services for large
capital improvement projects.
The basic terms of the new Professional Service Agreement includes the following:
• Monthly fee of $9,999
• Term of the agreement shall be month-to-month
• Thirty day period to renegotiate any terms or condition including termination
• Insurance requirements of broad form general liability not less than $1,000,000 and shall
name the District as additional insured
• Consultant is not an agent or employee of the District
• District shall be the owner of any and all plans, correspondence and/or pertinent data
gathered or prepared by Consultant
• Consultant shall be required as needed to attend meetings, conferences and other District
related activities
Over the last 21 years Mr. Parsons has provided a valuable service to the District for both dredging
and project management.
FISCAL IMPACT:
The District shall pay Consultant $9,999.00 per month for the services outlined in Attachment 1.
This is a 12.50% increase from the previous monthly fee of $8,888.00, which was established in
June 2008.
ALTERNATIVES:
The Board could reject the proposed Professional Services Agreement and direct staff to
consider other alternatives. Staff has requested a quote from Noble Consultants for dredging
services, as well as, some project management services. Based upon the same or similar
services outlined in Attachment 1, Noble Consultants estimates an annual fee of approximately
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$203,000 to $290,000. The standard billing rate for Noble is $290 per hour. Additionally, an
allowance for reimbursable expenses would be required.
For projected project management expenses (based upon email communication with Jon
Moore, P.E.), the fee for this service would range from five to ten percent of the individual
project cost. When applied to a capital improvement budget of $750,000 to $1,200,000, the
projected fee could be between $37,000 to $120,000 per year.
Noble Consultant would be willing to submit a more formal proposal if requested.
CONCLUSION:
Staff recommends that the Board direct the General Manager to enter into a Professional
Services Agreement due to the high level of service provided by this Consultant and the lower
fee to provide the necessary services.
ATTACHMENTS:
Attachment 1 – Professional Services Agreement
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
STANDARD FORM CONTRACT FOR
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
With
RICHARD W. PARSONS
dba
R.W.P DREDGING MANAGEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT, entered into this 1st day of January 2018, by and between the
VENTURA PORT DISTRICT, an independent special district, hereinafter referred to as
“DISTRICT” and RICHARD W. PARSONS, dba R.W.P DREDGING MANAGEMENT,
hereinafter referred to as “CONSULTANT.”
DISTRICT AND CONSULTANT AGREE AS FOLLOWS:
1. CONSULTANT’S SERVICES. CONSULTANT agrees to perform services set forth in
Exhibit A during the term of this Agreement for consulting services.
2. PAYMENT FOR SERVICES. DISTRICT shall pay CONSULTANT $9,999.00 per
month, for the services, set forth in Exhibit “A”. CONSULTANT shall provide a monthly
statement identifying the specific services provided for that period.
3. TERM OF AGREEMENT. The term of this Agreement shall be month-to-month,
commencing January 1, 2018.
4. TIME FOR PERFORMANCE. CONSULTANT shall not perform any work under this
Agreement until CONSULTANT furnishes proof of insurance as required under
paragraph 9 of this Agreement.
5. STATUS OF CONSULTANT. The DISTRICT and CONSULTANT agree that
CONSULTANT, in performing the services herein required, shall act as an independent
contractor not as an employee of DISTRICT. CONSULTANT shall have control of all
work and the manner in which it is performed. CONSULTANT shall be free to contract
for similar services to be performed for other persons or entities while under contract
with DISTRICT. CONSULTANT is not an agent or representative of DISTRICT unless
expressly authorized to be by the DISTRICT’s Representative. CONSULTANT is not
entitled to participate in any pension plan, insurance, bonus or similar benefits
DISTRICT provides for its employees.
6. DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES:
• Richard Parsons shall be the designated CONSULTANT Representative and
shall be responsible for job performance, negotiations, contractual matters, and
coordination with the DISTRICT Representative. CONSULTANT’S professional
services shall be actually performed by, or shall be immediately supervised by,
the CONSULTANT Representative.
• The General Manager of the DISTRICT shall be the designated DISTRICT
Representative.
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7. ASSIGNMENT. This Agreement is for the professional services of CONSULTANT.
Any attempt by CONSULTANT to assign the benefits or burdens of this Agreement
without prior written approval of DISTRICT is prohibited and shall be null and void.
8. RECORDS AND INSPECTIONS. CONSULTANT shall provide the DISTRICT with full
and accurate records with respect to all services and matters covered under this
Agreement.
9. INSURANCE. CONSULTANT shall procure and maintain insurance of the type, for the
period, with the coverages and limits, and in accordance with the terms, conditions, and
requirements (including , but not limited to the Proof of Insurance requirements) set
forth in the attached Exhibit “B” and incorporated into this Agreement.
10. INDEMNITY FOR NEGLIGENT ACTS. CONSULTANT shall obtain and maintain a
policy of professional liability insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 to cover
any negligent act or omission committed by CONSULTANT during the performance of
services under this agreement. In addition, CONSULTANT shall obtain and maintain a
policy of commercial general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per incident
and $2,000,000 aggregate. The DISTRICT shall be named as an additional insured on
all policies of insurance. Consultant’s liability for indemnity under this Paragraph 10 is
limited to claims made against the DISTRICT, which are covered by, and to the limits
of, insurance policies provided to the District. Further, DISTRICT shall reimburse
CONSULTANT for the cost of the professional liability insurance specified above.
10a. NO WARRANTY. Given the nature of the Professional services to be performed by
CONSULTANT, the DISTRICT acknowledges and agrees that CONSULTANT cannot
guarantee or warrant that necessary funding or permits for dredging work can or will be
obtained due to government restrictions and regulations.
11. COVENANTS AND CONDITIONS. Each term and each provision of this Agreement to
be performed by CONSULTANT shall be construed to be both a covenant and a
condition.
12. TERMINATION. At any time, with or without cause, the DISTRICT or CONSULTANT
shall have the right to terminate this Agreement by giving thirty (30) days written notice
pursuant to Paragraph 19 of this Agreement.
13. EFFECT OF TERMINATION. Upon termination as stated in Paragraph 12 of this
Agreement, DISTRICT shall be required to compensate CONSULTANT only for work
done by CONSULTANT up to and including the date of termination of this Agreement.
14. OWNERSHIP OF CONSULTANT’S WORK PRODUCT. DISTRICT shall be the owner
of any and all computations, plans, correspondence and/or other pertinent data and
information gathered or prepared by CONSULTANT in performance of this Agreement
and shall be entitled to possession of the same upon reasonable notice and upon
completion of the work under this Agreement, or upon reasonable notice at any earlier
or later time when the same may be requested by DISTRICT.
15. TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER. CONSULTANT shall provide DISTRICT with
a complete Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, Form W-9
(Rev. 12-87), as issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
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16. NON-APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS. Payments due and payable to CONSULTANT for
current services are within the current budget and within an available, unexhausted and
unencumbered appropriation of the DISTRICT. In the event the DISTRICT has not
appropriated sufficient funds for payment of CONSULTANT services beyond the current
fiscal year, this Agreement shall cover only those payments for services incurred up to
the conclusion of the current fiscal year.
17. MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT. The tasks described in this Agreement and all
other terms of this Agreement may be modified only upon mutual written consent of
DISTRICT and CONSULTANT.
18. USE OF TERM “DISTRICT”. Reference to “DISTRICT” in this Agreement includes
General Manager or any authorized representative acting on behalf of DISTRICT.
19. NOTICES. All notices given or required to be given pursuant to this Agreement shall be
in writing and may be given by personal delivery or by U.S. Mail. Notice sent by U.S.
Mail shall be addressed as follows:
TO DISTRICT: Ventura Port District
Attention: General Manager
1603 Anchors Way Drive
Ventura, CA 93001-4229
CONSULTANT: Richard Parsons
dba R.W.P Dredging Management
2271 Los Encinos Drive
Ojai, CA 93023
and, when addressed in accordance with this paragraph, shall be deemed given upon
deposit in the United States mail, postage prepaid. In all other instances, notices shall
be deemed given at the time of actual delivery. Changes may be made in the names
or addresses of persons to whom notices are to be given by giving notice in the
manner prescribed in this paragraph.
20. PERMITS AND LICENSES. CONSULTANT, at its sole expense, shall obtain and
maintain during the term of this Agreement, all appropriate permits, licenses, and
certificates that may be required in connection with the performance of services under
this Agreement.
21. WAIVER. A waiver by the DISTRICT of any breach of any term, covenant, or condition
contained in this Agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent
breach of the same or any other term, covenant, or condition contained in this
Agreement whether of the same or different character.
22. GOVERNING LAW. The terms of this Agreement shall be interpreted according to the
laws of the State of California. Should litigation occur, venue shall be in the Superior
Court of Ventura County.
23. INTEGRATED AGREEMENT. This Agreement represents the entire Agreement
between the DISTRICT and the CONSULTANT and all preliminary negotiations and
agreements are deemed a part of this Agreement. No verbal agreement or implied
covenant shall be held to vary the provisions of this Agreement. This Agreement shall
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bind and inure to the benefit of the parties to this Agreement and any subsequent
successors and assigns. To the extent there is any conflict or inconsistency between
the terms of this Agreement and any exhibit attached to this Agreement, the terms and
provisions of this Agreement shall govern and control.
24. ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT. While performing services under this Agreement, the
DISTRICT shall provide CONSULTANT secretarial support at no cost. This includes,
but is not limited to, permit applications, dredging contracts and monitoring reports,
general correspondence related to DISTRICT dredging or project management
services. Provided it does not interfere with other DISTRICT operations, CONSULTANT
may utilize the DISTRICT’s conference room for his use while performing services
under this Agreement.
25. CUMULATIVE REMEDIES. All right and remedies of either party hereto are cumulative
of each other and of every other right or remedy such party may otherwise have at law
or in equity, and the exercise of one or more rights or remedies shall not prejudice or
impair the concurrent of subsequent exercise of other rights or remedies.
26. SEVERABILITY. If any term or provision of this Agreement shall be deemed invalid or
unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby, and each
remaining term and provision of this Agreement shall be valid and in force to the fullest
extent permitted by law.
27. CONFLICT. Consultant hereby certifies that it has no business or contractual
relationship with any current member of the DISTRICT’s Board of Port Commissioners:
Everard Ashworth, Chairman
Brian Brennan, Vice Chairman
Jim Friedman, Secretary
Nikos Valance, Commissioner
Chris Stephens, Commissioner
VENTURA PORT DISTRICT RICHARD W. PARSONS, dba
R.W.P DREDGING MANAGEMENT
By: ______________________________ By: ______________________________
Oscar F. Peña, General Manager Richard W. Parsons
Date: ____________________________ Date: _____________________________
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EXHIBIT “A”
SCOPE OF SERVICES
Consultant Services
To collaborate with the DISTRICT and DISTRICT’s legislative advocate to secure
Congressional appropriations to fund the maintenance of the Federal Navigation Project and
any other projects supporting navigation for the Ventura Harbor.
Maintain communication with the Los Angeles District, Division and Headquarters of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers to meet the maintenance needs and funding requirements of the
Federal Navigation Project at Ventura Harbor and any other projects associated with the
navigable waters of the District.
Consultant shall also provide project management services as directed by the Representative.
Consultant agrees to:
• Advise the DISTRICT’s Legal Counsel and administration of all DISTRICT contracts
related to dredging;
• To utilize best efforts to obtain and maintain all regulatory permits required for the
Federal Navigation Project, and DISTRICT dredging and any other permits required by
the DISTRICT;
• To utilize best efforts to have dredging work performed in a manner which maximizes
benefits to the Ventura Harbor and minimizes disruptions while dredging work is being
performed. Consultant shall work cooperatively with the Harbormaster to perform this
task;
• To utilize best efforts to ensure that dredging work complies with the provisions of all
regulatory permits and contracts;
• To utilize best efforts to determine the dredging needs of the inner harbor at Ventura
Harbor in light of navigation requirements and, with advice and approval of
Representative and the DISTRICT’s legal counsel;
• Serve as one of the DISTRICT’s representatives to the California Marine Affairs and
Navigation Conference as authorized by Representative;
• Submit monthly written reports to the DISTRICT on all services performed;
• Provide presentation of reports at regular meetings of the DISTRICT’s Board of Port
Commissioners as requested by the Representative;
• Serve as the District’s Project Manager within the harbor and collaborate with District
staff on capital projects as directed by the Representative.
Reimbursables
The CONSULTANT shall be reimbursed at direct cost for all photocopying, printing,
governmental fees, postage/handling, and messenger charges connected with his services.
Clerical charge at $60.00 per hour, if incurred. Out-of-town travel including airfare, or automobile
rental, parking fees, meals, hotel accomodations, and other related and approved expenses are
reimbursable at direct cost only.
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Exhibit “B”
Proof of Insurance Requirements
VENTURA PORT DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
WITH
RICHARD W. PARSONS
dba
R.W.P DREDGING MANAGEMENT
The Consultant shall procure and maintain for the duration of the term of the Agreement limits
against claims for injuries to persons or damage to property which may arise from, or in
connection with, the performance of the work covered by the Agreement by the Consultant or its
employees. Evidence of adequate insurance coverage in the form of a Certificate of Insurance
naming the Ventura Port District as additional insured on the policy(ies) of insurance which shall
not be canceled without first giving the District ten (10) days’ written notice. The actual
policy(ies) shall have the following minimum limits of insurance:
COMBINED
COVERAGE PER OCCURRENCE ISO FORM SINGLE LIMIT
(Not less than)
Commercial General Liability GL 00 02 01 73REV $1,000,000
Workers’ Compensation (if applicable) Statutory

Consultant shall provide certificates of insurance naming as additional insured the Ventura Port
District (“District”), its officers, officials, employees and representatives.
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