CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: January 24, 2006
Subject/Title: Status Update from Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust on
Conservation Easement Activities
Prepared by: Linda Maurer, Economic Development Manager
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director
Receive presentation from the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust (BALT) on
conservation easement activities.
In July 2005, the City and BALT formed a monthly taskforce meeting to
address a variety of issues, including communication and coordination, as
well as the strategies for acquiring conservation easements, to name a few.
This standing taskforce meeting has been instrumental in bringing about a
more positive working relationship between the City and BALT. Further, these
meetings have proved to be especially helpful in strategizing methods to
obtain easements, and in ideas to strengthen the program in general.
This standing meeting includes Council member Bob Brockman, who was
appointed by Mayor Swisher; Donna Landeros, City Manager; Howard Sword, the
Community Development Director; Linda Maurer, the Economic Development
Manager; as well as representatives from BALT, including Bruce Ghiselli, the
Board Chairman; Tom Bloomfield, Board Treasurer; and Kathryn Lyddan, its
Bruce Ghiselli, Board Chair for the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust will
present Council a status update on the BALT conservation easement program.
BALT is currently working on several possible easement transactions which he
will outline for you this evening. Below are the addresses for those
1901 and 1851 Hoffman Lane
510 Hoffman Lane
11435 Byron Highway
296 Payne Avenue
301 and 251 Eureka Avenue
3900 Sellers Avenue
There is no fiscal impact related to this status update. If BALT is
successful at obtaining any of the easement transactions outlined to Council
tonight, staff will prepare separate staff reports related to funding those
individual transactions. Funding for those transactions will come from the
Agricultural Land Mitigation Fund.