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OPC Meeting — January 13, 2006

Meeting Agenda

January 13, 2006
Administration Building
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room – 4th Floor
105 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, California
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair
Cruz Bustamante, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Alan Lloyd, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Sheila Kuehl, State Senator, Ex officio Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember, Ex officio Member

1. Welcome and council member announcements
Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

2. ACTION: Consideration of adoption of September 23, 2005 meeting minutes

3. Public comment on non-agenda items*

4. Federal and State affairs
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Resources Agency
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy, Council Secretary

5. Executive Officer, Science Advisor, and Science Advisory Team
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Resources Agency

6. Strategic Plan Work Program
Neal Fishman, Deputy Director, State Coastal Conservancy

7. ACTION: Consideration of approval for priorities for State Water Resources Control Board funds
Dominic Gregorio, Chief, Ocean Unit, State Water Resources Control Board
Gerald Secundy, Board Member, State Water Resources Control Board

8. Staff report
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy, Council Secretary

9. Projects

  • A. ACTION: Consideration of the Morro Bay Ecosystem Based Management Program, and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project, and 2) authorization for the Councilís Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $500,000 for its implementation.
  • B. ACTION: Consideration of the California Coastal and Marine Mapping Initiative Project, involving data acquisition for near- and offshore substrate and marine habitat mapping, and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $1,200,000 for its planning or implementation.
  • C. ACTION: Consideration of the California Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan and possible 1) determination that completing the plan is a high priority, and 2) authorization for the Councilís Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $110,000 for its development and implementation.
  • D. ACTION: Consideration of the San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project, and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project, and 2) authorization for the Councilís Secretary to take actions needed to provide for development of this project, including expenditure of up to $125,000 in state funds reserved for ocean protection.

10. Next steps
Council members


Additions to Agenda Documents

Letter from California Coastkeeper Alliance on CalCOOS

Presentation on State Water Resources Control Board priorities

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