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Agenda for February 26, 2014 OPC Meeting and Related Meeting

On February 26, 2014, the OPC hosted a public meeting on the issue of climate change prior to the meeting of the Council itself. Council action will occur only at the Ocean Protection Council meeting from 1:00-2:30pm. Please note: the Stakeholder Round Table meeting was not webcast.

Stakeholder Round Table on Climate Change
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
DFW Director’s Conference Room, 12th Floor,
Room 1206
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Followed by:

Ocean Protection Council Meeting
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Ocean Protection Council meeting was webcast.

 


 


OPC Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
1: 00 pm – 2:30 pm

California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, CA 95814

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Michael Brown, Public Member

1. Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2. Report from the Executive Director
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

3. Report from the Science Advisor
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

4. State Coastal Leaders Partnership for Sea-Level Rise
Abe Doherty, Project Specialist

5. Briefing and discussion on “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan”
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC
Calla Allison, Director of Community Partnerships, MPA Collaborative Implementation Project
Marisa Villarreal, Sea Grant Fellow, OPC

ACTION ITEM

6. Request for consideration and authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation for marine protected area signage
Amy Vierra, Deputy Director, OPC

7. Public Comment on non-agenda items

8. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
May 2014 TBD

Comments received after the deadline for inclusion into Councilmember binders

NOTES

Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.

The meeting will be live web-casted and available at http://www.opc.ca.gov/category/meetings/

Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed Joanna Stone (916) 653-9710 or joanna.stone@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 3pm on February 20, 2014 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting. Comments may be sent by email to: COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov.

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.

 

Related Event on February 26, 2014

Stakeholder Round Table on Climate Change
10:00 am to 12:00 pm (prior to the OPC meeting; note different location)

DFW Director’s Conference Room, 12th Floor, Room 1206
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Please note: the Stakeholder Round Table meeting will not be webcast.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for OPC staff and stakeholders to share updates on significant projects related to addressing coastal and ocean climate change impacts and to discuss what is working and could be expanded and where there are gaps. Updates on statewide activities include the following:

a. Safeguarding California Plan
b. State Coastal Leaders Partnership on Sea-level Rise
c. Coastal and Ocean Climate Science Needs Assessment
d. Inventory of Coastal and Ocean Climate Projects
e. CA Adaptation Forum
f. President’s Task Force
g. State Sea-level Rise Guidance Document and OPC Resolution on Sea-level Rise
h. CA Climate Research Plan (CEC)
i. West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel
j. Climate Change Indicators in MPA Monitoring

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