Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: November 4, 2008
(revised November 2, 2008)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
8:30 a.m. for field trip
2:00 p.m. for meeting Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel*
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TT) or 800.735.2922 (voice) and ask them to contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.653.5656.
Members of the public are invited to view or listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Please visit the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp for more information.
Public participation: The public will be invited by the chair at several points in the meeting to offer comments on agenda items. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. General comments on the MLPA Initiative and the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken at 2:10 p.m.
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Receive presentation regarding the science of marine protected areas
Receive final lessons learned report for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region and recommendations for the south coast
Receive update on review of policy issues for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
Receive update on comments received regarding the draft regional profile
Potentially approve methods for stakeholder strategy at both the statewide and regional levels
Potentially adopt a schedule of meetings for February through December 2009 to achieve the charge from Secretary Mike Chrisman
Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
Receive 2008-2009 budget update
Receive an update on the California Fish and Game Commission regulatory process for the MLPA North Central Coast Project
Receive an update on implementation of the central coast marine protected areas
Field Trip Itinerary
Note that all times are approximate and stops are subject to change. Members of the public are welcome to join the task force members for all or part of the field trip, but must provide their own transportation.
Depart the Sheraton Gateway Hotel
(6101 W. Century Boulevard, Los Angeles) Arrive at Tri-Marine International, Inc.
(220 Cannery Row, San Pedro) Arrive Fish Harbor
(end of Ways Street, San Pedro - required parking permits will be waived) Arrive Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
(3720 Stephen M White Dr., San Pedro - parking will be validated) Arrive Point Fermin Park
(807 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro - meet in main parking lot) Arrive L.A. Harbor Sportfishing
(1150 Nagoya Way - street address or 79 Berth - waterfront address, San Pedro) Arrive at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel
(6101 W. Century Boulevard, Los Angeles)
Note: Public comment will be taken at approximately 2:10 p.m.
Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda Don Benninghoven, Chair, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
Motion and Vote to Approve Agenda
GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
The Science of Marine Protected Areas
Science panel regarding living marine resource management and marine protected areas in California and around the world Kirsten Grorud Colvert, Oregon State University Sarah Lester, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Steve Palumbi, Stanford University (invited) James Lindholm, California State University, Monterey Bay Kate Faulkner or Dan Richards, Channel Islands National Park
Lessons Learned Project
Receive final lessons learned report for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region and discuss recommendations for the south coast Potential Task Force Action: Staff update on status of recommendations for south coast Ken Wiseman or Melissa Miller-Henson
Stakeholder and Interested Public Outreach and Participation
Receive revised strategy for stakeholder and interested public participation [Attachment 1] Potential Task Force Action: Adopt strategy for stakeholder and public participation in the MLPA South Coast Study Region Craig Shuman, Public Outreach and Education Coordinator, MLPA Initiative
Motion and Vote
2. Update on public outreach and education activities Craig Shuman
Policy Direction for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
Receive an update on confirming policy direction from previous study regions to the MLPA South Coast Study Region, and an overview of potentially emerging policy issues and the process for bringing recommendations to the task force Potential Task Force Action: Confirm that general subject matter of previous policy guidance memos is still applicable to the south coast study region and direct staff to prepare a summary document of the various guidances Melissa Miller-Henson, Program Manager, MLPA Initiative