Blue Ribbon Task Force
(revised November 8, 2007)
Monday, November 19, 2007
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel*
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, California
* 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.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. 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 Monday at approximately 9:40 a.m. Speaker cards will be requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.
Briefing documents and meeting presentations/handouts: Please note that task force briefing documents are listed at the bottom of the agenda as either attachments (received in advance of the meeting) or handouts (received on the day of the meeting).
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Review, discuss and potentially adopt north central coast regional goals and objectives
Receive, review and provide initial feedback on draft options for MPA arrays and draft MPA proposals submitted for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, including MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team analyses of the draft options/proposals
Identify and potentially approve additional staffing and resource needs of the initiative in the current phase and for completing other MLPA study regions
Identify and discuss ways in which the MLPA Initiative can assist the state with implementation of the central coast marine protected areas
Note: the task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon
Public comment will be taken on the task force meeting and initiative process. Public comments on specific agenda items should be made during that agenda item.
Updates on Activities on the science advisory team
Susan Ashcraft, Marine Protected Areas Supervisor, California Department of Fish and Game
Update on appointments to and activities of the regional stakeholder group
Melissa Miller-Henson, Program Manager, MLPA Initiative
Steve Gaines, University of California, Santa Barbara
John Largier, Bodega Marine Laboratory (University of California, Davis)
Dr. Mary Gleason, Principal Planner, MLPA Initiative
Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative