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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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Meeting Objectives

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.

8:30 a.m.

9:05 a.m.

9:40 a.m.

10:40 a.m.

11:35 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
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)

Meeting Agenda

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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1.  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

  1. 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

 MLPA Initiative Process Updates

  1.  Master Plan Science Advisory Team [Attachment 2]
  2.  South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group [Attachment 3]
  3.  Statewide Interests Group [Attachment 4]
  4.  Regional profile for the south coast study region [Attachment 5]

MLPA Initiative Operations

  1.  Calendar of meetings for 2009
    Potential Task Force Action: adopt 2009 calendar of meetings
    Melissa Miller-Henson  Motion and Vote
  2.  Staffing
    Ken Wiseman or Melissa Miller-Henson
  3.  Receive 2008-10 budget update
    Ken Wiseman or Melissa Miller-Henson
  4.  Adopted operating procedures, reimbursement rate guidelines and policy on transparency [Attachments 6-8]
    Ken Wiseman or Melissa Miller-Henson  Motion and Vote 

 Previous MLPA Initiative Study Regions

  1.  Receive update on the north central coast MPA proposals under consideration by the California Fish and Game Commission
    Sonke Mastrup, Deputy Director, California Department of Fish and Game
  2. Receive update on implementation of the central coast MPAs adopted in September 2007
    Sonke Mastrup, Deputy Director, California Department of Fish and Game

Adjourn

Attachments

  1. Draft revised strategy for stakeholder and public participation (with proposed changes tracked)
  2. News release announcing appointments to the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  3. News release announcing appointments to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  4. Charter for the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  5. Draft Regional Profile for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Point Conception to the California/Mexico border)
    (September 15, 2008 draft)
  6. Adopted operating procedures for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
  7. Adopted reimbursement rate guidelines for MLPA Initiative activities
  8. Adopted MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force policy on transparency