Monday, May 3, 2010 at 8:30 a..m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Elk Valley Rancheria* 2332 Howland Hill Road Crescent City, CA 95531
* 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) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.654.1885.
Public Participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or may view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet (field trips are not included in the webcasting). Video and audio archives of the meeting may be accessed via the Internet approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp for more information. for more information. In addition, the following locations will be open to the public to view and participate in the meeting remotely:
C.V. Starr Community Center*, 300 South Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center*, 921 Waterfront Drive, Room 211, Eureka, CA 95501
Public comment: The public will be invited to offer general comments on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), not specific to an agenda item, at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Monday, May 3. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized in one to two minutes is encouraged.
Meeting Materials: Briefing documents will not be provided at the meeting but will be viewable on this page as soon as they are available.
Receive input on the revised regional profile for the north coast study region
Discuss and potentially approve additional policy direction for the north coast
Discuss California Department of Fish and Game and California Department of Parks and Recreation input on the state decision-making context related to tribal uses of marine resources
Receive evaluations of the external proposed MPA arrays submitted by community groups
Receive updates on the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG), and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
Receive updates on public outreach and education, staffing, and the 2008-2011 budget
Receive an update on MLPA implementation in other study regions