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Ocean Protection Council Meeting — February 26, 2020, Sacramento
OPC Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

California Energy Commission
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
1516 9th Street, Sacramento, California

Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Jared Blumenfeld, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Betty Yee, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Ben Allen, State Senator
Mark Stone, State Assemblymember
Michael Brown, Public Member
Jordan Diamond, Public Member

1. Welcome, Introductions and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Crowfoot, Council Chair
2. Introduction and Report from the Executive Director
Mark Gold, Executive Director
3. Report from the Science Advisor
Liz Whiteman, Executive Director, Ocean Science Trust
Motion and Vote    Motion and Vote    Motion and Vote
Mark Gold, Executive Director
  • Exhibit A: Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean: 2020-2025
  • Please note this is a near-final draft, pending approval from the Council on 2/26/2020. An ADA accessible draft will be available soon.
    5. Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Proposition 68 Funds for Urchin Removal to Support Potential Kelp Forest Recovery
    Motion and Vote
    Mike Esgro, Program Manager
    Motion and Vote
    Paige Berube, Program Manager
      6a. Drift Gillnet Transition Program
      6b. Disentanglement Response and Training
    Motion and Vote
    Scott Shatto, MPA Sea Grant Fellow
    Motion and Vote
    Marina Cazorla, Program Manager
  • Exhibit A: Project Location and Project Area Maps
  • Exhibit B: Letters of Support
  • 9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda
    10. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
    June 19, Bay Area
    Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.
    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.
    Comments may be sent by email to: [email protected] Written public comment must be received by 5 pm on February 24, 2020 to be included in the materials provided to the council at the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.
    Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Jenn Eckerle at (916) 654-9055 or [email protected]
    Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Eckerle no later than five days prior to the meeting.