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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: October 20-22, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.
Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles*
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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* 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 (TTY) 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. 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 for more information.

Public Comment for October 20-23: The public will be invited to provide comments on developing a preferred MPA proposal for the MLPA South Coast Study Region during Agenda Item R on Wednesday, October 21, 2009; it is expected that public comment on this agenda item will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. and conclude by 4:30 p.m. In addition, general public comment will be taken on any subject related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 and will end no later than 10:00 p.m.

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 is encouraged. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the BRTF. For additional details about providing public comment, please refer to the MLPA Guidelines for Public Comment.

Public Comment for November 10: Additional written comments will be accepted by the task force through the day of the meeting. Written comments received by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 will be distributed to the task force in advance of the meeting. All comments submitted after 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 will be distributed to task force members on the day of the meeting. The task force will meet jointly with members of the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG), so it is recommended that, in addition to submitting written comments, members of the public work through members of the SCRSG to provide additional input. The list of SCRSG members and their contact information can be found on the MLPA website at

Meeting Materials:  Briefing documents will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.

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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Note: The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m.

 Welcome and Agenda Review

IV.  Recommendations for the South Coast (continued from Oct. 22)

  1.  (Continued) Recommending a Preferred MPA Proposal for the MLPA South Coast Study Region and Any Other Recommendations (continued from Oct. 22)
1.  Staff Overview

 SAT Evaluations

 Commercial and recreational fishing presentation 

 DFG feasibility analysis

 State Parks evaluation

 Feedback from SCRSG members

 Return from Lunch

6.  BRTF deliberations
 Motion and  Vote
 Modification to Motion
 Public Comment
 Modification to Motion
 Summery of Motion

V. North Coast Project
  1. Process Design for Planning in the MLPA North Coast Study Region
  2. Outreach and Education Activities
  3. Master Plan Science Advisory Team

VI. MLPA Initiative Operations

  1. 2008-11 MLPA Initiative Budget Update
    Potential Action: Adopt revised MLPA Initiative budget
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT V.1: MLPA Initiative Phase 3 Funding Description July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011
  2. Future Meetings for the MLPA South Coast Study Region and the MLPA North Coast Study Region
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT W.1: Future Meetings Scheduled for the MLPA South Coast Study Region and MLPA North Coast Study Region

VII. Previous MLPA Study Regions

  1. Update on North Central Coast Implementation
  2. Update on Central Coast Implementation