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OPC Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
1:00 pm
Natural Resource Building Auditorium
1416 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814

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John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Robert Hertzberg, State Senator
Bill Quirk, State Assemblymember
Michael Brown, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member

1.  Welcome and Council Member Announcements

Secretary Laird, Council Chair

 Recognition of Geraldine Knatz for her service on the Ocean Protection Council
Welcome to new councilmember Senator Hertzberg

2.  Report from the Executive Director

Jenn Eckerle, Deputy Director

3.  Report from the Science Advisor

Tom Maloney, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

4. Action Items
Jenn Eckerle, Deputy Director

a.  Approval of council action from December 7, 2016 teleconference meeting    Motion and Vote

b.  Approval of Revised Conflict of Interest Code     Motion and Vote

5.  Action Item: Consideration of authorization to disburse Proposition 84 Funds for Research and Development of Scientific Trash Monitoring

Holly Wyer, Program Manager

 Motion and Vote

6.  Informational Item: Presentation on Sea-level Rise

Paige Berube, Program Manager
Dr. Daniel Cayan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

7.  Action Item: Sea-level Rise Resolution

Paige Berube, Program Manager

 Motion and Vote

8. Informational Item: Program Updates

a.  Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

Cyndi Dawson, Program Manager

b.  Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia

Jennifer Phillips, Program Manager

9.  Public Comment on non-agenda items

10.  Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment

August 7, 2017, 1 - 4 pm, Natural Resources Building Auditorium, Sacramento.


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: Written public comment must be received by 4 pm on April 14, 2017 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 Joanna Stone at (916) 653-0537 or

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to the meeting.