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Challenges and Solutions: The Intersection of Water Quality and People
Experiencing Homelessness on the Central Coast

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Central Coast Water Board Office
895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
 10:00 Opening Remarks
Serena Mcllwain (California Environmental Protection Agency)
 10:10 Keynote Speaker
Monique Limón (California State Assembly)
 10:25 First Session: Overview of the Situation in California and the Roles of the State and Regional Water Boards
•  Laura Feinstein (Pacific Institute)
•  Whitney Reynier (Coastal Watershed Council)
•  John Robertson (Central Coast Water Board)
 11:10 First Session Question and Answer Period
 11:25 Second Session: Strategies and Solutions
•  Kevin Faulconer (Mayor of San Diego)
•  Tracy Macuga (Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office)
•  Brooke Newman (Downtown Streets Team)
 12:15 Second Session Question and Answer Period
 12:30Lunch: Available for purchase on-site from local food trucks. Outdoor patio seating available.
 1:30 Third Session: Funding and Collaboration
•  Helene Schneider (U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness)
•  Emily Allen (Home for Good/United Way)
•  Sibley Simon (New Way Homes)
•  Lahela Mattox (Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council)
 2:30 Third Session Questions and Answer Period
 2:50 Breakout Sessions: Audience and panel members discuss specific topics in smaller groups
 3:45 Thank You, Wrap Up, and Next Steps:
  • Jane Gray (Central Coast Water Board Vice Chair)
  • Max Gomberg (State Water Board)