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  Meeting Agenda


November 20, 2008

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


November 21, 2008

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Port of Los Angeles , Boardroom

425 South Palos Verdes Street

San Pedro , CA 90731


Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection

John Chiang, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission

Susan Golding, Public Member

Geraldine Knatz, Public Member

Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember

Darrell Steinberg, State Senator


DAY 1 – November 20

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


1.                  Welcome and council member announcements         

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair


2.                 Public comment on non-agenda items*


3.                 ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of the Implementation Strategy for the OPC’s Resolution to Reduce and Prevent Ocean Litter.

             Motion and  Vote


Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer


4.                  ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of revised OPC Funding Guidelines and new OPC Program Priorities for 2009 through 2010.

             Motion and Vote

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer


5.                  California ’s Ocean and Coastal Resources Climate Change Adaptation Strategy:  Presentations and Discussion

 Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy

Christine Blackburn, Program Manager


 Vulnerability Assessment of San Francisco Bay and Coastal California to Sea Level Rise and Erosion

Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute


 Economic Impacts from Changes to Beaches in Southern California and Beach Nourishment Considerations

Linwood Pendleton, Coastal Ocean Values Center , University of California , Los Angeles


 Climate Change Impacts on Marine Species and Ecosystems and Implications for Marine Protected Areas and Fishery Management

Jeffrey Dorman, University of California , Berkeley


Following the presentations, the OPC will hear public comment on the draft outline of the Ocean and Coastal Resources Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.


Council Tour

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The council will take a boat tour the Port of Los Angeles . The public is welcome to attend, but space is limited. If you are interested in joining the tour, please email Lawrence Matthews at [email protected]. Open spaces will be allotted on a first-come basis.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Lawrence Matthews at (510) 286-1212 or [email protected]. 


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