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Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street 

Hearing Room A 
Sacramento, CA 95814

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Michael Brown, Public Member

1.  Welcome and Council Member Announcements

Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2.  Report from the Executive Director

Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

3.  Report from the Science Advisor

Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

4.  State Coastal Leaders Partnership for Sea-Level Rise

Abe Doherty, Project Specialist

5.  Briefing and discussion on "The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan" 

Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC 
Calla Allison, Director of Community Partnerships, MPA Collaborative Implementation Project 
Marisa Villarreal, Sea Grant Fellow, OPC


6.  Request for consideration and authorization to disburse up to $350,000 to the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation for marine protected area signage 

Amy Vierra, Deputy Director, OPC

 Motion and Vote

7.  Public Comment on non-agenda items 

8. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
May 2014 TBD

Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.

The meeting will be live web-casted and available at

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.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed Joanna Stone (916) 653-9710 or [email protected]. Written public comment must be received by 3pm February 20, 2014 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting. Comments may be sent by email to: [email protected]

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 meeting.

Related Event on February 26, 2014

Stakeholder Round Table on Climate Change
10:00 am to 12:00 pm (prior to the OPC meeting; note different location)

DFW Director’s Conference Room, 12th Floor, Room 1206
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Please note: the Stakeholder Round Table meeting will not be webcast.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for OPC staff and stakeholders to share updates on significant projects related to addressing coastal and ocean climate change impacts and to discuss what is working and could be expanded and where there are gaps. Updates on statewide activities include the following:

a. Safeguarding California Plan
b. State Coastal Leaders Partnership on Sea-level Rise
c. Coastal and Ocean Climate Science Needs Assessment
d. Inventory of Coastal and Ocean Climate Projects
e. CA Adaptation Forum
f. President’s Task Force
g. State Sea-level Rise Guidance Document and OPC Resolution on Sea-level Rise
h. CA Climate Research Plan (CEC)
i. West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel
j. Climate Change Indicators in MPA Monitoring