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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
August 21st, 2009

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Cabrillo College
Koppes Community Room
Aptos, CA
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 21st, 2009

(directions below)


8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Welcome from Brian King, President of Cabrillo College
Chris Harrold
  Approval of June 19th, 2009 DRAFT Meeting Minutes

6/19/09 DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes   PDF
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

MBNMS Permit Report 8/5/09   PDF
9:15 AM Public Comment for items NOT on the agenda  
9:45 AM

State Furlough Days

  • Discus a potential change in Advisory Council Meeting Dates
  • (possible Council Action)
Paul Michel
10:00 AM

MBNMS Advisory Council Charter Renewal

  • Review changes by subcommittee; adopt revised charter
  • (possible Council Action)
Frank Degnan
11:00 AM Update: Enforcement Working Group Dayna Matthews
11:15 AM Educational Presentation: Voices of the Bay Lisa Uttal
11:45 PM Lunch  
12:45 PM Update: Santa Cruz Exploration Center Lisa Uttal
1:00 PM

Update: MBNMS Marine Protected Area (MPA) Process

Mike Eng, Paul Michel
2:00 PM

Public Opinion Polls Relating to Sanctuary and Ocean Conservation

Steve Scheiblauer, Kaitilin Gaffney
3:00 PM CA State Park Closures Mat Fuzie
3:15 PM

Member Announcements

3:30 PM Review Work Plan and Agenda Items Nicole Capps


Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Nicole Capps at (831) 647-4206 or by email.


From the north:
Take Highway 1 south to the Park Avenue exit. Turn left onto Park Avenue and continue to the light at Soquel Drive. Turn right onto Soquel Drive. At the first light take a left. This is Perimeter Road. Turn left onto Perimeter Road and continue up the hill. Take the first left which leads to the Horticulture Building. There will be a big sign that reads “Horticulture Center and Botanic Gardens". Park anywhere at the top of the hill.

From the south:
Take Highway 1 north to the State Park Drive exit. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Soquel Drive and merge onto State park Drive. Turn left at Soquel Drive. Drive approximately one mile on Soquel Drive. Turn right onto Perimeter Road. (Perimeter Road is the second right after Vienna Drive. There is no street sign marking Perimeter Road so look for the MBNMS sandwich board sign.) Continue on Perimeter Road and take your first right. There will be a big sign that reads “Horticulture Center and Botanic Gardens". Park anywhere at the top of the hill.

MBNMS Permit Report 8/5/09 (148KB PDF*)   PDF
Monterey Bay Area Residents' Opinions On The Management Of The MBNMS (185KB PDF*)   PDF
Nationwide Survey Of Public Opinion On The Management Of Ocean Resources (196KB PDF*)   PDF

Letter from Paul Michel to Assemblymember William Monning in Response to 5/27/09 Letter Regarding Oil Platform Use 8/11/09 (188KB PDF*)   PDF

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About Sanctuary Advisory Council
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (advisory council) was established by Federal law to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment in March 1994, the advisory council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The advisory council's nineteen voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers for the four California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and serve three-year terms. The advisory council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.

The advisory council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The advisory council appreciates the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses, and citizens, without whose support the mission of the Sanctuary would be difficult to realize.