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FINAL Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
February 15th, 2019

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting

City of Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room
155 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA

9:00 AM – 3:40 PM
Friday, February 15th, 2019

FINAL AGENDA

8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Welcome from TBD
  • Approval of December 14th, 2018 meeting minutes
Paul Michel (MBNMS), Brian Nelson (Chair), Gary Pezzi (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (K PDF*)  
MBNMS Office Report (346K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
9:15 AM Standing Item: Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last three months.
  • Updates for MBNMS
  • Updates for GFNMS
Paul Michel (MBNMS)
9:35 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Brian Nelson (Chair)
9:45 AM Action Item: Monterey Bay Eco-tourism Initiative
Introduction to the Monterey Bay Ecotourism Region initiative and report on the Sustainable Hospitality Summit.
John Avella (CSUMB), Shyam Kamath (CSUMB)
10:45 AM BREAK (10 minutes)  
11:00 AM Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements Brian Nelson (Chair)
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Information Item: SAC Challenge
Introduction to a new standing agenda item – hearing from AC members on how they are reaching their constituency and promoting the sanctuary
Paul Michel (MBNMS), Nichole Rodriguez (MBNMS)
1:30 PM Information Item: State and federal ocean/coast related legislation and issues Deborah Halberstadt (Ocean Protection Council), TBD
2:30 PM Information Item: Advisory Council 2019 Work Plan
Review proposed MBNMS Advisory Council work plan for 2019 meetings
Nichole Rodriguez (MBNMS)
3:00 PM BREAK (10 minutes)  
3:10 PM Standing Item: Working Group and Subcommittee Updates
  • Conservation Working Group (CWG)
    CWG Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
  • Research Activities Panel (RAP)
    RAP Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
  • Recreation and Tourism Subcommittee
Working Group Chairs
3:40 PM Adjourn  

 

***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***


  • Public comment on agenda items will be heard prior to SAC discussion/deliberation
  • A motion for action may be made by a council member at any time, provided there is a quorum
  • Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Nichole Rodriguez at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

Directions:

From the North:
Take CA-1 south to Chestnut Street in Santa Cruz. Turn right on Chestnut, continuing to Laurel Street. Turn left on Laurel, then right onto Center Street.

From the South:
Head north on CA-1 to Santa Cruz. After the fishhook keep in the right lanes to continue north on CA-1 to Chestnut Street. Make slight left on Chestnut, continuing to Laurel Street. Turn left on Laurel, then right onto Center Street.

HWY 101 Option:
Take 101 to Prunedale, taking the San Miguel Canyon Road exit. Continue on San Miguel to Hall Road. Turn left on Hall, continuing to CA-1 by way of Salinas Road. Head north on CA-1 to Santa Cruz. After the fishhook keep in the right lanes to continue north on CA-1 to Chestnut Street. Make slight left on Chestnut, continuing to Laurel Street. Turn left on Laurel, then right onto Center Street.

Parking:
Parking permits will be available in the Community Room. The parking permit only allows for the public Police Department parking lot off of 155 Center Street and Maple and Washington Street adjacent to the Louden Nelson Center.

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Files

MBNMS Permit Report (K PDF*)  
MBNMS Office Report (346K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
   
   

Correspondence

   
   
   


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.

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