Public Hearing on State Permitting
Thursday, February 23, 2017
State Capitol, Room 437

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Written testimony is linked below.

    Public Hearing: 9:30 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

    State Permitting Practices Slow Us Down and Drive Up Costs: An Overview

    • Vincent Gin, Deputy Operating Officer for Watershed Stewardship and Planning Division, Santa Clara Valley Water District
    • Christopher Hakes, Assistant Operating Officer for Water Utility Capital Division, Santa Clara Valley Water District

    Permitting Practices Improve Projects and Protect Natural Systems

    • Kevin Hunting, Chief Deputy Director,  California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • Bruce H. Wolfe, Executive Officer, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

    Permitting and Mitigation Are Necessary, but Be Reasonable

    • Chris Stone, Assistant Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
    • Maureen Spencer, Environmental Services Manager, Santa Barbara County Department of Public Works  

    Public Comment

Thursday, February 23, 2017
925 L Street, Room 175

The Commission will consider agenda items I-VI at approximately 12:30 p.m.  The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair.  The chair may convene the business meeting to establish a quorum and open the vote for items I and II at approximately 10:30 a.m. and reconvene the business meeting after the hearing concludes.  Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

  1. Business Meeting Minutes from October 27, 2016 and January 26, 2017 and February 13, 2017
  2. CalVet – Draft Report to be considered for Adoption
  3. Special Districts – Draft Report for Discussion
  4. Subcommittee Reports and Project Selection
  5. Implementation
  6. Reports from the California State Auditor’s Office