Business Meeting

Apr 27
Business Meeting
State Capitol, Room 125, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    State Capitol, Room 125
    Sacramento, CA 

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-VII at approximately 11:30 a.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. If the Commission is unable to complete all agenda items by 12:30 pm, the business meeting may be reconvened in the State Capitol, Room 437 at 12:45 pm. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from March 23, 2017
    2. Kevin Hunting, Chief Deputy Director, Department of Fish & Wildlife – Update on resolution of the issue raised by Los Angeles County Department on Public Works at the February 23, 2017 public hearing
    3. State Permitting – Draft Report for Discussion
    4. Special Districts – Next Steps & Agenda Building
    5. Subcommittee Reports and Project Selection
    6. Implementation
    7. Reports from the California State Auditor’s Office 
  • Public Notice


    April 13, 2017

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Carole D’Elia, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on forest management in response to the tree mortality crisis that has killed 102 million trees in California. Thehearingwillbeginat9:30a.m.inRoom437oftheStateCapitolinSacramento.

    At the hearing, the Commission will first hear from county representatives who will discuss the challenges they face both in meeting the county’s forest management obligations and in assisting residents, some of whom cannot afford to treat the trees on their property. Next, the Commission will hear from a water district general manager who will discuss the impact of the dead trees on water quality and quantity, as well as regional partnerships in which the district participates that could perhaps be a model for others dealing with tree mortality. Also present at the hearing will be a representative from the Department of Insurance who will address insurance concerns raised by county representatives. The hearing also will include representatives from Pacific Gas & Electric and Sierra Pacific Industries, who will discuss the challenges they face in responding to tree mortality on their land and the roles they can play in sustainable forest management. Finally, the Commission will hear from representatives from Sierra Forest Legacy and The Nature Conservancy about potential solutions and a discussion on who benefits from healthy forests, and how that should influence policymaking.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. Public comments will be limited to three minutes per person. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    The Commission will convene a business meeting in room 125 of the State Capitol at approximately 11:30 a.m. The public hearing will reconvene at approximately 12:45 p.m.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, April 20, 2017.