Business Meeting

Jun 25
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, June 25, 2015
    925 L Street, Room 175
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    The Commission will consider the agenda items below 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. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from March 5, 26, April 28 and May 28, 2015
    2. Bagley-Keene Act - Teleconference discussion with former Assemblymember William T. Bagley
    3. California Open Meeting Acts - Draft Report
    4. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
    5. Implementation Activity
    6. Reports from California State Auditor's Office
    7. Opportunity for Public Comment
  • Public Notice


    June 11, 2015

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

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on the Salton Sea. The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    The Commission is reviewing the environmental, governance and funding challenges surrounding the mitigation and restoration of the Salton Sea. At this hearing, the Commission will hear the state and nongovernmental perspectives on the impacts of the receding sea and proposed solutions.

    The Commission will hear from Chairperson Mary Nichols of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) about air quality concerns related to the receding lake and CARB’s role, in relation to the local air agencies, in addressing those concerns. A Natural Resources Agency representative will discuss the State of California’s actions and plans for the Salton Sea. The Commission will hear from a representative of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California about potential short-term funding opportunities. A representative from Defenders of Wildlife will provide a nongovernmental perspective on attempts to restore the Salton Sea. The Commission also will hear from a Pacific Institute researcher on the costs of inaction at the sea. Finally, the director of the University of California, Irvine, Salton Sea Initiative will frame the lake’s restoration within a global perspective, discuss lessons learned from similar challenges with other bodies of water and describe how California can still achieve an environmental win with the Salton Sea.

    There will be opportunities for public comment. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold its business meeting in Room 175 of 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA. During the business meeting, Commissioners will have a teleconference with former Assemblymember William T. Bagley about the Bagley-Keene Act in relation to its study on California’s open meeting acts.

    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, June 18, 2015.