Business Meeting

Aug 22
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, August 22, 2013
    Legislative Counsel Conference Room
    925 L Street, Lower Level
    Sacramento, CA

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

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from May 30 and June 25, 2013
    2. Kish Rajan, Director of Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development - Update on GO-Biz
    3. Draft Report - Veterans Services
    4. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
      1. Discussion - Higher Education Draft Report
      2. Project Selection
    5. Implementation Activity
    6. Reports from Bureau of State Audits
  • Public Notice


    August 12, 2013

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Stuart Drown, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Revised Notice of Meeting
    (Revision to List of Speakers)

    On Thursday, August 22, 2013, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on climate change adaptation. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    In this review of climate change adaptation the Commission will examine the governance and legal structures necessary to effectively adapt to changing climate conditions. Additionally, the Commission will assess appropriate frameworks to guide responses, decisions and investments during a time of uncertainty.

    At this hearing, the executive director of the California Coastal Commission will discuss the implications of a rising Pacific Ocean. Additionally, the deputy secretary of climate change and energy at the California Natural Resources Agency will discuss how California plans to respond to climate change. The Commission also will hear from Daniel Mazmanian, a University of Southern California professor on governance structures, followed by the director and principal researcher of Susanne Moser Research & Consulting on barriers to adaptation. The Commission additionally will hear from Robert Verchick, a professor from Loyola University, New Orleans, who is an expert in disaster law. Finally, the senior director of the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company will testify about the insurance industry’s role with climate change.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in the Legislative Counsel Conference Room in the lower level of 925 L Street in Sacramento.

    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 Stuart Drown at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, August 15, 2013.