Business Meeting

Feb 27
Business Meeting
Begins in Room 437, State Capitol and Reconvenes in Room 175, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, February 27, 2014
    Begins in Room 437, State Capitol;
    Reconvenes in Room 175, 925 L Street
    Sacramento, CA

    The Commission will convene for its business meeting in Room 437 of the State Capitol, then reconvene later in the day in Conference Room 175 at 925 L Street. The precise times 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 January 23, 2014
    2. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
    3. Implementation Activity
    4. Reports from Bureau of State Audits
  • Public Notice


    February 26, 2014

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

    Revised Notice of Meeting
    (New Business Meeting Location)

    On Thursday, February 27, 2014, 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.

    The Commission is examining governance and legal structures for California to adapt to a changing climate. At this hearing, the Commission will focus on key economic sectors and private enterprises and how they are formulating climate change adaptation strategies.

    The Commission will hear from the principal engineer for design, construction and technology at San Francisco International Airport about the viability of SFO airport operations as a result of a rising Pacific Ocean. A vice president for the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association will describe how large Pacific Ocean shippers view preparations being made at government-owned ports. The Commission also will hear from the director of resource planning and an electric distribution operations manager with San Diego Gas & Electric on the regulated utility’s strategies to cope with climate threats. The Commission additionally will hear from the vice president for environmental programs at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and a principal at AECOM. They will discuss the state’s probable long-term infrastructure needs and what may be needed to protect “high-investment” areas such as Silicon Valley. The president and chief executive officer of California Citrus Mutual will testify about potential climate impacts on the citrus industry and other specialty crops. Finally, the senior vice president of public policy and senior engineer and technical director with the California Building Industry Association will discuss the homebuilding industry’s preparedness for adverse climate impacts.

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

    The Commission will convene its business meeting in Room 437 of the Capitol then reconvene later in the day, at the chair’s discretion, in Conference Room 175 on the first floor 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 Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, February 20, 2014.