June 5, 2023
The Commission provides the people of CA with stewardship of the public lands, waterways, and resources entrusted to its care.
Piers 421 Last Shorezone Oil Production Piers Removed
The State Lands Commission is hosting an event to celebrate the successful removal of Piers 421 – the last shorezone oil production piers. We will meet in the public parking location next to the Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort & Spa (follow the directions to the Bacara Resort & Spa and look for the coastal access/beach parking lot on the left – the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Club parking lot, which also serves as the public parking lot for visitors to Haskell’s Beach) in the City of Goleta. At approximately 9:05 a.m., we will walk ½ mile along the beach to the former location of the piers. The event will end at approximately 11:00 a.m., in time for the Commission to convene its 12:00 p.m. meeting. The public is invited to attend in their own private vehicles. Please note that carpooling and ride sharing is strongly encouraged as parking is very limited. Additionally, the terrain is uneven and proper attire, including sturdy, closed-toe footwear, should be worn.
City of Goleta Council Chambers
130 Cremona Drive
Goleta, California 93117
Live webcast available at www.cal-span.org.
This State Lands Commission meeting will be conducted in a hybrid format, with public participation possible both virtually through the Zoom platform and in person. In the event that the virtual platform encounters significant technical difficulties, the Commission will take a short recess to assess and address the challenges and will post an update to its website and email listserv. If the technical difficulty cannot be addressed in a timely fashion, the Commission will proceed with its meeting and provide an update through its website and email listserv.
Join the meeting over the web from your PC, tablet, or smart phone using the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84775188241.
Join the meeting by phone using the following call-in numbers: 1 (669) 900-6833 or 1 (408) 638-0968 and use the Webinar ID: 847 7518 8241.
Since 1938, the Commission has consisted of these same members: the Lieutenant Governor, the State Controller, and the Governor’s Director of Finance. The combination of the two principal financial officers of the state with two statewide elected officials ensures that decisions made by the Commission are fiscally sound and in the best interests of the state. Public awareness and participation are assured because Commission actions occur at properly noticed public meetings.
Eleni Kounalakis, Chair
Malia M. Cohen, Member
Joe Stephenshaw, Member
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Live webcast available at www.cal-span.org.
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