January 21, 2021 Financing the Future Working Group Meeting
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Los Angeles Measure W Presentation: In 2018, voters in Los Angeles County approved Measure W, which established a special tax for parcels located in the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, which covers the majority of Los Angeles County. The tax revenues, paid by property owners, is used for projects, infrastructure, and programs to capture, treat, and recycle rainwater. The Working Group’s discussion may center on whether this type of ballot measure or tax structure could be used by Bay Area governments to fund resilience projects.
- BayAdapt Financing Draft Action Recommendation: Bay Adapt, a voluntary regional rising sea level resilience strategy led by BCDC, includes a draft action to develop a regional adaptation funding plan. The Working Group will be asked to analyze the recommendation and provide suggestions for the Bay Adapt Leadership Advisory Group.
- Adapting to Rising Tides draft financing white paper: BCDC staff will give a brief summary of the draft and distribute the white paper for review should Working Group members and members of the public wish to provide suggested edits.
- Public Comment
- Next Steps
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Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to: (1) publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting; (2) describe specifically in that agenda the items to be trans¬acted or dis¬cussed; and (3) refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addi¬tion to these gen¬eral requirements, the Bagley-Keene Act and the Governor’s Executive Order No. N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020 include other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.