The California State Lands Commission is holding an environmental justice community roundtable in Martinez, the second in a series it will be hosting throughout the state this summer and fall. Commission staff want to learn about priority issues for communities in the greater Solano and Contra Costa areas and solicit feedback on the Commission’s draft environmental justice policy. The Commission will also dive deeper into its leasing practices for industrial, commercial and recreational uses within and along the San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, and the Carquinez Strait.
Please share your oral or written comments on the Commission’s draft environmental justice policy by Friday, September 14th. More information, including a staff report about that policy, is on their website. Comments can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State Lands Commission is “dedicated to protecting the lands and resources entrusted to its care through balanced management, marine protection and pollution prevention, adaptation to climate change, and ensuring public access to lands and waters for current and future generations.” Amongst its other duties, the Commission is mandated to prevent oil spills by “providing the best achievable protection of the marine environment at marine oil terminals and offshore oil platforms and production facilities. It monitors sovereign land, typically waterfront land and coastal waters that the California Legislature granted in trust to about 70 local jurisdictions.”
The meeting is located near public transit and will include refreshments.
Tuesday, August 21, 6–8 PM
524 Main St.
RSVP by August 15th.