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WEBINAR: Legislative Update

April 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join the California Coastal Resilience Network on April 12 from 12pm to 1pm for a Legislative Update Lunch & Learn, where we will review proposed legislation that relates to our efforts on coastal climate adaptation.

Specifically, we will review all relevant legislation and then take a deeper dive into AB-1129 The Coastal Protection & Public Beach Access Act, outlined here, and AB-250 State Coastal Conservancy: Lower Cost Coastal Accommodations Program. Our featured guests will be Alex Leumer, Matt Armsby, Louis Blumberg and Sarah Newkirk. Click here for an agenda of the webinar (or see below).

California Coastal Resilience Network
Legislative Update
April 12, 2017 — 12:00 – 1:00 PM (WebEx Help Below)

Goal: To provide Network Members with an update on proposed legislation that is pertinent to the Network’s mission, which is to promote knowledge exchange and policies that support adaptation solutions that strategically and comprehensively prepare California’s coastal habitats and communities for climate induced impacts.





Introduction, Network News

Kelly Leo

5 mins

Legislative Updates

AB 1129 – Coastal Access & Protection Act AB 184 – Sea Level Rise Planning Database

Sarah Newkirk, TNC

10 mins

AB 250 – State Coastal Conservancy: Lower Cost Coastal Accommodations Program.

Matt Armsby, RLF

5 mins

AB 733 – Infrastructure Financing Districts – Climate Change

AB 633 – Affordable Coastal Housing

Alex Leumer, TNC

10 mins

AB 18 – Park Bond SB 5 – Park Bond

Louis Blumberg, TNC

10 mins

Discussion and Q & A


20 mins (at end or distributed throughout based on participant questions)

Alex Leumer
 is the Climate Change Policy Analyst for The Nature Conservancy, California Chapter. At TNC, she helps develop policy and projects focused on nature-based adaptation to climate change, with her main focus on the intersection of climate change and ecosystem conservation. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Ms. Leumer was an Ocean Policy Analyst at the Environmental Defense Fund and co-authored a paper discussing management for a resilient ocean. She also served as a Deputy District Attorney in Alpine County, CA.  Ms. Leumer holds a J.D. from Golden Gate University and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Matt Armsby is the Program Officer at Resources Legacy Fund. Matt develops, implements, and oversees projects for oceans, coasts, and fisheries programs. Before joining Resources Legacy Fund, Matt was an environmental law and policy fellow and clinical attorney at Stanford Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic, overseeing research for marine conservation initiatives and providing legal services to public interest organizations. He was also an Early Career Legal Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions, advancing the role of science in ocean governance. Matt is a graduate of Stanford Law School.

Louis Blumberg is the Director of the California Climate Change Initiative of the Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter. He leads a multidisciplinary team promoting a comprehensive suite of natural climate solutions to climate change, including strategies to reduce and avoid greenhouse gas emissions from conservation of forests and other natural landscapes, and to promote natural infrastructure to reduce risk to human and natural communities from climate-driven hazards such as rising sea levels, flooding, wildfire, and disruption of water supplies. He holds an M.A. in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy from the University of California–Los Angeles and a B.A. from the University of California–Santa Barbara.

Sarah Newkirk is the Senior Coastal Project Director at The Nature Conservancy, CaliforniaSarah develops and implements statewide coastal conservation strategies, focusing on promoting coastal resilience to sea level rise, wetlands management and restoration, and abating land-based threats to marine ecosystems. Ms. Newkirk pioneered TNC’s Coastal Resilience approach to multi-objective planning for sea level rise and coastal hazards (http://coastalresilience.org). Ms. Newkirk has a M.S. in Marine Environmental Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a J.D. from Pace University School of Law.

WebEx Info for Webinar
To start the session
Go to https://tnc.webex.com/tnc/k2/j.php?MTID=t347675728d158da4b4300467ebc3ffd6
Topic: CA CR Network Legislative Update
Host: Kelly Leo
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 -1 pm, PDT
Session number: 648 250 415
Session password: CACRNetwork
USA Toll-Free: 1-844-740-1264
Audio Access code: 648 250 415

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April 12, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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