The Commission holds public meetings throughout the year at different locations. In accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, all Commission meetings are public. Every meeting is publicly noticed with an agenda posted at least ten-days prior to the meeting. In addition, staff reports are prepared for each item and posted on the Commission's website once they are finalized. The Commission may only take action on items that are described on the agenda.
- Speaker sign-up and time limits
Anyone wishing to address the Commission must fill out a Request to Speak form. Forms are available at a reception table near the entrance to the meeting. When you are called to speak, please identify yourself and your affiliation for the record. Generally, each speaker will be allowed three minutes to speak; however, the Chair may set different time limits.
- Access to meetings
If you need reasonable accommodation to conduct business with the Commission for a disability, as defined by the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, please contact the Commission at (916) 574-1800 in advance to arrange for such accommodation.
- Sign language interpreter
A sign language interpreter will be provided upon advance notification of need by a deaf or hearing impaired person. Please contact the Commission at (916) 574-1800 in advance to arrange for an interpreter.
- Staff reports and exhibits
A written staff report is available for most items on this agenda. Please note that staff reports are posted as soon as available on the Commission's website. The staff report and exhibits may be reviewed and downloaded. Past meetings, including staff reports and exhibits, transcripts, and webcasts, may also be viewed on the Commission's Archives site.
- Submission of written materials
Written materials should be submitted to the Commission no later than three business days before the meeting.
Please Note: You are discouraged from submitting written materials to the Commission on the day of the meeting, unless they are visual aids as it is difficult for Commissioners to thoroughly consider late submittals. No facsimiles, texts or emails will be accepted at the meeting site. All non-procedural communications become part of the record.
Written materials may be submitted to:
100 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
- Visual presentations / materials
Visual presentations / materials must be accompanied by a USB flash drive, flash memory card, or compact disk and must be PC compatible. It is recommended that a hard copy of any electronic presentation be submitted in case of technical difficulties. A slide projector and laptop will be available from our audio-visual technician, and they can assist you in its use. All written materials exhibited to the Commission during the meeting (presentations, maps, etc.) are part of the public record and may be kept by the Commission.
- Join the Commission Meeting Notices e-list to receive the latest updates from the California State Lands Commission staff.
The public is encouraged to participate in the Commission's decision-making process. You can do this by attending the public meetings or by submitting a written comment before the meeting. Please submit written comments at least three business days prior to the meeting so the Commissioners have sufficient time to review your comment prior to the meeting.
If your comment is related to an item on the agenda, please include that item number in the subject line. If your comment is not on a specific item, please specify the area or project of concern.
Commission meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Special meetings may be scheduled with ten days public notice. Meeting locations will be announced as they become available.
All persons having applications or other business before the Commission will be automatically notified in accordance with state open meeting laws.
Once a meeting has occurred, the agenda / voting record, staff reports, webcasts, and a transcript can be found on the Commission's Archive site. The Archive site contains links to all the Commission's staff reports dating to its first meeting in 1938.