The State Land Board met in executive session to consult with legal counsel concerning current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.
The Land Board approved adoption of the John Day Basin Area Plan. The board also authorized the Department of State Lands to proceed with developing and submitting five legislative concepts to the Department of Administrative Services in preparation for pre-session filing for the 2015 Legislative Session.
State Lands director Mary Abrams provided an overview of the agency’s proposed reorganization which will take place during 2014. New program areas will be established for better internal coordination and external customer service. The new program areas are the Aquatic Resources Management Program, the Common School Fund Property Program, and Business Operations and Support Services. There will be some internal staff and work space moves that the agency is coordinating with the state architect at DAS. There are no changes proposed for the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.