Media Room

The Commission’s Public Information Officer is the point of contact for news media organizations and the public seeking information about the Commission’s programs and activities. The Public Information Officer issues news releases on the Commission’s behalf to inform the public and media about public land issues and news. Recent and archived news releases reporting State Lands Commission activities are online. Public Information Officer, Sheri Pemberton can be reached at sheri.pemberton@slc.ca.gov and 916.574.1992.

Press Releases

Commission Meeting Highlights

August 23, 2019 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its August public meeting in Los Angeles. The Commission approved the issuance of dozens of leases and permits authorizing the use of lands and waterways throughout the State of California and took other actions relating to lands and resources...

June 28, 2019 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its June public meeting in San Diego, where many of the State’s most beautiful public lands, beaches, and natural resources are located. At the meeting, the Commission approved the issuance of dozens of leases and permits authorizing public use of...

April 5, 2019 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its April 2019 meeting in Madera, California. Supervisor Brett Frazier, Chair of the Madera County Board of Supervisors and Chair of the San Joaquin River Conservancy Board, welcomed the Commission to Madera County.

February 4, 2019 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its first meeting of 2019 in Sacramento. This year, for the first time in its 80-year history, the California State Lands Commission is represented by all women.

December 3, 2018 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its December public meeting in San Diego. Chairwoman Erica Pinto of the Jamul Indian Village of California welcomed the Commission and gave a brief history of her tribal history.

October 18, 2018 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its October public meeting in Sacramento, where California’s beautiful and historic State Capitol is located.

August 23, 2018 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its August public meeting at the Port of Long Beach, one of the largest Ports in the nation, located within one of the largest cities in California.

June 21, 2018 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its June public meeting at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.

April 19, 2018 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its April public meeting in the Southern California desert.

February 27, 2018 Meeting Highlights

The Commission held its first meeting of the year in Oakland with a satellite location in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes.

November 29, 2017 Meeting Highlights

The Commission convened its last meeting of 2017 in Fresno, where the San Joaquin River, one of over 100 state-owned sovereign waterways, is located.

October 19, 2017 Meeting Highlights

The October Commission meeting began with an update about SB 50 (Allen) and SB 44 (Jackson).

August 17, 2017 Meeting Highlights

This past Commission meeting was noteworthy.