The overall goal of the conference is to provide a forum for local governments and coastal stakeholders to identify the specific issues they have encountered in dealing with coastal flooding so that state agencies and other stakeholders can assist in efforts to manage the problems. The conference will also begin to identify the legal issues created by recurrent flooding and coastal change, and what actions may be needed at local and state levels to begin addressing them. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to respond to and inform a draft set of legislative proposals designed for the 2014 General Assembly. A follow-up conference, hosted by VIMS, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Army Corps of Engineers (COE) focusing on the technical aspects of adaptation planning, will be held in October.

The Final Report from this conference is available here.

Schedule

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2013
Friday, September 13th
9:00 AM

Welcome

W. Taylor Reveley III, William & Mary Law School
Chris Stolle

9:00 AM

9:15 AM

Introduction to the Conference

Doug Domenech

9:15 AM

9:30 AM

Coastal Flooding from the Locality’s Perspective: Challenges and Concerns

Paul Fraim
Will Sessoms
Molly Ward

9:30 AM

10:45 AM

Discussion: What Local Challenges Require State Leadership?

Carlton H. Hershner
Molly Mitchell
Shana Jones

10:45 AM

11:15 AM

Challenges Facing Local Governments: Virginia’s Potential Leadership Role

Joseph Maroon

11:15 AM

12:00 PM

Lunch Discussion: Building Cooperation and Collaboration on Adaptation: A View From the Center

David Bailey
David Bookbinder

12:00 PM

1:15 PM

Framing the Legal Problems: Is a Holistic Strategy for Managing Stormwater, Flooding, and the Bay TMDL Possible or Advisable?

Henry R. Pollard

1:15 PM

Maintaining Services: A Duty Today, Potential Issues Tomorrow?

Shana Jones
Chris Olcott

1:15 PM

The Dillon Rule and Local Government Authority: An Overview of the Issues

Ronald H. Rosenberg, William & Mary Law School

1:15 PM

2:45 PM

The Supreme Court’s Recent “Takings” Cases: The Koontz and Arkansas Decisions -- What Do They Mean for Local Government?

Lynda L. Butler, William & Mary Law School

2:45 PM

Understanding Lucas and Related “Takings” Law: Would Rebuilding Restrictions After a Storm Event Result in a “Total Economic Wipeout” and Constitute a “Takings”?

Sharon Pandak

2:45 PM

3:45 PM

Issues and Concerns: A Locality Perspective

James Redick
Joseph DuRant
David Hansen
Lewis L. Lawrence III

3:45 PM

4:15 PM

Next Steps: Where Do We Go From Here?

John Watkins
Joe Lerch

4:15 PM