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-- AGENDA –
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

Thursday, April 27, 2017 and Friday, April 28, 2017
980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Center
Sacramento, CA 95814

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BELOW MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER PURSUANT TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE COUNCIL CHAIR. TIMES LISTED ON THE AGENDA ARE APPROXIMATE ONLY. AT THE DISCRETION OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL, ALL ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA, WHETHER OR NOT EXPRESSLY LISTED FOR ACTION, MAY BE DELIBERATED UPON AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO ACTION. PUBLIC COMMENT MAY BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. 1.
Welcome and Introductions

2.
Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
Approx. Time:
9:05 a.m.

3. Closed Executive Session: Litigation (Not Open to the Public) (Action Item)
The Council may discuss litigation matters pursuant to Government Code §11126 (e)(2)(a), (e)(2)(B)(i), and/or (e)(2)(C)(i), including: (a) Delta Stewardship Council Cases, Coordinated Proceeding JCCP No. 4758, and (b) Bracewell Engineering Inc., et al., v. Delta Stewardship Council, et al., Sacramento County Superior Ct. No. 34-2015-80002178
Approx. Time:
10:05 a.m.
4.
Reconvene Open Session

5. Adoption of March 23, 2017 Meeting Summary (Action Item)

6.
Chair’s Report (Information Item)

7.
Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
  1. Legal Update
  2. Legislative Update
  3. Quarterly Contract Update
  4. Memorandum of Understanding with Aquatic Science Center/San Francisco Estuary Institute
    Attachment 1: Memorandum of Understanding between the Delta  Stewardship Council and Aquatic Science Center to Support Advancement of the California Bay-Delta Science Enterprise
  5. Approval of Contract with Aquatic Science Center/San Francisco Estuary Institute (Action Item)
    The Executive Officer requests authority to execute a three-year contract to provide up to $960,000 to the Aquatic Science Center to support advancement of the Science Action Agenda and begin to implement key recommendations that originated in the November 2016 Science Enterprise Workshop, consistent with the Delta Science Plan. 
  6. Delegation of Authority for the Executive Officer to Increase the Stantec  Contract in Support of the Delta Plan Amendments (Action Item)
    The executive officer requests authority to amend and increase the current contract with Stantec Consulting, Inc., by $2,000,000 to fund several tasks related to the continued support for the Delta Plan amendments. 
  7. Approval of Contract with United States Geological Survey for Operation Baseline Pilot Studies (Action Item)
    The executive officer requests authority to enter into a contract with the United States Geological Survey in the amount of $596,200 for critical science investigations to establish baseline conditions in the Delta prior to the upgrade of the Sacramento Regional Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment plant.
    Attachment 1: Tasks, Products, and Estimated Costs
  8. Approval of Contract with University of California, San Diego/California Sea Grant for 2018 Class of Delta Science Fellows (Action Item)
    The executive officer requests authority to enter into a new three-year, $2,074,957 contract with U.C. San Diego/California Sea Grant to support a new class of Delta Science Fellows and Policy Fellows.

    Attachment 1:  2013 Class of Delta Science Fellows
    Attachment 2: 2016 Class of Delta Science Fellows and Priority Research Topics
    Attachment 3: 2017 Class of Delta Science Fellows and Priority Research Topics
    Attachment 4: 2018-2019 Delta Science and Policy Fellows Budget

8.
Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
Lead Scientist Dr. Cliff Dahm will report on recent Delta science activities, including a review of two reports on the use of best available science in draft permit analyses and an adaptive management framework for the California WaterFix. The current class of Delta Science Fellows will also provide overviews of their research
Attachment 1: 2017 and 2016 Delta Science Fellows
Attachment 2: By the Numbers Summary (Report to be provided at the Council meeting)

9.
Update Regarding the Draft Delta Plan Amendment for Refinement of Performance Measures (Information Item)
Staff will update the Council on progress made since the March 2017 Council meeting, present a subset of the draft performance measures under going refinement, and discuss next steps.  
Attachment 1:  Redline Version of a Subset of the Proposed Performance Measures Compared against February 2016 Adopted Version   
Attachment 2: Summary of Comments Received to Date

10.
2017 Water Year Outlook (Information Item)
A panel of water managers and experts will provide an overview of Water Year 2017 to date, current water supply conditions and initial water delivery allocations, the health of Delta ecosystem and fisheries, and policy implications for future droughts and floods.
Attachment 1: U.S. Drought Monitor
Attachment 2:
Reservoir Conditions
Attachment 3:
Groundwater Level Change Spring 2011 – Spring 2016 

11.
Public Comment

ADJOURN FOR THE DAY
Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 a.m.
12.
Call to Order

13.
Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)

14.
Revised Discussion Draft of Proposed Delta Plan Amendment Regarding Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both   (Water Code §85304) (Information Item)
Staff will present a revised discussion draft of the Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both amendment and provide rationale for the recommendations.
Attachment 1: Revised Discussion Draft Delta Plan Amendment for  Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both (with track changes)
Attachment 2: Revised Discussion Draft Delta Plan Amendment for  Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both (clean/without track changes)
Attachment 3: Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both to Achieve the Coequal Goals – Frequently Asked Questions
Attachment 4: Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both – Summary of Public Comments from Public  Workshops 

15.
Public Comment

16.
Preparation for Next Council Meeting – Discuss (a) expected agenda items;  (b) new work assignments for staff; (c) requests of other agencies;  (d) other requests from Council members; and (e) confirm next meeting  date.

ADJOURN

NOTE: Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. Agenda items could be heard earlier or later as business is completed.
Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Delta Stewardship Council on any agenda item except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such an opportunity at an earlier meeting. Comments during the public comment period shall be limited to matters within the Council’s jurisdiction. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Section 11125.7).
Additional information regarding the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee can be found on the Delta Stewardship Council’s website at http://deltacouncil.ca.gov/ If you have any questions, please contact Pat Rogers at (916) 445-5511.
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The times for subject discussion or action or for adjournment are approximate only. Should the Council complete its business under any agenda item, it will move on to the next agenda item. Should the Council complete its full agenda for a meeting day prior to the scheduled adjournment time, and no member of the public wishes to provide further testimony, the Council meeting will adjourn early.