|9:00 a.m.||1.|| Welcome and Introductions|
|2.|| Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)|
|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
|4.||Reconvene Open Session|
|5.| Adoption of September 28, 2017 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
Motion and Vote
|6.|| Chair’s Report (Information Item)|
|7.|| Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)|
- Legal Update
- Legislative Update (Action Item)
The Council will discuss current legislation that could affect the Council and/or implementation of the Delta Plan and may take action to express support or opposition, or seek to amend any of the bills listed in the monthly legislative report.
- Quarterly Contract Update
|8.|| Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)|
Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway will report on recent Delta science activities.
Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary (report to be provided at meeting)
|9.|| Delta Independent Science Board Reappointments (Action Item)|
The Lead Scientist will seek Council approval to reappoint two existing Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) members.
Motion and Vote
|10.|| Approach and Timeline for Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment (Information Item)|
Council staff will provide an overview of the proposed Ecosystem Amendment to the Delta Plan, discussing the need for the amendment, the process for developing the amendment, and planned public outreach throughout the process.
Attachment 1: Ecosystem Amendment Fact Sheet
|11.|| Lessons on Drought: Overview of Reports Associated with the|
2012 - 2016 Drought (Information Item)
Representatives from the Office of Emergency Services, U.C. Davis, and the State Water Resources Control Board will be on hand to update the Council on recent drought reports.
|12.|| 2017 Water Year in Review (Information Item)|
The Department of Water Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife will provide presentations on the lessons learned during the 2017 water year pertaining to water operations and storage, and impacts on fish and the environment.
|13.|| Public Comment |
|14.|| 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. |