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April 26 - 27, 2018
9:00 a.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions
2.Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
3.Delta Plan Amendments: Delta Levees Investment Strategy, Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both; and Performance Measures;
(Water Code §85300(a)) (Action Item)
Certification of Program Environmental Impact Report and adoption of Delta Plan Amendments.
a.Consideration of Certification of Delta Plan Final Program Environmental Impact Report
b.Consideration of Adoption of Delta Plan Amendments.
4.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
5.Reconvene Open Session
6.Adoption of March 22, 2018 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
7.Chair’s Report (Information Item)
8.Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
c.Quarterly Contract Update
"Coequal goals" means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring,
and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural,
recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place.”
–CA Water Code §85054
d.Approval of Association of Bay Area Governments Contract Amendment
Staff is requesting Council approval for a contract amendment with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). The amendment would extend the term of agreement from June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2020 and would increase the current budget by $100,000, raising the total to $951,000.
e.Approval of United States Geological Survey - Sacramento Operations
Baseline Contract Amendment (Action Item)
Staff is requesting Council approval for a contract amendment with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for Operation Baseline studies. The amendment would extend the term of the agreement from June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2020 and increase the current budget by $251,800 raising the total to $848,000.
f.Approval of University of California, Davis Telemetry Research Contract
Amendment (Action Item)
Staff is requesting Council approve for a contract amendment with the University of California, Davis for a time extension from June 30, 2018 to December 31, 2019 and would increase the current budget by $250,000, raising the total to $1,750,000.
9.Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway will report on recent Delta science activities.
11.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.
NOTE: Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. Item could be heard earlier or later as business is completed.
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