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May 24, 2018
Welcome and Introductions
Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
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: 10:15 a.m.
4.Reconvene Open Session
5.Adoption of April 26, 2018 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
6.Chair’s Report (Information Item)
7.Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
b.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.
c.Ecosystem Amendments Update
d.Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategy Contract
Approval (Action Item)
The Delta Reform Act specifies consideration of “the future impact of climate change and sea level rise” in restoration planning. To fulfill this requirement, the Executive Officer requests authority to enter into a contract for a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategy for the Delta and Suisun Marsh.
"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
Attachment 1: Notice to Prospective Qualified Respondents, RFQ #8932: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategy
e.Delta Plan Amendments Contract Amendment Approval (Action Item)
The executive officer requests authority to amend the current contract with Stantec Consulting, Inc., by increasing the contract budget up to an additional $600,000 dollars to fund several tasks related to continued support related to recent amendments to the Delta Plan and the ongoing five-year review of the Delta Plan.
8. Delta Plan 5-Year Review Initial Assessment and Report on Review Process and Next Steps (Information Item)
Staff will present an overview of the initial assessment along with the process and timeline for the next seven months.
Attachment 1: Review of Administrative Performance Measures
9.Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway will report on recent Delta science activities.
Attachment 1: Beginner’s Guide to the Delta Sample (to be provided at the Council Meeting)
Attachment 2: By the Numbers Summary (to be provided at the Council Meeting)
10. Data to Decision-making: The Open and Transparent Water Data Act (Information Item)
Staff, together with representatives from the Department of Water Resources (DWR), State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), will brief the Council on progress of implementing the requirements of Assembly Bill 1755, the Open and Transparent Water Data Act (AB 1755).
Attachment 1: AB 1755 Fact Sheet
Attachment 2: Council Comment letter on AB 1755 Implementation
11. 2018 Water Year Outlook (Information Item)
A panel of water managers and experts will provide an overview of Water Year 2018 to date, current water supply conditions, and initial water delivery allocations.
The Delta Watermaster will present his quarterly report focusing on the first rigorous scientific effort to compare and improve seven emerging methods for estimating crop water use in the Delta.
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.
NOTE: Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. Item could be heard earlier or later as business is completed.
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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).
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