980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
December 4, 2017
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, December 14, 2017
West Sacramento City Hall Galleria
1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691
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.
2:00 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
Approx. Time: 3. Closed Executive Session: Litigation (Not Open to the Public) (Action Item)
2:05 p.m.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.
Approx. Time: 4. Reconvene Open Session
5.Adoption of November 16, 2017 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
6.Chair’s Report (Information Item)
7.Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
b.Ecosystem Amendment Update
8.Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway will report on recent Delta science activities.
9. Delta Plan
Chief Deputy Executive Officer Jessica Law will provide an overview of the proposed review process for the Delta Plan.
Time Certain: 4:00 p.m.
10.Hearing to Receive Public Comments on the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the Delta Plan Amendments (Information Item)
The Council will hear comments from the public regarding the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the Delta Plan Amendments (Conveyance, Storage Systems and the Operation of Both; Delta Levees Investment Strategy; and Performance Measures). The hearing will conclude at 7:00 p.m. or when the last speaker has been heard, whichever is later.
a. Opening of Hearing and Explanation of Hearing Process by the Chair
b. Conduct Hearing
"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
(Note: A certified shorthand reporter will record public comments under this item for inclusion in the California Environmental Quality Act administrative record.)
12.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.
∙Your comments are important to each member of the Council and staff.
∙Correspondence received by regular mail or email before noon the day prior to a Council meeting will be distributed to members in advance of the meeting and posted on the Council’s website.
∙Correspondence received after noon or hand delivered at the meeting will be distributed to the members at the start of the meeting or when received, and posted to the website after the meeting.
∙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 can be found on the Delta Stewardship Council’s website at http://deltacouncil.ca.gov/ If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Bohl at (916)
∙If you have questions or need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resources, Delta Stewardship Council (916)
∙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.