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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 January 25, 2018 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
6.Chair’s Report (Information Item)
7.Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
8.Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway will report on recent Delta science activities.
9. Ecosystem Amendment Update (Information Item)
Council staff will discuss the development of three synthesis papers that will provide the scientific basis of an amendment to Chapter 4 of the Delta Plan (Protect, Restore, and Enhance the Delta Ecosystem).
Representatives from American Rivers, Point Blue, and the Central Valley Land Trust will provide the Council with an overview of the Paradise Cut project, focusing on the issues related to converting agricultural land to floodplain and habitat.
"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.”
Delta Watermaster Michael Patrick George will present a quarterly report as required by the Delta Reform Act (Water Code §85230(d)).
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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∙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) 445-5797.
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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.