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.
Welcome and Introductions
Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
Closed Executive Session: Litigation (Not Open to the Public)
The Council may discuss litigation matters pursuant to Government Code §11126 (e)(2)(A),
(e)(2)(B)(i), and/or (e)(2)(C)(i). For a list of these litigation matters, please see the footnotes.
Reconvene Open Session
Adoption of June 28, 2018 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
Chair’s Report (Information Item)
Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
a. Legal Update
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. Quarterly Contract Report
The Executive Officer will provide an update on the quarterly contract report.
Attachment 1: Quarterly Contract Report
d. Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment
The Executive Officer will provide an update on Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment efforts. Attachment 1: Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment Memo
"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
8.Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway will report on recent Delta science activities.
Attachment 1: By the Numbers (to be provided at the Council meeting)
The Council will receive an update from the Delta Independent Science Board. Attachment 1: Water Quality Science in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – Chemical Contaminants and Nutrients. (to be provided at the Council meeting)
10. Data to Decision-making: Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program (Information Item)
As part three of the summer data to decision-making series, Council staff and panelists will provide an overview of the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program. Attachment 1: CSAMP Membership
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.
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∙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 items 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 Lita Brydie at (916) 445-0769.
∙If you have questions or need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resources, Delta Stewardship Council (916) 445-5511, or TDD (800) 735-2929.
∙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.