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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
WWW.DELTACOUNCIL.CA.GOV

(916) 445-5511


-- MEETING NOTICE –
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sacramento Convention Center Complex
1400 J Street, Room 315,
Sacramento, CA 95814

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.


Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Roll Call - Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
Approx Time:
9:05
3. Closed Executive Session - (Not Open to the Public) (Action Item)
Litigation: Delta Stewardship Council Cases, Coordinated Proceeding JCCP No. 4758 (Government Code
§11126 (e)(2)(a),(e)(2)(B)(i))
Approx Time:
10:00

4. Reconvene Open Session
5.
 Chair’s Report
6. Executive Officer's Report (Information Item)
  1.  Legislative Update
  2.  Legal Update
7. Lead Scientist’s Report (Water Code §85280) (Information Item)
8. Report from Chair of Independent Science Board (Information Item)
Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB or Board) Chair Dr. Tracy Collier will brief the Council on recent and upcoming activities of the Delta ISB.
9.Adoption of September 25, 2014 Meeting Summary  (Action Item)              Motion and Vote
10.
 Toward an Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Framework (Information Item)
Monitoring and assessment are key elements in environmental decision-making. This briefing will discuss what coordinated monitoring and assessment efforts already exist, where there are gaps and barriers that inhibit broad uses of an integrated monitoring and assessment framework, and what the Delta Science Program is doing to work with others to overcome the barriers and develop a common framework applicable to the needs of multiple agencies.
11.
 Delta Levee Investment Strategy Update (Water Code §85305-85306) (Information Item)
Staff will provide an update on this project, focusing on efforts related to data compilation, the independent peer review panel and public outreach and communication.
12.
 Public Comment
13.
 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.
1:00 p.m.ADJOURN


NOTE: Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. Item could be hear earlier or later as business is completed.

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://www.deltacouncil.ca.gov If you have any questions, please contact Pat Rogers at (916) 445-5511.
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