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

(916) 445-5511

 


January 22, 2014

-- AGENDA –
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BELOW MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER PURSUANT TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE 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, January 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Roll Call - Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
3. Adoption of December 18, 2014 Meeting Summary (Action Item) Motion/Vote
4. Chair's Report (Information Item)
  1. Report on California-Australia Dialogue on Drought Solutions
    Staff will provide an overview of this one-day conference organized by the Australian Government in partnership with the Governor's Office to support California's respones to the current drought crisis by sharing Australian expertise developed during the Millenium Drought.
5. Executive Officer's Report (Information Item)
  1. Legal Update
  2. Quarterly Contract Update
  3. Legislative Update
    • January 2015 Bill Tracking Report
    • Elected Representatives from the Delta Region
6. Lead Scientist's Report (Water Code  §85280) (Information Item)
The  Lead Scientist will report on Delta Science activities.
Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary
7. Year in Review (Information Item)
Staff will provide the Council with a year in review of the accomplishments of the Delta Stewardship Council during the 2014 year.
Attachment 1: 2014 Priorities Update
Attachment 2: 2014 Annual Report

8. Delta Independent Science Board 2014 Accomplishments and 2015 Plans (Information Item)
The Chair of the Independent Science Board will provide the Council with a review of the 2014 accomplishments of the Board and also provide highlights of the 2015 plans. Power Point
Attachment 1: Delta ISB 2014 Work Products
Attachment 2: Status Report Presentation on Fish, Flows and Other Stressors Program Review

9. Delta Levee Investment Strategy Update (Information Item)
Staff will provide background information and a framework for discussion of initial key policy questions related to State priorities and liability. This will be the first in a series of discussions with Council on these policy issues. At a subsequent meeting, staff will seek Council guidance on these issues that will be integrated with the technical work for the levee investment strategy. Staff will also provide an overall update on this project, focusing on efforts related to public outreach, the independent peer review panel and technical tasks. Public Comment
Attachment 1: Compilation of Information related to State Interests, Goals, and Objectives and LIability related to Delta Levees and Flood Management
10. Update on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) (Information Item)
A representative from Department of Water Resources will brief the Council on the partially Recirculated Draft BDCP, Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS), and Implementing Agreement (IA) to be released in early 2015.
Attachment 1: BDCP Fact Sheet-Modified Pipeline Tunnel Option
11. Interagency Ecological Program Management, Analysis, and Synthesis Team (MAST) Report (Information Item)
A representative from Department of Water Resources and US Geological Survey will brief the Council on the recently released MAST report and how the report is currently being used to inform adaptive management decisions.
Attachment 1: PowerPoint Presentation on Application of the Delta Smelt MAST
12. Delta Ecosystem Restoration Program Annual Report (Information Item)
A representative from the Department of Fish and Wildlife will brief the Council on the Ecosystem Restoration Program activities in the Delta in 2014.
Attachment 1: Ecosystem Restoration Program 2014 Annual Summary
13. Public Comment
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.
4:30 p.m. ADJOURN


NOTE: Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. Agenda items 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.