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

(916) 445-5511

 


February 17, 2015

-- AGENDA –
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road, Walnut Grove, CA 95690

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, February 26, 2015

The public may join the Council on a field trip of Cosumnes River Preserve and Locke Boarding House (Field trip will depart from Council Offices, 980 9th Street, Sacramento, CA – see attachment for additional information, locations and approximate times of arrival. Transportation and food will not be provided for the public.)
1:00 p.m. 1.  Welcome and Introductions
2.  Roll Call - Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
3. Adoption of January 29, 2015 Meeting Summary (Action Item)   Motion and Vote
4.  Chair's Report (Information Item)
5.  Executive Officer's Report (Information Item)
  1.  Legal Update
  2.  Legislative Update
    • February 2015 Bill Tracking Report
6.  Lead Scientist's Report (Water Code  §85280) (Information Item)
The Lead Scientist will report on science activities including a recent science communications workshop and upcoming workshops on sturgeon, computer modeling, and the Interagency Ecological Program.
Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary
7.  Delta Plan Contract Amendment (Action Item)    Motion and Vote
Staff will seek the approval of a contract amendment for the CH2MHill contract. Staff is seeking to add $800,000 through fiscal year 2015-2016 to fund tasks related to Performance Management and Delta Plan implementation.
8.  Delta Levee Investment Strategy Update (Information Item)
Staff will present the Council with draft recommendations regarding State interests that Delta levee investments should further. A panel of State agency representatives will discuss these State interests with the Council. 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.
Attachment 1: Map of Delta Levee Maintenance Subventions Program Expenditures by Island/Tract
Attachment 2: Map with Delta Levee Special Flood Control Projects Program Expenditures by Island/Tract
Attachment 3: Four Alternative Approaches to Addressing State Goals and Objectives through Levee Investments

9.  Public Comment
10.  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.
4:00 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.