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

(916) 445-5511

 


March 16, 2015

REVISED - to reflect new duration of closed session

-- AGENDA –
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, March 26, 2015
West Sacramento City Hall Galleria
1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

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, March 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
1.  Welcome and Introductions
2. Roll Call - Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
Approx. Time:
9:05 a.m.
3. Closed Executive Session (Not Open to the Public) (Action Item)
  1. Personnel Matter: Lead Scientist Vacancy (Government Code §11126 (a)(1))
  2. Litigation: Delta Stewardship Council Cases, Coordinated Proceeding JCCP No. 4758 (Government Code §11126 (e)(2)(a), (e)(2)(B)(i))
Approx. Time:
10:05 a.m.
10:35 a.m.
4.  Reconvene Open Session
5.  Adoption of February 26, 2015 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
6.  Chair's Report 
7.  Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
  1.  Legal Update
  2. Report on Follow-up Items from the January 29, 2015 Council Meeting
  3.  Legislative Update
    • March 2015 Bill Tracking Report
8.  Lead Scientist’s Report (Water Code §85280) (Information Item)
The Lead Scientist will report on Delta Science activities.
Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary
9.  2015 Priorities (Information Item)
The Executive Officer, Lead Scientist and deputy executive officers will discuss 2015 priorities for the Council.
Attachment 1: 2015 Updated Priorities
10.  Delta Levee Investment Strategy: Determination of State Interests (Action Item)
Staff will present the Council with a second draft of alternatives related to State goals, objectives, and State interests and seek guidance on which State interests warrant further consideration in the prioritization of State levee investments.
Attachment 1: Alternative Approaches for Guiding State Investments in Delta Levees
Attachment 2: Staff recommendations regarding State interests to further consider in the Delta Levees Investment Strategy   Motion and Vote
11.  Delta Levee Investment Strategy: Risk Analysis Methodology and General Updates (Information Item)
Staff will discuss the risk analysis methodology that will be used to develop the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. In addition, staff will update the Council on other ongoing activities related to public outreach, data compilation and the peer review process.
Attachment 1: PowerPoint Presentation re: Delta Levees Investment Strategy - Methodology and Metrics Discussion
Attachment 2:
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.
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.