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

(916) 445-5511
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April 14, 2015

-- AGENDA –
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, April 23, 2015
2nd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth Street, 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, April 23, 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)
Personnel Matter: Lead Scientist Vacancy (Government Code §11126 (a)(1))
Approx. Time:
9:35 a.m.
4.  Reconvene Open Session
5.  Adoption of March 11, 2015 Workshop Summary and March 26, 2015 Meeting Summary (Action Item)       Motion and Vote     
6.  Chair’s Report
7.
 Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
  1.  Report on Follow-up Items From Prior Council Meetings
  2.  Legal Update
  3.  Legislative Update
  4. Quarterly Contract Update
8.
 Lead Scientist’s Report (Water Code §85280) (Information Item)
The Lead Scientist will report on Delta Science activities.
9.
 Communicating the Council's 2015 Priorities (Information Item)
Staff will discuss support for Council's 2015 priorities as well as the Council's overall communications strategy.
10.
 2015 Water Year – Current Drought Conditions and Where We Go from Here (Information Item)
Panels of State and federal agencies brief the Council on current drought conditions, proposed water project operations, and planned and potential drought mitigation responses.
11.
 Delta Levee Investment Strategy: Cost Allocation Methodology and General Updates (Information Item)
Staff will discuss the cost allocation methodology that is proposed 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.
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.