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

(916) 445-5511

 


-- AGENDA –
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Park Tower Plaza
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. PUBLIC COMMENT MAY BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON

Thursday, June 25, 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))
    1. 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.
4.  Reconvene Open Session
5. Adoption of May 28, 2015 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
6.  Chair’s Report
7.  Executive Officer’s Report
  1.  Report on Follow-up Items from Prior Council Meetings
  2.  Legal Update
  3.  Legislative Update
8.  Lead Scientist’s Report (Water Code §85280) (Information Item)
The Lead Scientist will report on Delta Science activities including a report on the Delta Challenges workshop
Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary (to be provided at meeting)
9.  Delta Independent Science Board Report (Information Item)
The Chair of the Delta Independent Science Board will report on ISB activities.
10.  Delta Levee Investment Strategy: Investment Strategy Principles and General Updates (Action Item)
Staff will summarize comments received following the Council’s May meeting and the Council may consider endorsement of the Delta flood management investment strategy policy principles that are proposed to guide the development of the Delta Levee Investment Strategy. In addition staff will update the Council on ongoing activities and provide previously requested information.
Attachment 1: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – Bill Edgar and Clyde Macdonald
Attachment 2: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – The Nature Conservancy and Natural Heritage Institute
Attachment 3: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – San Joaquin County Public Works Department
Attachment 4: Delta Levees Investment Strategy NOP
Attachment 5: Delta Levees Investment Strategy – Project Schedule
Attachment 6: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – California Farm Bureau Federation
Attachment 7: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – Department of Water Resources
Attachment 8: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District Attachment 9: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – Rogene Reynolds
Attachment 10: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – Delta Protection Commission
Attachment 11: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – MBK Engineers
Attachment 12: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attachment 13: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – State Water Contractors
Attachment 14: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – Local Agencies of the North Delta
Attachment 15: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – Reclamation District 999
Attachment 16: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – Sacramento County
Attachment 17: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency Attachment 18: Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles Comment Letter – Supervisor Piepho
11.  Bay Delta Conservation Plan Update (Information Item)
Staff will update the Council on changes related to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and implications for the Delta Plan.
Attachment 1: Appendix A from the Delta Plan
Attachment 2: Conveyance, Storage and Operations Principles from the Delta Plan
Attachment 3: Letter from Chair Fiorini to the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee Regarding Changes to BDCP and Implications to the Delta Plan            Motion and Vote
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://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.