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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, August 27, 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 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

Day 1: Thursday, August 27, 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. Litigation: Delta Stewardship Council Cases, Coordinated Proceeding JCCP No. 4758 (Government Code §11126 (e)(2)(a), (e)(2)(B)(i))
  2. Personnel Matter: Update on Search for New Lead Scientist (Government Code §11126 (a)(1))
Approx. Time:
10:20 a.m.
4.  Reconvene Open Session  
5.  Adoption of June 25, 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
8.  Approval of Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Contract (Action Item) (Water Code §85210 (b))      Motion and Vote
This agreement provides specialized support for Delta Science Program core functions over the next three fiscal years including science communication products, science conferences, and independent science experts. Total budget $851,000.
Attachment 1: Budget
9.  Lead Scientist's Report (Water Code §85280) (Information Item)
Dr. Peter Goodwin will report on recent Delta Science activities.
Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary (to be provided at Council meeting)

10.  Appointment of New Lead Scientist (Water Code §85305 (a)) (Action Item)     Motion and Vote
The Delta Independent Science Board recommends that the Council appoint Dr. Clifford N. Dahm as Lead Scientist for the Delta Science Program.
Attachment 1: Letter of Recommendation from the Delta ISB
Attachment 2: Dr. Cliff Dahm's Curriculum Vitae
11.  Delta Plan Performance Measures (Water Code §85211, 85308) (Information Item)
The Delta Reform Act requires the Council to inculde performance measures in the Delta Plan to gauge its success. Staff will report on its work to complete an assessment of all 160 performance measures in the Delta Plan and report on the trends identified through this work. Staff will also provide the Council with recommendations for refinements to existing measures as well as new output and outcome measures to address gaps identified during the assessment.
Attachment 1:
Output/Outcome Performance Measures Reporting Highlights
Attachment 2:
Proposed Refinements and Additional Performance Measures to be Considered
Attachment 3:
Delta Plan Performance Measures Catalog
12.  Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy (Water Code §85305 (a)) (Action Item)       Motion and Vote
Staff recommends that the Council approve an additional Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy principle addressing the burden of proof borne by reclamation districts that seek State investments in non-project levees. In addition, staff will provide a summary of the Independent Science Review Panel report and update the Council on ongoing activities.
  1. Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles
  2. Independent Science Review Panel Report and Response
  3. Delta Levees Investment Strategy Update
Attachment 1: Revised Draft Delta Flood Management Investment Strategy Principles
Attachment 2: Independent Review Report on the Delta Levee Investment Strategy Methodology
Attachment 3: Delta Levees Investment Strategy - Project Schedule
13.  Encouragement of Appropriate Land Uses to Reduce Flood Risk in San Joaquin County (Information Item) (Water Code §85020 (g), 85212)
This report highlights staff efforts to reduce flood risk by encouraging appropriate land uses, as required by the Delta Reform Act.
14.  Public Comment
Adjourn for the Day


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.