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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, October 22, 2015
Park Tower Plaza – 2nd Floor Conference Center
980 9th Street, Sacramento, California 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, October 22, 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)
Litigation (Government Code §11126 (e)(2)(a), (e)(2)(B)(i)):
  1. Delta Stewardship Council Cases, Coordinated Proceeding
    JCCP No. 4758
  2. BracewellEngineeringInc.,etal.,v.DeltaStewardshipCouncil,etal.,
    Sacramento County Superior Ct. No. 34-2015-80002178
Approx. Time: 10:15 a.m.
4. Reconvene Open Session
5.  Adoption of Sept. 24, 2015 Meeting Summary (Action Item)     Motion and Vote
6.
 Chair’s Report   
7.
 Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
  1.  Legal Update
  2.  Legislative Update
  3.  Quarterly Contract Update
8.
 Lead Scientist’s Report (Water Code §85280) (Information Item)
Dr. Cliff Dahm will report on recent Delta science activities.
9.
 Delta Challenges Report( Water Code §85280) (Information Item)
Dr. Cliff Dahm will present “Challenges Facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Complex, Chaotic or Simply Cantankerous?,” a recent report that summarizes Delta conflicts and challenges written by Dahm and three other former Lead Scientists at the request of the California Natural Resources Agency, U.S. Department of the Interior, and NOAA Fisheries.
10.
 Options for New and Improved Conveyance, Storage, and Operation of Both to Achieve the Coequal Goals – Council Principles (Water Code §85304) (Information Item)
Staff will introduce a revised set of principles to guide the Council in promoting options for new and improved infrastructure relating to the water conveyance in the Delta, storage systems, and for the operation of both to achieve the coequal goals. These revisions reflect the comments staff received from Council members, the input staff received from other state agencies, and from the suggestions made by the panel of experts at the August Council meeting.
11.
 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.