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-- AGENDA – DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL Thursday, January 28, 2016 Park Tower Plaza – 2nd Floor Conference Center 980 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Welcome and Introductions
Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
Approx. Time: 9:05 a.m.
Closed Executive Session: Litigation (Not Open to the Public) (Action Item) The Council may discuss litigation matters pursuant to Government Code §11126 (e)(2)(a), (e)(2)(B)(i), and/or (e)(2)(C)(i), including: (a) Delta Stewardship Council Cases, Coordinated Proceeding JCCP No. 4758, and (b) Bracewell Engineering Inc., et al., v. Delta Stewardship Council, et al., Sacramento County Superior Ct. No. 34-2015-80002178.
Approx. Time: 9:35 a.m.
Reconvene Open Session
Adoption of Dec. 17, 2015 Meeting Summary (Action Item) Motion and Vote
Chair’s Report(Information Item)
Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
Quarterly Contract Update
Approval of an Amended Reimbursable Interagency Agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board (Action Item) Motion and Vote
Lead Scientist’s Report (Water Code §85280) (Information Item) Dr. Cliff Dahm will report on recent Delta science activities. Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary (to be provided at meeting)
Year in Review (Information Item) Staff will discuss with the Council progress on Delta Plan implementation during 2015. Attachment 1: 2015 Annual Report (to be provided at meeting)
Delta Plan Performance Measures (Water Code §85308 and §85211) (Information Item) Staff will update the Council on activities since its December meeting and request any additional Council or public comments regarding proposed refinements to the Delta Plan performance measures. Attachment 1: Delta Plan Performance Measures - Staff Recommendations Attachment 2: Delta Plan Policies and Recommendations
Endorsement of Issue Paper “Improving Habitats along Delta Levees” and Update on Development of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy (Water Code §85305) (Action Item) Motion and Vote The staff has revised the draft paper “Improving Habitats along Delta Levees” presented in October 2015 based on input from stakeholders and agency staff and requests endorsement of proposed next steps to help implement Delta Plan policies and recommendations regarding habitat improvements along Delta levees in conjunction with the development of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy (DLIS). Staff will also provide an update on the development of the DLIS. Attachment 1: Improving Habitats along Delta Levees; Executive Summary Attachment 2: DLIS Project Schedule
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.
NOTE: Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. Agenda items could be heard earlier or later as business is completed.