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-- AGENDA – MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL Thursday, May 26, 2016 Park Tower Plaza – 2nd Floor Conference Center 980 9th Street, Sacramento, California 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: 11:00 a.m.
Reconvene Open Session
Adoption of April 28, 2016 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
Chair’s Report (Information Item)
a. Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee Report
Executive Officer’s Report
a. Legislative Update
Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item) Dr. Cliff Dahm will report on recent Delta science activities. Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary (To be provided at the Council Meeting)
Approval for Executive Officer to Enter into a Contract for Services to Assist the Council in Amending the Delta Plan (Action Item)
The Executive Officer requests approval to enter into a $2.45 million contract with MWH to assist Council staff in preparing amendments to the Delta Plan.
Motion and Vote
Discussion Regarding Risks to State Interests Due to Possible Delta Levee Failures and Update on Delta Levees Investment Strategy (Water Code §85305) (Information Item) Staff will present information describing the relative risks to State interests in the Delta posed by potential levee failures. They also will discuss how these risks can be addressed through development of the Delta Levee Investment Strategy, and prioritize State investment in levee operation, maintenance, and improvements in the Delta in accordance with Water Code section 85306. Attachment 1: Annual Probability of Flooding Attachment 2: Risks to State Interests
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.
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