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

(916) 445-5511



-- AGENDA – 
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

Thursday, December 15, 2016
West Sacramento City Hall Galleria
1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, California 95691

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.
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: 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.

4. Reconvene Open Session
Approx. Time:
10:00 a.m.
5.
 Adoption of November 17, 2016 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
 Motion and Vote 
6.
 Chair’s Report (Information Item)
7.

 Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
    1. Legal Update
    2. Implementation of Delta Plan Recommendation WR R4 (Urban Water Management Plans) 
      Attachment 1: Relevant Water Code and Delta Plan Policies/Recommendations 
      Attachment 2: Table of WR R4 Recommended Items and Their Inclusion in the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) Guidebook 
      Attachment 3: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Planned Reliance on the Delta
      8.
       Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
      Dr. Cliff Dahm will report on recent Delta science activities and discuss highlights from the Bay-Delta Science Conference.
      Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary (To be provided at Council meeting)

      9.
       Acceptance of Discussion Draft of Delta Plan Revisions regarding Priorities for State Delta Levees Investment (Water Code §85306) (Action Item)
      Staff will request whether the Council agrees that a discussion draft of new or amended Delta Plan provisions regarding prioritization of State investments in Delta levees and other potential Delta Plan provisions is acceptable for use in stakeholder outreach sessions.
      Attachment 1: Discussion Draft of Potential Revisions to Chapter 7 Policies and Recommendations
      Attachment 2: Discussion Draft Map of Prioritization of Islands and Tracts
      Attachment 3: Discussion Draft Prioritization of Islands and Tracts
      Attachment 4: Delta Plan Map of Water Supply Reliability Corridor
      Attachment 5: Letter from Dr. Steve Deverel regarding Subsidence Management
      Attachment 6: Risk of Levee Failure at 2050 – High Sea Level Rise Scenario
       
       Motion and Vote 
       Motion and Vote 
       Motion and Vote 

      10.
       Preparations for the Flood Season and Implementation of the Delta Multi-Hazard Coordination Task Force's Recommendations (Information Item)
      A panel of representatives from local and State agencies will brief the Council about the status of flood risk emergency preparedness and recent accomplishments in implementing recommendations by the Delta Multi-Hazard Coordination Task Force.
      Attachment 1: Delta Multi-Hazard Task Force Recommendations

      11. Updates on the Science and Management of Aquatic Weeds in the Delta (Information Item)
      Staff will brief the Council about new and ongoing initiatives to learn about and manage aquatic weeds in the Delta. Representatives from the Division of Boating and Waterways, Department of Water Resources, and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, and the Port of Stockton (invited) will share information about how their programs are using science to inform aquatic weed control and progress in controlling nuisance weeds in 2016.

      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 heard 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 regarding the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee can be found on the Delta Stewardship Council’s website athttp://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 Office at (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.