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-- AGENDA – MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Holiday Inn, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Welcome and Introductions
Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
Approx. Time: 8:05 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: 9:15 a.m.
Reconvene Open Session
Acceptance of Draft Amendment of Delta Plan Revisions for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both (Water Code §85304) (Action Item) The Council will be asked to approve the draft amendment as the proposed project for purposes of analysis in the draft CEQA document that will be prepared for this and other Delta Plan amendments under consideration by the Council. Attachment 1: Draft Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both, June 2017 Attachment 2: Draft Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both, June 2017 (showing track changes) Attachment 3: Summary of Council Comments on the Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems, and the Operation of Both from the May 25, 2017 Delta Stewardship Council Meeting Attachment 4: Issues Raised in Environmental Justice Comments on the Notice of Preparation for the Delta Plan Amendments Program Environmental Impact Report Attachment 5: Timeline of Major Conveyance, Storage, and Operations
Attachment 6: CEQA Process Summary for Delta Plan Amendments
Public Comment on Item
Return to Council
Motion and Vote
Adoption of May 25, 2017 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
Motion and Vote
Chair's Report (Information Item)
Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)
Delta Levees Investment Strategy (DLIS): Memorandum of Understanding Update (Information Item) and Acceptance of Revisions to Draft DLIS Delta Plan Amendment/Proposed Project (Action Item) The executive officer will provide an update as to the status of a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the California Department of Water Resources and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board.
The executive officer will also seek Council approval to revise the Delta Levees Investment Strategy Delta Plan Amendment (endorsed at the Council’s March 23, 2017 meeting) to change the project description of the proposed amendment regarding Prioritization of State Investments in Delta Levees and Risk Reduction from a policy to be either a policy or a recommendation. Attachment 1: DLIS MOU and Joint Implementation Plan (Information Item) Attachment 2: Current DLIS Amendment, Endorsed by Council at its March 23, 2017 meeting Attachment 3: Revisions to Current DLIS Amendment (Action Item)
Motion and Vote
Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item) Lead Scientist Dr. Cliff Dahm will report on recent Delta science activities. Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary (Report to be provided at meeting)
Acceptance of Draft Amendment of Delta Plan Revisions for Performance Measures (Water Code §85211 and §85308) (Action Item) The Council will be asked to approve the draft amendment as the proposed project for purposes of analysis in the draft CEQA document that will be prepared for this and other Delta Plan amendments under consideration by the Council. Attachment 1: Proposed Performance Measures Amendment to the Delta Plan Attachment 2: Redline Version of Proposed Performance Measures Compared against February 2016 Adopted Version
Attachment 3: Highlights of Refinements to Specific Performance Measures
Motion and Vote
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. Items could be heard earlier or later as business is completed.
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