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980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814     WWW.DELTACOUNCIL.CA.GOV

(916) 445-5511  


March 12, 2018

-- MEETING NOTICE --

MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

Thursday, March 22, 2018

West Sacramento City Hall Galleria

1110 West Capitol Avenue

West Sacramento, CA 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:

3.

 Closed Executive Session: Litigation (Not Open to the Public) (Action Item)

9:05 a.m.

 

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: 4.  Reconvene Open Session

10:15 a.m.

5. Adoption of February 22, 2018 Meeting Summary (Action Item)      Motion and Vote

6.Chair's Report (Information Item)

7.Executive Officer's Report (Information Item)

a. Legal Update

b.Legislative Update (Action Item)

The Council will discuss current legislation that could affect the Council and/or implementation of the Delta Plan and may take action to express support or opposition, or seek to amend any of the bills listed in the monthly Legislative report.

c.San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Contract Approval (Action

Item)     Motion and Vote

The chief deputy executive officer requests authority to enter into a two-year, $766,158 contract with the University of California, Davis to continue publication of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science journal. The contract exceeds the delegated authority granted to the executive officer.


"Coequal goals" means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring,

and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural,

recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place.

CA Water Code §85054

d.  Water Board Reimbursable Agreement Contract Amendment Approval

(Action Item)      Motion and Vote

The chief deputy executive officer requests authority to increase the amount of a reimbursable contract from $510,000 to $1,015,882.82 and extend the contract to 2020.The agreement funds the Delta Science Program for independent science reviews, workshops, and advisors related to water management and water quality in the Delta. The contract exceeds the delegated authority granted to the executive officer.

8.  Lead Scientist's Report (Information Item)

Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway will report on recent Delta science activities.

9.Lessons on Drought: Synthesis Report on the Science and Management Actions in Response to Drought Relevant to the Sacramento-SanJoaquin

Delta Region (Information Item)

The authors of the drought synthesis paper will present the final report. This effort was supported by the Council through the Delta Science Program.

10.  Delta Levees Investment Strategy Implementation Update (Information

Item)

Council and California Department of Water Resources staff will provide an update on the implementation of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy Memorandum of Understanding.

11. Public Comment

12. 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. Item could be heard earlier or later as business is completed.

Your comments are important to each member of the Council and staff.

Correspondence received by regular mail or email before noon the day prior to a Council meeting will be distributed to members in advance of the meeting and posted on the Council's website.

Correspondence received after noon or hand delivered at the meeting will be distributed to the members at the start of the meeting or when received, and posted to the website after the meeting.


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 athttp://deltacouncil.ca.gov/ If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Bohl at (916) 445-5797.

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.