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980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
-- MEETING AGENDA --
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
August 23, 2018
980 9th Street
3rd Floor Conference Center, Room 350
Sacramento, CA 95814
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.
August 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
3. Adoption of July 26, 2018 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
Motion and Vote
4. Chair’s Report (Information Item)
a. Executive Fellow Update
Executive Fellow Seth Yund will present a summary of his research and activities during his executive fellowship
5. Executive Officer’s Report
a. Legal Update
1. Ex Parte Communication Disclosures (Information Item)
The Chief Counsel will disclose any ex parte communications related to the WaterFix certification of consistency, and offer a reminder to the public and the Council about ex parte communications prohibitions in effect at the Council.
2. Procedures for Delta Stewardship Council Meetings (Action Item)
The Council will consider amending its Procedures for Delta Stewardship
Attachment 1: Procedures for Delta Stewardship Council Meetings
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.
6. Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway will report on recent Delta science activities. Dr, Steve Culberson will provide an update on the Interagency Ecological Program.
Attachment 1: By the Numbers (to be distributed at the meeting)
Attachment 2: Delta Partners: Interagency Ecological Program and Estuary Monitoring Science
No earlier than 10:30 a.m.
7. Workshop: Ecosystem Amendment Framework (Information Item)
a. Overview and Vision for Ecosystem Amendment
The Council will receive an overview of the Delta Plan amendment process, including a summary of existing content and Delta Reform Act vision and requirements for the Chapter.
Attachment 1: Ecosystem Amendment Workbook
The Council will hear public comment related to items 7a after the item.
b. Part 1: Linking Science to Ecosystem Restoration Priorities
Panelists will provide an overview of data informing the development of the Ecosystem Amendment.
The Council will hear public comment related to items 7b after the item.
c. Part 2: Moving from Vision to Planning and Implementation
Panelists will provide an overview of the role of conservation planning, restoration and recovery plans, and regional opportunities informing the Ecosystem Amendment.
The Council will hear public comment related to items 7c after the item.
d. Part 3: Setting Direction with Policies and Recommendations
Council Staff will provide an overview of the Ecosystem Amendment Blueprint
The Council will hear public comment related to items 7d after the item.
8. Public Comment
9. Preparation for Next Council Meeting
Discuss (a) expected agenda items; (b) new work assignments for staff; (c) requestsof other agencies; (d) other requests from Council members; and (e) confirm next meeting date.
NOTE: Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. The 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 at http://deltacouncil.ca.gov/ If you have any questions, please contact Lita Brydie at (916) 445-0769.
∙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.