|Curtailment of Delta ISB Activities||
As discussed at recent Delta ISB meetings, members of the Delta ISB have been acting as unpaid volunteers since July 1, 2020. Currently, Delta ISB members are transitioning to some per-diem compensation, but the State has not yet secured a more sustainable way to financially compensate Delta ISB members for their services, as the State has done in the past. This current status necessitates greatly curtailing the agenda and activities of the Delta ISB to a much lower level. Consequently, substantial delays in many of the Delta ISB’s anticipated and legislatively mandated reviews, products, and activities are expected. The Delta ISB is committed to supporting science for the Delta's problems and problem-solving and looks forward to returning to its high level of productivity as soon as the State fully resolves this issue.
The Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion on the state of knowledge on harmful algal blooms and their impacts on the Delta, to help orient new members on the topic and to help inform current and future reviews. Panelists include Dr. Hans Paerl (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Dr. Peggy Lehman (California Department of Water Resources). In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of the Science Needs Assessment, including the latest report outline.
This section describes the highlights. For more information about the meeting, refer to the agenda below.
The agenda items listed below may be considered in a different order pursuant to the determination of the Delta ISB chair. Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. At the discretion of the Delta ISB, all items appearing on this agenda, whether or not expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action.
|~ 11:30 AM: Meeting Starts|
|1.|| Welcome and Declarations|
|2.|| Delta ISB Chair Report and Business Matters|
|3.|| Informational Item and Discussion on Science: Harmful Algal Blooms|
The Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion on the state of knowledge on harmful algal blooms and their impacts on the Delta, to help orient new members on the topic and to help inform current and future reviews. Panelists include Dr. Hans Paerl (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Dr. Peggy Lehman (California Department of Water Resources).
|4.|| Science Needs Assessment|
Based on the recommendations from the Delta ISB and the endorsement of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC), a long-term Science Needs Assessment is being developed, as part of the Delta Science Funding and Governance Initiative. The Science Needs Assessment will identify key science efforts to provide long-term management insights in the context of rapid environmental change and recommendations for organizing the science enterprise to better address complex and changing problems. At the meeting, Dr. Steve Brandt and Dr. Jay Lund of the Delta ISB will provide an update on the development of the Science Needs Assessment and provide an overview of latest report outline for discussion.
|5.|| Preparation for Upcoming Delta ISB Meetings|
|6.|| Review of Items for Follow-up|
Staff will provide a summary of any follow-up items for individual members to address after the meeting.
|7.|| Public Comments|
The Delta ISB will take public comments on topics within its jurisdiction that are not on the agenda.
|~ 1:30 PM: Meeting Adjourned|
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| ||If you have any questions, please contact Edmund Yu at 916-445-0637 or Edmund.Yu@deltacouncil.ca.gov.|
| ||If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Delta Stewardship Council’s Human Resources Office at (916) 445-5511, TDD (800) 735-2929.|
| ||Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Delta ISB on any agenda items except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such opportunity at an earlier meeting. In addition, comments during the Public Comment period shall be limited to matters within the Delta ISB’s jurisdiction and not on the agenda. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Sections 11125.7).|
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