|Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
|1.|| Welcome and Introductions|
|2.|| Roll Call - Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)|
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|3.|| Closed Executive Session - (Not Open to the Public) (Action Item)|
Litigation: Delta Stewardship Council Cases, Coordinated Proceeding JCCP No. 4758 (Government Code §11126 (e)(2)(a),(e)(2)(B)(i))
|4.|| Reconvene Open Session|
|5.|| Chair’s Report|
|6.|| Executive Officer's Report (Information Item) |
- Legislative Update
- Legal Update
|7.|| Lead Scientist’s Report (Water Code §85280) (Information Item)|
|8.|| Report from Chair of Independent Science Board (Information Item)|
Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB or Board) Chair Dr. Tracy Collier will brief the Council on recent and upcoming activities of the Delta ISB.
|9.||Adoption of September 25, 2014 Meeting Summary (Action Item) Motion and Vote|
|10.|| Toward an Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Framework (Information Item)|
Monitoring and assessment are key elements in environmental decision-making. This briefing will discuss what coordinated monitoring and assessment efforts already exist, where there are gaps and barriers that inhibit broad uses of an integrated monitoring and assessment framework, and what the Delta Science Program is doing to work with others to overcome the barriers and develop a common framework applicable to the needs of multiple agencies.
|11.|| Delta Levee Investment Strategy Update (Water Code §85305-85306) (Information Item)|
Staff will provide an update on this project, focusing on efforts related to data compilation, the independent peer review panel and public outreach and communication.
|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.|
|1:00 p.m.||ADJOURN |