|8:00 a.m.||1.|| Welcome and Introductions|
|2.|| Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)|
|3.|| 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
|4.|| Reconvene Open Session|
|5.| Adoption of June 22, 2017 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
Motion and Vote
|6.|| Chair’s Report (Information Item)|
|7.|| Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item)|
- Legal Update
- Legislative Update
- Quarterly Contract Update
|8.|| 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)
|9.|| Delta Independent Science Board Update (Information Item)|
New Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) Chair Steve Brandt will update the Council on Delta ISB efforts, including the recently released Delta ISB report on Delta as Place and recommend the appointment of a new Lead Scientist.
Attachment 1: Review of Research on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as an Evolving Place
|10.|| Appointment of Delta Lead Scientist (Water Code §85280(b)) (Action Item)|
Based on the recommendation from the Delta ISB, the Council will appoint a new Lead Scientist for the Delta Science Program.
Attachment 1: Letter of Recommendation from the Delta ISB
Attachment 2: Dr. John Callaway’s Curriculum Vitae
Motion and Vote
|11.|| 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda (Action Item)|
The Lead Scientist and staff will discuss the proposed final 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda (SAA) and recommend that the Council receive and accept the SAA.
Attachment 1: 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda
Motion and Vote
|12.|| Quarterly Report from the Delta Watermaster (Water Code §85230(d))|
Delta Watermaster Michael Patrick George will present a quarterly report as required by the Delta Reform Act.
|13.|| WaterFix Update Regarding Biological Opinions (Information Item)|
Staff will provide an update on the recently released WaterFix Biological Opinions and answer Council members’ questions regarding next steps for WaterFix and the Council.
Attachment 1: Listed species analyzed under the USFWS and NMFS BiOps, and DFW 2081(b)
Attachment 2: Map of the proposed California WaterFix project
|14.|| Update on Implementation of Delta as Place and Delta Marketing Efforts (Information Item)|
Representatives from the Delta Protection Commission and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy will provide updates on on-going Delta as Place efforts
Attachment 1: Clarksburg Community Action Plan
Attachment 2: Delta Tourism Awareness 5-Year Marketing Plan
Attachment 3: Screenshots of visitcadelta.com
|15.|| Public Comment|
|16.|| 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.|