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| ||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 Page 3 Council Cases, Coordinated Proceeding JCCP No. 4758; (b) North Coast Rivers Alliance, et al. v. Delta Stewardship Council, Sacramento County Superior Ct. No. 34-2018-80002898; and (c) Takahashi v. Delta Stewardship Council, Sacramento County Superior Ct. No. 34-2018-00232084. (This closed session is authorized under Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).)|
(This closed session is authorized under Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).)
| || ||4.||RECONVENE OPEN SESSION|
| || ||5.||ROLL CALL – RE-ESTABLISH A QUORUM (WATER CODE §85210.5)|
| || ||6.|| CONSENT CALENDAR (ACTION ITEM)|
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Items for the consent calendar are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. The Council will be asked to approve items on the consent calendar at one time without discussion. If any councilmember, staff, or interested person requests that an item be removed from the consent calendar, it will be removed. Removed items may be taken up either immediately after the consent agenda or placed later on the agenda at the discretion of the Chair.
Motion and Vote
| || || ||A)||ADOPTION OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 MEETING SUMMARY|
| || || ||B)||AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE AQUATIC SCIENCE CENTER FOR EXPANSION OF THE DELTA LANDSCAPE SCENARIO PLANNING TOOL The Council will consider approval of an amendment to an agreement with the San Francisco Estuary Institute – Aquatic Science Center for the addition of time and scope, and an increase to contract budget by up to $499,993, for a total of $1,472,717. These additional resources will be allocated to update and extend the functionality of the Delta Landscapes Scenario Planning Tool, which supports the development of best-available science, communicates and promotes science-based adaptive management, and extends the capacity of the science enterprise in the Delta.|
| || ||7.|| CHAIR'S REPORT (INFORMATION ITEM)|
| || ||8.|| Executive Officer’s Report|
| || || ||The Executive Officer will provide an update on the Council's activities and provide the Council with the Outreach Highlights Report, Active Projects List, and Quarterly Contract Report.|
| || || ||A)|| Legal Update (INFORMATION ITEM)|
| || ||9.|| LEAD SCIENTIST’S REPORT (INFORMATION ITEM)|
| || || ||Dr. Laurel Larsen will report on recent advances in Delta science and research.|
| || ||10.|| DELTA WATERMASTER UPDATE (INFORMATION ITEM)|
| || || ||Delta Watermaster Michael Patrick George will present a report as required by the Delta Reform Act (Water Code §85320(d)).|
| || ||11.|| CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES’ DIVISION OF MULTI-BENEFIT INITIATIVES (INFORMATION ITEM)|
| || || ||In recognition of Flood Preparedness Week, staff from the Department of Water Resources’ Division of Multi-Benefit Initiatives will provide background of the activities of the Division related to multi-benefit projects in the Delta, with a focus on public safety and welfare, habitat restoration, and water supply reliability.|
| || ||12.|| Public Comment|
| || ||13.|| Preparation for Next Council Meeting|
| || ||ADJOURN|
|NOTE: 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 before the scheduled adjournment time, and no member of the public wishes to provide further testimony, the Council meeting will adjourn early.|
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