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980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
WWW.DELTACOUNCIL.CA.GOV
(916) 445-5511
 Posted Date: February 12, 2021


MEETING NOTICE
Meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council

Meeting Date:

February 25, 2021

Start Time:

9:00 AM

In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 12, 2020, and the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, the Delta Stewardship Council will continue to provide opportunities for remote participation by Councilmembers, staff, and the public with prudent measures to reduce community transmission of COVID-19. The meeting's proceedings will be conducted entirely remotely. There will not be a public access location. Members of the public may observe the meeting via webcast or by joining the meeting directly via Zoom.

To view the webcast, click the link (https://www.cal-span.org), select the Council meeting from the list under "Next Live State Meetings," and press play to watch the webcast. Upon entering the webcast, you should hear the audio out of your computer and see any presentations on your screen. For the best results, please use Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox to view the webcast.

The public can also join the meeting via Zoom or telephone: To join the meeting directly via Zoom, click the link (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88949227886). You will join the meeting as an “Attendee” and be automatically muted. To join the meeting via phone, please call (669) 900-6833Webinar ID: 889 4922 7886You will join the meeting as an “Attendee” and be automatically muted.

For any member of the public interested in providing comments on an agenda item, please join the meeting via the Zoom link and email engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov or call (916) 798-9817, and provide your name, organization (if applicable), and the agenda item you wish to comment on. Once received, you will be unmuted when called upon by the Chair to provide your comment when appropriate (this process is the same for Zoom and phone attendees). Members of the public can also provide their comments for the Council Clerk to read to the Council during the agenda item.

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues with the webcast, please contact the Council at engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov

Thank you for your consideration.


Webcast
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The meeting will be webcast at: https://www.cal-span.org

Select the Delta Stewardship Council meeting from the list under "Next Live State Meetings."


Direct Link to Meeting:

You can join the meeting directly as an Attendee at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88949227886

Phone Number:
Please call (669) 900-6833

Webinar ID:
 889 4922 7886

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.
1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
2. ROLL CALL – ESTABLISH A QUORUM (WATER CODE §85210.5)
3. CONSENT CALENDAR (ACTION ITEM)
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 council member, 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 in the agenda at the Chair's discretion.
Motion and Vote
  A)ADOPTION OF JANUARY 28, 2021 MEETING SUMMARY
  B) APPROVAL OF AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD
The Council will consider approval of a new $500,000 interagency agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board), with an end date of June 30, 2023. This agreement would allow the Council to provide the Water Board with independent scientific peer review, advice, and workshops that inform urgent and vital Bay Delta planning efforts.
Motion and Vote
4. CHAIR'S REPORT (INFORMATION ITEM)
5. EXECUTIVE OFFICER'S REPORT
The Executive Officer will provide an update on the Council's activities and provide the Council with outgoing correspondence, the Outreach Highlights Report, the Active Projects List, and other relevant documents.
  A)LEGAL UPDATE (INFORMATION ITEM)
  B)LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (ACTION ITEM)
The Council may discuss current legislation that could affect the Council and/or implementation of the Delta Plan, and may take action to express support, opposition, or seek to amend any of the bills listed in the monthly legislative report.
  C) PROPOSED 2021 DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL PRIORITIES (INFORMATION ITEM)
The Executive Officer and staff will provide an overview of the workplan for the Council’s 2021 priorities.
6. 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)).
7. OVERVIEW OF THE DELTA LANDSCAPES SCENARIO PLANNING TOOL (INFORMATION ITEM)
Representatives of the San Francisco Estuary Institute will provide an overview of the recently developed, Council-funded Delta Landscapes Scenario Planning Tool. The tool is a comprehensive, science-based tool that helps planners, managers, landowners, and decision-makers understand the ecological and economic effects of proposed restoration or other land-use changes in the Delta.
8. UPDATE AND PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE DELTA ADAPTS PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT (INFORMATION ITEM)
The Council will receive an update on the public review draft Vulnerability Assessment for Delta Adapts: Creating a Climate Resilient Future. The agenda item will also serve as an additional opportunity for the public to provide comments on the public review draft.

This item is anticipated to begin at approximately 10:25 AM.
9. LEAD SCIENTIST’S REPORT (INFORMATION ITEM)
Delta Lead Scientist Dr. Laurel Larsen will provide an update on Delta Science Program activities. The Lead Scientist Update provides the Council with unbiased advice on matters of scientific importance in the Delta. The monthly report provides an opportunity to discuss relevant advances in science impacting the Delta and highlight Delta Science Program activities.
10. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ISSUE PAPER (INFORMATION ITEM)
The Council will receive information and provide input on the process for developing the Environmental Justice Issue Paper, an action outlined in the 2019 Delta Plan Five-Year Review. The presentation will provide background on the project's purpose, identify draft objectives and a preliminary scope, and discuss the next steps.
11. PUBLIC COMMENT
12. 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.

Your comments are important to each member of the Council and staff.

Correspondence received by regular mail or email before 12:00 PM the day before a Council meeting will be distributed to members in advance of the meeting. Correspondence received after 12:00 PM will be distributed to the members at the start of the meeting or when received.

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).

If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resources, Delta Stewardship Council by emailing engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov or calling (916) 445-5511, or TDD (800) 735-2929.

Additional information is available on the Delta Stewardship Council's website at http://deltacouncil.ca.gov. If you have any questions, please contact the Council Clerk at engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov.