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Delta Stewardship Council
715 P Street, 15-300
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 445-5511
  Posted Date: January 14, 2022
Delta Stewardship Council Meeting Notice
This meeting will be fully remote without a physical location, pursuant to Assembly Bill 361 (Government Code §11133).
Meeting Date:

January 27, 2022

Meeting Time:

9:00 AM

Direct Link to Meeting:

Join the meeting as an attendee online via Zoom

Or, call:

(669) 900-6833

Webinar ID: 869 8872 5237

Webcast: The meeting will be broadcast and archived on Cal-Span.
The agenda items listed below may be considered in a different order pursuant to the chair's determination. Any times listed on the agenda are approximate only. At the discretion of the Council, all items appearing on this agenda, whether expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action.

Public Comment: Information for providing comments is at the end of this notice.

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 all items on the consent calendar without discussion. If any councilmember, staff member, 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.
    a) Adoption of December 16, 2021, Meeting Summary
4. Chair's Report
5. Public Comment
    The public may comment on any topic not listed on the agenda.
6. 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, the Quarterly Contract Update, 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) Delta Stewardship Council 2021 Annual Report (Information Item)

The Executive Officer and staff will provide the Council's 2021 Annual Report and highlight progress on the Council's 2021 priorities.
    d) Environmental Justice Issue Paper Update (Information Item)

Council staff will provide an update on the development of the Environmental Justice Issue Paper, an action identified in the 2019 FiveYear Review of the Delta Plan. The issue paper seeks to inform the Council’s potential future actions to address environmental justice and better serve disadvantaged communities in pursuit of the coequal goals.
    e) San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Bay Adapt Letter (Action Item)

Council staff will present a draft letter to the San Francisco Bay Conservancy and Development Commission (BCDC) that supports the Bay Adapt climate adaptation initiative and highlights current and future coordination with Delta Adapts: Creating a Climate Resilient Future. The Council will then consider approval of the letter to be sent to BCDC.
7. Lead Scientist's Report (Information Item)
    Delta Lead Scientist Dr. Laurel Larsen will update the Council on Delta Science Program activities. The Lead Scientist Report provides the Council with unbiased advice on matters of scientific importance in the Delta. In addition, the monthly report offers an opportunity for discussion of relevant advances in science impacting the Delta and highlights Delta Science Program activities.
8. 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)), including efforts to address ongoing drought and its impact on the Delta.
9. Delta Conveyance Update (Information Item)
    Staff from the California Department of Water Resources and Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority will provide the Council with an update on the Delta Conveyance Project's progress.
10. Preparation for Next Council Meeting
Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Council on any agenda item (except closed session items) and any item not listed on the agenda (Agenda Item 5). 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). Your comments are important to each member of the Council and staff.
Members of the public interested in providing comments should join the meeting via Zoom and contact the Council Clerk at [email protected], or call (916) 798-9817, provide their name and remain on the line. When called on by the Council Chair, Zoom attendees and telephone callers will be unmuted and able to provide oral comments.
All written comments will be distributed to the members and posted to the Council's website alongside the meeting materials on the Council meeting web page. Written comments received by mail or email by noon the day before a Council meeting will be distributed to members in advance of the meeting and posted online before the meeting. Written comments received after noon the day before a Council meeting will be distributed to the members and posted online with the meeting materials as soon as possible.
If you need accommodations, have technical issues, or have any questions, please contact the Public Participation Office at [email protected] or call (916) 798-9817. In addition, Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available by calling (800) 735-2929.