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Posted Date: June 13, 2022
For the health and safety of everyone attending this meeting, masks and physical distancing, and testing if you have symptoms are strongly recommended. Please note that Sacramento County is currently designated as a “high” Covid-19 Community Level by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meeting Date and Time

Thursday, June 23, 2022
9:00 AM

California Natural Resources Building
715 P Street, Room 221
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Please see the end of the notice for parking information.)

Alternate Location
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board Room
828 Seventh Street
Eureka, CA 95501 

To Attend the Meeting Remotely 
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(669) 900-6833
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818 9748 4561


The meeting will be broadcasted and archived on Cal-Span (

Agenda Items

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. Information for providing public comments is available at the end of this notice. Public comments may be limited to three minutes per person, per agenda item.
1) Welcome, Introductions, and Pledge of Allegiance
2) Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
3)  Closed Session:  Litigation (Water Code  §85210.5) (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 Proceedings 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.
4) Estimated Start Time:  10:00 AM - Reconvene Open Session
5) Roll Call - Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
6) Public Comment
The public may comment on any topic not listed on the agenda.
7) Public Hearing, Consideration, and Possible Approval of the Final Program Environmental Impact Report for the Revised Chapter 4 of the Delta Plan (Action Item)
The Council will conduct a public hearing on, and consider possible approval of, the Final Program Environmental Impact Report (Final PEIR) for the Revised Chapter 4 of the Delta Plan (Ecosystem Amendment). In March 2020 the Council, as the lead agency, determined that the Proposed Ecosystem Amendment may result in potentially significant environmental impacts and that a PEIR is required. A Draft PEIR was made available for a 64-day public comment period, from September 27 to November 30, 2021. Council staff reviewed the comments received and will present the Final PEIR, along with an overview of revisions and responses to comments.

An electronic reporter will record the hearing proceedings.
8) 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 progress of the Delta Conveyance Project.
9) 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 May 26, 2022, Meeting Summary
10. Chair's Report (Information Item)
      a) Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee Meeting Preview
11) Chair Election (Action Item)
The Council will consider and may take action on electing a new Chair. 
12) Delta Independent Science Board Update (Information Item)
Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) Chair Dr. Stephen Brandt, along with members of the Delta ISB, will provide an update on the Delta ISB’s activities, including the release of a Review of Water Supply Reliability Estimation Related to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. To help inform Council activities, the Delta ISB provides the Council with independent scientific advice on the Delta Plan and reports findings and recommendations from Delta ISB reviews of scientific activities that support adaptive management in the Delta. More information about the Delta ISB can be found on the Delta ISB’s webpage (
13) 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 (Informational 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.
14) 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. 
15) Preparation for Next Council Meeting
Public Comments

Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Council on any agenda item (except closed session items). 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. Written comments received after noon the day before a Council meeting will be distributed to the members at the meeting.
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.

Parking Information (California Natural Resources Building)

Metered street parking is available on adjacent streets. Paid parking is also available at a state-owned parking garage at 10th and P Streets ( ) and a private-owned parking lot at 7th and Q Streets ( ). The closest light rail station is the 8th and O Station ( ).