|980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500|
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
| ||Posted Date: November 3, 2020|
Meeting Notice of the Delta Independent Science Board
Friday, November 13, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST
Remote access only; No public location
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 Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) members, staff, and the public with prudent measures to reduce community transmission of COVID-19.
Members of the public may observe the meeting via the webcast outlined below. If you have an oral public comment during the meeting, please email the meeting clerk at [email protected] and provide your name, organization (if applicable), and the agenda item you wish to comment on. Please be on mute until prompted by the Chair to provide your comment. If you prefer to provide written comments, please email the meeting clerk the message that should be read to the Delta ISB during the agenda item.
The meeting will be webcast and will be recorded. To join the webcast, please register before the meeting via Zoom:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to join the webcast. If you have a computer microphone, you will have the option to receive audio and provide oral comments through your computer. If not, please dial the phone number listed in your confirmation email.
Note: Accessing the Zoom webcast requires you to enter your name and email, which may be disclosed as public information. The signal for the live feed may be intermittent due to the internet infrastructure at your location.
Other Remote Options
If you need a phone only option, please call the meeting clerk at 916-445-0637 by 10:00 AM on Friday, November 13.
If you prefer a view-only option that does not require registration, the meeting will also be webcast on CAL-SPAN: https://cal-span.org/static/index.php. With this option, you will not be able to provide oral comments.
Materials referenced in this notice are available on the events web page at https://deltacouncil.ca.gov/events.html. Members of the public are encouraged to visit the events web page to view the meeting materials.
|Curtailment of Delta ISB|
Activities As discussed at the Delta ISB’s September 17, 2020 meeting, members of the Delta ISB are now acting as unpaid volunteers. The State of California has not yet secured a way to financially compensate Delta ISB members for its activities, as they have done in the past. The timetable to resolve this issue is unknown. This status necessitates curtailing the agenda and activities of the Delta ISB to a much lower volunteer level. Consequently, substantial delays in many of the Delta ISB’s anticipated and legislatively mandated reviews, products, and activities are expected. The Delta ISB looks forward to returning to its high level of productivity as soon as the State resolves this issue.
The Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion on the state of knowledge on food-webs in the Bay-Delta to help orient new members on the topic and to help inform current and future reviews. Panelists include Dr. Wim Kimmerer (San Francisco State University) and Dr. Ted Sommer (California Department of Water Resources).
In addition, the Delta ISB will meet to discuss its latest draft report: “The Science of Nonnative Species in a Dynamic Delta,” which was prepared as part of the Delta ISB’s responsibility to provide scientific oversight of programs that support adaptive management of the Delta. Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take action on next steps and consider approving the content of the report for submittal to the Delta Stewardship Council.
This section describes the highlights. For more information about the meeting, refer to the agenda below.
The meeting will be webcast at https://deltacouncil.ca.gov.
Webcast signal may be intermittent due to internet infrastructure at the meeting location.
Members of the public are encouraged to visit the events web page
at https://deltacouncil.ca.gov/events.htmlto viewthe meeting materials.
A limited number of copies of these materials will be available at the meeting.