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 Posted Date: November 5, 2021

Meeting Notice of the
Delta Independent Science Board

(“Virtual Delta ISB Planning Retreat”)

Day 1, Monday, November 15, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM PDT

Day 2, Tuesday, November 16, 2021
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM PDT

Meeting Location:
Remote access only;
No public location

In accordance with Assembly Bill 361 (Government Code Section 11133), the Delta Stewardship Council will provide for remote participation by Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) members, staff, and members of the public. As such, this meeting will be conducted entirely remotely via Cal-SPAN and Zoom: there will not be a public, in-person access location.
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 916-902-6571
by 7:30 AM on Monday, November 15.

If you prefer a view-only option that does not require registration, the meeting will also be webcast on CAL-SPAN
With this option, you will not be able to provide oral comments.

Meeting Materials
Materials referenced in this notice are available on the events web page at Members of the public are encouraged to visit the events web page to view the meeting materials.

The Delta ISB will hold this virtual planning retreat to discuss future activities and priorities, and other review activities. On Monday (day 1 of the retreat), the Delta Science Program will present its draft assessment of the value and impact of the Delta ISB to help inform discussion on future activities and priorities. On Tuesday (day 2 of the retreat), the Delta ISB will continue its discussion on future activities and priorities, and based on the discussion, may take action.

Afterwards, the Delta ISB will discuss its current reviews, including any public comments received on its draft report, “Review of the Monitoring Enterprise in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.” Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take action on next steps for this review, which may include finalizing the content of the report.

This section describes the highlights. For more information about the meeting, refer to the agenda below.
The agenda items listed below may be considered in a different order pursuant to the determination of the Delta ISB chair. Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. At the discretion of the Delta ISB, all items appearing on this agenda, whether expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action.
Day 1, Monday, November 15, 2021
~ 11:00 AM: Meeting Starts
1. Welcome and Declarations
2. Delta ISB Chair Report and Business Matters
3. Introduction of Planning Retreat Agenda and Discussion on Future Delta ISB Reviews

Delta ISB Chair Dr. Stephen Brandt will introduce the planning retreat agenda, including “Discussion on Future Activities, Priorities, and Reinvigorating the Delta ISB” (Agenda Item 7), and current potential review topic ideas that have been discussed over the past year.
4. Presentation and Discussion: Delta Science Program’s Draft Assessment of the Value and Impact of the Delta ISB

Dr. Lauren Hastings, Dr. Chelsea Batavia, and Mr. Edmund Yu of the Delta Science Program will present their draft assessment of the Delta ISB. The purpose of the assessment is to document the Delta ISB’s activities from 2010 to 2020, and to understand the value and impact of the Delta ISB over the first 10 years. The Delta ISB will discuss the findings of the draft assessment and how it can inform its future activities.
5. Public Comments

The Delta ISB will take public comments on topics within its jurisdiction that are not on the agenda.
~ 12:30 PM: Recess until the next day on November 16, 2021 at ~9:30 AM