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| ||1.|| Welcome and Introductions|
| || ||2.|| Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)|
| ||3.|| Closed Executive Session: Litigation (Not Open to the Public) (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 Proceeding 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|
(This closed session is authorized under Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e).)
| || ||4.|| Reconvene Open Session|
| || ||5.|| Roll Call – Re-establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)|
| || ||6.|| Consent Calendar (Action Item)|
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Items for consent calendar are expected to be routine and non-controversial. The Council will be asked to approve items on the consent calendar at one time without discussion. If any councilmember, 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 on the agenda at the discretion of the chair.
Motion and Vote
| || || ||a)||Adoption of July 23, 2020 Meeting Summary|
| || || ||b)||Approval of a Contract with the Association of Bay Area Governments|
| || || || ||The Council will consider approval of a new agreement with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to support the Council's ongoing collaborative partnership with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership to advance science and communication efforts throughout the Estuary, including the State of the Estuary Conference and Estuary News magazine.|
| || ||7.|| Chair’s Report|
| || ||8.|| Executive Officer’s Report|
| || || ||The Executive Officer will provide an update on the Council’s activities and provide the Council withthe Outreach Highlights Report and Active Projects List.|
| || || ||a)||Legal Update (Information Item)|
| || || ||b)||Legislative Update (Action Item)|
The Council will discuss current legislation that could affect the Council and/orimplementation of the Delta Plan and may take action to express support, opposition, orseek to amend any of the bills listed in the monthly legislative report.
| || ||9.|| 2022-2026 Science Action Agenda Update (Information Item)|
Delta Science Program staff will provide an update on the development of the 2022-2026 Science Action Agenda.
Attachment 1: 2022-2026 Science Action Agenda Information Sheet
| || ||10.|| Approval of a Federal Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Action Item)|
The Council will consider approval of a new cooperative agreement with the United States Bureau of Reclamation for up to $3.5M toward Council staff time and research awards for the 2020 Delta science research proposal solicitation.
Attachment 1: 2019 Competitive Research Awards Fact Sheet
Motion and Vote
| || ||11.|| Water Use Efficiency Standards and Reporting Requirements for Agricultural Use: Making Conservation a Way of Life (Information Item)|
Staff from the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) will present on recent Water Board actions to implement Assembly Bill 1668 and Senate Bill 606, which directs state agencies to develop a framework for long-term water conservation. This will inform the Council on the state's progress to implement several Delta Plan policies and recommendations, and describe how improving water conservation contributes to the state's policy to reduce reliance on Delta water supplies.
| || ||12.|| 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 ongoing progress on the Delta Conveyance Project.
| || ||13.|| Public Comment|
| || ||14.|| Preparation for Next Council Meeting|
| || ||ADJOURN|
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|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.|
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