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980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
WWW.DELTACOUNCIL.CA.GOV
(916) 445-5511
 Posted Date: October 12, 2020



MEETING NOTICE

MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

Meeting Date:

October 22, 2020


Start Time:

9:00 AM

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 Councilmembers, staff, and the public with prudent measures to reduce community transmission of COVID-19.The meeting's proceedings will be conducted entirely remotely. There will not be a public access location. Members of the public may observe the meeting via webcast or by joining the meeting directly via Zoom.

To view the webcast, click the link (https://www.cal-span.org), select the Council meeting from the list under "Next Live State Meetings," and press play to watch the webcast. Upon entering the webcast, you should hear the audio out of your computer and see any presentations on your screen. For the best results, please use Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox to view the webcast.

The public can also join the meeting via Zoom or telephone: To join the meeting directly via Zoom, click the link (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82433226925). You will join the meeting as an “Attendee” and be automatically muted.

To join the meeting via phone, please call 
(669) 900-6833, Webinar ID: 875 0221 4301. You will join the meeting as an “Attendee” and be automatically muted.

For any member of the public interested in providing comments on an agenda item, please join the meeting via the Zoom link and email engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov or call (916) 798-9817, and provide your name, organization (if applicable), and the agenda item you wish to comment on. Once received, you will be unmuted when called upon by the Chair to provide your comment when appropriate (this process is the same for Zoom and phone attendees). Members of the public can also provide their comment for the Council Clerk to read to the Council during the agenda item.

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues with the webcast, please contact the
Council at engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov.


Webcast :

The meeting will be webcast at: https://www.cal-span.org

Select the Delta Stewardship Council meeting from the list under "Next Live State Meetings."

Direct Link to Meeting:

You can join the meeting directly as an Attendee at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82433226925


Phone Number:
Please call (669) 900-6833

Webinar ID: 875 0221 4301

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BELOW MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER PURSUANT TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE COUNCIL CHAIR. TIMES LISTED ON THE AGENDA ARE APPROXIMATE ONLY. AT THE DISCRETION OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL, ALL ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA, WHETHER OR NOT EXPRESSLY LISTED FOR ACTION, MAY BE DELIBERATED UPON AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO ACTION. 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. 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 Page 3 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).)

(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)
   
Items for the consent calendar are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. 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 SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 MEETING SUMMARY
   B)AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE AQUATIC SCIENCE CENTER FOR EXPANSION OF THE DELTA LANDSCAPE SCENARIO PLANNING TOOL The Council will consider approval of an amendment to an agreement with the San Francisco Estuary Institute – Aquatic Science Center for the addition of time and scope, and an increase to contract budget by up to $499,993, for a total of $1,472,717. These additional resources will be allocated to update and extend the functionality of the Delta Landscapes Scenario Planning Tool, which supports the development of best-available science, communicates and promotes science-based adaptive management, and extends the capacity of the science enterprise in the Delta.
  7. CHAIR'S REPORT (INFORMATION ITEM)
  8. Executive Officer’s Report
   The Executive Officer will provide an update on the Council's activities and provide the Council with the Outreach Highlights Report, Active Projects List, and Quarterly Contract Report.
   A) Legal Update (INFORMATION ITEM)
  9. LEAD SCIENTIST’S REPORT (INFORMATION ITEM)
   Dr. Laurel Larsen will report on recent advances in Delta science and research.
  10. 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)).
  11. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES’ DIVISION OF MULTI-BENEFIT INITIATIVES (INFORMATION ITEM)
   In recognition of Flood Preparedness Week, staff from the Department of Water Resources’ Division of Multi-Benefit Initiatives will provide background of the activities of the Division related to multi-benefit projects in the Delta, with a focus on public safety and welfare, habitat restoration, and water supply reliability.
  12. Public Comment
  13. Preparation for Next Council Meeting
  ADJOURN
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.
Your comments are important to each member of the Council and staff.

Correspondence received by regular mail or email before 12:00 p.m. the day before a Council meeting will be distributed to members in advance of the meeting. Correspondence received after 12:00 p.m. will be distributed to the members at the start of the meeting or when received.

Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Delta Stewardship Council on any agenda item except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such an opportunity at an earlier meeting. 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).

If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resources, Delta Stewardship Council (916) 445-5511, or TDD (800) 735-2929.

Additional information is available on the Delta Stewardship Council’s website at http://deltacouncil.ca.gov. If you have any questions, please contact Lita Brydie at (916) 445-0769 or lita.brydie@deltacouncil.ca.gov.