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Delta Stewardship Council
980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
WWW.DELTACOUNCIL.CA.GOV
(916) 445-5511
  Posted Date: July 2, 2021

MEETING NOTICE

Meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council

Meeting Date:

July 15 and 16, 2021

Start Time:

9:00 AM both days

In accordance with Governor Newsom's June 11, 2021 Executive Order N-08-21, the Council will provide for remote participation by councilmembers, 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.

To observe this meeting, visit Cal-Span (https://www.cal-span.org) and select the Council meeting. For optimal quality, use the Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox browsers. The meeting may also be observed via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89439868424) or telephone at (669) 900-6833 with webinar
ID 894 3986 8424. Attendees will be automatically muted upon joining the meeting.

Members of the public interested in providing comments should join the meeting via Zoom and contact the Council clerk via email at engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov or telephone at (916) 798-9817, providing their name and organization (if applicable). When called on by the Council chair, the attendee will be unmuted and able to provide oral comment (this process is the same for Zoom and telephone attendees). Alternatively, comments may be emailed to the Council clerk to be submitted to the Councilmembers for their review. Written comments submitted to the Councilmembers pertaining to a noticed agenda item will be posted on the Council’s website with the meeting materials.

Questions, concerns, or issues with the webcast? Please contact the Council’s public participation team via email at engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov or telephone at
(916) 798-9817.
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/89439868424

Phone Number:

Please call (669) 900-6833

Webinar ID: 894 3986 8424

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.
   
DAY 1 (JULY 15, 2021)
START TIME: ~ 9:00 AM

1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
2. ROLL CALL – ESTABLISH A QUORUM (WATER CODE §85210.5)
3. PUBLIC COMMENT

The public may comment on any topic not on the Council’s agenda.
4. PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING APPEALS OF THE CERTIFICATION OF CONSISTENCY FOR THE LOOKOUT SLOUGH TIDAL HABITAT RESTORATION AND FLOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (ACTION ITEM)
Pursuant to Water Code section 85225.25, the Council will hold a public hearing, shall consider proposed findings (presented in the Proposed Determination prepared by staff), and adopt findings regarding four appeals of the certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for the Lookout Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration and Flood Improvement Project, Certification Number C20215, submitted on February 22, 2021 by the Department of Water Resources.

A link to the hearing notice can be found here:

https://coveredactions.deltacouncil.ca.gov/services/download.ashx?u=0d7db1 6a-f503-4448-8b87-c19c97f6f391

The Proposed Determination prepared by staff, along with materials submitted by the parties, can be found here: https://coveredactions.deltacouncil.ca.gov/profile_summary.aspx?c=ba3c59bfe359-49f7-b866-60fa781325d0

  a) Opening of Hearing and Explanation of Hearing Process by the Chair
  b) Hearing
    i. Presentations will be made by the Delta Stewardship Council staff, Department of Water Resources (Department) (up to 40 minutes total), the Delta Protection Commission (DPC) (up to 10 minutes), and Appellants (Liberty Island Access, Reclamation Districts 2060 and 2068, Solano County Water Agency, and Central Delta Water Agency) (up to 10 minutes each).
  c) Recess to continue until the next day on July 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM.
(Note: A reporter will record the hearing proceedings.)

The hearing will continue on July 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM.
   
DAY 2 (JULY 16, 2021)
START TIME: ~ 9:00 AM

4. PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING APPEALS OF THE CERTIFICATION OF CONSISTENCY FOR THE LOOKOUT SLOUGH TIDAL HABITAT RESTORATION AND FLOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (ACTION ITEM)

The hearing will recommence from the previous day’s proceedings.

Pursuant to Water Code section 85225.25, the Council will hold a public hearing, shall consider proposed findings (presented in the Proposed Draft Determination prepared by staff), and adopt findings regarding four appeals of the certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for the Lookout Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration and Flood Improvement Project, Certification Number C20215, submitted on February 22, 2021 by the Department of Water Resources.

A link to the hearing notice can be found here:

https://coveredactions.deltacouncil.ca.gov/services/download.ashx?u=0d7db1 6a-f503-4448-8b87-c19c97f6f391

The Proposed Determination prepared by staff, along with materials submitted by the parties, can be found here:
https://coveredactions.deltacouncil.ca.gov/profile_summary.aspx?c=ba3c59bfe359-49f7-b866-60fa781325d0

  a) Recommencement of Hearing Proceedings and Explanation of Hearing Process by the Chair
  b) Hearing
    i. Public comment (refer to public comment directions above) for details for verbal comments and the submission of written comments)
  c) Council Consideration of Proposed Determination
  d) Adoption of Findings
(Note: A reporter will record the hearing proceedings.)
5. CONSENT CALENDAR (ACTION ITEM)

Items for the 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 in the agenda at the Chair's discretion.
  A) ADOPTION OF JUNE 24, 2021 MEETING SUMMARY
  B) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA SEA GRANT FOR DELTA INDEPENDENT SCIENCE BOARD AND DELTA SCIENCE PROGRAM SUPPORT
The Council will consider approval of a contract with the Regents of the University of California, San Diego, California Sea Grant for postdoctoral research support for the Delta Independent Science Board and technical expertise for Delta Science Program synthesis, review, and workshops. Per the staff report, the proposed contract amount and timeframe is for $814,570 and from September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021.
  C) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF AN AMENDMENT TO A CONTRACT WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS FOR COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS THROUGH THE SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY PARTNERSHIP
The Council will consider approval of an amendment to a contract with the Association of Bay Area Governments (Science Partnership to Support the San Francisco Estuary) for collaborative support through the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, including the State of the Estuary Conference, science reviews, and the development of Deltaspecific content Estuary News. Per the staff report, the proposed amendment reallocates funds between fiscal years and between personnel and subcontractor line-items.
6. CHAIR'S REPORT (INFORMATION ITEM)
7. PUBLIC COMMENT

The public may comment on any topic not on the Council’s agenda.
8. 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, Quarterly Contract Update, and other relevant documents.
  A) LEGAL UPDATE (INFORMATION 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.
9. LEAD SCIENTIST’S REPORT (INFORMATION ITEM)

Delta Lead Scientist Dr. Laurel Larsen will provide an update on Delta Science Program activities. The Lead Scientist Update provides the Council with unbiased advice on matters of scientific importance in the Delta. The monthly report provides an opportunity to discuss relevant advances in science impacting the Delta and highlights Delta Science Program activities.
10. 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 PM the day before a Council meeting will be distributed to members in advance of the meeting. Correspondence received after 12:00 PM 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 by emailing engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov or calling (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 the Council Clerk at engage@deltacouncil.ca.gov.