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Posted Date: May 16, 2022

For the health and safety of everyone attending this meeting, masks and physical distancing are strongly recommended.

Meeting Date and Time

Thursday, May 26, 2022
8:00 AM

Location (Agenda Items 1-7)
California Natural Resources Building
715 P Street, Room 221
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Please see the end of the notice for parking information.)


To Attend the Meeting Remotely (Agenda Items 1-7)
Join the meeting as an attendee online via Zoom
(us02web.zoom.us/j/88350074269).
Or, call:
(669) 900-6833
Webinar ID:
 883 5007 4269

Webcast (Agenda Items 1-7)

The meeting will be broadcasted and archived on Cal-Span (cal-span.org/).

Meeting Location (Agenda Item 8)
The second part of the meeting (Agenda Item 8) will be conducted as a tour of the Delta.
See Agenda Item 8 for tour stop locations

Item 8 will not have the option to attend virtually or watch via webcast.

Agenda Items

The agenda items listed below may be considered in a different order pursuant to the chair’s determination. Any times listed on the agenda are approximate only. At the discretion of the Council, all items appearing on this agenda, whether expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action. Information for providing public comments is available at the end of this notice. Public comments may be limited to three minutes per person, per agenda item.
1) Welcome, Introductions, and Pledge of Allegiance
2) Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
3) Consent Calendar (Action Item)
 
Items for the consent calendar are expected to be routine and noncontroversial. The Council will be asked to approve all items on the consent calendar without discussion. If any councilmember, staff member, 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.
Motion and Vote
  a)Adoption of April 28, 2022, Meeting Summary
  b)Consider Resolution #2022-04 to approve the following:
   i.Consideration and Possible Approval of an Amendment to a Contract with AECOM

The Council will consider approval of an amendment to a contract with AECOM to support the Council’s Delta Adapts: Building a Climate Resilient Future initiative. Per the staff report, the amendment would add $200,000 to the contract, increasing the total amount to $1,030,000. The term of the contract remains unchanged.
   ii.Consideration and Possible Approval of an Amendment to a Contract with Stantec Consulting Services, inc.

The Council will consider approval of an amendment to a contract with Stantec to support the Council’s Delta Adapts: Building a Climate Resilient Future initiative and rulemaking for the Ecosystem Amendment to the Delta Plan. Per the staff report, the amendment would increase the contract budget by $365,000, for a total of $6,375,000. The amendment would also extend the performance period from June 30, 2022, to June 30, 2023.
   iii.Consideration and Possible Approval of a Contract with the University of California, Davis

The Council will consider approval of a contract with the University of California, Davis for support for the publication of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Sciences (SFEWS). The Contract is for a total amount of $1,533,525 and the contract term is from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025.
4) Chair Election (Action Item)

The Council will consider and may take action on electing a new Chair.
Motion and Vote
5) Chair’s Report
  a)Overview of the Council Tour of the Delta (see agenda item 8) (Information Item)
6) Public Comment

The public may comment on any topic not listed on the agenda.
7) Preparation for Next Council Meeting
8)Estimated Start Time: 8:30 AM - Council Tour of the Delta (Information Item)

The Council will tour the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to see on-the-ground examples that inform the Council’s work. As part of the tour, the Council will hear from Council staff, the Delta Watermaster, and representatives of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Restore the Delta, and Little Manila Rising.

The tour entails both road-accessible stops and a boat tour. The Council will convene as a quorum at road-accessible stops. There will not be a quorum of members during transportation between stops. The boat tour will have limited space available for the public, but the boat tour portions will not have a quorum of members on board. The meeting will be adjourned for the transportation between stops and the boat tour portions and will be reconvened at the roadaccessible stops.

All members of the public are responsible for their own transportation to and from road-accessible tour sites, as well as their own food and water. All times listed in the agenda are approximate. Public seats on the boat portion of the tour are not guaranteed as they are extremely limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in attending the boat portion, please email [email protected] by 5:00 PM on May 25.

Please note that all times are our best estimates and are not guaranteed.
  a)Estimated Time: 8:30 AM – Adjourn the meeting to Depart Sacramento for Brannan Island State Recreation Area (approximate duration 60 minutes)

The Council will adjourn to depart Sacramento and head to Brannan Island State Recreation Area (17645 CA-160, Rio Vista, CA 94571; Directions [bit.ly/377AANt]).
  b)Estimated Time: 9:30 AM - Reconvene Meeting at Brannan Island State Recreation Area for Delta Adapts Update and Delta Watermaster Update (approximate duration 30 minutes)

Location: Brannan Island State Recreation Area (17645 CA-160, Rio Vista, CA 94571; Map [bit.ly/3su82p1])

The Council will re-establish a quorum and receive an update on the development of an adaptation strategy for Delta Adapts: Creating a Climate Resilient Future and hear how it ties into what they will see on the boat tour. For more information, please visit the Delta Adapts web page (bit.ly/37Sow3j). The Council will also receive an update from Delta Watermaster Michael Patrick George.
  c)Estimated Time: 10:00 AM – Adjourn for Boat Tour of the Delta (approximate duration 120 minutes)

The Council will adjourn to undertake the first half of a boat tour of the Delta. A quorum of members will not be present on either of the boats. Each boat will be guided by either the Delta Watermaster or USGS Supervisory Hydrologist Jon Burau. Each boat will visit Jersey Point, the setback levees along the San Joaquin River, the confluence of the Mokelumne and San Joaquin Rivers, Old River, Franks Tract, the False River Salinity Barrier, Decker Island, the Sacramento River, and the Interagency Ecological Program Science Center.

Reminder: Public seats on the boat portion of the tour are not guaranteed as they are extremely limited and are available on a firstcome, first-served basis. If you are interested in attending the boat portion, please email [email protected] by 5:00 pm on May 25.
  d)Estimated Time: 12:00 PM – Reconvene Meeting for Lunch at Sugar Barge Resort & Marina (approximate duration 60 minutes)

Location: Sugar Barge Resort and Marina (1440 Sugar Barge Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511; Map [bit.ly/39ZXGXA])

The Council will stop at Sugar Barge Resort & Marina to re-establish a quorum and reconvene the public meeting to have lunch and an open discussion with the Delta Watermaster and Jon Burau about the first half of the boat tour. The public is welcome and encouraged to meet the Council at this location.

ReminderAll members of the public are responsible for their own food and water.
  e)

Estimated Time: 1:00 PM – Adjourn for Continuation of Boat Tour of the Delta (approximate duration 60 minutes)

The Council will adjourn for the second half of a boat tour of the Delta. A quorum of members will not be present on either of the boats. Each boat will be guided by either the Delta Watermaster or USGS Supervisory Hydrologist Jon Burau, respectively. Each boat will visit Jersey Point, the setback levees along the San Joaquin River, the confluence of the Mokelumne and San Joaquin Rivers, Old River, Franks Tract, the False River Salinity Barrier, Decker Island, the Sacramento River, and the Interagency Ecological Program Science Center. The boats will return to the launch point at Brannan Island State Recreation Area (Location: Brannan Island State Recreation Area (17645 CA-160, Rio Vista, CA 94571; Map [bit.ly/3su82p1]) following the boat tour.

Reminder: Public seats on the boat portion of the tour are extremely limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in attending the boat portion, please email [email protected] by 5:00 pm on May 25.

  f)Estimated Time: 2:00 PM – Reconvene Meeting for Brief Discussion (approximate duration 10 minutes)

Location: Brannan Island State Recreation Area (17645 CA-160, Rio Vista, CA 94571; Map [bit.ly/3su82p1])

The Council will re-establish a quorum for a brief discussion with the Delta Watermaster and Jon Burau about the second half of the boat tour.
  g)Estimated Time: 2:10 PM –Adjourn to Depart for Weber Point, Stockton (approximate duration 50 minutes)

The Council will adjourn to depart Brannan Island State Recreation Area and head to Weber Point in Stockton (221 N Center Street, Stockton, CA 95202; Directions [bit.ly/3OQKrsa]).
  h)Estimated Time: 3:00 PM - Reconvene Meeting at Weber Point, Stockton for Environmental Justice Issue Paper Update and Discussion with Environmental Justice Expert Group (approximate duration 60 minutes)

Location: Weber Point (221 N Center Street, Stockton, CA 95202; Map [bit.ly/3szA2HQ])

The Council will re-establish a quorum and receive an update on the development of the Environmental Justice Issue Paper and meet with representatives from the Environmental Justice Expert Group, Restore the Delta and Little Manila Rising, to discuss environmental justice issues in the Delta. For more information, please visit the Council’s environmental justice web page (bit.ly/3w1nzxo).
     
ADJOURN
Public Comments

Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Council on any agenda item (except closed session items). 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). Your comments are important to each member of the Council and staff.
Members of the public interested in providing comments should join the meeting via Zoom and contact the Council Clerk at [email protected], or call (916) 798-9817, provide their name and remain on the line. When called on by the Council Chair, Zoom attendees and telephone callers will be unmuted and able to provide oral comments.
All written comments will be distributed to the members and posted to the Council’s website alongside the meeting materials on the Council meeting web page. Written comments received by mail or email by noon the day before a Council meeting will be distributed to members in advance of the meeting. Written comments received after noon the day before a Council meeting will be distributed to the members at the meeting.
If you need accommodations, have technical issues, or have any questions, please contact the Public Participation Office at [email protected] or call (916) 798-9817. In addition, Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available by calling (800) 735-2929.

Parking Information (California Natural Resources Building)

Metered street parking is available on adjacent streets. Paid parking is also available at a state-owned parking garage at 10th and P Streets (bit.ly/3y8JdCt) and a private-owned parking lot at 7th and Q Streets (bit.ly/3s7t24G). The closest light rail station is the 8th and O Station (bit.ly/3kQOCXj).