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Posted Date: July 18, 2022
For the health and safety of everyone attending this meeting, the Council will follow current County guidelines and strongly recommends masks, physical distancing, and testing if you have symptoms. Please note that Sacramento County is currently designated as a “high” Covid-19 Community Level by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Meeting Date and Time

Thursday, July 28, 2022
9:00 AM

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 
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(669) 900-6833
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The meeting will be broadcasted and archived on Cal-Span (

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) Closed Session: Litigation (Water Code §85210.5) (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 Proceedings 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.
4) Estimated Start Time: 10:00 AM – Reconvene Open Session 
5) Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)  
6) Consent Calendar (includes Resolution 2022-06) (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 (inclusive of Resolution [NUMBER]) 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 June 23, 2022, Meeting Summary
    b) Contract Amendment with the Regents of the University of California San Diego, California Sea Grant for the 2020 Class of Delta Science Fellows and 2020/2021 Classes of State Policy Fellows
    The Council will consider approval of an amendment to a contract with the Regents of the University of California, San Diego, California Sea Grant to support the 2020 Delta Science Fellows Program and 2020/2021 Delta State Policy Fellows Program. Per the staff report, the contract term would be extended to June 30, 2023, and previously approved funds would be reallocated among fiscal years. The total amount of the contract remains unchanged.
7) Chair’s Report (Information Item) 
    a) Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee Debrief
8) Public Comment  
  The public may comment on any topic not listed on the agenda.
9) 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. 
10) Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
Delta Lead Scientist Dr. Laurel Larsen will update the Council on Delta Science Program activities. The Lead Scientist Report provides the Council with unbiased advice on matters of scientific importance in the Delta. In addition, the monthly report offers an opportunity for discussion of relevant advances in science impacting the Delta and highlights Delta Science Program activities.
11) 2022 Science Fellows Cohort Introduction (Information Item)
  Dr. Laurel Larsen will present on the 2022 Delta Science Fellowships to be awarded to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers to conduct highpriority research over the next two years in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta relevant to management needs identified in the 2022-2026 Science Action Agenda.
12) San Joaquin Council of Governments 2022 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy Comment Letter (Action Item)

Council staff will present the Delta Reform Act requirements regarding regional transportation plans and sustainable communities strategies. Staff from the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) will then provide an overview of the 2022 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). After the presentations, the Council will consider approval of, and may take action to approve, a comment letter to SJCOG containing preliminary findings regarding the consistency of the RTP/SCS with the Delta Plan.

Motion and Vote

13) Preparation for Next Council Meeting
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 ( ) and a private-owned parking lot at 7th and Q Streets ( ). The closest light rail station is the 8th and O Station ( ).