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Thursday, January 7, 2021, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, January 8, 2021 8:00 a.m.

This meeting is a continuation of the September 10-11, 23-24, October 22-23, and
December 9-10, 2020 agenda item focused on Draft Agricultural Order 4.0.

Video and Teleconference Meeting Only
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by and in furtherance of
Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20.)

Video and Teleconference Meeting During COVID-19 Emergency: As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor’s Executive Orders to protect public health by limiting public gatherings and requiring social distancing, this meeting will occur solely via remote presence.

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Thursday and Friday, January 7-8, 2021, are dedicated to the continuation of staff and Board discussion from September 10-11, 23-24, October 22-23, and December 9-10, 2020, on Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 and the next steps for developing a proposed order. The Board received public comment on this item in the form of stakeholder panel presentations on September 10 and 11 and a public comment forum on September 23, 2020. No additional opportunities to provide oral public comment on this item are anticipated at this time for this meeting. However, opportunities to provide written and/or oral comment will likely be available during the next phases of the public process to develop a proposed order.

Items are numbered for identification purposes only and may be considered out of order. Items scheduled for the first day of a multi-day meeting may be delayed or continued to the next day of the meeting. Closed session items may be considered on multiple days.
Thursday, January 7, 2021, 8:00 a.m.

 1. Roll Call
[Tammie Olson, Clerk to the Board, 805/549-3140,]
 2. Introductions
[Matthew Keeling, Executive Officer, 805/549-3140,]

Draft Ag Order 4.0 Discussion
[Elaine Sahl, 805/542-4645,; Diane Kukol, 805/542-4637,; Paula Richter, 805/549-3865,]

This item is a continuation of Item 3 from Thursday, December 10, 2020.

This item began on September 10 and continued on September 11, and 23-24, October 22-23, and December 9-10, 2020. September 10 and 11 were devoted to stakeholder panel presentations, September 23 was devoted to public comment, September 24, October 22-23, and December 9-10 were devoted to staff presentations and discussion. This item will continue staff and board discussion.

Although the Board will not be taking action on Draft Ag Order 4.0 during this meeting, it may provide direction to staff on the next steps associated with the development of Ag Order 4.0.

An interpreter will be available to translate into Spanish and to translate statements made in Spanish into English.

Un intérprete estará disponible para traducir al español y para traducir las declaraciones hechas en español al inglés.

  Staff Report: Item 3 (from September 10-11, 2020 agenda)
  • Attachment 1: Key to Requirements in Draft Ag Order 4.0 Documents

As noted above, this meeting is dedicated to staff and Water Board discussion on Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 and the next steps for the development of a proposed order. The Water Board invited the public to submit written materials on Item 3 during the written public comment period and to provide oral comments on September 10, 11, and 23. No additional opportunities to provide comments on Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 are available for this meeting. If you have questions about the agenda, contact Tammie Olson at (805) 549-3140.

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