FINAL MINUTES

Strategic Planning Session

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

September 5, 2001





The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM in the MPWMD Conference Room.



Board members present:

David Potter, Board Chair - Monterey County Board of Supervisors

Alvin Edwards, Vice Chair - Division 1

Ron Chesshire - Division 2

Molly Erickson - Division 3

Kris Lindstrom - Division 4

Alexander "Zan" Henson - Division 5

David Pendergrass - Mayoral Representative



Staff members present:

Ernesto A. Avila - General Manager

Joe Oliver, Water Resources Manager

Andy Bell, Planning & Engineering Manager

Stephanie Pintar, Water Demand Manager

Darby Fuerst, Senior Hydrologist

Henrietta Stern, Project Manager/Public Information Rep.

Sara Ramos, Senior Office Specialist

Arlene Tavani, Executive Assistant



District Counsel present: David C. Laredo

I. Call to Order/Roll Call

The assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

II. Pledge of Allegiance

Mike Bellinger addressed the Board during Oral Communications. Mr. Bellinger identified himself as the agent for Santa Catalina School, which has applied for water use credits in order to modernize its music cottages and swim center. Mr. Bellinger encouraged the Board to review water use credit applications on a case-by-case basis, and to refrain from placing a moratorium on water use credits.

III. Oral Communications

There was no discussion of this item beyond a review of what the Board had discussed at the July 9, 2001 Strategic Planning Session (a summary is included in Mr. Garcia's presentation and is on file at the District office).

IV. Review Status of Board Code of Conduct

Richard Garcia reviewed items that were discussed at the July 9, 2001 Strategic Planning Session. A copy of Mr. Garcia's presentation is on file at the District office. General Manager, Ernesto A. Avila, provided a status report on items the Board had agreed to at the July 9, 2001 session. In addition, General Manager Avila reviewed Interim Work Plan Options with the Board. A copy of his presentation is on file at the District office. The Board discussed the Work Plan Options and ranked them in order of priority. A summary of the options and the Board's ranking is included as Attachment 1. The options ranked 1 through 5 are: (1) Develop an EIR implementation work plan by December 2001; (2) Revise water permit processes; (3) Prioritize the development of a Seaside Ground Water Management Plan & present an implementation work plan by February 2002; (4) Storm water management; and (5) Increase innovative & effective conservation practices - develop implementation plan by June 2002.

V. Review General Manager's Interim Work Plan Options

Current District Activities

Potential Projects

Schedule Constraints and Milestones

Resource Development and Management

Project Prioritization

V. Review General Manager's Interim Work Plan Options

Current District Activities

Potential Projects

Schedule Constraints and Milestones

Resource Development and Management

Project Prioritization

The Directors discussed revisions to the District's Vision Statement. It was suggested that the words "By the year 2001" should be removed from the vision statement. It was also suggested that the Mission Statement could be revised by adding the words "in a collaborative, responsible and innovative manner" following the words "water resources." The Board agreed to discuss this again at a future meeting.

VI. Review District Mission and Vision Statement

It was agreed that the General Manager will present a work plan for completion of priority items 1 through 5 at a strategic planning session on December 10, 2001 from 9 AM to 1 PM.

VII. Review of District Action Plans to Clearly Identify Who? What? When? How? Etc.

The following comments were presented to the Board during the public comment period. (1) John Fischer stated that this was the best strategic planning session he had attended. According to Mr. Fischer, storm water management is the District's responsibility. He recommended that District staff develop PERT charts and graphs that will illustrate time lines and milestones to help the public understand how the District will achieve its goals related to storm water management. (2) Terry Ryan, California-American Water Company, stated that he supports the District's strategic planning process. He expressed a commitment to working with the District on a mutual process involving partnership and collaboration to achieve the goal of ensuring a reliable water supply for the Monterey Peninsula.

VIII. Public Comment









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Ernesto A. Avila, Secretary to the Board

















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