Joint Special Meeting of the
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Board of Directors
and the District’s Policy and Technical Advisory Committees
1. CALL TO ORDER/INTRODUCTIONS
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM in the Lebeck Room of the Pacific Grove Community Center.
General Manager Berger noted that Michael Stamp, representing the Open Monterey Project, and Richard Rosenthal, representing Save Our Peninsula Committee, were invited to participate in this meeting but they declined the invitation.
MPWMD Board Members present:
Alvin Edwards, Chair – Division 1
Judi Lehman, Division 2
Kristi Markey, Division 3
Michelle Knight, Division 4
David Pendergrass, Mayoral Representative
David Potter, Monterey County Board of Supervisors
MPWMD Board Members absent:
Larry Foy, Vice Chair – Division 5
MPWMD Staff Members present:
David A Berger, General Manager
Stephanie Pintar, Water Demand Manager
Arlene Tavani, Executive Assistant
District Counsel present: David C. Laredo
Committee Members present: Policy Advisory Committee Technical Advisory Committee
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Sean Conroy
City of Del Rey Oaks Joe Russell
City of Monterey Dan Albert Chip Rerig
Board of Supervisors Dave Potter
Airport District (MPAD) Tex Irwin
City of Pacific Grove Morris Fisher Doug Ricks
City of Sand City Kelly Morgan Steve Matarazzo
City of Seaside Darryl Choates Diana Ingersoll
2. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
Susan Kipping, a resident of the City of Felton in Santa Cruz County, expressed concern about the increasing influence over local water systems of RWE/Thames Water, the company that owns California-American Water (Cal-Am). She stated that a group based in Felton called Friends of Locally Owned Water is working to gain back local control of their water system from Cal-Am. Ms. Kipping stated that Felton residents are concerned about Cal-Am’s most recent request to the Public Utilities Commission to consolidate the Felton and Monterey Divisions.
3. WATER CREDIT ISSUES
No action was taken on the water credit issue. During the discussion, Diana Ingersoll, Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), stated the TAC position that water credit transfer rules established by Ordinance No. 108 are acceptable, and that there is no need to proceed with adoption of proposed Ordinance No. 117. The TAC had previously requested that the water credit rules be changed to allow administrative review and approval of water credit transfer applications, but the committee no longer supports that recommendation. Ms. Ingersoll stated that the jurisdictions will require all applicants for water credit transfers to prepare the environmental analysis needed for CEQA review. The Policy Advisory Committee representatives from Seaside and MPAD expressed agreement with the recommendation. No public comment was presented on this issue.
4. DISCUSSION OF OTHER WATER ISSUES
There were no other issues raised by the committee members.
5. PUBLIC COMMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.
David A. Berger, Secretary to the Board