Workshop on 2005-2006 Fiscal Year Budget Planning

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

January 19, 2005



The meeting was called to order at 4:05 PM.


Directors present:

Larry Foy, Chair – Division 5

Kristi Markey, Vice Chair – Division 3

Alvin Edwards – Division 1

Judi Lehman – Division 2 (Arrived at 4:30 PM)

Michelle Knight – Division 4

David Pendergrass – Mayor Representative


Directors absent:

David Potter – Monterey County Board of Supervisors


General Manager present:  David A. Berger


District Counsel present:  David C. Laredo


The assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance.


No comments.  


An outline of the presentation given by Rick Dickhaut, Chief Financial Officer, is on file at the District office.  He described the concept of a program and performance based budget.  The Board discussed this concept and agreed that staff should move ahead on preparation of the program and performance based budget for the 2005-2006 MPWMD Budget.  The Board also reviewed and supported the multi-part strategy for balancing the 2005-2006 budget, which was described in Mr. Dickhaut’s presentation.


The Board discussed methods for increasing revenues to meet the anticipated level of expenses for budget year 2005-2006.  In preparation for the 2004-2005 mid-year budget adjustment, District staff was directed to submit for Board consideration a draft ordinance that would structure permit and other processing fees to fully recover service costs.   


It was suggested that the District  and the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency might be able to pool resources and work together on joint development of an aquifer storage and recovery project.   District staff was also encouraged to apply for grants that could fund projects.


The Board agreed to conduct budget-planning workshops on May 3 and May 26, 2005 (and eliminated Administrative Committee meetings shown on the staff’s draft budget calendar).  A Closed Session to conduct General Manager Berger’s employee appraisal was scheduled for February 3, 2005.   A meeting to conduct an employee appraisal for District Counsel Laredo, was set for February 24, 2005.


During the public comment period on this item,  John Fischer addressed the Board.  He expressed support for the proposed budget structure.  He urged the Board to require staff to keep track of the amount of time spent each day on various projects.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 PM.























  1. Consider New Format and Provide Guidance to Staff for Preparation of 2005-2006 MPWMD Budget


































David A. Berger,

 Secretary to the Board