Special Meeting/Board Workshop

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

May 26, 2005



The meeting was called to order at 7 PM in the Boardroom of the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency.


Board members present:

Larry Foy, Chair – Division 5

Kristi Markey, Vice Chair – Division 3

Alvin Edwards, Division 1

Judi Lehman, Division 2

Michelle Knight, Division 4


Board members absent:

David Pendergrass – Mayoral Representative

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 were directed to the Board during Oral Communications.


District Counsel Laredo reported that the Board met in Closed Session on May 16, 2005 and received reports from District Counsel and staff regarding items listed on the agenda.  No reportable action was taken on any of the agenda items.


The Directors discussed the proposed budget and directed staff to present an amended budget  for consideration at the June 20, 2005 Board meeting.  The Board reached consensus on the following items.  (1) The General Manager should  meet with staff bargaining units prior to the June 20, 2005 Board meeting, if possible, to confer on the proposed holiday work furlough.  (2) The budget should include $13,200 for production and distribution of the 2005-2006 MPWMD Annual Report. (3) Add $10,000 to the conservation fund for advertising the retrofit rebate program.  (4) Staff should prepare options for increasing the user fee to fund completion of the Phase 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery project.  Information should also be presented on the cost to borrow funds for completion of the ASR project.







Director Lehman reported that according to Mr. Laird’s staff, the legislation will be amended as it moves through the Senate.  Mr. Berger advised that if the legislation is not amended in the Senate, it would be appropriate for the Board to prepare a letter of opposition to the bill.  Staff was directed to place a discussion of AB 1421 on the June 20, 2005 Board meeting agenda.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.

























1.                   Oral Report from District Counsel on May 16, 2005, Closed Session of the Board


2.                   Review Proposed MPWMD budget for 2005-2006

















3.                   Oral Report from Legislative Committee on AB 1421










                                                                                    David A. Berger, Secretary to the Board