Strategic Planning Workshop
Board of Directors
Monterey Peninsula Water Management
Call to Order Strategic Planning Session
The meeting was called to order at 8:30
AM in Carpenter Hall at the Sunset Cultural center.
Board members present:
Lehman Division 2
Pendergrass Mayoral Representative
David Potter Monterey
County Board of Supervisors (Left at 1:30 PM)
Board members absent:
Vice Chair, Kristi
Markey Division 3
Staff members present:
Administrative Services Manager/Chief Financial Officer
Inder Osahan, Chief Technology Officer
Andy Bell, Planning and Engineering
Stern, Project Manager/Public Information Representative
Water Resources Manager
Pintar, Water Demand Manager
District Counsel present:
Welcome, Purpose of the Workshop, Introduction of the
Facilitator and Recorder Judi Lehman,
MPWMD Board Chair
Lehman introduced the meeting facilitator, Marilyn Snider of Snider and Associates,
and the meeting recorder, Julia Chambers.
Hekhuis, a resident of Carmel
and former Chair of the MPWMD Board of Directors, suggested several actions the
District could take to address water production reductions described in the
draft Cease and Desist Order issued by the staff of the State Water Resources
Control Board (SWRCB). He urged the
Board to focus on improving communication with the public on the Districts
water conservation program including an estimate of water savings that have
been achieved, and could be achieved over a 5 to 10 year period. The District should also ensure that the
SWRCB staff is aware of water conservation programs and savings achieved within
the MPWMD. Incentives for water
conservation should be developed; and a feasible goal for water conservation
over the next 10 years should be quantified.
In addition, a citizens committee could be formed to discuss what a
water conservation program can and cannot achieve.
Role of the Facilitator, Recorder, Group and Public;
Strategic Planning Elements; Agenda Marilyn Snider, Facilitator Snider and
Ms. Snider reviewed these items with the
Introductions of the Group
Core Values/Guiding Principles
Three-Year Goals (2006-2009)
The group reviewed these items and
decided to make no changes (refer to Attachment 2, page 1).
Accomplishments of the MPWMD since April 19, 2007
Strategic Planning Workshop
Discussion of this item is outlined on Attachment
Review and Revise, if Needed, the Three-Year Goals
(what needs to be accomplished)
SWRCB Draft Cease and Desist Order WR 2008-00XX-DWR
Discussion of this item is outlined on Attachment 1.
following comments from the public were received. (1) Jeff Taylor, Carmel Valley
property owner, asked what authority Jim Kassel had to issue the draft Cease
and Desist Order. General Manager
Berger stated that Mr. Kassel is Assistant Deputy Director of the Water Rights
Division of the SWRCB, and is the assistant to Victoria Whitney, the Director
of the Water Rights Division. Mr. Taylor
also asked if California American Water (CAW) had requested that the SWRCB
increase the amount of water that could be produced from the Carmel River. District Counsel Laredo responded that the
District and CAW have petitioned for an increase but the requests have not been
granted. (2) Dale Hekhuis asked if the
public will have an opportunity to review any response the District may file,
should the draft Cease and Desist Order be set for a hearing with the
SWRCB. District Counsel Laredo replied
that the usual procedure is for the Board to review the information before it
is submitted to the SWRCB.
PM the meeting was adjourned for lunch.
The meeting reconvened at 1:30 PM.
Director Potter was not present for the afternoon session.
Next Steps/Follow-Up Process to Monitor Progress on
the Goals and Objectives (including setting a date for a six-month follow-up)
Attachments 1 and 2.
Two tentative dates for a meeting were discussed. A final date will be selected after
conferring with all Directors on their schedules.
Summary of the Workshop and Closing Remarks Marilyn
The meeting was adjourned at
approximately 3:30 PM.