Board of Directors
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
January 21, 2009
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
The meeting was called to order at 8:40 AM in the District conference room.
Alvin Edwards Division 1
Judi Lehman Division 2
Kristi Markey, Chair -- Division 3
Bob Brower Division 5
David Pendergrass Mayoral Representative
David Potter Monterey County Board of Supervisors (arrived at 8:47 AM)
Directors Absent: None
General Manager present:
District Counsel present: David C. Laredo
District Special Counsel present: Fran Farina
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
No comments were presented to the Board during Oral Communications.
1. Hearing on Apparent Insufficient Physical Supplies to Serve Ryan Ranch Water Distribution System and Determination as to Whether, and to What Extent, System Capacity and/or Expansion Capacity Limits Should be Modified
District Counsel Laredo provided an overview of the proceedings. He advised the Board that they must determine if there is substantial evidence that sufficient water supplies are not available to meet current system capacity in the Ryan Ranch Water Distribution System.
The Directors reported ex parte communications as
follows. Director Pendergrass spoke with
Steven Packer, Chief Executive Officer of Community Hospital of the Monterey
Peninsula (CHOMP). Director Edwards
spoke with Dr. Packer.
The parties to the proceeding introduced themselves as follows.
1. Fran Farina, MPWMD Prosecution Team
Leader. Testimony would be provided by
4. David Sweigert, representing CHOMP, planned to present a few comments.
The meeting began with opening statements by Mr. Miller and Ms. Farina. Mr. Fuerst provided his testimony.
At 10:30 AM the meeting was recessed and reconvened at 10:45 AM.
Mr. Fuerst continued his testimony. Mr. Oliver followed with his testimony. Mr. Miller proceeded with cross-examination of Mr. Oliver and Mr. Fuerst.
At 12:02 PM the meeting was recessed and reconvened at 12:10 PM.
At 12:20 PM the meeting recessed and reconvened at 12:50 PM.
Mr. Miller continued cross examination.
Ms. Damon cross-examined Mr. Fuerst. She requested that the District take note of all permits issued in the Ryan Ranch Water Distribution System, or the District could choose to take administrative notice of MPWMD permits 25915, 25916, 25921, 25922, 24895 and 24919. Mr. Laredo stated that administrative notice could be taken of the permits specifically mentioned by Ms. Damon, but not all permits issued in the Ryan Ranch system. Mr. Miller stated that CAW had not objections.
Mr. Sweigert declined to cross examine any of the witnesses.
Mr. Oliver and Mr. Fuerst responded to questions from the Board members.
The Board of Directors agreed that the hearing would be continued to February 18, 2009 at 8:30 AM in the District conference room, and that prior to the next meeting, District Counsel and the other parties to the proceeding would meet and confer on development of a solution to the Ryan Ranch Water Distribution System issues.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 1:30 PM.