24-X. CONSIDER RESOLUTION OPPOSING SENATE BILL 1529 TO CHANGE LAW GOVERNING WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Meeting Date: June 21, 2004 Budgeted: N/A
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Staff Contact: Fran Farina Cost Estimate: N/A
General Counsel Approval: Reviewed materials
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SUMMARY: This item addresses draft Resolution 2004-__, Opposing Enactment of Senate Bill 1529, which was the subject of a special Board meeting scheduled for June 16, 2004 at 5:30 PM. The June 16, 2004 MPWMD meeting was cancelled due to action by State Senator Bruce McPherson on the afternoon of June 15, 2004 to pull SB 1529 from consideration by the Assembly Local Government Committee scheduled for June 16, 2004.
The Board should refer to the June 16, 2004 packet which was previously distributed and placed on the District website. The draft Resolution (revised June 10, 2004) is provided as Exhibit 24X-A for reference. It is not known whether refinements to the Resolution are needed as the text of an amended SB 1529 are not available at this writing (June 17, 2004).
It is staff’s understanding that a revised bill is being developed by Senator McPherson in consultation with Assemblymember John Laird. The revised bill is currently scheduled for consideration at the June 23, 2004 Assembly Local Government Committee. It is not known when the revised text will be available to the public.
RECOMMENDATION: The Board should consider approval of Resolution 2004-__ and may wish to suggest refinements to the text. The draft resolution is based on MPWMD Resolution 2003-01 (adopted May 2003) opposing SB 149 and Board direction at the March 31 and April 19, 2004 meetings.
BACKGROUND: Please see the June 16, 2004 board packet. Additional information and links to State Legislature websites may be found on the District website: www.mpwmd.dst.ca.us.
24X-A: Text of Draft Resolution 2004-__ (6/10/04 version)
24X-B May 12, 2004 Letter from Monterey County Association of Realtors expressing support for SB 1529