ITEM:

PUBLIC HEARINGS

15.

RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON DRAFT 2004 MPWMD ANNUAL REPORT

Meeting Date:

From:

David A. Berger,

Program/

N/A

General Manager

Line Item No.:

Prepared By:

Rick Dickhaut

Cost Estimate:

$12,000 ## General Counsel Approval:N/A ## Committee Recommendation:N/A CEQA Compliance: N/A SUMMARY: Exhibit 15-A is the draft text of the 2004 Annual Report of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District. Special notice of the public hearing was published in the Monterey County Herald on Thursday, March 10, 2005. In addition to the information presented in the draft, the final report will include supplementary charts and photographs. The Accomplished and Milestones section of the report, which is currently about two and one-half pages, will need to be reduced to approximately one page to accomplish the established goal of reducing the 2004 report to four pages. Suggestions to help condense this section and any other input as to the final contents of the report are requested from the Board and the Public by March 30, 2005. The final report is scheduled for completion by April 29, 2005. RECOMMENDATION: The Board should accept public comment, then direct District staff to finalize the text and proceed with production and distribution of the final 2004 MPWMD Annual Report. Directors are asked to submit any written comments or edits on the report to District staff by March 30, 2005. BACKGROUND: The District’s enabling legislation mandates the preparation of an annual report on the activities of the District, and that a public hearing on the draft report is conducted in March of each year. In recent years, the report was prepared by consultants and was approximately fifteen pages long; however, it was not widely distributed. Approximately 100 copies of the report were sent to local libraries, city councils, planning commissions, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the District’s Technical Advisory Committee, the Carmel River Advisory Committee and representatives of other area government entities. At its November 15, 2004 meeting, The Board of Directors authorized expenditures of up to$12,000 to prepare and distribute the 2004 report.  At that time it was anticipated that consultants would again be used to publish the report.  However, since that time the General Manager and staff have determined that it would be more effective to prepare a condensed four page report in house and use the funds previously spent on consultants to distribute the report to the District’s constituents in addition to the entities that previously received the report.  The report will also be posted on the District’s website.

### EXHIBITS

15-A    2004 MPWMD Annual Report

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