ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

4.

CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AMENDMENT TO MPWMD MEETING RULE NO. 6 BOARD SPOKESPERSON

 

Meeting Date:

November 21, 2005

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

David A. Berger,

General Manager

Program/

Line Item No.:

N/A

 

Prepared By:

Arlene Tavani

Cost Estimate:

N/A

 

General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: Chair and Vice Chair recommended adoption.

CEQA Compliance: N/A

 

SUMMARY: Shown below is draft, revised language for MPWMD Board Meeting Rule 6, Spokesperson. Chair Larry Foy and Vice Chair Kristi Markey met on October 21, 2005 and developed the revised language. The words they recommend be added are shown in bold italics. Text to be deleted is shown in strikeout.

 

BACKGROUND: At the September 8, 2005 Board Strategic Planning Session, the Directors exchanged ideas about the need to revise Rule 6. The Chair and Vice Chair were tasked to develop a recommendation on amendments to Rule 6 for consideration by the full Board at the November 2005 meeting.

 

RECOMMENDATION: Review and adopt the revised language, per the recommendation of Chair Foy and Vice Chair Markey.

 

 

 

RULE 6: SPOKESPERSON

 

Only the Chairman, or the designee of the Chairman another Board member designated by the Chair, or the General Manager shall be the spokesperson for the District when expressing District policy and position. Public statements by Board Members in the name of the District shall be first reviewed and approved by the Board. Except for this circumstance, only the Chair, the General Manager, and employees designated by the General Manager shall sign correspondence on District stationery. Board Members shall clarify that they are speaking as an individual and not on behalf of the Board when they make oral or written statements regarding water matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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