ITEM:

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

11.

RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON DRAFT 2005 MPWMD ANNUAL REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

March 20, 2006

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

David A. Berger,

Program/

N/A

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

 

Prepared By:

Rick Dickhaut

Cost Estimate:

$13,500

 

General Counsel Approval:N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

SUMMARY: Exhibit 11-A is the draft text of the 2005 Annual Report of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District.†† Special notice of the public hearing was published in the Monterey County Herald on Friday, March 10, 2006.In addition to the information presented in the draft, the final report will include supplementary charts and photographs. Staff will also edit some of the technical language in the draft report to make it more reader friendly.The report, which is currently about five pages, will also to be reduced to four pages.Suggestions to help condense the report and any other input as to the final contents of the report are requested from the Board and the Public by March 27, 2006.The final report is scheduled for distribution May 15, 2006.

 

RECOMMENDATION:The Board should accept public comment, then direct District staff to finalize the text and proceed with production and distribution of the final 2005 MPWMD Annual Report.Directors are asked to submit any written comments or edits on the report to District staff by March 27, 2006.

 

BACKGROUND: The Districtís 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.Prior to 2004, the report was prepared by consultants and was approximately fifteen pages long; however, it was not widely distributed.Only about 100 copies of the report were sent to local libraries, city councils, planning commissions, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the Districtís advisory committees and representatives of other area government entities.In 2004, the report was condensed to four pages and prepared in-house.The funds previously spent on consultants were used to mail the report to the Districtís constituents.It was also distributed to the entities that previously received the report and was posted on the Districtís website.At its February 23, 2006 meeting, The Board of Directors authorized expenditures of up to $13,500 to prepare and distribute the 2005 report in the same manner as the 2004 report.

 

EXHIBITS

11-A††† Draft 2005 MPWMD Annual Report

 

 

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