ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

3.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF DRAFT 2005 MPWMD ANNUAL REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

April 17, 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 3-A is the latest draft text of the 2005 Annual Report of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District.†† Staff has updated the report based on guidance received from the Public Relations Committee on April 6, 2005.The final report will include additional graphics, photos and headings on each page.

 

RECOMMENDATION:The Board should review and comment on the latest draft, then direct District staff to finalize the 2005 Annual Report for final review by the Public Outreach Committee before production and distribution.

 

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.At the March 20, 2006 meeting, the Board reviewed and commented on the first draft of the report, and referred it to the Public Outreach Committee for further review and revision.The Committee met on April 6, 2006 to review the report and provide additional input to staff regarding the contents of the report.

 

EXHIBITS

3-A††††† Draft 2005 MPWMD Annual Report

 

 

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