Consider RECOMMENDATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE TO AUTHORIZE ITS CONTINUED WORK ON THE Draft PowerPoint Presentation Regarding MPWMD Strategic Water Issues Affecting the Jurisdictions 


Meeting Date:

February 22, 2007





David A. Berger,




General Manager

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General Counsel Approval:  N/A

Committee Review:  The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on January 18, 2007, and recommended that the Board authorize the Committee’s continued discussion of the draft PowerPoint at its February meeting.  The Committee asked that any comments or concerns from other Board members be addressed to the Committee.  On January 25 the Board approved the Committee’s request, and directed that it submit its recommendation on this item for consideration at the February 22 Board meeting.  The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on February 12, 2007, and recommended that a sub-committee be formed to work on modifying the draft PowerPoint presentation to include topics that it does not now cover.  The sub-committee will coordinate with the General Manager and bring this item back to the Administrative Committee at a future meeting.

CEQA Compliance:  N/A


SUMMARY:  The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board to consider the Administrative Committee’s recommendation to continue work on the draft PowerPoint file regarding MPWMD Strategic Issues (Exhibit 3-A).  Staff created this draft PowerPoint file to assist the Board in fulfilling its objective in the current Strategic Plan, which calls for making formal presentations to the land use jurisdictions within the District.  This agenda report also contains the Chair/Vice Chair committee’s proposed approach for Board member involvement in making the presentations (Exhibit 3-B).     


RECOMMENDATION:   The Administrative Committee recommends that the Board authorize the Committee to further refine the draft PowerPoint presentation, for later submission to the Board. 


BACKGROUND:  One of the three-year strategic goals the Board included in its 2006-07 Strategic Plan is to “Establish respectful and effective relationships among the MPWMD, California American Water, Jurisdictions, and the Watermaster.”  To initially implement that goal the Board created the following objective, and targeted its accomplishment by March 15, 2007:  “Make presentations to each jurisdiction (at City Council, and Monterey County Board of Supervisors) regarding water issues affecting the jurisdictions.”  The Board directed the General Manager to draft a proposed PowerPoint presentation, and asked that Directors volunteer to attend each respective council/board meeting to assist in making the District’s presentation.  Exhibit 3-B is a list showing the regular meeting schedule of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, Monterey Peninsula Airport District Board of Directors, and each of the six City Councils.  The list also shows the individual MPWMD Director that Chairman Pendergrass and Vice Chairman Edwards have requested attend each of the eight meetings.  Staff previously advised the chief executives of the eight jurisdictions of the District’s desire to attend one of their regular meetings for this purpose.      



3-A      Draft MPWMD Strategic Issues PowerPoint presentation

3-B      Listing of Jurisdictions’ Boards/Councils Regular Meeting Schedule