ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

5.

CONSIDER RECONVENING AD HOC COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD DRAFT CEASE AND DESIST ORDER

 

Meeting Date:

March 17, 2008

Budgeted:

No

 

From:

David A. Berger,

Program/

N/A

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

N/A

 

Prepared By:

Same

Cost Estimate:

N/A

 

General Counsel Approval:N/A

Committee Recommendation:N/A

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

SUMMARY: This agenda item implements the Boardís strategic objective that calls for re-convening the Community Advisory Committee (CAC).That objective involves charging the CAC with the task of preparing a written report to the Board that addresses the potential affects of, and strategies for dealing with, the draft Cease and Desist Order (CDO) issued by staff to the State Water Resource Control Board on January 15, 2008.The report would be due to the Board for consideration at its April 21, 2008 regular meeting.Board members are in the process of considering their appointments and re-appointments, and staff will distribute the updated CAC membership list prior to (or at start of) the March 17 Board meeting.

 

RECOMMENDATION:The Board should 1) adopt a revised charge to the Community Advisory Committee for addressing the draft Cease and Desist Order (Exhibit 5-A); and 2) formally receive and acknowledge the list of newly appointed and re-appointed CAC members (to be distributed separately).†††

 

BACKGROUND:At its December 11, 2006 meeting, the District Board approved formation of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and adopted a charge for the CAC that requested review of projects listed in the MPWMD Matrix of Water Supply Alternatives.The Board reviewed a list of community groups that indicated an interest in participating on the committee.At its January 26, 2007 meeting, the Board received the list of appointees to the CAC.The CAC held seven meetings, during which its members received presentations on the seven water supply projects, provided their views on the merits and drawbacks of each project, and prepared their report.The final CAC report was received by the Board at its September 17, 2007 report, at which point the CAC work effort was completed.

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES:There is no direct impact on District staff and resources that will result from the recommended action.As this item is a Board strategic objective, it will be assigned high priority for staff support from the General Managerís office and other divisions, as needed.

 

EXHIBIT

5-A††††† Proposed Revision to Community Advisory Committee Charge

 

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