ITEM:

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

21.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF DRAFT 2008 MPWMD ANNUAL REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

April 20, 2009

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

Darby Fuerst,

Program/

 

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:†††† N/A

 

Prepared By:

Rick Dickhaut

Cost Estimate:

N/A

 

General Counsel Approval:N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

SUMMARY: Exhibit 21-A is the draft of the 2008 Annual Report of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District.†† As recommended by the Public Outreach Committee, the report contains only the information required by the Districtís enabling legislation (see Background section below).Once completed, the report will be posted on the Districtís website and made available to the public upon request.

 

RECOMMENDATION:The Board should accept public comment, then direct District staff to finalize the 2008 MPWMD Annual Report.Directors are asked to submit any written comments or edits on the report to District staff by April 27, 2009.

 

BACKGROUND:The Districtís enabling legislation requires that the District prepare an annual written report of the activities of the District in the protection and augmentation of water supplies of the District.The legislation further requires that a public hearing be held each year regarding the contents of the report before it is finalized.In recent years, a four page color report was prepared and mailed to all District constituents, local libraries and various other area government agencies.In addition to information required by the enabling legislation, the report has historically contained additional information on various District activities.However, because of the timeline required for the report, much of the information was outdated by the time the report was distributed.This year, the Public Outreach Committee has recommended that the report be condensed to contain only the information required by the enabling legislation and that while it will be made available to the public, it will not be widely distributed as it has been in the past.Instead the Public Outreach Committee recommends that a newsletter containing timely information about District activities and other relevant information be prepared and distributed later in the year.

 

EXHIBIT

21-A††† Draft 2008 MPWMD Annual Report

 

 

 

 

 

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