ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

4.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF MPWMD NEWSLETTER TEXT

 

Meeting Date:

December 14, 2009

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

Darby Fuerst,

General Manager

Program/

Line Item No.:

N/A

 

Prepared By:

Arlene Tavani

Cost Estimate:

N/A

 

General Counsel Review:N/A

Committee Recommendation:The Public Outreach Committee reviewed the text on October 14 and November 12, 2009.A final review was conducted on December 10, 2009, after the December 14, 2009 Board meeting staff notes were distributed.The committee recommendation will be presented at the December 14, 2009 Board meeting.

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

SUMMARY:The Public Outreach Committee has developed text for a newsletter that would be distributed by mail throughout the District in mid-January 2010.A Spanish language version will be available upon request.The English and Spanish language versions will also be posted to the Districtís website.

 

The newsletter text was developed in-house, with review by an outside consultant. It was reviewed and revised twice by the Public Information Committee, which includes public information officers from the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency and California American Water.The text attached as Exhibit 4-A was reviewed by the Committee on December 10, 2009, after the Board packet was copied and distributed.Any changes requested by the Committee at that meeting have not been incorporated into Exhibit 4-A.Substantive changes will be distributed for review at the December 14, 2009 Board meeting.

 

The preliminary newsletter design and graphics were developed in-house with review by the Public Outreach Committee.†† Photographs have not yet been selected.The Committee members will have an opportunity to review the final newsletter before it is submitted for publication.†††

 

RECOMMENDATION:District staff recommends that the Board review and approve the newsletter text provided as Exhibit 4-A.†† If a Director would like to suggest revisions to the text, this item should be pulled from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration.

 

IMPACT ON STAFF/RESOURCES:Production and distribution costs are outlined in agenda item 5, Consider Expenditure of Budgeted Funds to Publish and Distribute MPWMD Newsletter.

 

EXHIBITS

4-A††††† Draft MPWMD Newsletter Text

 

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