MONTEREY PENINSULA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

STRATEGIC PLAN

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District is to

manage, augment and protect water resources

for the benefit of the community and the environment.

 

 

VISION STATEMENT

 

By the year 2005, the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District will

ensure a reliable water supply to meet present and future needs

and be recognized as a leader in integrated water resource management.

 

 

ISSUES

(not in priority order)

 

        Evaluate and Certify EIR on Water Augmentation Projects

 

        Revise the Water Permit Process

 

        Develop Seaside Basin Groundwater Management Plan

 

        Increase Innovative and Effective Conservation Practices

 

 

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

Strategic Planning Initiatives Progress Report

May 17, 2004, Update

 

 

Initiatives

 

Progress Report

 

1.

 

Evaluate and Certify EIR on Water Augmentation Projects in Compliance with CEQA and NEPA

 

At a special workshop on March 31, 2004, the Board received presentations from consultants on the results of hydrogeologic tests in the Sand City/Coastal Fort Ord area that affect the feasibility and production capacity for MPWMDs proposed local desalination project.  No formal action was taken, but most Board members expressed their preference to delay circulating a formal Draft EIR for a few months to give the District time to consult with other agencies about opportunities associated with two proposed desalination projects in the Moss Landing. The Board will address this issue in June 2004.   In the meantime, District consultants completed the Final Desalination Feasibility Study in mid-April. The full report is available on CD for $5. 

 

2.

 

Revise the Water Permit Process

 

 

During the month of April 2004, PM Connect, with staff's input, continued to refine the process mapping, prepared standard forms mapped to processes, developed database system menu structures, developed standardized form letters, installed and configured Visual Interdev Development Tools on the laptop.  This is the software that will be used to develop the input screens and prototype.  Staff provided copies of the process maps to LSG and met with LSG to coordinate the Policies and Procedures Manual development with the database project.  Both project are interrelated.  LSG is refining policies and procedures.

 

3.

 

Develop Seaside Basin Ground Water Management Plan

 

 

At the March 15, 2004 meeting, the Board adopted a resolution declaring its intent to prepare a Groundwater Management Plan for the Seaside Basin, and a statement of public participation in development of the Plan.  On March 25, 2004, staff sent the resolution and related materials to prospective members of the Seaside Basin Advisory Group. This group includes pumpers, jurisdictions, agencies and utilities that overly the basin and interested parties. On April 15, 2004, staff published a Notice of Public Participation in the Monterey County Herald inviting public participation in development of the plan.

 

4.

 

Increase Innovative and Effective Conservation Practices

 

The Water Demand Committee received an update on this initiative on 4/8/03. Work on this initiative is on hold pending completion of the Revise the Water Permit Processes strategic initiative.