This meeting has been noticed according to the Brown Act rules.  The Board of Directors meets regularly on the third Monday of each month.  The meetings begin

at 7:00 PM.






Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District


Monday, September 19, 2016

Closed Session, 6:15 pm

Regular Meeting, 7:00 PM

Conference Room, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

5 Harris Court, Building G, Monterey, CA

Staff notes will be available on the District web site at
by 5 PM on Friday, September 16, 2016.

The 7:00 PM Meeting will be televised on Comcast Channels 25 & 28.  Refer to broadcast schedule on page 3.




6:15  PM – Closed Session

As permitted by Government Code Section 54956 et seq., the Board may adjourn to closed or executive session to consider specific matters dealing with pending or threatened litigation, certain personnel matters, or certain property acquisition matters.






Public Comment – Members of the public may address the Board on the item or items listed on the Closed Session agenda.





Adjourn to Closed Session





Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov. Code 54957.6)



Agency Designated Representatives:  David Stoldt; Suresh Prasad and Cynthia Schmidlin



Employee Organization:  General Staff and Management Bargaining Units Represented by United Public Employees of California/LIUNA, Local 792






Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Gov. Code 54956.9 (a))




Monterey Peninsula Water Management District v. California Public Utilities Commission (California American Water Company) (Case S208838)




MPWMD v SWRCB; Santa Clara 1-10-CV-163328 – CDO (6th District Appellate Case #H039194)






Adjourn to 7 pm Session









Board of Directors

Jeanne Byrne, Chair – Division 4

Robert S. Brower, Sr., Vice Chair – Division 5

Brenda Lewis – Division 1

Andrew Clarke - Division 2

Molly Evans – Division 3

David Pendergrass, Mayoral Representative

David Potter, Monterey County Board of

Supervisors Representative


General Manager

David J. Stoldt


This agenda was posted at the District office at 5 Harris Court, Bldg. G Monterey on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  Staff reports regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on 9/15/2016, at the District office and at the Carmel, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Seaside libraries. After staff reports have been distributed, if additional documents are produced by the District and provided to a majority of the Board regarding any item on the agenda, they will be available at the District office during normal business hours, and posted on the District website at  Documents distributed at the meeting will be made available in the same manner. The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for October 17, 2016 at 7 pm.




7:00 PM – Regular Meeting














ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA - The Clerk of the Board will announce agenda corrections and proposed additions, which may be acted on by the Board as provided in Sections 54954.2 of the California Government Code.





ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - Anyone wishing to address the Board on Consent Calendar, Information Items, Closed Session items, or matters not listed on the agenda may do so only during Oral Communications.  Please limit your comment to three (3) minutes.  The public may comment on all other items at the time they are presented to the Board. 





CONSENT CALENDAR:  The Consent Calendar consists of routine items for which staff has prepared a recommendation.  Approval of the Consent Calendar ratifies the staff recommendation.  Consent Calendar items may be pulled for separate consideration at the request of a member of the public, or a member of the Board.  Following adoption of the remaining Consent Calendar items, staff will give a brief presentation on the pulled item.  Members of the public are requested to limit individual comment on pulled Consent Items to three (3) minutes. 



Consider Adoption of Minutes of the August 15, 2016 Board Meeting



Consider Approval of Reorganization Changes to the District’s Organization Chart and Addition of Hydrology Technician Position



Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-15 - Public Records Act Policy



Consider Contract with Whitson Engineers to Conduct a Survey of the Carmel River Channel



Receive and File Fourth Quarter Financial Activity Report for Fiscal Year 2015-2016



Consider Approval of Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Investment Report



Consider Approval of June 2016 Treasurer’s Report







Status Report on California American Water Compliance with State Water Resources Control Board Order 2009-0060 and Seaside Groundwater Basin Adjudication Decision



Update on Development of Water Supply Projects







Report on 5:30 pm Closed Session of the Board







Oral Reports on Activities of County, Cities, Other Agencies/Committees/Associations





PUBLIC HEARINGS – Public comment will be received on each of these items.  Please limit your comment to three (3) minutes per item.



Consider First Reading of Ordinance No. 174 –An Ordinance of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Suspending Authority to Accept Water Permit Applications for New Connections Based Upon Paralta Allocation, Pre-Paralta Allocation, Quail Meadows Subdivision Annexation, and Water West Reserve



Action:  The proposed ordinance would supersede Urgency Ordinance No. 173 adopted on August 15, 2016, and suspend staff’s authority to accept Water Permit applications for new Connections when the application relies on a Jurisdiction’s Paralta or pre-Paralta Allocation, the Quail Meadows Annexation, or the Water West Reserve until the Main California-American Water Company Water Distribution System is no longer subject to a Public Utilities Commission ordered moratorium or the District explicitly rescinds or repeals this measure.







Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-14 – Modifying Rule 160 - Regulatory Water Production Targets for California American Water Systems



Action:  The Board will consider modifications to the Regulatory Water Production Targets in Tables XV-1, XV-2 and XV-3 of Rule 160.  The modifications reflect the anticipated changes in Cal-

Am production limits as set by the State Water Resources Control Board orders and Seaside Basin Adjudication decision in Water Year 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2017).






Consider Adoption of October through December 2016 Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget



Action:  The Board will consider approval of a proposed production strategy for the California American Water Distribution Systems for the three-month period of October through December 2016.  The strategy sets monthly goals for surface and groundwater production from various sources within the California American Water systems.





ACTION ITEMS Public comment will be received on each of these items.  Please limit your comment to three (3) minutes per item.



Approve Response to 2015-2016 Monterey County Grand Jury Final Report



Action:  The Board will consider approval of the Water Management District’s response to Findings F1-F16 and Recommendation Nos. R1-R5 of the 2015-2016 Monterey County Grand Jury Report.  The response must be submitted by October 12, 2016.






Approve Water Purchase Agreement for Pure Water Monterey Project



Action:  The Board will consider approval of the Water Purchase Agreement between the District, California-American Water, and Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency for the Pure Water Monterey Project.




INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS   The public may address the Board on Information Items and Staff Reports during the Oral Communications portion of the meeting.  Please limit your comments to three minutes.



Letters Received

Supplemental Letter Packet



Committee Reports



Monthly Allocation Report



Water Conservation Program Report



Carmel River Fishery Report



Monthly Water Supply and California American Water Production Report








Board Meeting Broadcast Schedule – Comcast Channels 25 & 28

View Live Webcast at


Ch. 25, Sundays, 7 PM



Ch. 25, Mondays, 7 PM

Monterey, Del Rey Oaks, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside


Ch. 28, Mondays, 7 PM

Carmel, Carmel Valley, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Sand City, Seaside


Ch. 28, Fridays, 9 AM

Carmel, Carmel Valley, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Sand City, Seaside  




Upcoming Board Meetings


Monday, October 17, 2016

Regular Board Meeting

7:00 pm

District conference room


Monday, November 14, 2016

Regular Board Meeting

7:00 pm

District conference room


Monday, December19, 2016

Regular Board Meeting

7:00 pm

District conference room



Upon request, MPWMD will make a reasonable effort to provide written agenda materials in appropriate alternative formats, or disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in public meetings.  MPWMD will also make a

reasonable effort to provide translation services upon request.  Please submit a written request, including your name, mailing address, phone number and brief description of the requested materials and preferred alternative format or auxiliary aid or service by 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Requests should be sent to the Board Secretary, MPWMD, P.O. Box 85, Monterey, CA, 93942.  You may also fax your request to the Administrative Services Division at 831-644-9560, or call 831-658-5600.