This meeting has been noticed according to the Brown Act rules.  The Board of Directors meets regularly on the third Monday of each month, except in January, February.  The meetings begin at 6:00 PM.






Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District


Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:00 PM


Pursuant to Governor Newsom's Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20, and to do all we can to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus),  meetings of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Board of Directors and committees will be conducted with virtual (electronic) participation only using WebEx. 


Join the meeting at

New Meeting number: 293 161 038 626 909 230

Meeting password: vUtq3Yqnp32

Participate by phone: 877-668-4493


For detailed instructions on how to connect to the meeting, please see page 4 of this agenda.


Staff notes will be available on the District web site at
by 5 PM on Thursday, April 16, 2020














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.









Board of Directors

                Alvin Edwards, Chair – Division 1

Jeanne Byrne, Vice Chair - Division 4

George Riley – Division 2

Molly Evans – Division 3

Gary D. Hoffmann, P.E. – Division 5

Mary Adams, Monterey County Board of

Supervisors Representative

David Potter – Mayoral Representative


General Manager

David J. Stoldt




This agenda was posted at the District office at 5 Harris Court, Bldg. G Monterey on Thursday, April 16, 2020.  Staff reports regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on April 16, 2020 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 meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for May 13, 2020 at 6 pm.




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.  Unless noted with double asterisks “**”, Consent Calendar items do not constitute a project as defined by CEQA Guidelines section 15378.



Consider Adoption of Minutes of the March 16, 2020 Regular Board Meeting and March 20, 2020 Special Board Meeting



Receive and File District-Wide Annual Water Distribution System Production Summary Report for Water Year 2019



Receive and File District-Wide Annual Water Production Summary Report for Water Year 2019



Receive Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Mitigation Program Annual Report



Consider Adoption of Treasurer's Report for February 2020







Status Report on California American Water Compliance with State Water Resources Control Board Order 2016-0016 and Seaside Groundwater Basin Adjudication Decision







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





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



Consider First Reading of Draft Ordinance No. 185 - Amending District Rule 24 to Allow Special Fixture Unit Accounting for Second Bathrooms in Existing Dwelling Units and to Permanently Adopt Sub-Metering Requirements and Exemptions for Accessory Dwelling Units



Action: The Board will review the draft ordinance and consider setting it for second reading.

and adoption at a future meeting date.  A CEQA Negative Declaration will be considered at second reading.






Consider Adoption of 2019 MPWMD Annual Report



Action:  The District’s enabling legislation requires that a public hearing be conducted on the Annual Report.





ACTION ITEMSPublic comment will be received.  Please limit your comment to three (3) minutes per item



Consider Amendment to Contract with Pueblo Water Resources to Comply with Regional Water Quality Control Board Direction to Move ASR to the State’s General Waiver



Action:  The Board will consider authorizing a contract to complete technical reporting and submit an application to the RWQCB to enroll the Carmel River ASR Project in the General Waiver.






Consider Entering into a Reimbursement Agreement with California American Water and Act as Lead CEQA Agency for Construction of a Bypass Pipeline to Allow Simultaneous Pure Water Monterey Recovery and ASR Injection - Not a project – §15378 of CEQA Guidelines



Action:  The Board will consider authorizing the General Manager to enter into a reimbursement agreement with California American Water for the CEQA work associated with this project.






Consider Adoption of 2020 Legislative Advocacy Plan



Action:  Review and approve the 2020 Legislative Advocacy Plan that establishes the District’s legislative and government affairs priorities for FY 2020.






Consider Letter of Support for Certification of Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for Pure Water Monterey Expansion Back-Up Project



Action:  The Board will consider submitting a letter to Monterey One Water in support of certification of the Supplemental EIR.






Consider Written Response to State Regarding Water Right 20808 A, B and C



Action:  The Board will consider authorizing the General Manager to submit a letter to the SWRCB regarding Water Right 20808 A, B and C.






Consider Development of Policy on Option to Refuse Smart Water Meter Installation



Action:  The Board will consider reaffirmation of its policy to support an opt-out of smart meter installation and discuss who should bear the burden of the cost to opt-out.





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.



Report on Activity/Progress on Contracts Over $25,000



Status Report on Measure J/Rule 19.8 Phase II Spending



Monthly Progress Report – Santa Margarita Water Treatment Facility



Legislative Tracking Update



Letters Received

Supplemental Letter Packet



Committee Reports



Monthly Allocation Report



Water Conservation Program Report                                                                                         



Carmel River Fishery Report for April 2020



Quarterly Carmel River Riparian Corridor Management Program Report



Monthly Water Supply and California American Water Production Report








Board Meeting Schedule


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Special Meeting/Budget Workshop

6:00 pm

District conference room


Monday, May 20, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

District conference room


Monday, June 15, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 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 noon on Friday, April 17, 2020.  Requests should be sent to the Board Secretary, MPWMD, P.O. Box 85, Monterey CA, 93942.  Please email your request to or call 831-685-5610.


Text Box: See next page of agenda for instructions on connecting to WebEx meeting


Instructions for Connecting to the WebEx Meeting


Note:  If you have not used WebEx previously, when you begin connecting to the meeting you may be asked to download the app or join via the web. You can do either option. If your computer does not have a speaker or microphone you will need to also call the phone number. If you log on via your computer AND you call the phone number please disable your computer speakers using your Settings menu on your computer to avoid echoes that occur when using the computer web link AND the phone number to join.


Begin: Within 5 minutes of the meeting start time from your computer go to:

Under “Join a Meeting” enter the meeting number 293 161 038 626 909 230, hit the enter key

enter the meeting password vUtq3Yqnp32 where shown, click “Join Meeting” and join in one of the methods listed below.


1) Audio and video connection from computer with WebEx app – view participants/materials on your screen

Once in the meeting, mute your microphone.

Turn your microphone on when it is your turn to speak.


2) Communicate by phone and view material on your computer screen

Once in the meeting, at the bottom of the meeting box, choose “Call In”  Do not choose “Use Video System”

Click on “Start Meeting”  /  You will see a toll-free telephone number, access code, and attendee ID # -- use these with your phone. 

Mute the microphone on your computer.

Disable computer speakers.


3)   Join by phone only (no computer) dial 877-668-4493 and use the meeting number above.



Protocol for Meetings Conducted by Teleconference



1)      The Chair will call the meeting to order.

2)      Receipt of Public Comment – the Chair will ask for comments from the public on all items.  In order to speak, please identify yourself and limit your comment to 3 minutes.  The Chair will indicate when the public comment period has closed.

3)      For Action and Discussion Items the Chair will receive a presentation from staff and the committee members may ask questions.  Following the question and answer period, the Chair will ask for comments from the public.


Submit Oral or Written Comments


If you are unable to participate via telephone or computer to present oral comments, you may also submit your comments by e-mailing them to with one of the following subject lines "PUBLIC COMMENT ITEM #" (insert the item number relevant to your comment) or “PUBLIC COMMENT – ORAL COMMUNICATIONS".  Comments must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020. All submitted comments will be provided to the Board of Directors and may be read into the record and will be compiled as part of the record.