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.





Note:  5 pm start time





Special Meeting

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District


Monday, May 18, 2020, 5:00 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 this link:

Or join at

Meeting number: 628 748 881

Meeting password: May182020

Participate by phone: 1-877-668-4493


For detailed instructions on how to connect to the meeting, please see page 5 of this agenda.


You may also view the live webcast on AMP

scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the Peninsula Channel


Staff notes will be available on the District web site at
by 5 PM on Thursday, May 14, 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, May 14, 2020.  Staff reports regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on May 14 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 Board of Directors will conduct a Strategic Planning Session June 10, 2020 at 9 am and a Regular meeting on June 15, 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 April 20, 2020 Regular Board Meeting and April 30, 2020 Special Meeting/Closed Session of the Board



Consider Adoption of Resolution No. 2020-04 - Amending Fees and Charges Table - Rule 60



Consider Adoption of Treasurer's Report for March 2020



Receive and File Third Quarter Financial Activity Report for Fiscal Year 2019-20



Consider Approval of Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Investment Report







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



Update on Development of Water Supply Projects











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 Second Reading and Adoption of 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 conduct the second reading and adoption of this ordinance and adoption of a CEQA Negative Declaration.






Receive and Confirm Water Supply Forecast for Period of May 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; Adopt Resolution 2020-05 to Amend Rationing Table (XV-4)



Action: The Board will receive a report on the available water supply and determine whether

water-rationing triggers have been met and consider adoption of Resolution 2020-05.






Consider Adoption of Urgency Ordinance No. 186 - Temporarily Suspending a Portion of Rule 24-B-1-i Pertaining to Exterior Restaurant Seating in Response to COVID-19 Re-Opening Procedures



Action: The Board will consider adoption of an ordinance that facilitates the relocation of restaurant seating to the outdoors to support social distancing guidance for re-opening during the pandemic.





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



Consider Recommendation to the Board to Adopt Final Report “Supply and Demand for Water on the Monterey Peninsula”



Action:  The Board will discuss options it could take with regard to the Final Report such as Adopt, Accept or Receive, all of which have been defined by staff.



Consider Denial of Request from City of Monterey re Allocation for 2000 and 2600 Garden Road, Monterey



Action:  The Board will consider a request from the City of Monterey for an allocation of water for construction of affordable housing projects on Garden Road.






Consider Disposition of District Reserve Allocation



Action:  The Board will consider if any action should be taken to distribute the District’s Reserve allocation or if the status quo should be preserved, which is to retain it for use at the Board’s discretion.






Consider Pursuing Retrofits at Rippling River Center Followed by Release of Unused Grant Funding to City of Monterey’s Franklin Street Stormwater Project  



Action:  The Board will consider authorizing staff to contract for a retrofit project at Rippling River Center in Carmel Valley using remaining IRWM grant funding.  The Board will also consider distributing unused funds to the City of Monterey’s project.






Consider Adoption of Policy on Smart Water Meter Installation



Action: The Board will consider direction to staff for testimony in support of Advanced Metering Infrastructure and/or adoption of a policy in support of an opt-out of smart meter installation and discuss who should bear the burden of the cost to opt-out.






Board Review and Action Related to Recent Correspondence Sent to Monterey One Water



Action:  The Board will review its options and decide if any action should be taken regarding the May 1, 2020 correspondence to Monterey One Water.





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



Letters Received

Supplemental Letter Packet



Committee Reports



Monthly Allocation Report



Water Conservation Program Report                                                                                         



Carmel River Fishery Report for May 2020



Monthly Water Supply and California American Water Production Report








Board Meeting Schedule


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Special Meeting/Strategic Planning Session

9:00 am

Location to be Determined


Monday, June 15, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Location to be Determined


Monday, July 20, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6;00 pm

Location to be Determined


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, May 15, 2020.  Requests should be sent to the Board Secretary, MPWMD, P.O. Box 85, Monterey CA, 93942, or  email your request to





Board Meeting Television and On-Line Broadcast Schedule

View Live Webcast at scroll

to the bottom of the page and select the Peninsula Channel


Television Broadcast

Viewing Area


Comcast Ch. 25 (Monterey Channel), Mondays view live broadcast on meeting dates, and replays on Mondays, 7 pm through midnight

City of Monterey


Comcast Ch. 28, Mondays, replays 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am

Throughout the Monterey County Government Television viewing area.


For Xfinity subscribers, go to  or - enter your address for the listings and channels specific to your city. 

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Sand City, Seaside, Monterey


Internet Broadcast


Replays – Mondays, 4 pm to midnight at   scroll to Peninsula Channel


Replays – Mondays, 7 pm and Saturdays, 9 am


On demand – three days following meeting date


YouTube – available five days following meeting date -



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. See the instructions below.  If you do not have a computer, you can participate by phone only.


Begin: Within 10 minutes of the meeting start time from your computer click on this link:

Or go to:


Under “Join a Meeting” enter the meeting number 628 748 881, hit the enter key and when prompted enter the meeting password May182020, click “Next” and see the dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen “Use computer for audio” and select the method you will use to hear the meeting – see below.


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

Click on the “Use computer for audio” drop down list

Click “Join Meeting”

Once in the meeting, mute your microphone.

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


2) View material on your computer screen and listen to audio on your phone

From the “Use computer for Audio” drop down list select “Call In”

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

Mute the microphone on your computer.

Disable computer speakers using the Settings menu.


3)   Join by phone only (no computer) dial 1-877-668-4493 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. Limit your comment to 3 minutes.

(a)  Computer Audio Connection:  Select the “raised hand” icon.  When you are called on to speak, please identify yourself.

(b)  Phone audio connection:  Press *9. Wait for the clerk to unmute your phone and then identify yourself and provide your comment.  Press *9 to end the call. 

3)      For Action and Discussion Items the Chair will receive a presentation from staff and the Directors 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, May 18, 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.