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, July 20, 2020, 6:00 PM, Virtual Meeting


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

Event number: 126 937 8656

Meeting password: July2020

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, July 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, July 16, 2020.  Staff reports regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on Thursday 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 is set for on August 17, 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 June 15, 2020 Regular Board Meetings



Consider Authorization to Contract with RJA Management Services for General Manager Annual Performance Evaluation



Consider Approval of Contract with Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP for Strategic CEQA Legal Services



Consider Adoption of Revisions to District Investment Policy



Consider Adoption of Treasurer's Report for May 2020







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



Report on Progress on Strategic Goals Adopted on May 20, 2019











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 Application for Variance from Separate Water Meter Requirement for Multi-Family Housing Project at 1193 Broadway, Seaside (APNS: 012-191-001, 002, 003, 004, 013, 016, 017, 021, 022, 023, 024, 025, 028, and 029)



Action: The Board will consider the request for a variance from the separate water meter requirement for the proposed Seaside Ascent Broadway project.






Consider Adoption of Resolution 2020-12, A Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Seeking Authorization to Activate Latent District Powers and to Adopt A Sphere of Influence Amendment and Annexation



Action: The Board will consider adoption of Resolution 2020-02 that would authorize the District to file an application with LAFCO for authorization to activate its latent powers for operation of the Monterey Water System, and to obtain a boundary adjustment.





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



Consider Adoption of an Addendum to the District’s Prior ASR Environmental Impact Report for Construction of a Bypass Pipeline to Allow Simultaneous Pure Water Monterey Recovery and ASR Injection (Subject to CEQA Review per CEQA Guideline Sections 15162 and 15164)



Action: The Board will consider adoption of Resolution 2020-13 that would adopt Addendum 6 to the ASR EIR/EA.






Consider Sending the State Water Resources Control Board Correspondence Addressing Timelines and Penalties Under the Cease and Desist Order WR2016-0016



Action:  The Board will consider initiating contact with the SWRCB regarding the reduction in diversions from the Carmel River that could be implemented should Cal-Am fail to meet the September 30, 2020 Milestone established by the CDO.





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



Legislation Advocacy Committee’s State and Federal Bill Tracking



Letters Received

Supplemental Letter Packet



Committee Reports



Monthly Allocation Report



Water Conservation Program Report                                                                                         



Quarterly Water Use Credit Transfer Status Report



Carmel River Fishery Report for July 2020



Quarterly Carmel River Riparian Corridor Management Program Report



Monthly Water Supply and California American Water Production Report



Draft Water Year 2019 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project Summary of Operations Report












Board Meeting Schedule


Monday, August 17, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Conducted by WebEx


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Board Strategic Planning Session

9:00 am

Location to be Determined


Monday, September 21, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Location to be Determined


Monday, October 19, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Location to be Determined




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. If you do not have a computer, you can participate by phone.


Begin: Within 10 minutes of the meeting start time from your computer click on this link  or past the link into your browser or go to:


Under “Join a Meeting” enter the event number 126 937 8656, hit the enter key and when prompted enter the meeting password July2020

, 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, July 20, 2020. Comments submitted by noon will be provided to the Board of Directors and compiled as part of the record of the meeting.