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:  3 pm start time


Special Meeting

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District


Friday, July 31, 2020, 3:00 PM – Note: 3 pm start time


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: 126 440 5952

Meeting password: Wtr##Brd

Participate by phone: 1-877-668-4493


For detailed instructions on how to connect to the meeting, please see page 3 of this agenda.


Staff notes will be available on the District web site at
by 5 PM on Wednesday, July 29, 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 Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  Staff reports regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on Wednesday, July 29 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 Regular meeting of the Board of Directors is set for August 17, 2020 at 6 pm.




ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - Anyone wishing to address the Board on 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.




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



Consider Adoption of 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 Selection of a Public Outreach Consultant



Action:  The Board will review submissions received from three marketing firms and consider selection of a contractor to conduct public outreach for the District.





DISCUSSION ITEMS - Public comment will be received.  Please limit your comment to three (3) minutes per item



Discuss Options Related to Pure Water Monterey Final SEIR







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 was received during the Oral Communications portion of the Board meeting.





Anticipated Initiation of Litigation by MPWMD - CA Government Code Sec. 54956.9(g) – One Case    



The MPWMD Board will continue its conference with legal counsel on whether to protect its rights and interests by initiating litigation against Monterey One Water related to actions taken and responses given on the Pure Water Monterey Expansion SEIR.








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 Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Requests should be sent to the Board Secretary, at or call 831-658-5652.




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


A video recording of the meeting will be available on YouTube five days following meeting date -


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.


            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 126 440 5952 , hit the enter key and when prompted enter the meeting password Wtr##Brd, 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 Friday, July 31, 2020. All comments submitted by noon will be provided to the Board of Directors and compiled as part of the record of the meeting.