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, September 21, 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: 126 210 8082

Meeting password: September

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, September 17, 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 Friday, September 18, 2020.  Staff reports regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on Friday, September 18 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 October 19, 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 August 17, 2020 Regular Board Meeting



Consider Approval of Contract with TMD Creative for Public Outreach Services



Consider Extension of Cooperative Agreement with the United States Geological Survey for Streamflow Gaging in Water Year 2021



Consider New Assistant Fisheries Biologist Position for Operation of the Carmel River Resistance Board Weir and Other Fisheries Related Work



Authorize District Staff to File for Extension of Water Rights Permits 202808 A and C



Consider Amended Quarterly Water Budget for September to Accommodate the Availability of Pure Water Monterey as a New Source



Consider Adoption of Treasurer's Report for June 2020



Consider Adoption of Treasurer's Report for July 2020



Consider Approval of Fourth 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








Presentation on Sleepy Hollow Steelhead Rearing Facility Upgrades by Larry Hampson





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



Consider Approval of Application to Amend California American Water Company System Permits for the Ryan Ranch and Bishop Units to Change the Source of Supply and Authorize Permanent Connection to the Main California American Water System to Receive Deliveries of Native Seaside Basin Groundwater from the Coastal Subarea



Action:  The Board will consider authorizing a change in the Source of Supply for the Ryan Ranch Unit and the Bishop Unit of CAW from the Laguna Seca Subarea to native groundwater from the Seaside Coastal Subarea.






Consider Adoption of Resolution No. 2020-13 Modifying Rule 160 – Regulatory Water Production Targets for California American Water System (Exempt from environmental review per SWRCB Order Nos. 95-10 and 2016-0016, and the Seaside Basin Groundwater Basin adjudication decision, as amended and Section 15268 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, as a ministerial project; Exempt from Section 15307, Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources.)



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 for Water Year 2021 (Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021).







Consider Adoption of October through December 2020 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

2020. The strategy sets monthly goals for surface and groundwater production from various

sources within the California American Water systems.





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



Consider Funding and Remediation Plan for Pure Water Monterey Baseline Project (Phase 1) Injection Facilities



Action: The Board will consider funding construction of a fourth deep injection well to meet Water Purchase Agreement delivery guarantees, provide operational flexibility and create redundancy.






Discuss Baseline for the Water Supply Charge and Consider Policy for Sunset Based on User Fee Performance



Action:  The Board will consider adoption of a policy that would prioritize the allocation of User Fee collections that exceed the amount budgeted in a fiscal year.




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.



Monthly Progress Report – Santa Margarita Water Treatment Facility



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



Status Report on Measure J/Rule 19.8 Phase II Spending



Letters Received

Supplemental Letter Packet



Committee Reports



Monthly Allocation Report



Water Conservation Program Report                                                                                         



Carmel River Fishery Report for September 2020



Semi-Annual Financial Report on the CAWD/PBCSD Wastewater Reclamation Project



Monthly Water Supply and California American Water Production Report












Board Meeting Schedule


Monday, October 19, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Virtual - WebEx


Monday, November 16, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Virtual - WebEx


Monday, December 14, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Virtual - WebEx





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


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 126 210 8082, hit the enter key and when prompted enter the meeting password September, 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.



Presenting Public Comment


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 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, September 21, 2020. Comments submitted by noon will be provided to the Board of Directors and compiled as part of the record of the meeting.