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.

Text Box: NOTE - 5 PM Start Time





Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District


Monday, October 19, 2020, 5:00 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: 126 979 3090

Meeting password: WaterBoard

Participate by phone: 1-877-668-4493


For detailed instructions on how to connect to the meeting, please see page 4 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, October 15, 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, October 15.  Staff reports regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on October 15 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 is set for November 16, 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 September 21, 2020 Regular Board Meeting



Consider Adoption of Resolution 2020-14 – Amending Fees and Charges Table – Rule 60



Consider Adoption of Resolution 2020-15 – Amendment to Conflict of Interest Code



REMOVED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR – BOARD CHAIR WILL MAKE A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT Consider Adoption of Resolution 2020-16 – Recognition of Robert Brower for his Contribution to the MPWMD and the Community



Consider Adoption of Treasurer's Report for August 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 Compliance with Cease and Desist Order Milestones











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 Certification of Final EIR for the Potential Acquisition of Monterey Water System and District Boundary Adjustment  (In accordance with Section 15121 of CEQA, the purpose of this EIR is to serve as an informational document that: “…will inform public agency decision makers and the public generally of the significant environmental effects of a project, identify possible ways to minimize the significant effects, and describe reasonable alternatives to the project.”)



Action: The Board of Directors will consider adoption of Resolution 2020-17 Certifying the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Potential Acquisition of Monterey Water System and District Boundary Adjustment Environmental Impact Report.






Consider Adoption of Proposed Operations Plans for Rule 19.8 Acquisition of Monterey Water System (Exempt from environmental review according to Section 15262 of CEQA Guidelines, Feasibility and Planning Studies.)



Action: The Board will consider adoption of an MPWMD Monterey Peninsula Water System Operations Plan and a Contract Management Plan that if adopted would be incorporated into an application to LAFCO to activate certain latent powers authorized in the MPWMD enabling legislation.





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



Provide Direction Regarding Pure Water Monterey Expansion Final SEIR



Action:  The Board will consider whether it wants to submit a letter to Monterey One Water stating intent to seek lead agency status for the expansion project.






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.






Consider Approval of Amendment to Agreement for Employment of General Manager



Action:  The Board will consider adoption of compensation changes to the Agreement for Employment of the General Manager.




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



Legislative 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 September 2020



Quarterly Carmel River Riparian Corridor Management Program Report



Monthly Water Supply and California American Water Production Report












Board Meeting Schedule


Monday, November 16, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Virtual - WebEx


Monday, December 14, 2020

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 pm

Virtual - WebEx


Monday, January 21, 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 -




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 126 979 3090, hit the enter key and when prompted enter the meeting password WaterBoard, 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 but could decide to set the time for 2 minutes.

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

(b)  Phone audio connection with computer to view meeting: Select the “raised hand” icon.  When you are called on to speak, please identify yourself.

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



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, October 19, 2020. Comments submitted by noon will be provided to the Board of Directors and compiled as part of the record of the meeting.