Meeting of the California Water Commission - November 20, 2019

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State of California, Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, 96814

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Closed Session

The Commission may hold a closed session, as authorized by Government Code §11126(e), to confer with and receive advice from its legal counsel regarding potential litigation, and as authorized by Government Code §11126(a).

4. Approval of September 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes

5. Executive Officer's Report

The Executive Officer will report on various matters addressed since the previous Commission meeting.

6. Commission Member Reports

This is an opportunity for members to disclose any meetings or conversations related to Commission business since the previous Commission meeting.

7. Public Testimony 

Although no formal Commission action will be taken, the Commission offers an opportunity to the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda.

8. Action Item: Proposed South-North Intertie Pipeline Phase II Project Consistency with Proposition 1

The 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides federal funding for water infrastructure. Section 4007, related to water storage, requires the Commission to determine that California storage projects seeking funding from the WIIN Act are consistent with Proposition 1, the California Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act, approved November 4, 2014.  The Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency will present information to the Commission about how its proposed South-North Intertie Pipeline (SNIP) Phase II project is consistent with Proposition 1.

9. Strategic Plan

The Executive Officer will present a discussion draft of the Commission’s Strategic Plan.

10. Division of Multi-Benefit Initiatives

Department of Water Resources staff will brief the Commission on its new Division of Multi-Benefit Initiatives, recently created within the Integrated Watershed Management Program.

11. State Water Project Construction Update

Department of Water Resources staff will brief the Commission on construction activities for the State Water Project.

12. Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Update

Department of Water Resources staff will brief the Commission on the status of SGMA implementation.

13. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting

14. Adjourn

*The Commission may break for lunch as needed.*

Written comments regarding specific items on this agenda will be provided to the Commissioners as part of their meeting packets if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.

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