Meeting of the California Water Commission - January 15, 2020

State of California, Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, 95814

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 December 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: Election of Commission Chair and Vice Chair

Consistent with the Internal Rules and Guidelines for Activities of the California Water Commission, adopted February 2011, the Commission will elect a Chair and Vice Chair.

9. Action Item: Strategic Plan

The Executive Officer will present a final draft of the updated Strategic Plan for the Commission’s consideration and possible adoption.

10. State Water Project Greenhouse Gas Reduction Update

Department of Water Resources Staff will give an update on the Climate Action Plan, and progress toward achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets for 2030, 2050, and carbon neutrality by 2045.

Correspondence Received Regarding This Item:

11. Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) Briefing

Department of Water Resources Staff will brief the Commission on the process for reviewing Groundwater Sustainability Plans for critically over-drafted basins, including public workshops and opportunities for public comment.

12. Headwaters to Floodplains (H2F) Flood Safety Partnership

Department of Water Resources staff will brief the Commission on a new initiative to partner with public agencies to reduce the risk and consequences of flooding.

13. Water Storage Investment Program Update

Commission staff will update the Commission on the progress of the eight projects for which the Commission made conditional determinations of funding under the Proposition 1 Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP).

14. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting

15. 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, January 10. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.