Meeting of the California Water Commission - November 18, 2020
In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders and , as well as recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, the November 18, 2020, California Water Commission meeting will not have a physical location. This will be a remote-only meeting, conducted via a web-based videoconferencing service called Zoom. The Commission remains committed to transparency. Members of the public will be able to listen to and watch the meeting and comment if desired.
Registration is not required to provide public comments. Members of the public who wish to comment during the meeting can do so by joining on (). More detailed instructions on how to use Zoom and participate in the meeting can be found on the public participation guide.
Alternatively, members of the public can offer verbal comments by telephone by calling one of the numbers below:
1. Call to Order
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 to fill the vacancies until the next election in January, consistent with the internal rules governing Commission elections.
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).
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.
In preparation for the Commission’s work assessing a state role in financing conveyance projects, a panel of project proponents will discuss conveyance projects being proposed by their organizations. A second panel will discuss the Human Right to Water within the context of conveyance projects.
- PowerPoint Presentation: Resilient Conveyance, Commission Staff
- PowerPoint Presentation: Regional Conveyance System Study, San Diego County Water Authority
- PowerPoint Presentation: State Water Project Subsidence Considerations, State Water Contractors
- PowerPoint Presentation: Water Blueprint for the San Joaquin Valley
- PowerPoint Presentation: Tuolumne County and the Human Right to Water, Tuolumne Utilities District
- PowerPoint Presentation: Urban Disadvantaged Communities, Kennedy Communications
- PowerPoint Presentation: The Human Right to Water, Community Water Center
Commission staff will discuss the resolution received from the Temperance Flat Reservoir Authority indicating the project is withdrawing from consideration for funding from the Water Storage Investment Program and discuss options for the use of available funds.
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Temperance Flat Reservoir Authority Resolution
- Commission Resolution 2019-02
Department of Water Resources (DWR) staff will brief the Commission on the impact of subsidence on State Water Project infrastructure and how DWR is responding to those impacts.
DWR staff will update the Commission on State Water Project construction activities.
12. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting
*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 Monday, November 16. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.