Meeting of the California Water Commission - January 18, 2023

Warren-Alquist State Energy Building, 1516 9th Street, Rosenfeld Hearing Room, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Members of the public will be able to observe the meeting and provide public comments in-person at the meeting location or remotely. Remote participation will be conducted via a web-based videoconferencing service called Zoom.

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 Zoom ( More detailed instructions on how to use Zoom and participate in the meeting can be found in the public participation guide.

Alternatively, members of the public can offer verbal comments by telephone by calling one of the numbers below:

(408) 638-0968
(669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 810 0213 5246
Passcode: 354201
The meeting will be webcast live at: Individuals who only want to watch or listen should use this option as it preserves interactive meeting resources for those who are commenting on items.


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 November 16, 2022 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 for the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction, but that do not appear on the agenda.

8. Election of Commission Officers (Action Item)

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

9. 2023 Commission Workplan

Commission staff will present an overview of Commission activities anticipated in 2023.

10. Tribal Representative Comment Policy (Action Item)

Commission staff will present a draft Tribal Representative Comment Policy for Commission consideration and possible adoption.

11. 2022 Annual Review of the State Water Project (Action Item)

Commission staff will present the draft 2022 Annual Review of the State Water Project for Commission consideration and approval.

12. Water Storage Investment Program: Road to Final Funding – Final Award Process

Commission staff will present an overview of the remaining process and anticipated timeline for projects to receive final funding awards through the Water Storage Investment Program.

13. Long-term Drought: Overview of State Drought Actions

In support of Water Resilience Portfolio Action 26.3, the Commission will hear a presentation that was rescheduled from the July 2022 panel on California droughts of the past, present, and future, then hear from a panel of State agency representatives providing an overview of State drought actions.

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 Monday, January 16, 2023. Written comments can be submitted to Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees. Comments received by the Commission related to meeting agenda items will not be edited and will be posted to the Commission's webpage in their entirety.