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Blue Ribbon Task Force Meeting Materials - August 21-22, 2008

Meeting of the DELTA VISION BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE
Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22, 2008
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
Balboa/Calaveras Room
300 J Street, Sacramento  CA  

DAY 1: Thursday, August 21, 2008 (10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) [Webcast Link]

10:00 a.m. 

  1. Introductions and Opening Remarks

10:05 a.m.

  1. Overview of Meeting; (a) Context; (b) Administrative Matters; (c) Provide Responses from Other Efforts (BDCP, ERP, DRMS, etc.); (d) Identify Possible Action Items

    Presentation #1: BRTF Opening Presentation

Attachment 1:  Articulation of Delta and Suisun Initiatives Timeline

Attachment 2:  Glossary of Delta and Suisun Initiatives

Attachment 3:  BDCP Status Brochure

Attachment 4:  DWR’s Response Regarding DRMS Work

Attachment 5:  DFG’s Response Concerning Current Implementation of the CALFED ERP

Attachment 6:  SWRCB’s Response Regarding the Water Boards’ Strategic Workplan for the Bay-Delta

Attachment 7: Revised Articulation of Delta and Suisun Initiatives Timeline

Attachment 8: Revised Glossary of Delta and Suisun Intiatives

Attachment 9: Ecosystem Restoration Program Conservation Strategy for Stage 2 Implementation for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh and Bay Planning Area (ERP Conservation Strategy)

10:20 a.m.

  1. Legal and Legislative Update

    Attachment 1:  Summary of California Supreme Court’s Ruling Regarding the California Endangered Species Act in Environmental Protection Information Center et al v. California Department of Forestry et al.

    Attachment 2:  Summary of California Supreme Court’s Decision in Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association v. Santa Clara County Open Space Authority

10:45 a.m.

  1. Panel:  Levees Policy Recommendation

    Presentation #1: Dr. Robert Twiss' Presentation

    Presentation #2: Will Betchert's Presentation

    Presentation #3: Gilbert Cosio's Presentation

    Attachment 1:  Delta Levees – Types, Uses, and Policy Options

    Attachment 2:  Delta Levee Classifications Table

    Attachment 3:  Levees Strategy

12:00 LUNCH

1:00 p.m.

  1. Third Staff Draft Strategic Plan

    Presentation #1: Strategic Plan Draft #3

    Attachment 1:  Third Staff Draft Strategic Plan

    Attachment 2:  8-5-08 Memo from Cliff Dahm Regarding Proposed Science Programs for the Delta Vision Strategic Plan

    Attachment 3:  7-31-08 Memo from Jeffrey Mount and Judy Meyer Regarding Organization of Science for the Delta

    Attachment 4:  8-1-08 Memo from Mike Healey Regarding Proposed Structure and Function of a California Delta Center for Science in Public Policy

    Attachment 5:  Comment Matrix 

3:00 p.m.   BREAK

3:15 p.m.

  1. Panel:  What do Integration of Water and Ecosystems and “Wet Period” Diversions Mean for the Delta and Elsewhere in California?

    Presentation #1: What do Integration of Water and Ecosystems and “Wet Period” Diversions Mean for the Delta and Elsewhere in California?

4:30 p.m.

  1. Public Comment

5:30 p.m.  ADJOURN


DAY 2: Friday, August 22, 2008 (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) [Webcast Link]

8:30 a.m.

  1. Opening Remarks

8:35 a.m.

  1. Meeting Day Overview

8:40 a.m. 

  1. Task Force Discussion of Third Staff Draft Strategic Plan – Organized by Section

10:45 a.m.  BREAK

11:00 a.m. 

  1. Continuation of Task Force Discussion of Third Staff Draft Strategic Plan – General; Identifying Questions, Tentative Tasks for Staff and Requests to Others

12:15 p.m.  LUNCH

1:00 p.m. 

  1. Task Force Discussion of (a) Third Staff Draft Strategic Plan and Direction to Staff; (b) Letters and Requests from the Task Force; (c) Status Check Regarding Sea Level Rise Request to Governor (Action Items)

    (Action Items)
    Attachment 1: Action Items

2:45 p.m.    BREAK

3:00 p.m.

  1. Public Comment

4:00 p.m.      ADJOURN


Other Materials Included in Meeting Binder: