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Blue Ribbon Task Force Meeting Materials - October 25-26, 2007


– Meeting Notice –

Meeting of the DELTA VISION BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE
Thursday, October 25, and Friday, October 26, 2007
West Sacramento City Hall Galleria
1110 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA

AGENDA

 

DAY 1: Thursday, October 25 (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) [view webcast]

1. Introductions and Opening Remarks

2. Overview of Meeting Objectives

Post-Meeting

Presentation: Overview of Meeting Objectives

3A. Reports on Task Force Requests to Departments and Updates on Other Delta Policy Processes

Pre-Meeting

Attachment 1:  Response from DFG on Ideas regarding Time Requirements of Actions in the Delta, Near Term to Major Conveyance

Attachment 2:  Response from DWR on Sea Level Rise in the Suisun Marsh and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Post-Meeting

Handout 1: Department of Water Resources Comments (10-19-07) on Features of Stakeholder Coordination Group Visions

Handout 2: Department of Water Resources Response to Delta Vision Task Force Delta Actions Implementation Inquiry

Handout 3: Department of Water Resources Response to Delta Vision Task Force BDCP Conveyance Inquiry

Handout 4: Department of Water Resources Response to Delta Vision Task Force Near Term Actions Related to Water Supply Reliability

3B. Response to Task Force Requests Regarding Improved Information on Strategies from Delta Risk Management Strategy (DRMS)

Post-Meeting

Presentation: Delta Risk Management Strategy - Summary Status and Findings

Handout 1: Delta Risk Management Strategy - Status and Summary of Major Findings

4.  Presentation on Draft Task Force Vision

Pre-Meeting

Attachment 1:  Draft of Task Force Vision

Post-Meeting

Presentation: Vision for California's Delta Draft 2

Handout 1: Press Release: Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statetment on Second Draft Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force Report
http://gov.ca.gov/index.php?/press-release/7767/

Handout 2: Public Trust Document

5.  Presentations and Discussions on Water Policy, Current Policy Making and Governance  Structures

5A. Transfers of Water under Water Rights

Pre-Meeting

Attachment 1:  How Much Flexibility is there to Allocate Water within the California Water Rights System?

Post-Meeting

Presentation: Flexibility in the California Water Rights System

5B. Update on State Policy Making Regarding Water


5C. Governance Structures used in California for Areas of Special Interest

Pre-Meeting

Attachment 1:  Institutional Options for Delta Vision Governance

Attachment 2:  Materials from CALFED Science Program Workshop “Governing the Delta: Principles for a New Vision”

Post-Meeting

Presentation: Institutional Options for Delta Vision Governance

Handout 1: Article from Stanford Law Review, Saving San Francisco Bay: A Case Study in Environmental Legislation

6.  Updates from Delta Science Advisors

Post-Meeting

Presentation: Using Eco-Design Principles to Establish A Framework For A More Sustainable Delta Ecosystem

Handout 1: Design Principles for a Sustainable Ecosystem in the Bay-Delta

7.  Public Comment

Pre-Meeting

Attachment 1:  Comment from Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

Attachment 2:  Comprehensive Water Management Plan from South & Central Delta Water Agencies

Post-Meeting

Link to Correspondence page on the Delta Vision Website: http://www.deltavision.ca.gov/DeltaVisionCorrespondence.shtml

Presentation: Overview of Comprehensive Water Management Plan

6:00 p.m.       Adjourn


DAY 2: Friday, October 26, 2007 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) [view webcast]

8. Opening Remarks

9. Identifying Action Items and Possible Direction to Staff

Post-Meeting

Handout 1: Concepts from October 25, 2007 Task Force Meeting

10. Task Force Discussion

11. Public Comment

Post-Meeting

Link to Correspondence page on the Delta Vision Website: http://www.deltavision.ca.gov/DeltaVisionCorrespondence.shtml

12. Task Force Discussion and Direction to Staff (Action Item)

13. Public Comment

Link to Correspondence page on the Delta Vision Website: http://www.deltavision.ca.gov/DeltaVisionCorrespondence.shtml

3:00 p.m. Adjourn


Other Related Meeting Materials:

Attachment 1:  Water Education Foundation Summary from Informational Workshop on Delta Vision Issues

Attachment 2:  Correspondence

Attachment 3:   Selected Litigation Affecting the Delta

Attachment 4:   Chronology of Major Litigation Involving the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project