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Blue Ribbon Task Force Meeting Materials - April 24-25, 2008

-- Pre-Meeting Agenda for Web Posting --

Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25, 2008
West Sacramento City Hall Galleria
1110 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA

DAY 1: Thursday, April 24, 2008 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) - [Webcast Day 1]

10:00 a.m.

  1. Introductions and Opening Remarks

10:05 a.m.

  1. Overview of Meeting Objectives, Context, and Updates on Developing Work Plan, Stakeholder Coordination Group and Work Group Meetings, Near-Term Actions

    Presentation No 1: BRTF Opening Presentation
    Attachment 1:  Task Force Letter to Governor on Sea Level Rise

    Attachment 2:  Task Force Letter to Will Kempton
    Attachment 3:  Notice of Preparation EIS/R for BDCP
    Attachment 4:  Invitation to Participate in Developing Alternative Elements of the Strategic Plan

10:40 a.m.

  1. Legal and Legislative Update

    Attachment 1:  River Islands Proposed Settlement Agreement
    Attachment 2:  River Islands Press Release

11:00 a.m.

  1. Work Area:  Delta as Place

    Attachment 1:  Update on DPC Emergency Response Planning Activities and Utilities Data Collection Facilitated in Collaboration with the PUC
    Attacment 2: Delta Vision "Detla-as-Place" Strategic Plan Working Group
    Attachment 3: April 16, 2008, Letter from Gilbert Cosio to John Kirlin Regarding Costs to Improve Delta Levees to the PL 84-99 Standard

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

12:45 p.m.

  1. Overview on Water Presentations

    Attachment 1:  Bay Delta Conservation Plan Delta Vision Statement (revised 4/21)
    Attachment 2:  BDCP Schedule and Process Overview

12:50 p.m.

5a. Update on Modeling Workshops

Attachment 1: April 22, 2008 Memo Regarding CALFED Science Program Workshop on Delta Conveyance Modeling

1:00 p.m.

5b. Work Area:  Reliable Water Supply for California

Attachment 1: Conceptual Strategies fromthe Water Supply and Reliability Strategic Plan Workgroup

2:00 p.m.

5c.    Assessment of Conveyance

Presentation No 1: General Conclusions Based on Reports Reviewed
Attachment 1: CALFED Staff Report: Summary Review of Prior Delta Conveyance Reports

2:40 p.m.

5d.    Progress Report on Assessing Dual Conveyance Options

Presentation No 1: An Initial Assessment fo Dual Delta Water Conveyance
Attachment 1: An Initial Assessment of Dual Delta Water Conveyance prepared by Department of Water Resources

3:15 p.m. BREAK

3:30 p.m.

5e.    PPIC, Round 2

Attachment 1: Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

4:30 p.m.

  1. Public Comment

5:00 p.m.      ADJOURN

DAY 2: Friday, April 25, 2008 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) - [Webcast Day 2]

9:00 a.m.

  1. Opening Remarks

9:05 a.m.

  1. Meeting Day Overview

9:15 a.m.

  1. Work Area:  Governance and Strategic Finance

    Attachment 1: Potential Governance Structure
    Attachment 2: Concept Offered for Consideration by BDCP Implementation Structure/Governance Work Group Offered by NHI

10:45 a.m. BREAK

11:00 a.m.

  1. Work Area:  The Estuarine Ecosystem

    Attachment 1: Ecosystem Work Group Recommendations-Strategic Plan for Restoring the Delta's Ecosystem
    Presentation No. 1: Eco Work Group Progress Report

12:30 p.m.  LUNCH

1:15 p.m.

  1. Task Force Discussion of (a) Questions to Direct to Departments and Others, and (b) Direction to Staff Regarding Work Plan (Action Item)

    Attachment 1: Action Items Adopted by Delta BRTF

2:15 p.m.

  1. Public Comment

3:00 p.m.      ADJOURN

Other Informational Materials Included in Meeting Binder:


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