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Delta Council Meeting

The Delta Stewardship Council’s monthly meetings are the definitive place for the public to learn about and comment on implementation of the Delta Plan. Below you will find a list of past Council meetings where you can review documents, background materials and agendas. Simply click on the date of the council meeting you are interested in reviewing. If you missed a meeting, just select a meeting date and you can watch a recorded webcast of the entire event, or skip to specific items of interest on the agenda.


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Council Meetings


Delta Council Meeting - 09/23/2010 - 09/24/2010

  • Chair’s Report
  • Appointment of Executive Officer and Lead Scientist
  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Zero Budget Update
  • Discussion of Communications and Engagement Plan
  • Adoption of August’s Meeting Summary
  • Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Adoption of:
    • Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals
    • Statutory Provisions Requiring Other Consistency Reviews
    • Other Forms of Review or Evaluation by the Council
  • Presentation and Discussion of Water Supply and Demand
  • Update on Bay Delta Conservation Plan
  • Update from Delta Protection Commission
    • Resource Management Plan
    • Primary Zone Study
    • Economic Sustainability Plan
  • Update on DWR FloodSAFE and Central Valley and Flood Protection
  • CA Environmental Water Caucus Presentation of Alternative Plan to Meet Council Mandates
  • Report of DSC Committee on Interim Plan – Early Actions
  • Delta Plan Development
    • Preliminary Schedule
    • Preliminary Draft Notice of Preparation
    • Comment Process during Delta Plan Development


Delta Council Meeting - 08/26/2010 - 08/27/2010

  • Chair’s Report
  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Adoption of July’s Meeting Summary
  • Interim Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Adoption of Charge for Delta Independent Science Board
  • Adoption of:
    • Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals
    • Statutory Provisions Requiring Other Consistency Reviews
    • Other Forms of Review or Evaluation by the Council
  • Update on Bay Delta Conservation Plan
  • Introduction of Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson
  • SWRCB Presentation on its Flow Criteria for the Delta
  • Delta Plan Stakeholder Workgroup Update
  • Adoption of Interim Plan
  • Delta Plan Development – Initial Steps

Delta Council Meeting - 07/22/2010 - 07/23/2010

  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Quarterly List of Contracts / Grants
  • Consent Calendar – Adoption of Conflict of Interest Codes / Contract Approvals
  • Interim Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Draft Guidelines and Charge for Delta Independent Science Board
  • Report from Local Elected Officials
  • Second Draft Interim Plan
  • Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals

Delta Council Meeting - 06/24/2010 - 06/25/2010

  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Contracts
  • Consent Calendar
  • Interim Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Appointments to the Delta Independent Science Board
  • Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals
  • Adopt Process to Retain Independent Consultant for Review of BDCP Issues
  • Natural Communities Conservation Plans / Habitat Conservation Plans Presentation
  • Draft Letter Providing “Responsible Agency” Scoping Comments
  • Discuss First Draft Interim Plan & Provide Direction for Second Draft

Delta Council Meeting - 05/27/2010 - 05/28/2010

  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Consent Calendar
  • Delta Protection Commission Funding Assistance Request
  • Interim Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Appointments to the Delta ISB
  • Approval of DWR Prop 1E Expenditures for Selected Projects
  • Remarks from Annemieke Nijhoff, Public Works & Management, The Netherlands
  • Progress Report on Interim Plan and Delta Plan – Discussion of Direction for Next Steps
  • Progress Report Regarding Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) & Discussion of Council’s Role

Delta Council Meeting - 04/22/2010 - 04/23/2010

  • Delta Briefing
  • Delta Plan Consultant Contracts
  • Request for Federal Participation
  • State Water Resources Control Board Consultation about Watermaster
  • State Agency Coordination
  • Budget Detail
  • List of Contracts since 2/3/10
  • Legislative Update (AB 2092)
  • Bagley-Keen and Ex Parte Discussion
  • Adoption of Proposed Meeting Procedures and Possible Election of Other Officers
  • Adoption of Meeting Calendar
  • Conflict of Interest Code Rulemaking
  • Update – Recommendation Process for Appointment of Delta ISB
  • Proposal Solicitation Process (PSP) for Science Grants
  • Review of PSP for Ecosystem Restoration Grants
  • Draft Outline of Interim Plan

Delta Council Meeting - 04/01/2010

  • Oath of Office
  • Election of Council Chair
  • Designation of Interim Executive Officer
  • Proposed Procedures for Delta Stewardship Council
  • Proposed Delegation of Authority to the Executive Officer
  • Conflicts of Interest Report
  • Bagley-Keene Opening Meeting Act Report
  • Introduction to Delta Science Program (DSP)
  • Designation of Interim Delta Lead Scientist
  • Procedures for Selection of Delta Independent Science Board (ISB
  • DSP Proposal Solicitation Package for Research Grants
  • Option to Retain Consultant Assistance for the Delta Plan
  • Development of the Delta Plan Consistent with the Coastal Zone Management Act
  • Establishment of Delta Plan Agency Coordination Group
  • Request for Federal Participation in Delta Plan Development
  • Direction for Development of Interim Plan
  • Direction to Chair to Consult with SWRCB on Selection of Delta Watermaster


Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)