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Ex Parte Communication Disclosures Regarding Smith Canal Gate Project

The San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA) on Nov. 2, 2018 filed a certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for its Smith Canal Gate project. At that time, the Council (including its staff and consultants) placed itself under ex parte communication restrictions in anticipation of its quasi-judicial role with respect to the Smith Canal Gate project (see Government Code section 11430.10).


These restrictions will remain in place for the duration of the Council’s statutory review.


The purpose of the disclosures, filed by date below, is to alert the public to any ex parte communication related to the Council’s anticipated appellate review of the Smith Canal Gate project.






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)