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File #: 16-00538    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Passed
File created: In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 7/12/2016 Final action: 7/12/2016
Title: Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency: HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and Groundwater Sustainability Agency Formation, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) a) Receive and file a Report on activities and progress to date related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 and the formation of Sustainable Groundwater Agencies; b) Authorize the Water Agency to collaborate and coordinate Groundwater Sustainability Agency formation in the Cuyama and San Antonio Groundwater Basins; c) Authorize the Water Agency to participate in Groundwater Sustainability Agency formation in the Santa Ynez Groundwater Basin and in basins where local agencies may choose to implement it voluntarily; d) Direct staff to return to the Board by June 30, 2017 for consideration of formation instruments to create Groundwater Sustainability Agencies in the Cuyama, San Antonio and Santa Ynez Groundwater Basins; and e) Determine tha...
Sponsors: PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, WATER AGENCY
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment A MOU Fully Executed with Date, 3. Attachment B San Antonio MOU_June 17 2016b, 4. Attachment C memo from VAFB, 5. Attachment D LACSD Ltr, 6. Attachment E CRCD Board President Ltr 3-15-16, 7. Attachment F DRAFT Santa Ynez River Basin GSA Organization, 8. Presentation, 9. Public Comment - SY River Water Conservation District

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Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency:

 

HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and Groundwater Sustainability Agency Formation, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.)

 

a) Receive and file a Report on activities and progress to date related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 and the formation of Sustainable Groundwater Agencies;  

 

b) Authorize the Water Agency to collaborate and coordinate Groundwater Sustainability Agency formation in the Cuyama and San Antonio Groundwater Basins;

 

c) Authorize the Water Agency to participate in Groundwater Sustainability Agency formation in the Santa Ynez Groundwater Basin and in basins where local agencies may choose to implement it voluntarily;

 

d) Direct staff to return to the Board by June 30, 2017 for consideration of formation instruments to create Groundwater Sustainability Agencies in the Cuyama, San Antonio and Santa Ynez Groundwater Basins; and

 

e) Determine that the proposed actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5), organization or administrative activities that will not result in a direct or indirect physical change in the environment.

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVE