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File #: 20-00659    Version: 1
Type: Administrative Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/13/2020 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 8/25/2020 Final action: 8/25/2020
Title: Consider recommendations regarding Amendments to the Cachuma Project Master Contract and Member Unit Contracts, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency: a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Public Works Director to execute an Amendment to the Cachuma Project Master Contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, extending the terms and conditions of the current contract for no more than three years, upon approval of County Counsel, Auditor Controller, and Risk Manager, or their designated representatives; b) Approve and authorize the Public Works Director to execute First Amendments to Cachuma Project Member Unit Agreements with the Carpinteria Valley Water District, Montecito Water District, City of Santa Barbara, Goleta Water District, and Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Improvement District No. 1 (Member Units), extending the terms and conditions of the current contracts coterminous with the amended Master Contract and consist...
Sponsors: PUBLIC WORKS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, WATER AGENCY
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment A - Resolution, 3. Attachment B - Cachuma Contract with USBR (Copy) (1996), 4. Attachment C - Example Cachuma Member Unit Agreement 1st Amendment (SB), 5. Attachment D - City of Santa Barbara MU Contract (Example) (1996), 6. Attachment E - Amend Contract with USBR Draft July 20 2020, 7. Public Comment - Law Office of Kimball-Griffith, 8. Adopted Resolution, 9. Minute Order

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Consider recommendations regarding Amendments to the Cachuma Project Master Contract and Member Unit Contracts, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required)

 

Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency:

 

a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Public Works Director to execute an Amendment to the Cachuma Project Master Contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, extending the terms and conditions of the current contract for no more than three years, upon approval of County Counsel, Auditor Controller, and Risk Manager, or their designated representatives;                     

 

b) Approve and authorize the Public Works Director to execute First Amendments to Cachuma Project Member Unit Agreements with the Carpinteria Valley Water District, Montecito Water District, City of Santa Barbara, Goleta Water District, and Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Improvement District No. 1 (Member Units), extending the terms and conditions of the current contracts coterminous with the amended Master Contract and consistent with the Cachuma Project Master Contract; and                     

 

c) Determine that the proposed actions are not projects pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(2), continuing organization or administrative activities, Section 15378(b)(5), organization or administrative activities that will not result in a direct or indirect physical change in the environment, and further, is not subject to and is exempt from the requirements of CEQA under Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), no possibility that the activity may have a significant effect on the environment,  Section 15261(a), project approved prior to November 23, 1970, and Section 15301, operation of existing facilities.