MINUTESMONTEREY PENINSULA REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY (MPRWA)Regular Meeting7:00 PM, Thursday, March 14, 2013COUNCIL CHAMBERSFEW MEMORIAL HALLMONTEREY, CALIFORNIADirectors Present:
Burnett, Edelen, Kampe Pendergrass, Rubio, Della Sala
Executive Director, Legal Counsel, Clerk of the Authority
President Della Sala Called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEREPORTS FROM BOARD DIRECTORS AND STAFF
President Della Sala invited reports from Directors and Staff. Vice President Burnett noted thatStaff is working with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Coastal Commission tocoordinate permits for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP). He thenconfirmed that Cal Am had submitted their application to City of Marina for the test well projectand he has requested Congressman Farr to assist with coordination of all of the State andFederal permitting agencies that will be involved. Legal Counsel Freeman informed theAuthority and the public that next Governance Committee meeting is on Wednesday, March30,
2013 at 4:00 p.m. and staff is currently forming an agenda distribution list and anyoneinterested to be included in distribution should contact Arlene Tavani at www.mpwmd.net.
President Della Sala invited public comments for items not on the agenda. George Rileyquestioned a recent conference call regarding the process of the California Public UtilitiesCommission (CPUC) evidentiary hearings and the schedule for witness testimony. Hequestioned the legitimacy of a comment about settlement discussions and informed theAuthority that they should anticipate litigation. Nelson Vega spoke about recent Monterey CityCouncil meetings and is concerned there is no consensus. He then requested the Authority bein communication with The State Water Resources Control Board requesting an extension tothe Cease and Desist order, in the event the MPWSP stalls. President Della Sala clarified thatCouncil Members are also citizens and have the right to speak their position at any time. VicePresident Burnett commented that staff and Directors are reaching out to the SWRCB but doesnot think the timing is ripe for requesting and extension.Jim Cullem questioned the location of the MPWSP facility and specifically questioned the right-of-way assessments. He asked if the Directors had considered requesting first rights of refusalfor the public right away then suggested working with the Transportation Agency of MontereyCounty (TAMC). Executive Director Reichmuth responded that discussions are being facilitatedand TAMC is in the appraisal process to determine fair market value. The land was purchasedwith State Land’s funds, and currently there is no objection for pipeline utilization. Rick Riedlindicated that portions of the land are owned by the City of Seaside and encouraged