MINUTESMONTEREY PENINSULA REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY (MPRWA)Regular Meeting7:00 PM, Thursday, July 25, 2013COUNCIL CHAMBER580 PACIFIC STREETMONTEREY, CALIFORNIADirectors Present:
Burnett, Edelen, Kampe, Pendergrass, Rubio
Legal Counsel, Executive Director, Clerk
Vice President Burnett led the meeting in President Della Sala’s absence.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEREPORTS FROM BOARD DIRECTORS AND STAFF
Vice President Burnett reported that the deadline for the settlement documents is unchangedand is still scheduled for on August 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. He explained that the pre-hearingconference has always been scheduled to be after the settlement concludes and if interveningparties are to resolve a substantial number of issues through the settlement process, theprehearing conference will be less intense.Executive Director Jim Cullem reported on a scheduled trip for August 7, 2013 to visit theGround Water Replenishment and Desalination Facilities in Southern California. They will bringback any information and lessons learned to the Authority.
Vice President Burnett opened the floor to public comment. Tom Rowley spoke representingThe Monterey Peninsula Taxpayers Association regarding an article in the Carmel Pine Conestating that the adopted position statement was a final document, but recalled statements madeby Directors that it was a working document. He then spoke to the public confusion due toinaccurate information in local news publications and that he is disappointed that MontereyCounty is not represented on the Authority. He then requested that the Policy PositionStatement more clearly specify the EIR to be a project level review of the alternative desalprojects. Lastly, he spoke to the quoted baseline increase to ratepayer’s bills of $44 dollars andwished the Authority luck with their proposed outreach plan. Having no further requests tospeak, public comment was closed.Vice President Burnett requested to agendize discussion at a future meeting of ways theAuthority can assist the County to become a member of the Authority. He then spoke to Mr.Rowley’s comments about the baseline bill increase of $44 and requested to get clarificationfrom Cal Am representation.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES