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Mprwa Minutes 08-08-13

Mprwa Minutes 08-08-13

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Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority
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MINUTESMONTEREY PENINSULA REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY (MPRWA)Regular Meeting7:00 PM, Thursday, August 8, 2013580 PACIFIC STREETMONTEREY, CALIFORNIADirectors Present:
Edelen, Kampe, Pendergrass, Rubio, Talmage, Della Sala
Directors Absent:
Burnett
Staff Present:
Executive Director, Legal Counsel, Clerk
ROLL CALLPLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
President Della Sala called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Alternate Director Talmage wasattending in Vice President Burnett's absence.
REPORTS FROM BOARD DIRECTORS AND STAFF
Executive Director Cullem stated that the success of the three California Public UtiltiesCommission settlement agreements was achieved primarily through the efforts of VicePresident Burnett, TAC Member Dave Stoldt, and Legal Counsel Russ McLaughlin. Mr. Cullemread the list all of the parties who signed the final settlement agreement as proof of a greatdiversity of interests that came together in agreement.Signatories of the largest agreement included:
California-American Water Company
Citizens for Public Water
City of Pacific Grove
Coalition of Peninsula Businesses
County of Monterey
Division of Ratepayer Advocates
Landwatch Monterey County
Monterey County Farm Bureau
Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency
Planning and Conservation League Foundation
Salinas Valley Water Coalition
Sierra Club
 
Surfrider Foundation
Signatories of the second agreement included:
California-American Water Company
Citizens for Public Water
City of Pacific Grove
Coalition of
Peninsula Businesses
 
MPRWA Minutes Thursday, August 8, 2013Monterey Peninsula Regional Water AuthorityRegular Meeting Minutes - Thursday, August 8, 20132
Division of Ratepayer Advocates
Monterey Peninsula Regional
Water Authority
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (“MPWMD”),
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency
 
Planning and Conservation League Foundation
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
President Della Sala invited public comment for items not on the agenda. Tom Rowley spokeas a citizen regarding a recently published article he felt was misleading. Additionally, he wasdisappointed that Land Watch and the Sierra Club were not signatories to the final settlements.He encouraged the Authority to communicate potential major hurdles for the project and toemphasize there is still a lot of work to do.Dean Province introduced himself and indicated that he will be running for a position on theWater Board, Division One. Having no further requests to speak, public comment was closedand President Della Sala responded to Mr. Rowley’s comments agreeing that there is morework to do but that the public should also know what has been accomplished to date.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. July 25, 2013Clerk Milton requested one correction to the draft minutes.On a motion by Director Rubio, seconded by Director Kampe, and carried by the following vote,the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority approved the minutes of July 25, 2013 asamended.AYES: 5 DIRECTORS:Edelen, Kampe, Pendergrass, Rubio, Della SalaNOES: 0 DIRECTORS: NoneABSENT: 0 DIRECTORS: NoneABSTAIN: 1 DIRECTORS: TalmageRECUSED: 0 DIRECTORS: None
AGENDA ITEMS
2. Receive, Discuss and Provide Recommendations on Opinion Editorials Published and FutureOpinion TopicsExecutive Director Cullem spoke to the item and clarified the process staff used to vet thearticles prior to publication. He reported that the first article focused on the Authority, itsresponsibilities, and Cal Am’s efforts on complying with the Cease and Desist Order (CDO).The second article pertained to the settlement process and meeting the four basic and eightspecific criteria imposed upon the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project. Mr. Cullemrequested direction for additional articles topics and answered questions from the Directors.
 
MPRWA Minutes Thursday, August 8, 2013Monterey Peninsula Regional Water AuthorityRegular Meeting Minutes - Thursday, August 8, 20133Director Rubio requested that a table be created for the benefit of the public connecting thepolicy document and the settlement agreements. Director Talmage suggested similarmomentum and focusing on topics such as next steps, GWR, or financing. He also suggestedthat the website include a representative sample of articles published regarding the watersupply solution to give a sense of history. The Directors agreed to include a representativevariety of articles published regarding the water supply solution on the Authority website.President Della Sala opened the item to public comment. Sue McCloud spoke to herexperience of developing propaganda for government agencies. She suggested the followingtactics:
Always have a document available as a “Take Away” with the information presented torefute converse articles.
In determining marketing pieces answer; “What does the rate payer want to know? Howmuch will it cost me? How much water will I be allowed to have?”
Royal Calkins from the Monterey Herald should be thanked for publishing so manywater articles.
Discourage joint statements from other agencies and encourage the Authority to keepits independence.
All messages should be indicate the challenges still to be overcome.
Inform the public of impacts on a personal and community level if there is no watersolution by 2016 and that it is not an issue of supply, but of storage.Tom Rowley spoke representing the Monterey Peninsula Taxpayers Association in agreementwith Ms. McCloud that there are no quick solutions. Having no further requests to speak,President Della Sala closed public comment and he then responded for the public's benefit thatrecent projections have concluded that if there is not an adequate water supply in place by thecease and desist order deadline, and the community is forced to ration, it would generate a lossof 6,000 jobs in the region with an economic impact of over $1 Billion dollars. The success forbringing a water supply online is important or it will devastate our community. He closed bysaying the Authority will consider the tactics suggested by the public and try to incorporate intothe education method.3. Receive Report, Discuss, and Provide Recommendations Regarding Trip to PoseidonDesalination FacilityExecutive Director Cullem reported on a trip to the Poseidon Desalination facility in Carlsbad,CA and noted that one of the largest challenges the project was confronted with was brinedisposal.

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