MPRWA Minutes Thursday, September 12, 2013Monterey Peninsula Regional Water AuthorityRegular Meeting Minutes - Thursday, September 12, 20132cities process their payment expeditiously.4. Receive Opinion Editorial Dated August 17, 2013 (Information Only)
This is for information only. The Opinion Editorial dated August 17, 2013 was submitted andpublished by the Monterey Herald.
President Della Sala invited public comments for items not on the agenda. Nelson Vegaexpressed concerns with recent local meetings encouraging a buy-out of the Cal Am project.He thinks the timing is causing a major distraction requested it be agendized for discussion.David Lifland complimented Vice President Burnett on the editorial but indicated the public mayhave misinterpreted the benefit. He then questioned if the public has 78% equity in the desalfacility, why is the public not a majority partner. Lastly, he requested more information aboutstorage capacity and locations. Having no further requests to speak, public comment wasclosed.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
5. August 8, 2013
On Motion by Director Pendergrass and Seconded by Director Rubio, and passed by the following vote, the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority approved the Minutes of August 8, 2013 as presented: 6-0-0-0
6. Approve Payment for Legal Counsel Services, Authorize the Authority to Extend Contract forServices with Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber, Receive Update on Budget through June 30, 2013
Action: Approved and Authorized Extension
Executive Director Cullem reported that the funds projected for legal services in the 2012-13budget were inadequate and he requested the Board to approve the unspent funding of 2012-13 to be applied to the invoice for legal services incurred by Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber andSchreck. He noted that this will result in a needed modification for the adopted 2013-14adopted budget which could be addressed at the mid-year budget review. Mr. Cullem alsorecommended extending the contract for services with the legal service firm until December 31,2013. Mr. Cullem answered question of the Directors.