Delta Protection Advisory Committee

The Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) provides recommendations to the Delta Protection Commission on diverse interests within the Delta, including the Delta’s ecosystem, water supply, socioeconomic sustainability, recreation, agriculture, flood control, environment, water resources, utility infrastructure and other Delta issues. This fifteen-member committee is appointed by the Commission and meets regularly; members serve three-year terms and may be re-appointed. Meetings are open to the public and everyone’s input is welcome; meetings are held 5-6 times per year in Walnut Grove.

Delta Protection Advisory Committee Meetings

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Walnut Grove Library
14177 Market Street, Walnut Grove, CA 95690 (MAP)

Agenda (PDF)

Land Use and Resource Management Plan Update - Public Meetings

The Delta Protection Advisory Committee held three meetings to receive comments from the public on the Commission’s update of its Land Use and Resource Management Plan (LURMP), the Commission’s plan for local government land use in the Delta primary zone.

February 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM – Roberts Union Farm Center, 4925 Howard Rd, Stockton, CA 95206 (MAP)
Agenda (PDF)

February 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM – Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Rd, Oakley, CA 94561 (MAP)
Agenda (PDF)

February 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM – Walnut Grove Library, 14177 Market St, Walnut Grove, CA 95690 (MAP)
Agenda (PDF)

Staff welcomes verbal and written comments on the staff draft at the meetings.

Visit the Land Use and Resource Management Plan webpage for the latest version of the document, dates and times for Subcommittee Meetings, and more information.

Advisory Committee Members

  • Delta Agriculture:  David Strecker, Strecker Ranch and D&A Farms and Reni Della Maggiore
  • Delta Business:  Gilbert Labrie, Architect and Barbara Daly, Delta Heartbeat Tours
  • Delta Conservation/Habitat:  Craig Watanabe, Tuscany Research Institute and VACANT
  • Delta Flood Entity:  Melinda Terry, California Central Valley Flood Control Association
  • Delta General Public: Sam Arditi  (Discovery Bay)
  • Delta Organization:  Mark Pruner, North Delta C.A.R.E.S.
  • Delta Recreation:  Kathy Bunton, Delta Kayak Adventures and Linda Gifford (Rio Vista)
  • Delta Utility/Infrastructure: Sam Garcia, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Delta Water Exporter:  Russ Ryan, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, State and Federal Contractors Water Agency
  • State Agency:  Jim Starr, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Edward Hard, California Department of Parks and Recreation

We maintain DPAC meeting documents on this website for three years. For documents from prior years, email the Commission Clerk at or call 916-375-4800 with your request. We will be happy to assist you in finding the information you require.

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