DPAC 2024-04-09

Delta Protection Advisory Committee

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 5:30 p.m.
Sacramento County Farm Bureau, 8970 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624


  1. Call to Order/Flag Salute – Anna Swenson, DPAC Chair
  2. Welcome and Roll Call
  3. Welcome new member (tribal representative) Steven Hutchason – Anna Swenson
  4. Public Comment – An opportunity for members of the public to address the Committee regarding items not on the agenda.
  5. Approval of February 6, 2024, Meeting Minutes – the Committee
  6. Update on Delta Protection Commission activities – Bruce Blodgett
  7. Presentation on Aquatic Invasive Species programs – Edward Hard, Chief of Aquatic Invasive Species Programs, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways
  8. Discussion about California Forever – the Committee
  9. Honoring Gerry Goodie – the Committee
  10. Member Announcements and Next Meeting
  11. Adjourn

The agenda items listed above may be considered in a different order at the Committee meeting, subject to the discretion of the Chair. At the discretion of the Committee, all items appearing on this agenda, whether or not expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action. The Committee welcomes and encourages participation in its meetings. The Committee limits testimony to not more than three minutes per person, or more time at the discretion of the Chair.

Questions, Comments, and Requests

If you have any questions or have a request for reasonable modification or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Delta Protection Commission at dpc@delta.ca.gov or (916) 375-4800.

Comments submitted to submit@delta.ca.gov by noon on April 8, 2024, will be shared with Commissioners prior to the meeting to the extent possible. Public comments on each agenda item will follow the order of: 1) emailed comments, 2) those verbally requesting to make comments after notice offered by Chair during meeting.

Delta Protection Advisory Committee Members

Chair Anna Swenson | Vice-Chair Russ Ryan (Delta water exporter) | Robyn Brown and Arron Pellarin (Delta business) | Craig Watanabe and Gary Mello (Delta agriculture) | Todd Bruce and Morris Lum (Delta recreation) | Edward Hard and Erin Chappell (State agency) | Chris Elias (Delta flood entity) | Mariah Looney (Delta organization) | Jim Cox (Delta habitat/conservation non-governmental entity) | Sam Garcia (Delta utility/related infrastructure) | Douglas Hsia (Delta Cultural Preservation) | Steven Hutchason (Delta tribe).

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS: Representatives of the California Department of Water Resources, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Delta Stewardship Council, and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy.