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Delta Protection Commission Meeting

July 15, 2021

Commission meeting agenda (PDF)
Meetin video
Meeting minutes (PDF)

Administrative Agenda

1. Call to order and Flag Salute

2. Welcome & Roll Call

3. Public Comment – an opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission regarding items not on the Agenda

4. Report on Delta Stewardship Council activities – Chair Don Nottoli

5. Commissioner comments/announcements

Consent Agenda

6. Consider approval of May 20, 2021 meeting minutes (PDF)

Regular Agenda

7. Receive Executive Director report – Erik Vink
Item 7: Executive Director Report (PDF)

8. Receive Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) report – Mark Pruner, DPAC Chair
Item 8: Staff Report (PDF)

9. Receive update on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area (Delta NHA) and consider support of H.R. 4087 (legislation to extend Delta NHA management plan deadline) and H.R. 1230 (legislation to add Rio Vista Army Base to Delta NHA boundaries) – Dr. Blake Roberts
Item 9: Staff Report (PDF)
Item 9: Draft Support Letter (PDF)
Item 9: Bill H.R. 1230 (PDF)
Item 9: Boundary Map (PDF)

10. Receive update on Delta Levee Investment Strategy (DLIS) draft regulatory language and consider Commission position letter – Erik Vink
Item 10: Staff Report (PDF)
Item 10: Draft Commission letter to DSC (PDF)

11. Receive update on Vision 2030 (Commission strategic plan) review and consider proposed revisions to Vision 2030 strategic objectives – Erik Vink
Item 11: Staff Report (PDF)
Item 11: Vision 2030 Proposed Changes – Clean Version (PDF)
Item 11: Vision 2030 Proposed Changes – Redline Version (Word Doc)

Item 11: Submitted Public Comments

12. Receive report on Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration & Fish Passage Project and consider Commission position on proposed use of eminent domain to acquire interests in land for Delta habitat restoration – James Newcomb, California Department of Water Resources
Item 12: Staff Report (PDF)
Item 12: Draft Commission letter to DWR (PDF)

13. Receive report on drought activities in the Delta – Michael George, Delta Watermaster; Jacob McQuirk, California Department of Water Resources; Melinda Terry, North Delta Water Agency
Item 13: Staff Report (PDF)
Item 13: Delta Watermaster Slides (PDF)
Item 13: California Department of Water Resources Slides (PDF)
Item 13: North Delta Water Agency Slides (PDF)

14. Adjourn

If you have any questions or need reasonable accommodations due to a disability, please contact our office at (916) 375-4800 or dpc@delta.ca.gov.

Comments submitted to submit@delta.ca.gov by noon on July 15 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) people with “Raised Hand” inside of Zoom, and 3) those verbally requesting to make comments after notice offered by Chair during meeting.

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


July 15, 2021
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Delta Protection Commission
(916) 375-4800
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