OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

REGULAR AGENDA REQUEST
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MEETING DATE November 7, 2017
Departments: CAO, County Counsel; Community Development
TIME REQUIRED 15 minutes (5 minute presentation, 10 minute discussion) PERSONS APPEARING BEFORE THE BOARD Leslie Chapman, Jason Canger, Wendy Sugimura
SUBJECT Update on Owens Valley Groundwater Authority; Funding Commitment
AGENDA DESCRIPTION:

(A brief general description of what the Board will hear, discuss, consider, or act upon)

Update on activities of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority (OVGA) and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA); Mono County funding commitment to the development of a groundwater sustainability plan (GSP) for the Owens Valley Groundwater Basin.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Receive update from staff on activities of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority (OVGA). Consider and approve amendment to 2017-18 Mono County Budget to appropriate up to $70,000, or such other amount as may be directed by the Board, from contingencies for GSP development by the OVGA (A 4/5 vote is required). Authorize the County’s Primary Director on the OVGA Board of Directors to enter into a legally binding obligation to fund the OVGA’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Development Budget pursuant to Article IV of the joint powers agreement forming and governing the OVGA up to the amount directed by the Board and subject to review and approval as to form by County Counsel. Provide any other desired direction to staff.
FISCAL IMPACT:

$70,000, or such other amount as directed by the Board, from contingencies (4/5ths vote required).  It is anticipated that the Board would appropriate the same amount for each of the three years during which the GSP is under development.

 

CONTACT NAME: Jason Canger
PHONE/EMAIL: (760) 924-1712 / jcanger@mono.ca.gov
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MINUTE ORDER REQUESTED:
YES NO
ATTACHMENTS:
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Staff Report re OVGA Funding Committment
Final GSP Development Budget
  History
  Time Who Approval
  11/2/2017 5:32 AM County Administrative Office Yes
  11/2/2017 10:28 AM County Counsel Yes
  10/31/2017 5:28 PM Finance Yes