3 Continuing Public Hearing and Adoption of 2015 Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan to September 20, 2016.

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Meeting Date: September 06, 2016

 

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Continuing Public Hearing and Adoption of 2015 Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan to September 20, 2016.

MEETING DATE: PREPARED BY: REVIEWED BY:

September 6, 2016

Alfonso Manrique, Alternate City Engineer Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:Staff recommends that the City Council continue the public hearing to the September 20th Council meeting.

BACKGROUND:

The Urban Water Management Planning Act ("Act") requires every urban water agency supplying more than 3,000 acre-feet of water annually or serving 3,000 or more connections to prepare and adopt an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) every five years.

The UWMP is a long-term resource planning document that evaluates whether a water supplier can meet water demands of its customers over a 20-year period. The UWMP must follow the guidelines set in the "2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) Guidebook" prepared by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).

The 2015 UWMP must include a water shortage contingency plan to prepare for and respond to water shortages. The 2015 UWMP must also report progress to DWR on the 20 percent reduction in per capita urban water consumption by year 2020 as required by the water conservation bill of 2009, SB x7-7. This legislation calls for a statewide 20 percent per capita water use reduction by the year 2020.

DISCUSSION:

A Public Hearing for the City’s 2015 UWMP was scheduled for July 19, 2016. The Council meeting on the date of the public hearing was cancelled and the public hearing scheduled for that meeting was continued to September 6, 2016. The City received comments to the 2015 UWMP from various parties between {insert dates}.

Staff has been working to provide a response to all the comments and revising the 2015 UWMP. A revised 2015 UWMP was issued in August, 2016, and distributed to the parties that had provided comments to the first Draft of the 2015 UWMP. Staff would like to provide additional public review time before the 2015 UWMP is adopted.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There are no financial impacts or budget actions resulting from continuing the 2015 UWMP Public Hearing until September 20th.

ATTACHMENTS:

None.

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