1. UNIFIED AGENDA
The unified agenda provides a brief description of each item to be considered by the Board and its Administrative and Finance, Engineering and Operations, Imported Water, Legislation, Conservation and Outreach, and Water Planning Committees. For convenience, the agenda for each of the Committees and for the formal Board meeting are stated separately; however, all agendas shall be considered as a single agenda and any item listed on the agenda of any Committee shall be acted upon by the Board. All items on the agenda of any Committee, including information items, may be deliberated and become subject to action by the Board.
Staff reports and any other public information provided to the Board or Committee before the meeting relating to items on the agenda are available for public review at the San Diego County Water Authority 4677 Overland Avenue San Diego, CA 92123 during normal business hours. Additional documents may be distributed at the meeting. Copies of individual items, including the background information, are available through the Clerk of the Board at (858) 522-6614.
3. MEETING TIMES
The morning session of Standing Committees will commence at 9:00 a.m. the afternoon session of Standing Committees may commence at the conclusion of the morning session and earlier than 1:00 p.m. Please see the meeting schedule. The meeting of the full Board may begin as early as 3:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the last Committee meeting is completed.
4. ACTION AT COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Committee meetings are also noticed as meetings of the Board because a quorum of the Board may be present. Members of the Board who are not members of the Committee may participate in the meeting, but only members of the Committee may make, second or vote on any motion or other action of the Committee unless the Board determines to convene for consideration of action on an item or items on the Committee agenda. Items receiving substantive review by a standing Committee are generally included on the Consent Calendar for action at the meeting of the full Board. Persons interested in an item and wishing to hear the staff report, present oral or written comments, and hear the deliberations should attend the Committee meeting. Closed Sessions also occur at Committee meetings and may not be repeated at the formal Board meeting.
5. CONSENT CALENDAR
The agenda contains items listed on a consent calendar which is for matters considered routine or otherwise not requiring further deliberation. A committee or the Board will take action as recommended by one motion. There will be no individual discussion on such items prior to the vote unless an item is removed for discussion. If a member of the public wishes to talk about a consent calendar item, please notify the Chair before the calendar is called. Persons who wish to be heard on an item are encouraged to speak before the assigned committee.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
It is not necessary to notify the Chair if a member of the public wishes to speak on items listed on the agenda as public hearings. Public hearings will begin at the time stated in the notice, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard. When the Chair opens the hearing, upon invitation from the Chair, step to the podium and begin by giving your name and address for the record. Each speaker has 3 minutes to address the Board.
7. PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:
The agenda provides an opportunity for members of the public to address the Committees and Board on matters of interest within the jurisdiction of the Committee or Board that are not listed on the agenda. The Brown Act does not allow any discussion or action by the Board or staff on matters raised during public comment except: 1) to briefly respond to statements made or questions posed, 2) asks a questions for clarification, 3) receive and file the matter, 4) if it is within staff's authority, refer it to them for a reply, or; 5) direct that it be placed on a future board agenda for a report or action.
A reasonable amount of time will be allocated by the Chair for public comment. Persons wishing to speak should notify the Chair before the meeting by filling out a "Speaker Request Form" and give it to the secretary. Individual speakers are requested to be as brief as possible and are encouraged to address the appropriate committee who is best able to respond. When the Chair calls, please immediately step to the podium and begin by giving your name and address for the record. Each speaker has 3 minutes to address the Board.
8. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS:
Persons wishing to speak to an item that is listed on the agenda should notify the Chair before the meeting by filling out a speaker request form and giving it to the secretary. Step to the lectern when asked to do so by the Chair and begin by giving your name and address for the record. Remarks should be limited to three minutes.
9. INFORMATION ITEMS
Items are listed on the agenda as information based on staff's judgment. Circumstances or the committee's or Board's judgments may require deliberation or, if necessary, action on these items. Any member of the public with an interest in one of these items should review the background material and request information on the possible action that could be taken.
10. ASSISTANCE FOR THE DISABLED:
If you are disabled in any way and need accommodation to participate in the Board meeting, please call the Clerk of the Board at (858) 522-6614 for assistance at least three (3) working days prior to the meeting so the necessary arrangements can be made.