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Salton Sea Authority Board of Directors Meeting 2/15/2024

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 Salton Sea Authority February 15, 2024 Board Meeting Recording

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Board Agenda

Complete Board Packet
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A. CONSENT CALENDAR – Approve, Receive, and File

1. Minutes of Salton Sea Authority Board Meeting January 18, 2024
2. Salton Sea Authority Warrant Register Ratification for January 31, 2024
3. Salton Sea Authority Internal Financial Report for December 2023

B. Monitoring and Public Health

a. Monitoring, Mitigation and Enforcement at Owens Lake, CA – Phill Kiddoo, Air Pollution Control Officer – Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District

i, Presentation

b. Update on research regarding microbial toxins at the Salton Sea – Dr. David Lo, Senior Associate Dean for Research at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, and a Distinguished Professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences.

i. Presentation

c. Review of current relevant legislation – Oracio Gonzalez, Ollin Strategies

i. Assembly Bill 1834, “An act relating to public health” – Garcia
ii. Senate Bill 967, Pilot project relating to dust forecast, etc. – Padilla

d. Review Board direction to Staff

i. Staff memo from 11/16/23
ii. Salton Sea Monitoring Implementation Plan – November, 2022

C. Desert Shores – Gafcon Update and Amended Scope of Work – Gafcon representatives, Staff

i. Staff Memo and Revised Scope of Work
ii. Original Gafcon, Inc. Contract dated as of October 24, 2023

D. Other Project Updates

a. North Lake Pilot Demonstration Project


A. Federal

1. Federal Activities – Lisa Moore Lehman, Partner, Cultivating Conservation

i. USACE Feasibility Study Fact Sheet

2. US Bureau of Reclamation – Jeremy Brooks – No Report

B. State

1. State Advocacy Report – Oracio Gonzalez, Principal, Ollin Strategies
2. State of California – Mr. Miguel Hernandez, Public Affairs Officer, California Natural Resources Agency
3. Salton Sea State Recreation Area Update on Activities – Enrique Arroyo, District Superintendent, California State Parks – Introduce/Welcome as the new Parks Superintendent

C. Local

1. Salton Sea Action Committee – Alan Pace, SSAC President

D. Executive Director’s Report and Comments – G. Patrick O’Dowd, Executive Director/GM, Salton Sea Authority


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Feb 15 2024


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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