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Salton Sea Authority Board of Directors Meeting 4/18/2024

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Salton Sea Authority April 18, 2024 Board Meeting Recording

Board Agenda

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A. CONSENT CALENDAR – Approve, Receive, and File

1. Minutes of Salton Sea Authority Board Meeting March 21, 2024
2. Salton Sea Authority Warrant Register Ratification for March 31, 2024
3. Salton Sea Authority Internal Financial Report for February 29, 2024

B. Review and Approve Salton Sea Authority 2024/2025 Budget

C. Outreach & Education – Contract Implementation and Extension Update

D. Review and Approve certain agreement necessary to effectuate CADIZ donation to the Salton Sea Authority:

  1. Approve Joinder Agreement with San Bernardino County, Fenner Gap Mutual Water Company and Santa Margarita Water District to authorize the joinder of Salton Sea Authority for Ex-Officio, non-voting, membership in the Fenner Valley Water Authority through a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement, effective on the last date executed by the parties
  2. Approve the appointment of ________ as the Salton Sea Authority Director and ______ as the Salton Sea Authority Alternate Director for the Board of Directors of the Fenner Valley Water Authority for an initial two-year term, effective retroactively as of April 1, 2024, through April 1, 2026.

E. Legislative Updates

  1. AB674 – Padilla
  2. Budget
    1. Desert Shores Specific Request
    2. Update and Direction regarding potential funding gaps
  3. Bond

F.  Project Updates

  1. North Lake Pilot Demonstration Project
  2. Desert Shores
  3. Bombay Beach

V. Reports

A. Federal

  1. Federal Activities – Lisa Moore Lehman, Partner, Cultivating Conservation
  2. US Bureau of Reclamation – Jeremy Brooks – No Report

B. State

  1. State Advocacy Report – Oracio Gonzalez, Principal, Ollin Strategies
  2. State of California – 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

C. Local

  1. Salton Sea Action Committee – Alan Pace, SSAC President
  2. Executive Director’s Report and Comments – G. Patrick O’Dowd, Executive Director/GM, Salton Sea Authority

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Apr 18 2024


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