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File #: 20-0149    Version: 1 Name:
Type: External Affairs Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Receive a Brief Program Update and Approve Budget Adjustment in the Amount of $773,200 to the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget of the Safe Clean Water Renewal Project, Project No. 62061049.
Attachments: 1. *Original Agenda Memorandum, 2. *Supplemental Agenda Memorandum
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:
Title
Receive a Brief Program Update and Approve Budget Adjustment in the Amount of $773,200 to the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget of the Safe Clean Water Renewal Project, Project No. 62061049.


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RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation
A. Receive brief update on new program development for a potential future funding measure; and
B. Approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $773,200 to the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget of the Safe Clean Water Renewal Project; and
*C. Receive information on general taxes versus special taxes following the Board request for information at the December 10, 2019 Board meeting.


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SUMMARY:
Based on Board direction provided at the December 10, 2019 Board meeting, staff is providing a brief update and necessary resource request needed to initiate and explore the feasibility of a potential November 2020 funding measure.

Program Development
The current Safe Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program (Safe, Clean Water Program) offers a suite of opportunities to fund critical projects for Valley Water, its partners and grantees. Building on the successes of this Program to date, staff is first looking at the current Program and its five priorities to determine where there are opportunities to enhance and update projects and programs, and then explore new areas that may be of interest to the community. Throughout the process, it is critical to include both internal and external stakeholder feedback. To accomplish this, an internal effort is underway to gather input from various business areas throughout Valley Water (e.g., flood, stewardship, asset management, water supply, grants) to identify and prioritize projects, including potential costs. Simultaneously, staff is working on engaging with each Board Advisory Committee (Agricultural Water Advisory Committee, Environmental Water Resources Committee, and Water Commission) and the Safe Clean Water Independent Monitoring Committee to provide an update an...

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