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File #: 20-0401    Version: 1 Name:
Type: External Affairs Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/17/2020 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 4/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Update on Exploratory Efforts to Update and Enhance the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program for a Future Funding Measure.
Attachments: 1. *Original Board Agenda Memo, 2. *Original Attachment 1: PowerPoint, 3. *Original Attachment 2: FM3 Research Memo, 4. *Supplemental Board Agenda Memo, 5. *Supplemental Attachment 1: April 2020 Polling Memo, 6. *Supplemental Attachment 2: Blue Ribbon Forum Brochure, 7. *Supplemental Attachment 3: Blue Ribbon Forum Executive Summary, 8. *Supplemental Attachment 4: Adjusted Project Schedule, 9. *Supplemental Attachment 5: Revised PowerPoint, Replacing Original Attachment 1

Update on Exploratory Efforts to Update and Enhance the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program for a Future Funding Measure.

A. *Receive information on potential new program development, specifically input received from the Capital Improvement Program Committee, potential capital projects, Blue Ribbon Forum;
B. *Receive new and updated information on program development, including public education, engagement efforts, community input, new polling information; and
C. *Provide input on the development of a draft Community-Preferred Plan.

Overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2012, the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection (Safe, Clean Water) Program is a 15-year parcel tax and provides a strategy to support uninterrupted water resources services in Santa Clara County. The program was developed through community collaboration and input from residents and stakeholders that identified five top community priorities:

Priority A: Ensure a Safe, Reliable Water Supply
Priority B: Reduce Toxins, Hazards, and Contaminants from our Waterways
Priority C: Protect our Water Supply from Earthquakes and Natural Disasters
Priority D: Restore Wildlife Habitat and Provide for Open Space
Priority E: Provide Flood Protection to Homes, Business, Schools and Highways

The Safe, Clean Water Program, funds approximately one-third of the existing watershed and stewardship budgeted programs. Valley Water is faced with challenges due to: climate change; population/economic growth and future uncertainties with imported water supplies; as well as regulatory delays in permitting; aging infrastructure; ongoing operations, maintenance, and environmental mitigation costs; and securing funding for enhanced level of community-preferred projects.

The November 2020 presidential election may provide an opportunity for the Board to explore placing a measure for voters t...

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