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File #: 20-0525    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Time Certain Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/16/2020 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action:
Title: Update on Exploratory Efforts to Update and Enhance the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program for Future Funding Measure.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Executive Summary, 2. Attachment 2: Resolution, 3. *Supplemental Agenda Memo, 4. *Supplemental Attachment 1: Community-Preferred Draft Program, 5. *Supplemental Attachment 2: Community Input Data Compiled, 6. *Supplemental Attachment 3: PowerPoint, 7. *Handouts 2.8-A—2.8-ZZ, 8. *Handouts 2.8-HHH—2.8-OOO
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


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


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RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation

A. Receive information on the collective public engagement efforts, resulting in draft community-preferred program report;
B. Receive information on the final proposed ballot language;
C. Provide direction to staff on the draft community-preferred program report for the renewal of the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program;
D. Provide direction to staff to bring back the final renewal ballot measure and final community-preferred program report for the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program in July for Board's final consideration of ballot placement adoption.



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SUMMARY:
In accordance with direction received from the Board of Directors during the December 10, 2019 Board meeting, staff has explored the feasibility and the development of a potential November 2020 ballot measure to replace and renew the existing special parcel tax for the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program (Safe, Clean Water Program) beyond its current expiration in 2028.

After receiving direction from the Board to explore renewing the existing Safe, Clean Water Program, Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) launched a wide-reaching public engagement effort, recognizing the critical importance for any proposed program to directly reflect the community's values, priorities, and desires, while balancing the diverse interests of stakeholders to the furthest extent possible. To accomplish this goal, Valley Water used a wide array of outreach tools and techniques to collectively engage to date approximately 16,000 residents, businesses, employees, community organizations and other key stakeholders during an intensive 6-month public engagement process. To ensure fair representation, Valley Water conducted outreach in ...

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