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File #: 22-0985    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Time Certain Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/10/2022 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing - Consider Adoption of the First Amended and Restated Ordinance 22-02, A First Amended and Restated Ordinance of Santa Clara Valley Water District Adopting Drought Outdoor Water Conservation and Enforcement Measures to Provide Water Retailers Additional Opportunities to Undertake Enforcement Measures that Address Water Waste and to Restrict Irrigation of Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Non-Functional Turf.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Notice of Public Hearing, 2. Attachment 2: Amended Ordinance, 3. Attachment 3: PowerPoint
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:Title
Public Hearing - Consider Adoption of the First Amended and Restated Ordinance 22-02, A First Amended and Restated Ordinance of Santa Clara Valley Water District Adopting Drought Outdoor Water Conservation and Enforcement Measures to Provide Water Retailers Additional Opportunities to Undertake Enforcement Measures that Address Water Waste and to Restrict Irrigation of Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Non-Functional Turf.


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RECOMMENDATION:Recommendation
A. Conduct a Public Hearing to allow members of the public to provide comments on the need to consider adoption of the First Amended and Restated Ordinance 22-02, A FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED ORDINANCE OF SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT ADOPTING DROUGHT OUTDOOR WATER CONSERVATION AND ENFORCEMENT MEASURES, to enforce Santa Clara Valley Water District's mandatory water use restrictions;
B. Close the Public Hearing; and
C. Adopt the First Amended and Restated Ordinance 22-02, which provides water retailers additional opportunities to undertake enforcement measures that address water waste, and bans irrigation of commercial, industrial, and institutional (CII) non-functional turf.


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SUMMARY:
On June 9, 2021, the Board adopted Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) Resolution 21-68, which declared a water shortage emergency condition pursuant to California Water Code ?350, called for water use reduction of 15% compared to 2019, and urged the County of Santa Clara (County) to proclaim a local emergency. The County ratified its proclamation of a drought emergency on June 22, 2021. Valley Water Resolution 22-20 amended Valley Water Resolution 21-68 on April 12, 2022 to call for no more than 2 days of irrigation in a week for ornamental lawns and prohibit excessive runoff, midday irrigation, and irrigation after rainfall. On May 24, 2022, the Board approved Ordinance 22-02 to enforce these restrictions. Ordinance 22-02 went into effect on June 1, 20...

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