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MINUTES MONTEREY PENINSULA REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY Thursday, February 9, 2012

1. CALL TO ORDER The first meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority was held at Carpenter Hall in the Sunset Cultural Center, in the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, on the above stated date at the stated hour of 4:00 p.m. Carmel City Administrator Jason Stilwell called the meeting to order.

2. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTIONS City Administrator Stilwell made brief introductory remarks and called the roll of the Authority Directors. Present: Directors Bachofner; Della Sala; Edelen; Garcia; McCloud and Pendergrass

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The public joined the Authority Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. ELECTION OF BOARD PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY AND TREASURER Director McCloud nominated Director Della Sala as President, seconded by Director Pendergrass, and approved unanimously. Director Bachofner nominated Director McCloud to serve as Vice President until April, when her term as Carmel Mayor will end, seconded by Director Garcia, and approved unanimously. McCloud stated that she will formally resign when her Mayoral term expires, as per Article 6.2. President Della Sala nominated Director Edelen to serve as Secretary, seconded by Director Bachofner, and approved unanimously. Director Bachofner nominated Director Garcia to serve as Treasurer, seconded by President Della Sala, and approved unanimously.

5. COMPLETION OF SIGNING OF THE JOINT EXERCISE OF POWERS AGREEMENT The six members of the Authority signed the official Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement document. 6. FILING OF AGREEMENT WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE According to Article 2 of the Agreement, notice of the Agreement must be filed with the Secretary of State and Monterey County Clerk within 10 days (as per Government Code Section 53051 (a)) and another notice of Agreement must be filed with the Secretary of State within 30 days, in compliance with Government Code section 6503.5. President Della Sala opened and closed the meeting to public comment at 4:15 p.m. and there were no public comments.

7. PREPARATION OF BY-LAWS OR RULES OF PROCEDURE President Della Sala opened and closed the meeting to public comment at 4:20 p.m. There were no public comments. Director Bachofner recommended the Authority consider using Rosenbergs Rules of Order, a simpler form of parliamentary procedure than Roberts Rules.

8. PUBLIC INPUT FOR FUTURE AGENDAS a. Membership of other public agencies as permitted by Article 5 of Agreement President Della Sala opened the meeting to public comment at 4:18 p.m. Speaking to the issue were: Ralph Rubio; Susan Goldbeck; Libby Downey; Dan Presser; Bill Hood; Tom Rowley; George Riley; Dale Hekhuis; Ron Weitzman; Safwat Malek; Ron Stefani; and Roger Dolan. President Della Sala closed the meeting to public comment at 4:40 p.m. Vice President McCloud moved, seconded by President Della Sala, and approved unanimously, to send a letter to Supervisor Dave Potter, Cal-Am Water, the Monterey Peninsula Water Pollution Control Agency, and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District to find out what role they may wish to have in working with the Authority to secure a future water supply and what water supply alternatives these agencies are developing that could be part of the future solution. A response date from these agencies will be requested by February 23.

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Issues for consideration from City Councils

President Della Sala opened the meeting to public comment at 4:58 p.m. Speaking to the issue were: Libby Downey, who expressed the concerns of the Monterey City Council; George Riley; Susan Goldbeck; and Roger Dolan. Vice President McCloud expressed the concerns of the Carmel City Council. Director Garcia expressed the concerns of the Pacific Grove City Council. Director Bachofner read a letter expressing the concerns of the Seaside City Council. Director Pendergrass expressed a concern of the Sand City City Council, related to indemnity of members of the Authority as stated in Article 14.2 of the Agreement. Director Edelen expressed a concern of the Del Rey Oaks City Council regarding a sunset date for the Authority.

9. DISCUSSION OF FUTURE MEETINGS President Della Sala recommended that meetings of the Authority take place every two weeks, on the second and fourth Thursdays, beginning at 4:00 p.m., with dates scheduled for February 23, March 8 and March 22. Directors Bachofner and Garcia expressed the view that 4:00 p.m. may be too early to accommodate many working people and suggested a 6:00 p.m. start time and perhaps to consider holding meetings on different days, and possibly some Saturdays in the future. As the cost of televising the meetings for public viewing may be cost prohibitive, it was suggested that the meetings could be inexpensively videotaped and downloaded on the Internet, as is done in the City of Del Rey Oaks. It was also suggested that the meeting locations be rotated among the six cities. By consensus of the members, the next meeting will be on Thursday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m., in a location to be determined.

10. PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR ITEMS NOT INCLUDED ON THE AGENDA Bill Hood recommended that the letters to be sent to the various agencies and cited that sections 4.5 and 4.16-20 of the Agreement be included in the letter as a means to articulate the Authoritys mission statement. George Riley stressed the importance of open dialogue and public forums for discussion. Dale Ellis, speaking on behalf of the Monterey County Hospitality and Peninsula Business Association said the business community welcomes the leadership of the Authority and will stand ready to support its efforts.

Kathleen Lee, aide to Supervisor Dave Potter, said her office is working to organize a public forum with the cooperation of the various water agencies and recommended that the Authority develop a central Website for the public to view documents and information pertaining to its actions. Lawson Little expressed concerns about the sunset of the Authority. Jason Burnett urged the Authority to take a portfolio approach and consider the merits of the projects endorsed by the MRWPCA and the aquifer storage recovery project. 11. ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.

__________________________________ Jerry Edelen, Secretary