1-27-22 Owens Valley Groundwater Authority Special Meeting Agenda

Owens Valley Groundwater Authority

January 27, 2022
2:00 PM

Board of Directors Special Meeting Agenda

All members of the public are encouraged to participate in the discussion of any items on the Agenda. Members of the public will be allowed to speak about each agenda item before the Board of Directors takes action on it. Any member of the public may also make comments during the scheduled “Public Comment” period on this agenda concerning any subject related to the Board of Directors or the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority.
Public Notice: In Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting please contact Laura Piper at (760) 878-0001. (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II). Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the OVGA to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. Should you because of a disability require alternative formatting of this agenda, please notify Laura Piper 72 hours prior to the meeting to enable the OVGA to make the agenda available in a reasonable alternative format. (Government Code Section 54954.2).

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: In order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Newsom has issued Executive Orders that temporarily suspend certain requirements of the Brown Act. The Bishop City Council Chambers are closed to the public, and the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority will conduct this meeting
exclusively online. Directors and staff will participate via videoconference accessible to the public at:

To join by phone, refer to the numbers and webinar ID at the bottom of the agenda. To provide public comment, at the appropriate agenda item during the meeting, press the raise your hand button in the Zoom window. Public comment also may be provided by emailing comments, limited to 250 words or less, prior to the meeting or before the staff report for the item has ended. Efforts will be made to read your comment, but submittals longer than 250 words may not be read or may be summarized due to time limitations. All comments will be made a part of the record. Please submit a separate email for each item that you wish to comment upon to [email protected], and identify in the subject line of the email which agenda item the comment addresses. OPEN SESSION (With the exception of timed items, all open-session items may be considered at any time and in any order during the meeting at the Board’s discretion.)
1. Pledge of allegiance.
2. Public comment.
3. Introductions.
4. Approval of minutes from the January 6, 2022 OVGA Meeting.
5. Request that the OVGA adopt findings pursuant to AB 361 that: A) the Board reconsidered the
circumstances of the existing State of Emergency issued on March 4, 2020, in response to the COVID-19
pandemic; and B) local officials continue to recommend measures to promote social distancing, and/or the
state of emergency continues to directly impact the ability of the members to meet safely in person.
6. Discussion regarding future meeting dates and agenda items.
7. Adjourn.

Members: Big Pine CSD -City of Bishop -County of Inyo -County of Mono -Indian Creek Westridge CSD

Interested Parties:: Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Tribe -Owens Valley Committee


Join the January 27, 2022 OVGA webinar:
Or one tap mobile:
US: +16699006833, 89188551131 or +13462487799, 89188551131
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833
+1 346 248 7799
+1 253 215 8782
+1 312 626 6799
+1 929 205 6099
+1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 821 6183 6037
Passcode: 188950

International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ky7tuTyC7

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