4-14-22 Owens Valley Groundwater Authority Meeting Agenda

Owens Valley Groundwater Authority

April 14, 2022
2:00 PM

Board of Directors Regular 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 signed
AB 361 that temporarily modifies certain requirements of the Brown Act. The Owens Valley Groundwater Authority
will conduct this meeting both in person at the Bishop City Council Chambers and via a Zoom webinar. Individual
Directors may participate remotely and this in-person meeting will be conducted in accordance with local and State
Department of Public Health orders and guidance and requirement of the California Division of Occupational Safety
and Health (Cal/OSHA).
The Zoom webinar is 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 before 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. 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.
5. Board Member Reports.
6. OVGA staff reports
a. Financial Report
b. Update on the Proposition 1 grant final report

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

7. Consideration of 2022-2023 OVGA budget
8. Consider resolution to modify the OVGA GSA boundary to remove Mono County portions of the Basin
9. Discussion regarding future meeting dates and agenda items.
10. Adjourn.

Join the April 14, 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: 897 2912 5902
Passcode: 801282

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

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