Inyo County / Los Angeles Standing Committee Meeting Agenda – May 12, 2022

10:00 a.m.
May 12, 2022
LADWP Board Room

The public will be offered the opportunity to comment on each agenda item prior to any action on the item by the Standing Committee or, in the absence of action, prior to the Committee moving to the next item on the agenda. The public will also be offered the opportunity to address the Committee on any matter within the Committee’s jurisdiction prior to adjournment of the meeting.

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 Standing Committee meeting will be conducted in person by Inyo County and LADWP representatives but the public can participate via videoconference accessible at:

Event number: 2484 605 7734

Individuals will be asked to provide their name and an email address in order to access the videoconference. Anyone who does not want to provide their email address may use ANY generic, non-functioning address such as: [email protected] to gain access.

Anyone wishing to make either a general public comment or a comment on a specific agenda item prior to the meeting, or as the item is being heard, may do so either in writing, or by utilizing the “Raise hand” feature when appropriate in the WebEx meeting (the meeting Chair will call on those who wish to speak). For individuals that dial into the WebEx and wish to make a public comment they may do so by pressing *3 to “Raise Hand”. To lower your hand, press *3 once again. Written public comments, limited to 250 words or less, maybe emailed to: [email protected] . Your emailed comments may or may not be read aloud, but all comments will be made a part of the record. Please make sure to submit a separate email for each item that you wish to comment upon.

1. Public comment on issues not included as part of this agenda.

2. Action Item: Approval of documentation of actions from the March 24, 2022 meeting.

3. State water supply condition.

4. Runoff and operations update.

5. Report on LADWP’s 2022-23 Owens Valley Annual Operation Plan.

6. Action Item: LADWP requests the approval of a plan for reasonable reductions in the irrigation water supply on the City of Los Angeles owned lands pursuant to Section IV.A. of the Water Agreement.

7. Lower Owens River Project

  • a. Consultation with California Department of Fish and Wildlife concerning items 7b and 7c.
  • b. Action Item: Setting LORP seasonal habitat flow.
  • c. Action Item: Establishment of Blackrock Waterfowl Management Area flooded acreage.

8. Schedule for future Standing Committee meetings.

9. Adjourn.


Audio Conference:
To receive a callback, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.

United State Toll

Access Code: 2484 605 7734


Standing Committee meeting protocols (Adopted May 11, 2011)

The Inyo/Los Angeles Long-Term Water Agreement (LTWA) define the Standing Committee in Section II:

As agreed by the parties, the Department representatives on the Standing Committee shall include at least one (1) member of the Los Angeles City Council, the Administrative Officer of the City of Los Angeles, two (2) members of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners, and three (3) staff members. The County representatives on the Standing Committee shall be at least one (1) member of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, two (2) Inyo County Water Commissioners, and three (3) staff members.

The LTWA further provides that:

Regardless of the number of representatives from either party in attendance at a Standing Committee or Technical Group meeting, Inyo County shall have only one (1) vote, and Los Angeles shall have only one (1) vote.

The Standing Committee adopts the following protocol for future Standing Committee meetings.

1. In order for the Standing Committee to take action at a meeting, representation at the meeting will consist of at least four representatives of Los Angeles, including one member of the Los Angeles City Council or Water and Power Commission, and four representatives of Inyo County, including one member of the Board of Supervisors.

2. A Chairperson from the hosting entity will be designated for each meeting.

3. In the event that an action item is on the meeting agenda, Los Angeles and Inyo County shall each designate one member to cast the single vote allotted to their entity at the onset of the meeting. The Chairperson may be so designated. Agenda items that the Standing Committee intends to take action on will be so designated on the meeting agenda.

4. If representation at a Standing Committee meeting is not sufficient for the Standing Committee to act, the Standing Committee members present may agree to convene the meeting for the purpose of hearing informational items.

5. Meeting agendas shall include any item within the jurisdiction of the Standing Committee that has been proposed by either party.

6. The public shall be given the opportunity to comment on any agenda item prior to an action being taken. The public will be given the opportunity to comment on any non-agendized issue within the jurisdiction of the Standing Committee prior to the conclusion of each scheduled meeting. At the discretion of the Chairperson, reports from staff or reopening of public comment may be permitted during deliberations.

7. The Chairperson may limit each public comment to a reasonable time period. The hosting entity will be responsible for monitoring time during public comment.

8. Any actions taken by the Standing Committee shall be described in an action item summary memorandum that is then transmitted to the Standing Committee at its next meeting for review and approval. This summary memorandum shall also indicate the Standing Committee members present at the meeting where actions were taken.

9. Standing Committee meetings shall be voice recorded by the host entity and a copy of the recording shall be provided to the guest entity.

10. (Added February 24, 2012) The Standing Committee may also receive comments/questions in written form from members of the public. Either party may choose to respond, however, when responding to a public comment/question, whether verbally or in writing, any statements made by either party may represent the perspective of that party or the individual making the response, but not the Standing Committee as a whole (unless specifically agreed to as such by the Standing Committee). When either party responds in writing to public comment/question, that response will be concurrently provided to the other party.

(From the Inyo County Water Department)

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