Public Outreach through December 2010
District staff recently completed the "Needs and Opportunities" portion (chapter 4) of the Master Plan. Chapter 4 is available here. This chapter presents what is needed to meet the goals of the Flood Protection and Stream Stewardship program. This chapter will also present the future objectives and the opportunities to meet these needs. The PowerPoint presentation from the meeting is available here. The comment period for this report was open until Dec. 31, 2010.
Two public meetings were held on Dec. 1 and 6, 2010 to present the findings on the initial draft "Needs and Opportunities" chapter of the Master Plan and to receive public feedback. In addition, district staff will meet with various committee and external groups as part of the stakeholder engagement process. the public meeting invitation is available here.
Flood Protection & Stream Stewardship Master Plan
This important planning document lays the foundation for prioritizing the flood protection and stream stewardship work for the future.
In our current economic climate of budget constraints, the Flood Protection & Stream Stewardship Master Plan will establish a sustainable and fiscally responsible strategy for the program. It is important that the plan reflect the community’s values and priorities for future flood protection and stream stewardship efforts. Staff from the water district will provide a project overview and solicit public input.
The existing Flood Protection & Stream Stewardship Master Plan was last updated in 2000, as part of the voter approved Clean, Safe Creeks and Natural Flood Protection special parcel tax. The plan’s funding structure has a built-in sunset date of 2016. The sunset of the parcel tax allows for the evaluation of program effectiveness, reassessment of community needs, and the potential for additional new projects in the future. This Flood Protection and Stream Stewardship Master Plan project is the beginning of the evaluation and reassessment process.
A down loadable fact sheet for this initiative is available here. Flood Protection & Stream Stewardship Master Plan fact sheet
If you have any questions regarding the Flood Protection & Stream Stewardship Master Plan initiative, please contact, Luis Jaimes at (408) 265-2607, ext. 2576, or use our Access Valley Water customer request and information system. With three easy steps, you can use this service to find out the latest information on the project or to submit questions, complaints or compliments directly to a district staff person.