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Meeting Name: Board of Directors Agenda status: Final - Revised 1
Meeting date/time: 7/13/2021 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final - Revised 1  
Meeting location: ZOOM Online
09:00 a.m. L&C 10:00 a.m. RP&AM 11:30 a.m. Break 12:00 p.m. Board
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available Correspondence: Not available  
Agenda packet: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet
Meeting video:  
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21-241 A.Board ReportReport on Directors’ events attended at Metropolitan expense   Action details Video Video
21-247 B.Board ReportChairwoman's Monthly Activity Report   Action details Video Video
21-242 C.Board ReportGeneral Manager’s summary of activities   Action details Video Video
21-243 D.Board ReportGeneral Counsel’s summary of activities   Action details Video Video
21-244 E.Board ReportGeneral Auditor’s summary of activities   Action details Video Video
21-245 F.Board ReportEthics Officer’s summary of activities   Action details Video Video
21-246 A.MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Meeting for June 8, 2021 (Copies have been submitted to each Director) Any additions, corrections, or omissions   Action details Video Video
21-214 7-1Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize extending Agreement No. 177666 for one year with KPMG LLP to continue engagement for external audit services for fiscal year 2021/22, for an amount not to exceed $465,500; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-214 7-1Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize extending Agreement No. 177666 for one year with KPMG LLP to continue engagement for external audit services for fiscal year 2021/22, for an amount not to exceed $465,500; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-300 7-2Other Matters and ReportsItem Withdrawn   Action details Not available
21-248 7-3Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize four actions for the Desert region communication system including: (1) an agreement with Nokia of America Corporation in an amount not to exceed $5,297,000 for equipment procurement and design support to upgrade the wide area network; (2) an amendment to an agreement with Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, LLC for a new not-to-exceed amount of $730,000 to provide specialized technical support for the upgrade; (3) an amendment to the Capital Investment Plan for fiscal years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 to include additional communication system improvements at the Colorado River Aqueduct’s Gene Pumping Plant; and (4) an agreement in an amount not to exceed $275,000 with HDR Engineering, Inc. for design services related to the construction of a communication line; the General Manager has determined that the proposed actions are exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-265 7-4Board Letter for ConsentAdopt amendments to Metropolitan’s Administrative Code to move certain responsibilities for annexations from the Finance and Insurance Committee to Real Property and Asset Management Committee; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-266 7-5Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize the General Manager to grant a permanent easement to the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on Metropolitan fee-owned property in the City of Los Angeles; Metropolitan previously reviewed and considered Caltrans’ Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement and took related CEQA actions   Action details Video Video
21-267 7-6Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize an increase of $3 million to an agreement with Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects for a new not-to-exceed amount of $5 million for preliminary design and architectural services in support of the District Housing and Property Improvement Program; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-269 7-7Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize agreement with Inland Empire Utilities Agency, West Valley Water District, and San Bernardino Valley Water District to provide assistance on water deliveries; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-270 7-8Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize payments, by a two-thirds vote, of up to $3.56 million for participation in the State Water Contractors for fiscal year 2021/22; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-263 7-9Board Letter for ConsentAdopt amendment to the Administrative Code establishing Metropolitan-specific parliamentary procedures; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-278 7-10Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize increase of $100,000, to a maximum amount payable of $300,000, for existing General Counsel contract with Olson Remcho LLP to provide general government law advice related to the Political Reform Act, the Fair Political Practices Commission regulations, conflict of interest law and other legislative and ethics matters; the General Manager has determined the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-261 7-11Board Letter for ConsentReport on existing litigation OHL USA, Inc. v. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV27689; and authorize increase of maximum amount payable under contract with Theodora Oringher PC for legal services by $200,000 to an amount not to exceed $900,000 (Approp. 154170); the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA [Conference with legal counsel - existing litigation; to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]   Action details Video Video
21-262 7-12Board Letter for ConsentReport on Baker Electric, Inc. v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, et al., (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 21STCV15612) regarding Metropolitan’s CRA 6.9 kV Power Cables Replacement Project, Contract No. 1915; authorize filing cross-complaints; and authorize an increase in the maximum amount payable under contract with Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP, for legal services by $200,000 to an amount not-to-exceed $300,000; the General Manager has determined the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA. [Conference with legal counsel - existing litigation and initiating litigation; to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) and 54956.9(d)(4)] [Revised closed session language 7/8/2021]   Action details Video Video
21-306 8-1Board Letter for ActionEffective July 23, 2021, waive attorney-client privilege and direct staff to publicly post the report by Shaw Law Group concerning allegations of systemic Equal Employment Opportunity-related discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and related concerns; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA. [Conference with legal counsel - potential litigation (unknown number of cases); may be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)] [Added Item 7/8/2021]   Action details Video Video
21-276 9-1Board Letter for InformationUpdate on Conservation Program   Action details Video Video
21-259 10-1Oral Presentation OnlyDiscussion of Department Head Evaluation Process Guidelines and Department Head Evaluation Presentations [Public employee’s performance evaluations; General Counsel, General Auditor, and Ethics Officer, to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54957]   Action details Video Video