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Meeting Name: Board of Directors Agenda status: Final - Revised 1
Meeting date/time: 9/14/2021 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final - Revised 1  
Meeting location: Zoom Online
09:00 a.m. - L&C 10:30 a.m. - RP&AM 12:00 p.m. - BOD 12:30 p.m. - FNA
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available Correspondence: Not available  
Agenda packet: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet
Meeting video:  
Attachments:
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21-432 A.Other Matters and ReportsReport on Directors' events attended at Metropolitan expense    Action details Video Video
21-433 C.Other Matters and ReportsGeneral Manager's summary of activities   Action details Video Video
21-434 D.Other Matters and ReportsGeneral Counsel's summary of activities   Action details Video Video
21-435 E.Other Matters and ReportsGeneral Auditor's summary of activities   Action details Video Video
21-436 F.Other Matters and ReportsEthics Officer's summary of activities   Action details Video Video
21-437 G.Other Matters and ReportsPresentation of 5-year Service Pin to Director Gloria Cordero, representing the city of Long Beach    Action details Video Video
21-424 A.MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Adjourned Meeting for August 17, 2021 (Copies have been submitted to each Director) Any additions, corrections, or omissions   Action details Video Video
21-405 7-1Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize an increase of $185,000 to an agreement with Rincon Consultants, Inc. for a new not-to-exceed amount of $1 million for services related to the preparation of a Climate Action Plan and CEQA documentation; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-406 7-2Board Letter for ConsentAward an $11,604,521 contract to Ameresco, Inc. for construction of battery energy storage systems at the Joseph Jensen and Robert A. Skinner Water Treatment Plants; and authorize increase of $550,000 to an agreement with Stantec Inc. for engineering services for a new not-to-exceed total of $1,450,000; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-407 7-3Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize an agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $635,000 for engineering design services to upgrade the 2.4 kV power line that serves the Black Metal Mountain communications site; the General Manager has determined that this proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-468 7-4Board Letter for ConsentExpress support for the 2021 California Resilience Challenge; and approve a financial sponsorship of $200,000 to continue as a Resilience Leader and Steering Committee member; the General Manager has determined the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-409 7-5Board Letter for ConsentDeclare two parcels, totaling 1.25 acres, along the Val Verde Tunnels, in the unincorporated Mead Valley community within the County of Riverside, California, as surplus land and not necessary for Metropolitan's use and authorize staff to dispose of the properties; the General Manager has determined the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-411 7-6Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize the General Manager to acquire up to 702 gross acres (up to 665 water toll acres) of property located in Riverside County in the Palo Verde Valley from Cox Family Farms, LLC, subject to a leased occupancy reservation; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA [Conference with real property negotiators; property identified as Riverside County Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 821-140-002 (a portion of); 821-140-007; 830-110-001 (a portion of); 830-110-002; 830-120-009; 836-031-007; 836-031-008; 863-120-005; 863-170-003; 863-170-009; 863-180-001 (a portion of); 863-180-002; 879-130-010; 879-130-011; agency negotiators: Jennifer G. Ryan and Seyou Oh; negotiating parties: Cox Family Farms, LLC and Coxco, LLC; under negotiation: price and terms; to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.8]   Action details Video Video
21-463 7-7Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize an increase in the maximum amount payable under contract with Ryan & Associates for legal services related to general real estate and leasing law issues by $100,000 to a maximum amount payable of $200,000; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-415 7-8Board 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 $1,100,000 (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
21-416 9-1Board Letter for InformationUpdate on Conservation Program   Action details Not available
21-417 9-2Board Letter for InformationInformation on a potential seasonal land fallowing pilot program with the Quechan Indian Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation and farmers within the Quechan Indian Unit for 2022-2023   Action details Not available
21-418 9-3Board Letter for InformationConsiderations for purchasing land which uses higher-priority Colorado River water supplies   Action details Not available
21-419 9-4Board Letter for InformationReport on Rate Refinement Workgroup’s Review of Demand Management Cost Recovery Alternatives   Action details Not available
21-420 9-5Board Letter for InformationMid-cycle Biennial Budget Review   Action details Not available
21-470 9-6Board Letter for InformationUpdate on fall and winter water conservation advertising and outreach campaign to be paid from board-approved conservation budget   Action details Not available