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File #: CONS 18-177   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 5/22/2018 Final action:
Subject: Sustainable Groundwater Management: Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute a Cooperating Agreement with the East Bay Municipal Utility District for Preparation of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the East Bay Plain Subbasin.
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution

DATE:      May 22, 2018

 

TO:           Mayor and City Council

 

FROM:     Director of Utilities & Environmental Services

 

SUBJECT                     

Title                      

 

Sustainable Groundwater Management: Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute a Cooperating Agreement with the East Bay Municipal Utility District for Preparation of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the East Bay Plain Subbasin.

 

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RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

 

That Council adopts a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Cooperating Agreement with the East Bay Municipal Utility District to jointly prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the East Bay Plain Subbasin.

 

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SUMMARY

 

In June 2017, the State formally designated Hayward as the Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) for the portion of the East Bay Plain Subbasin that underlies the City. The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is the GSA for the remaining portion of the Subbasin. As a GSA, the City is responsible for developing and implementing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to sustainably manage the utilization of groundwater within its management area. In accordance with previous direction from the Council Sustainability Committee (CSC) and City Council, staff has negotiated a Cooperating Agreement with EBMUD, under which the parties would agree to work together and share the costs to prepare a single GSP for the East Bay Plain Subbasin. Staff is requesting that Council authorize the execution of a Cooperating Agreement with EBMUD.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I                                          Staff Report

Attachment II                                          Resolution