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File #: CONS 21-590   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 11/16/2021 Final action:
Subject: Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Amendment to the Cooperating Agreement with East Bay Municipal Utility District to Prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the East Bay Plain Subbasin
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution
DATE: November 16, 2021

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Director of Public Works

SUBJECT

Title
Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Amendment to the Cooperating Agreement with East Bay Municipal Utility District to Prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the East Bay Plain Subbasin

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RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation
That the Council adopts the attached resolution (Attachment II) authorizing the City Manager to execute a third amendment to the Cooperating Agreement between the City of Hayward and the East Bay Municipal Utility District to jointly prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the East Bay Plain Subbasin...End

SUMMARY

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was signed into law in 2014 to provide for comprehensive and sustainable management of groundwater resources across the state. Hayward and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) are the Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) for the portions of the East Bay Plain Groundwater Subbasin that underlie their respective service areas, and as such are jointly responsible for the long-term sustainable management of the Subbasin.

On June 5, 2018, Council authorized execution of a Cooperating Agreement with EBMUD, under which the parties agree to work collaboratively and share the costs to prepare a single Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) in accordance with SGMA. Council subsequently approved two amendments to the Agreement in January 2019 and October 2020 respectively to: 1) refine the scope of work and budget; and 2) incorporate additional needed tasks to improve the quality and quantity of data and to acquire and develop a data management system to organize data and it make it readily available to the public.

A third amendment is recommended to: 1) allocate responsibilities for new groundwater monitoring wells that will be drilled to better characterize the groundwater basin and improve the ...

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