Delta Stewardship Council Wants to Communicate With You
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ — The Delta Stewardship Council released a survey today at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZFRFMYK to hear from a variety of Californians about how this new independent state agency, charged with creating a working plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, can best communicate with them.
The Legislature created the council via a bill that was approved last fall. The legislation was part of a comprehensive package to overhaul California’s water infrastructure. The Council’s goal is to implement a Delta Plan that will balance the “co-equal goals” of restoring the ecosystem and ensuring water supply reliability for the state by Jan. 1, 2012.
That plan will then guide the state, regional and local plans and projects in the Delta. The Council first met in April of this year and each month holds 2-day Council meetings, but the agency would like even more engagement and two-way dialogue with California residents and interested parties statewide.
“We understand the enormous responsibility that has been handed to us and want to ensure that all voices are heard,” said Keith Coolidge, chief deputy executive officer of the Stewardship Council. “We do not want to be in the meeting come December of 2011 about to adopt the final Delta Plan and have someone stand up and say, ‘I didn’t know this was happening.’”
In addition to the survey, a communications work group will be held at the Delta Stewardship Council offices in Sacramento on August 12th from 1:00 to 3:00. Please visit the website to download the agenda. To learn more about the Council or to join our mailing list, please visit www.deltacouncil.ca.gov.
SOURCE Delta Stewardship Council