2150 River Plaza Drive, Suite 460
Sacramento, CA 95833

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

 October 7, 2015

4:00 p.m.
(Meeting in 1st floor Large Conference room.)

Upcoming Regular Meetings

  • November 4, 2015
  • December 2, 2015
  • February 3, 2016

Call to order

1. Call to Order of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

ADMIN: The Board Chair will call the meeting to order if a quorum is present. Announcements by the Board Chair or Executive Director may be made at this time. Board members may make announcements at this time as well.

Public comment

2. Public Comments

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Conservancy’s Board of Directors.

Action by consent

3. Approval of the minutes

The Board Chair will request approval of the minutes and consent items of the Board of Directors meeting of August 5, 2015.

Download the August 5, 2015 Minutes (PDF, 718 KB)


4. City of Sacramento report

Report from the City of Sacramento regarding HCP-related activity and other topics.


5. Financial statement review

A financial statement will be provided for the period ended August 31, 2015 (unaudited).  Additional financial information will be provided.

Download the August 31, 2015 Financial Statements (PDF, 996 KB)


6. Draft 2016 Budget

A draft 2016 budget is presented for Board discussion. This is a very rough draft as there are extraordinary items that won’t be available until at least the November Board of Director’s meeting. For example, the final numbers for the groundwater exchange program are not yet available, and there will be substantial additional revenue as well as some costs associated with that program. Both could substantially impact the 2016 budget. Additionally, staff is still working with advisors and consultants to derive an estimate of the impact of the property tax changes associated with the State of California Board of Equalization decision on the Conservancy’s Sutter County property taxes. This includes the reimbursement for back taxes as has been discussed previously. Staff anticipates additional adds and deletes before the final 2016 budget is presented for approval at the Board’s December 2 meeting.

Download the 2016 Draft Budget (PDF, 113 KB)


7. Request for Proposals for Audit Services – Update

The Audit Committee has extended the Audit Services Request for Proposal (RFP) as, despite staff’s best efforts, the original RFP release yielded one response. The Audit Committee will review this with the Board.

Download the Draft Audit Committee Minutes September 30, 2015 (PDF, 113 KB)


8. NCMWC ground water transfer program

Staff will provide an overall update on the Conservancy’s participation in the 2015 Groundwater Exchange Program.


9. Sutter County to present Natomas Basin development area map

The Board Chair has requested that the subject of a map that Sutter County staff has prepared be placed on the agenda for general Board discussion.

This item was pulled from the agenda

Public comment

10. Public comments

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Conservancy’s Board of Directors.

Executive Session

11. Executive Session

Executive Session for annual performance review is pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, Employee performance evaluation.

Exective Report

12. Executive Director’s Report

Various matters for Board members’ general information will be presented by the Conservancy’s Executive Director.

Download the Ex Director’s Report (PDF, 3.9 MB)


13. Adjournment

Official adjournment of the meeting.