February 7, 2013 Commission Meeting Summary

  1. The Commission voted to approve the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s permit application for Phase III of the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Restoration Project, and voted to approve the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' consistency determination application for the same project. The project would restore 1,900 acres of North Bay salt ponds, the last of the former Cargill North Bay ponds to be restored.
  2. Commissioner Barry Nelson led a panel discussion/Q&A session on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which included Deputy Natural Resources Secretary Gerald Meral, Santa Clara Valley Water District COO Jim Fiedler, and Contra Costa Water District Assistant General Manager Greg Gartrell.

The next regularly scheduled Commission on February 21, 2013 will be cancelled.

On March 7, instead of a regularly-scheduled Commission meeting, BCDC will hold its second Commissioner Strategic Planning Working Group-Staff workshop.

For details, contact Larry Goldzband (415/352-3653; lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov).


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