UPDATE: The Delta Stewardship Council is now taking written public comments. See below!
Friends of the Bay-Delta,
Remember the Delta Stewardship Council's pro-Tunnels Delta Plan amendments? For years, Restore the Delta, environmental groups, and Delta residents have requested the Delta Stewardship Council to follow Delta Reform Act mandates to reduce reliance on the Delta, invest in existing levees, protect fish, and stop the damage from operation of the state and federal water pumps near Tracy. Instead, the DSC chose to promote ”dual conveyance” systems in order to aid the Brown Administration and special interest water districts attempting to fast-track the Delta Tunnels (also known as “California WaterFix”) proposal.
It is critical that we participate in all public processes on the Delta Tunnels. We must have a public record showing widespread opposition to this project.
Please join us at the next two open house public meetings to get your questions and concerns on the record:
The Delta Stewardship Council is holding two open houses to facilitate the public review of the Draft Program EIR for the Delta Plan Amendments. The PEIR will be released by November 1, 2017.
Stockton: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (Tomorrow)
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
2101 E. Earhart Ave., #100, Stockton, CA 95206
Presentation times: 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Sacramento: Thursday, November 2, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Presentation times: 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
The open houses will focus on the approach for analysis under CEQA for the proposed Delta Plan Amendments. Participants are welcome to join the open house at any time. Council staff will be providing brief presentations at set times, listed above.
In addition, the Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft Program EIR on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in West Sacramento, CA. These events are part of a 45-day public comment period for the Draft Program EIR for the Delta Plan Amendments.
E-mailed comments will be accepted from November 1, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017. Mailed comments must be postmarked by Monday, December 18, 2017.
Written comments should be sent to:
Delta Stewardship Council
980 9th Street, Suite 1500
Sacramento, California 95814
Comments may be e-mailed to:
Link to the draft PEIR.