2013 Informational/Oversight Hearings

February 12, 2013 Joint Informational Hearing

Senate Natural Resources and Water and Senate Environmental Quality

"The Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in Oil and Gas Production in California" 

Panel 1 - Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources

Panel 2 - Regulatory Agencies

Panel 3 - Local Government Representatives

Panel 4 - Stakeholder Overview

February 20, 2013

Joint Oversight Hearing: Senate Natural Resources and Water and Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committees

"Department of Parks and Recreation - Review of Audits and Compliance with 2012 Legislation"

February 26, 2013

Joint Informational Hearing: Senate Natural Resources and Water and Governance and Fiance Committees

"Overview of California's Debt Condition: Priming the Pump for a Water Bond"

March 12, 2013

Informational Hearing

"What's Changed Since the Legislature Passed the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010?"

April 30, 2013

Joint Informational Hearing: Natural Reasources and Water and Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

"The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Overview of the Issues"

Proposed Portfolio Approach

Select Newspaper Articles

  • California officials unveil Delta water tunnel plan
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/14/5263847/california-officials-unveil-delta.html
  • California voters, lawmakers have no say in OK of major river diversion plan
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/24/5288162/california-voters-lawmakers-have.html
  • Delta water tunnels post a tangle of complexities
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/27/5297445/delta-water-tunnels-pose-a-tangle.html
  • State water tunnel plans call for rerouting of 3 Delta highways for years
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/07/5322193/state-water-tunnel-plans-call.html
  • Federal agencies raise concerns about Delta tunnel plan
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/16/5344645/federal-agencies-raise-concerns.html
  • Gov. Jerry Brown presses feds for quick review of Delta water tunnel project
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/26/5373295/gov-jerry-brown-presses-feds-for.html
  • Delta tunnel project to radically change Sacramento County landscape:
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/28/5377328/delta-tunnel-project-to-radically.html
  • Interactive map: Sacramento Delta tunnel project
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/28/5375593/interactive-map-sacramento-delta.html

Additional Information

  • Link to current BDCP brochures, press releases, and federal fishery agencies’ comments on administrative draft:  http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/BDCPPlanningProcess/DocumentsAndDrafts.aspx
  • Link to current draft of BDCP:  http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/Library/DocumentsLandingPage/BDCPDocuments.aspx

May 10, 2013

Out of Town Informational Hearing: Pepperdine University

"Encouraging Regional Water Solutions: Implications for a Statewide Water Bond"

May 14, 2013

Joint Informational Hearing: Natural Reasources and Water and Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

"The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Perspectives on the Plan"

  • 5/14/13 Agenda
  • Auido of Hearing
  • Maven’s Minutes: Joint Informational Hearing: natural Resources and Water and Select Committee on the Delta: “BDCP: Overview of the Issues”
  • http://mavensnotebook.com/2013/05/08/mavens-minutes-joint-informational-hearing-natural-reasources-and-water-and-select-committee-on-the-sacramento-san-joaquin-delta-the-bay-delta-conservation-plan-overview-of-the-issues/

Materials Provided By Witnesses

  • Metropolitan Water District, It’s About Reliability: Bay Delta Conservation Plan attached: BDCP Reliability Fact Sheet final
  • Metropolitan Water District, 2014 Water Bond Priorities attached: 2014 Water Bond Priorities
  • State Water Contractors, Delta Water Tunnels: Build It Once, Build It Right attached: Delta Water Tunnels
  • State Water Contractors, Securing our Water, Restoring the Delta, Creating Jobs attached: BDCP Jobs Fact Sheet
  • Don Nottoli Sacramento County Supervisor Testimony
  • Doug Obegi, State’s Refusal to Use Sound Science Continues to Delay the Bay Delta Conservation Plan http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dobegi/states_refusal_to_use_sound_sc.html
  • Northern California Water Association, What’s at Stake? attached: NCWA Whats At Stake Brochure
  • Sacramento Bee: Delta tunnel project to radically change Sacramento County landscape, 4/28/13 http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/28/5377328/delta-tunnel-project-to-radically.html

 Recent Editorials/Columns

  • Stuart Levenworth, Scope and Impact of Delta Twin Tunnels is Starting to Hit Home, 3/17/13
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/17/5267210/scope-and-impact-of-delta-twin.html
  • Lois Henry, Delta Tunnel Plans Have Water Districts On Edge, 4/10/13
  • http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/columnists/lois-henry/x1891367627/LOIS-HENRY-Delta-tunnel-plans-have-water-districts-on-edge
  • Sacramento Bee, Feds Need to Press Brown to Look at All Options for a Bay-Delta Fix, 4/28/13
  • http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/28/5375489/editorial-feds-need-to-press-brown.html
  • Mercury News, Bay Area Can’t Afford to Lose Delta Water Fight, 5/4/13
  • http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_23159321/mercury-news-editorial-bay-area-cant-afford-lose
  • LA Daily News, Build Delta Tunnels for All of California, 5/5/13
  • http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_23177156/build-delta-tunnels-all-california-editorial

Other Voices

  • Southern California Water Committee, Why Last Minute Proposals for the Delta Fall Short of California’s Needs, 4/26/13 http://www.socalwater.org/news/scwc-water-blog/187-why-last-minute-proposals-for-the-delta-fall-short-of-californias-needs
  • Restore the Delta,Restore the Delta Responds to Peripheral Tunnels Update, 4/30/13
  • http://www.restorethedelta.org/restore-the-delta-responds-to-peripheral-tunnels-update/
  • U.S. Representative Doris Matsui, Committee on Natural Resources and Water, 4/30/13 attached: State Senate Hearing Remarks

June 18, 2013

Informational Hearing: "Well Stimulation in the Oil and Gas Fields of California"

August 13, 2013

Joint Informational Hearing Senate Natural Resources and Water and Governance and Finance Committees

"The Governance and Financing of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Overview of the Issues"

September 24, 2013

Joint Informational Hearing Senate Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and Water Committees

"Setting the Stage for a 2014 Water Bond: Where Are We and Where Do We Need To Go?"

December 13, 2013

Informational Hearing: "The Los Angeles River and its San Fernando Valley Watershed: Progress and Opportunities"

Committee Address