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GSP Advisory Committee

On September 21, 2017, the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) appointed a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Advisory Committee.  The Committee's charge was to analyze groundwater sustainability questions and make policy recommendations to the MGA Board for achieving regional groundwater sustainability in the Santa Cruz Mid-County Basin (Basin).  The Advisory Committee held its final meeting on June 19, 2019, and submitted its recommendations to the MGA Board on July 18, 2019. 

Details from the Committee meetings, including times, location, and agenda packets, can be found by clicking here.

The Committee was comprised of community volunteers and MGA board members representing identified water interests within the Basin. Each member was chosen for their experience as well as for the diversity of their perspective.

The GSP Advisory Committee members were:

  • Kate Anderton, Environmental Representative
  • John Bargetto, Agricultural Representative
  • Rich Casale, Small Water System Management
  • Keith Gudger, At-Large Representative
  • Jonathan Lear, At-Large Representative
  • Dana Katofsky McCarthy, Water Utility Rate Payer 
  • Charlie Rous, At-Large Representative
  • Thomas Wyner for Cabrillo College, Institutional Representative 
  • Marco Romanini, Central Water District
  • David Baskin, City of Santa Cruz
  • Allyson Violante, County of Santa Cruz
  • Bruce Jaffe, Soquel Creek Water District 
  • Jon Kennedy, Private Well Representative 
  • Vacant, Business Representative

Below are documents relating to the GSP Advisory Committee process: