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Mid-County Groundwater Stakeholder Meetings

We value our community and the input from all the users of our basin, both water agency customers and private well owners.

The MGA has initiated a community conversation with private well pumpers and other community stakeholders within the Santa Cruz Mid-County Basin. Several community meetings have been held since May 2014 that have covered a broad spectrum of issues including local groundwater management activities and studies, the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and next steps in locally implementing the new statewide law with community involvement.

This is a recording of the December 10, 2015 community meeting in its entirety

 

Meeting Materials

Date and Time Location Topics Meeting Materials

Thursday, June 29, 2017

7-9pm

Congregational Church of Soquel Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee process and applications Agenda

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

7-9pm

Congregational Church Soquel Information for Commercial and Agricultural private well users

Agenda

Presentation by John Ricker

Presentation by Darcy Pruitt

Presentation by Jon Kennedy

Thursday, December 10, 2015

7-9 PM

Live Oak Grange

Establishing Boundaries and Beginning the Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Establishing a Sustainable Groundwater Supply in Mid-County Area including formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

Agenda

Handout

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

7-9 PM

Soquel Congregational Church

Update on State Mandated Water Restrictions and Local Activities to Forming a Groundwater Sustainability Agency

The purpose of these meetings is to meet with mid-county groundwater basin users, share information about groundwater hydrology, protection against seawater intrusion, , data collection and monitoring, water use efficiency, basin sustainability, and – most recently - how we are working towards locally meeting the requirements of the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act that went into effect January 1, 2015.

Agenda

Combined Presentation by John Ricker, Ron Duncan, Jon Kennedy, and Marci DuPraw

Handout - John Ricker

Handout - Marci DuPraw

Meeting Summary

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

7-9 PM

Soquel Congregational Church (4951 Soquel Drive, Soquel)

Towards Sustainability...Where Do We Go From Here?

This meeting will include a brief overview of the previous groundwater stakeholder meetings, finish our interactive exercise from the December meeting, and provide an update on the state requirements of the local formation of a groundwater sustainability agency.  It will also focus on furthering public engagement and how basin users can collaboratively meet the new state laws of groundwater sustainability.

Presentation by John Ricker

Presentation by Jon Kennedy

Presentation by Kim Adamson

Handout

Handout

Thursday, December 18, 2014

7-9 PM

Capitola Council Chambers (420 Capitola Ave, Capitola)

How to Locally Address the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Panel Discussion about new CA Groundwater Legislation and Community Engagement

Presenters include John Ricker (County of SC) , David Ceppos (Center of Collaborative Policy, CSU Sacramento), and Jon Kennedy (community member who has been attending these stakeholder meetings)

Presentation by John Ricker

Presentation by Jon Kennedy

Presentation by David Ceppos

Handout

Handout

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

7-9 PM

Soquel Congregational Church (4951 Soquel Drive, Soquel)

California Groundwater Law

Presentation by Russ McGlothlin from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck on the pending CA Groundwater Legislation

Presentation by Russ McGlothlin

Handout

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

7-9 PM

Soquel Congregational Church (4951 Soquel Drive, Soquel)

Question and Answers Session with:

John Ricker (SC County), Kim Adamson (General Manager, Soquel Creek Water District), and Ralph Bracamonte (Manager, Central Water District)

 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

7-9 PM

Soquel Congregational Church (4951 Soquel Drive, Soquel)

Who are we and what do we do?

Presentations from  John Ricker (SC County), Cameron Tana (HydroMetrics WRI) on Groundwater Hydrology and Management in the Mid-County area, and Angie Gruys (Resource Conservation District of SC County) on Private Weill Pilot Project

Presentation by John Ricker

Presentation by Cameron Tana

Presenation by Angie Gruys

Handout- Agenda

Handout-

Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

7-9 PM

Seacliff Inn (7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos)

Kick Off Meeting

Purpose & Intent of Advisory Committee, Meeting  ground rules, Background on the mid-county water problem, scope and schedule for future committee meetings and opening the conversation to the public on what they’d like this group to do

Presentation
Handout- Meeting Schedule
Handout- State Leg Update