We previously reported on the release of the fifth staff draft of the Delta Plan in early August. On Friday, staff will provide a report on the draft plan to the Council. According to the Executive Officer's summary of the upcoming meeting:
Public comments have begun to roll in on the fifth staff draft of the Delta Plan. Comments have been received from the California Water Commission, the Regional Council of Rural Counties, and G. Fred Lee & Associates.Although [the draft plan] will be initially discussed by the Council at this meeting, we will have a more in depth review in September and the public comment period will continue through September 30, 2011. The pending Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is being reviewed by our attorneys and consultants, and scheduled for release on September 1, 2011. We anticipate a public hearing on the EIR in mid or late September. The 45-day comment period for the EIR will extend into October, 2011.
September, October, and November will be for final reviews and adjustments to the Delta Plan. As always, it is necessary to ensure the development process remains transparent and that all stakeholders are fully aware of the updated comment periods.
For more information concerning the Delta Plan, please contact K. Eric Adair from our office or the KMTG attorney with whom you normally consult.