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* Steve McIntyre, Monterey Pacific/McIntyre Vineyards- Agriculture, Forebay <ref> https://svbgsa.org/about-us/board-advisory/board/</ref>
 
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Each member gets one vote. For routine decisions a majority is needed (6 votes) and a super majority (8 votes) is needed to approve the groundwater sustainability plan (GSP), annual budgets, regulations, and fees.
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Each member gets one vote. For routine decisions a majority is needed (6 votes) and a super majority (8 votes) is needed to approve the groundwater sustainability plan (GSP), annual budgets, regulations, and fees.<ref> https://svbgsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Salinas-Valley-GSA-Overivew-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2017.pdf </ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 10:58, 4 April 2019

Map of aquifers under the authority of the SVBGSA. Photo from [2][1]

The Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA) was created in 2017 under the SGMA with the mission of creating and implementing a sustainable groundwater management plan by 2020 to achieve sustainable groundwater use by 2040.[2]


SGMA

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act required that every basin of high- to medium-risk create a Sustainable Groundwater Plan (SGP) by June 30th 2017. In the case of the Salinas Valley Basin that resulted in the creation of the SVBGSA.

Organization

The SVBGSA has a board of 11 members occupying different seats to consider different stakeholder viewpoints. These members and their focus are are:

  • Adam Secondo, Secondo Farms- Agriculture, Pressure
  • Bill Lipe, Rava Ranches- Agriculture, Upper Valley/Paso
  • Brenda Granillo, Cal Water- CPUC Regulated Water Company
  • Colby Pereira, Costa Farms- Agriculture, East Side/Langley
  • Janet Brennan, LandWatch- Environment
  • Lou Calcagno- Public Member
  • Supervisor Luis Alejo, Monterey County- Other GSA Eligible Entity
  • Mayor Joe Gunter, City of Salinas- City of Salinas
  • City Manager Mike McHatten, City of Soledad- South County Cities
  • Ron Stefani, Castroville CSD- Disadvantaged Community or Public Water System, including Mutual Water Companies serving residential customers
  • Steve McIntyre, Monterey Pacific/McIntyre Vineyards- Agriculture, Forebay [3]

Each member gets one vote. For routine decisions a majority is needed (6 votes) and a super majority (8 votes) is needed to approve the groundwater sustainability plan (GSP), annual budgets, regulations, and fees.[4]

References

  1. [1]
  2. https://svbgsa.org/about-us/
  3. https://svbgsa.org/about-us/board-advisory/board/
  4. https://svbgsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Salinas-Valley-GSA-Overivew-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2017.pdf