Participating in Central Coast Water Board Meetings during the COVID-19 Emergency
Please check this page regularly and again before the board meeting starts as it will be updated with additional information to facilitate the public’s participation in the meeting.
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Details for December 9-11, 2020 Central Coast Water Board Meeting
Information about participating in the Central Coast Regional Water Board’s remote meeting is farther down on this page and should be reviewed before joining the meeting.
For those who only wish to watch the meeting, the customary webcast remains available at https://cal-span.org/static/index.php and should be used UNLESS you intend to comment.
Wednesday and Thursday, December 9-10, 2020, are dedicated to the continuation of staff and Board discussion from September 24 and October 22-23, 2020, on Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 and the next steps for developing a proposed order. The Board received public comment on this item in the form of stakeholder panel presentations on September 10 and 11 and a public comment forum on September 23, 2020. No additional opportunities to provide oral public comment on this item are anticipated at this time for this meeting. However, opportunities to provide written and/or oral comment will likely be available during the next phases of the public process to develop a proposed order.
Stakeholders wishing to provide public comment Friday, December 11 on specific items on the agenda for this date or during the public forum on matters not on this agenda must complete an electronic comment card by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This deadline is intended to allow sufficient time to plan for and manage public comment in an effort to ensure everyone wishing to comment has an opportunity to do so. The comment card and instructions are available below.
Public comment is typically limited to three minutes unless otherwise approved by the Board Chair, and the Board Chair may need to adjust the amount of time each speaker has to ensure everyone has an opportunity to provide public comment. Requests for extra time to provide public comment need to be sent to the Clerk to the Board at Tammie.Olson@waterboards.ca.gov by 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
Zoom information will be added before the meeting.
You do not need to create a Zoom account to join the meeting.
As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20, this meeting will occur solely via remote presence by video and teleconference. There will not be a physical public access location. The Water Board is conducting the meeting this way to protect public health by avoiding public gatherings and requiring social distancing. At the same time, the Water Board remains committed to transparency. Members of the public will be able to listen to and watch the meeting and comment if desired.
The Water Board asks for patience and cooperation. While every effort has been made to streamline the experience and conduct meetings in the manner to which our stakeholders have grown accustomed, there may be technical issues and human error. We will attempt to correct any issues that arise as soon as we can.
Individuals who require special accommodations are requested to contact the Clerk to the Board by phone at (805)549-3140 or by email at RB3-CommentLetters@Waterboards.ca.gov.
(Page last updated 11/20/20)