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DIVISION 19.5. DELTA PROTECTION ACT OF 1992 [29700 - 29780]

  ( Division 19.5 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 898, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 4. Powers and Duties of the Commission [29750 - 29759]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 898, Sec. 2. )

29750.
  

The commission shall meet at least bimonthly. All meetings shall be open to the public as required by law. Notice of the time and place of all regular and special meetings shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation whose area of circulation is throughout the delta. Notice of any meeting shall be published at least seven days prior to the meeting date.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 568, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)

29751.
  

A majority of the voting members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of the commission. A majority vote of the voting membership shall be required to take action with respect to any matter unless otherwise specified in this division. The vote of each member shall be individually recorded.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, 7th Ex. Sess., Ch. 5, Sec. 17. (SB 1 7x) Effective February 3, 2010.)

29752.
  

The commission shall adopt its own rules, regulations, and procedures necessary for its organization and operation, and shall conduct its meetings in compliance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).

(Amended by Stats. 2009, 7th Ex. Sess., Ch. 5, Sec. 18. (SB 1 7x) Effective February 3, 2010.)

29753.
  

(a) The commission shall appoint at least one advisory committee to provide recommendations regarding the diverse interests within the Delta. At a minimum, the advisory committees shall include representatives of state agencies and other stakeholders with interests in the Delta’s ecosystem, water supply, and socioeconomic sustainability, including, but not limited to, its recreational, agricultural, flood control, environmental, and water resources, and state, local, and utility infrastructure. The commission shall encourage participation of various federal agencies, including the United States Bureau of Reclamation, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and others as appropriate.

(b)  The commission may appoint committees from its membership or may appoint additional advisory committees from members of other interested public agencies and private groups.

(c)  The commission shall seek advice and recommendations from advisory committees appointed by local government that are involved in subject matters affecting the Delta.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2009, 7th Ex. Sess., Ch. 5, Sec. 20. (SB 1 7x) Effective February 3, 2010.)

29754.
  

The commission shall establish and maintain an office within the Delta or the City of Rio Vista, and for this purpose the commission may rent or own property and equipment. Any rule, regulation, procedure, plan, or other record of the commission which is of such a nature as to constitute a public record under state law shall be available for inspection and copying pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).

(Amended by Stats. 2009, 7th Ex. Sess., Ch. 5, Sec. 21. (SB 1 7x) Effective February 3, 2010.)

29755.
  

The commission shall appoint, and fix the salary of, an executive director who shall have charge of administering the affairs of the commission, including entering into contracts, subject to the directions and policies of the commission. The executive director shall, subject to the approval of the commission, appoint those employees that are necessary to carry out the functions of the commission.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 898, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1993.)

29756.
  

The commission may promote, facilitate, and administer the acquisition of voluntary private and public wildlife and agricultural conservation easements in the delta.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 898, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1993.)

29756.5.
  

The commission may act as the facilitating agency for the implementation of any joint habitat restoration or enhancement programs located within the primary zone of the Delta, including, but not limited to, a national heritage area designation in the Delta.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, 7th Ex. Sess., Ch. 5, Sec. 22. (SB 1 7x) Effective February 3, 2010.)

29757.
  

The commission may apply for and accept federal grants or other federal funds and receive gifts, donations, rents, royalties, state funds derived from bond sales, the proceeds of taxes or funds from any other state revenue sources, or any other financial support from public or private sources.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 898, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1993.)

29758.
  

All members of the commission are subject to Title 9 (commencing with Section 85100) of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 898, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1993.)

29759.
  

(a) Not later than July 1, 2011, the commission shall prepare and adopt, by a majority vote of the membership of the commission, an economic sustainability plan. The economic sustainability plan shall include information and recommendations that inform the Delta Stewardship Council’s policies regarding the socioeconomic sustainability of the Delta region.

(b) The economic sustainability plan shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) Public safety recommendations, such as flood protection recommendations.

(2) The economic goals, policies, and objectives in local general plans and other local economic efforts, including recommendations on continued socioeconomic sustainability of agriculture and its infrastructure and legacy communities in the Delta.

(3) Comments and recommendations to the Department of Water Resources concerning its periodic update of the flood management plan for the Delta.

(4) Identification of ways to encourage recreational investment along the key river corridors, as appropriate.

(Added by Stats. 2009, 7th Ex. Sess., Ch. 5, Sec. 23. (SB 1 7x) Effective February 3, 2010.)

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