Business Meeting

Jun 25
Business Meeting
at approximately 1:00 p.m., State Capitol, Room 113, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, June 25, 2009
    State Capitol, Room 113
    Sacramento, CA

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-III at approximately 1:00 p.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Draft Report – Bond Oversight
    2. Draft Report – California Institute of Regenerative Medicine
    3. Unfinished Business
  • Public Notice


    June 23, 2009

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Stuart Drown, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, June 25, 2009, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on water governance. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 113 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    In this study, the Commission is examining the management and governance of California’s water supply. At this hearing, the Commission will learn about the models and practices used in California and other western U.S. states.

    The Commission will hear an overview of California’s water governance structure and the responsibilities and roles of the Department of Water Resources from the department’s director. The operations manager for the Central Valley Operations Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will discuss the federal water system in California and its role in water governance and delivery. An assistant general manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will discuss California’s water supply system from a user’s standpoint and will share experiences in other states and at the federal level, based on his previous professional experience. The Commission will learn about the model and practices used in Arizona from the assistant director of the Water Management Division of the Arizona Department of Water Resources and from the recently retired general manager of the Central Arizona Project. Finally, the director of the Utah Division of Water Resources will outline the history and methods of water management in Utah.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    The Commission also will conduct business meetings on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, and on Thursday, following the hearing. The meeting on Wednesday will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Room 127 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s Web site, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Stuart Drown at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, June 18, 2009.