Public Hearing Revisiting the Salton Sea Strategic Management
Monday, April 25, 2016
State Capitol, Room 437

Video coverage of the hearing is available on CalChannel here.

    All written testimony submitted electronically is linked below.

    Public Hearing: 9:30 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

    Strategically Managing the Salton Sea from the State and Local Perspectives

  1. Bruce Wilcox, Assistant Secretary for Salton Sea Policy, California Natural Resources Agency

Attachment - Report on Salton Sea Projects

  1. Phil Rosentrater, General Manager/Executive Director, Salton Sea Authority

Attachment 1 - AB 71 Bill Language

Attachment 2 - AB 1095 Bill Language

Attachment 3 - Summary of Salton Sea Funding and Feasibility Action Plan

Attachment 4 - Salton Sea Authority Ad Hoc Committees

Attachment 5 - Salton Sea Authority White Paper on Water Bond

Attachment 6 - Salton Sea Authority Funding Workgroup Federal and State Funding Sources

  1. Antonio Ortega, Government Affairs/Communications Officer, Imperial Irrigation District

The Impact on Air Quality

  1. Brad Poiriez, Air Pollution Control Officer, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District

The Environmental Community’s Assessment of Progress

  1. Michael Cohen, Senior Research Associate, Pacific Institute

Attachment 1 - NGO Support Letter to State Water Resources Control Board - February 2015

Attachment 2 - NGO Comment Letter to State Water Resources Control Board - March 2015

Attachment 3 - NGO Letter to Salton Sea Task Force - May 2015

Attachment 4 - NGO Letter to Salton Sea Assistant Secretary - October 2015

Attachment 5 - NGO Letter to Salton Sea Assistant Secretary - November 2015

Attachment 6 - NGO Comment Letter to State Water Resources Control Board - December 2015

Attachment 7 - Report Evaluating a Proposal for Conversion of the Salton Sea Ecosystem


Monday, April 25, 2016
925 L Street, Room 175
Sacramento, CA 95814

(The Commission will consider agenda items I-IV at approximately 12:30 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. Business Meeting Minutes from March 30, 2016
  2. Subcommittee Reports and Project Selection
  3. Implementation
  4. Reports from the California State Auditor’s Office