Business Meeting

Apr 28
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:00 p.m., Palm Desert and Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Room B114/B117, University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Campus 
    75080 Frank Sinatra Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211
    925 L Street, Suite 805
    Sacramento, CA 

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-VI at approximately 12 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. Election of Vice Chairperson
    2. Business Meeting Minutes from March 26, 2015
    3. California Open Meeting Acts - Draft Report
    4. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
    5. Implementation Activity
    6. Reports from California State Auditor's Office
  • Public Notice


    April 23, 2015

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Carole D’Elia, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Revised Notice of Meeting
    (Updated Witness List)

    On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on the Salton Sea. The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Campus.

    The Commission is reviewing the environmental, governance and funding challenges surrounding the mitigation and restoration of the Salton Sea. At this hearing, the Commission will hear the local perspective on the impacts of the receding sea and proposed solutions.

    The Commission will hear from the Salton Sea Authority (SSA) on the history and hydrology of the lake, governance structure of the SSA, the state’s obligation to the sea, obstacles encountered by the SSA in its efforts to restore the sea and its Financial Feasibility Action Plan. A California Department of Fish and Wildlife representative will discuss the impact on wildlife and describe the progress of restoration projects. The Commission will hear from representatives from the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo and the South Coast Air Quality Management District on the effect of a receding Salton Sea on the region’s air quality and public health. Representatives from the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians and Imperial and Riverside counties will testify on the consequences of inaction regarding the Salton Sea on their communities and explain what their constituents hope to see in a solution. Representatives from the signatory agencies of the Joint Powers Authority Creation and Funding Agreement of the Quantification Settlement Agreement – the Imperial Irrigation District, the Coachella Valley Water District and the San Diego County Water Authority – will discuss their responsibilities to the Salton Sea, the state’s responsibilities to the sea and issues that should be addressed in developing a solution.

    There will be opportunities for public comment. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    During the lunch break, scheduled from approximately 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Commission will hold a business meeting in Room B114/B117 at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Campus. Members of the public can also access the business meeting in Suite 805 of 925 L Street in Sacramento and at 333 S Hope Street, 29th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Tuesday, April 21, 2015