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File #: ROGC 21-717    Version: 1
Type: Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations and Approvals Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/30/2021 In control: Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 9/8/2021 Final action:
Title: City of San José and Santa Clara Valley Water Efforts Toward Purified Water Project. (Jones, Cohen, and Jimenez)
Attachments: 1. Memorandum from Jones, Cohen, and Jimenez, 2. Early Consideration Response Form

...Title

City of San José and Santa Clara Valley Water Efforts Toward Purified Water Project. (Jones, Cohen, and Jimenez)

...Recommendations

1. Coordinate with the Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) to immediately select a mutually agreed upon subject matter expert to facilitate negotiation meetings between the City of San José and Valley Water.

2. Both parties are to enter the first negotiation meeting with a clear, concise, and detailed term sheet which would clarify negotiation outcomes for January 2022.

3. Accept a written letter from Valley Water indicating Valley Water’s commitment to pay for City support services for an amount adequate to fund all costs incurred by the City to support negotiation of new agreements including legal services and a facilitator; and authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Master Agreement for Valley Water’s payment for City services required to support negotiations related to the purified water project consistent with the City Council’s direction from April 13, 2021.

4. Continue to hold check-in meetings, as needed, comprised of elected officials and/or representatives from the San José City Council and Valley Water Board of Directors.

5. Provide verbal reports of progress from San José City staff to the Transportation & Environment Committee and Treatment Plant Advisory Committee.

6. Place this item on the September 14, 2021 Council Agenda for action.

[Deferred from 9/1/2021 - Item G.3 (ROGC 21-714)]