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File #: 21-2072    Version: 1
Type: Environmental & Utility Services Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: City of San José and Santa Clara Valley Water Efforts Toward Purified Water Project.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Early Consideration Response Form


City of San José and Santa Clara Valley Water Efforts Toward Purified Water Project.


As recommended by the Rules and Open Government Committee on September 8, 2021:

(a) Coodinate 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.

(b) 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.

(c) 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.

(d) 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.

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

CEQA: Not a Project, File No. PP17-008, General Procedure and Policy Making resulting in no changes to the physical environment.  (Jones, Cohen, and Jimenez)

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

[Rules Committee referral 9/8/2021 - Item G.3]