41 Member Delta Vision Stakeholder Panel Named.SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Delta Vision" plan moved another step forward today as Secretary for Resources Mike Chrisman named appointments to a 41-member Delta Stakeholders Group.
This panel will represent Delta interests, provide assistance and make recommendations to a Blue Ribbon blue ribbon
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See : Prize Task Force appointed by the Governor last week, on ideas and innovations that will lead to a sustainable Delta. Former Assemblyman and past Sacramento Mayor Phil Isenberg will serve as chairman of the Blue Ribbon Task Force.
"The Governor's Delta Vision process depends upon a wide array of stakeholders and the wealth of knowledge and depth of experience they bring to the table," said Chrisman.
In creating Delta Vision, the Governor clearly stated its purpose: to provide a sustainable management program for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, a unique natural resource of local, state, and national significance. Delta Vision was established by and Executive Order in September 2006.
The Delta, formed by the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, has long been a center of controversy as both the largest estuary on the West Coast and hub of the state's water system. In addition, the 57 islands and waterways of the Delta are traversed by a major portion of Northern California Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. The region contains the San Francisco Bay Area, the state capital, Sacramento; as well as the substantial natural beauty of the redwood forests, the northern infrastructure, including hundreds of gas lines, six highways, five high voltage The term high voltage characterizes electrical circuits, in which the voltage used is the cause of particular safety concerns and insulation requirements. High voltage is used in electrical power distribution, in cathode ray tubes, to generate X-rays and particle beams, to lines and three railroads.
"We recognize the competing demands upon Delta interests as we work toward a sustainable management plan," Chrisman said. "But we need to develop a common vision that we'll be able to implement and this group will play an integral role in helping us reach that goal."
Named to the stakeholder group are:
Juan Acosta, Director of Government Affairs for BNSF BNSF Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (railroad) Railroad (California/Nevada); currently serves on the Regional Rail Steering Committee (Bay Area) and participates in the Air Resources Board's Goods Movement Advisory Committee.
Blanca Banuelos, Attorney for the California Rural Legal Assistance Not to be confused with California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation.
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal and political advocacy group that promotes the interests of migrant laborers and the rural poor. Program.
Linda Bendsen, Member of the Delta Protection Commission's Recreation Citizens Advisory Committee and board member of Recreational Boaters of California.
Tom Birmingham, General Manager and General Counsel of the Westlands Water District Westlands Water District is a water district in central California, formed in 1952. The Westlands Water District receives its water from the Central Valley Project, and provides water to farms in an area of approximately 600,000 acres (2,400 km²) in Fresno County and Kings County. .
Gary Bobker, Program Director at the Bay Institute, member of the CALFED Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee and co-chair of CALFED's Ecosystem Restoration Subcommittee.
Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento; serves on the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, the Delta Protection Commission and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.
John Cain, Director of Restoration Programs for the Natural Heritage Institute.
Steve Chappell, Executive Director of the Suisun Resource Conservation District.
Lenore Clark, Vice-chair of the state Boating and Waterways Commission and Vice-President (North) of Recreational Boaters of California.
Marci Coglianese, Member of the CALFED Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee; former mayor and council member of the City of Rio Vista, and former member of the Delta Protection Commission and Solana Land Trust.
Gilbert Cosio, Principal Engineer, MBK MBK Multiple Beam Klystron
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Debbie Davis, Legislative analyst for the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water.
Joan Anderson Dym, Executive Director of the Southern California Water Committee.
Bob Ferguson, Vice-Chair of the South Delta Water Agency and Vice-Chair of the Delta Protection Commission; owner of Ferguson Farms.
Randy Fiorini, President of the Association of California Water Agencies and Director of the Turlock-Modesto Irrigation irrigation, in agriculture, artificial watering of the land. Although used chiefly in regions with annual rainfall of less than 20 in. (51 cm), it is also used in wetter areas to grow certain crops, e.g., rice. District.
Tony Francois, Director of Water Resources for the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Bill Gaines, President, California Outdoor Heritage Alliance.
Henry Gardner, Executive Director, Association of Bay Area Governments The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is a regional planning agency incorporating various local governments in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. It deals with land use, housing, environmental quality, and economic development. ; former City Manager for City of Oakland; and former consultant on municipal management, public financing, capital projects and new business development.
Greg Gartrell, Assistant General Manager, Contra Costa Water District; and member of CALFED Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee
Zeke Grader, Executive Director for the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations and Executive Director of the Institute for Fisheries Resources.
David Guy, General Manager of the Northern California Water Association and member of the CALFED Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee.
Tom Hurlbutt, Water Advisor for J.G. Boswell Co.
Steve Johnson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for The Nature Conservancy, California Chapter; and member of the CALFED Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee.
Jeff Kaspar, Deputy Director of Properties and Environmental, Port of Stockton The Port of Stockton is a major inland deep water port in Stockton, California located on the San Joaquin River before it joins the Sacramento River to empty into Suisun Bay, eighty miles inland. .
Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is the largest bulk water supplier for municipal use in the world. The name is usually shortened to the "Metropolitan Water District" or simply "MWD". .
Steve LaMar, Chair of both the Water Resources Subcommittee and the Flood Taskforce for the Building Industry Association.
Mike McGowan, Yolo County Supervisor; Chair of the Delta Protection Commission and Chair of the Port of Sacramento The Port of Sacramento is an inland port located 79 nautical miles northeast of San Francisco, and is centered in one of the richest agricultural and industrial regions in the world.
Jonas Minton, Senior Project Manager for the Planning and Conservation League; former Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources History
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Anson Moran, General Manager of the Delta Wetlands Project and former manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is a public agency of the City and County of San Francisco that provides water, sewage, and power services to a variety of customers in Northern California. .
Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Natural Resource Defense Council; formerly Executive Director of Save the Bay in Oakland.
Valerie Nera, Policy Advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, specializing in water supply and conveyance, agricultural land use and labor, balanced resource development, private property rights protection and federal environmental laws.
Spreck Rosekrans, Senior Analyst for Environmental Defense, specializing in land, water and wildlife and electric utility issues.
Rudolph Rosen, Director, Ducks Unlimited Western Regional Office
Diane Ross-Leech, Manager of Environmental Support and Services, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.; member of Santa Clara Valley
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David Shabazian, Senior Planner, Sacramento Area Council of Governments; project manager of SACOG's intelligent-transportation systems integrating regional systems with Caltrans.
Kerry Sullivan, Director of San Joaquin County Planning and Community Development; serves on the San Joaquin Council of Governments' Habitat Technical Advisory Committee.
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Mark Wilson, Chair of Wilson Farms and Wilson Vineyards.
Jim Wunderman, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Bay Area Council; serves on the boards of the Bay Area Economic Forum, the Bay Center and the California Center for Regional Leadership.
Greg Zlotnick, Board Member, Santa Clara Valley Water Agency and Association of California Water Agencies; Vice-Chair of Bay Area Water Forum.
Tom Zuckerman, Co-Counsel, Central Delta Water Agency and member of the CALFED Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee.