Please join us for our next Sacramento Valley Division Membership Meeting on Friday, March 14 in Orland where we will be hearing from leaders on water issues important to rural communities and agriculture. Details TBA
Future Meeting Dates:
June 13 -Winters: Broadband Initiative. Details TBA
September 3, Los Angeles TBA
December 13, 2013 at Rancho Cordova City Hall, American River Room North 2729 Prospect Park Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Dinner is $20 and Tour space is limited. RSVP for either or both by reply to this email along with invoicing information if RSVPing for the dinner.
1-2:30 p.m. Tour:
TRACON -3rd Busiest Air Traffic Control in the U.S. and World.
Must be a U.S. citizen and MUST present a Government Issued Photo ID for the tour. Tour space is limited so RSVP early.
3 p.m.-5 p.m. Program:
It’s all about the fish?-The myths and the realities of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan
Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization: Northern California Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON).
Opened in 2002.
Approximately 1.5 million air traffic operations per year.
Over 18,000 square miles of airspace.
Provides radar approach control services for the Bay Area (to include San Francisco Intl, Jan Jose Intl, & Oakland Intl airports), Monterey, CA., Sacramento Metropolitan Area, Beale Air Force Base, the Central Valley to (but not including) Fresno, and Reno, Nevada.
3rd busiest facility of its type in the United States (behind Southern California and New York TRACONs) -- and 3rd busiest in the world.
In a state where the water interests of the people, agriculture, and the environment are intricately linked and often opposed, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan seeks a comprehensive conservation strategy aimed at protecting dozens of species of fish and wildlife, while permitting the reliable operation of California's two biggest water delivery projects originally designed to provide water for agriculture and people. Can the BDCP be part of a fair and balanced solution for all three interests, or is it really all about the fish?
Dr. Jerry Meral – California Natural Resources Agency Deputy Secretary
Dr. Meral will provide a review of the origins and history of the BDCP, its intended goals, where the BDCP is today and why it is critical to a healthy ecological future for the San Francisco bay and delta region.
John Woodling-Executive Director of the Regional Water Authority (RWA) and Sacramento Groundwater Authority (SGA)
Mr. Woodling will discuss the potential impacts of the BDCP on the Sacramento Region and what cities can do to help
David Guy-President Northern California Water Association
Mr. Guy will discuss the potential impacts of the BDCP on rural communities and agriculture. (Invited)
Moderating will be Sacramento Council Member Angelique Ashby
5-5:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception-
Hosted by the City of Rancho Cordova
6:00-7:30 p.m. Evening Program:
Buffet style with grilled chicken marsala cream sauce, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, a salad, freshly baked rolls w/ butter, a dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. $20/ person RSVP by reply to this email along with invoicing address information. Cancellations accepted until December 11th
Keynote: Assembly Member Gaines (Invited)
Business Meeting: Short Business meeting following dinner and Keynote.
September 18, 2013 12:00-1:45 p.m. Sacramento Valley Division Membership Meeting,
Sacramento Hyatt Regency, Mezzanine Level, Big Sur Room
Cost is free if you RSVP by September 8 and $19.00 thereafter until September 16. Af
ter September 16 you will have to register on site by check or credit card the full lunch price of $38.00.
February 8, 2013, 4:00-7:00 p.m.: Sacramento Valley Division Membership Meeting, Citrus Heights Community Center