Public Meeting San Diego River Conservancy – November 12, 2020 – Teleconference

Notice of Public Meeting
San Diego River Conservancy

A public meeting of the Governing Board of
The San Diego River Conservancy
will be held Thursday,

November 12, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 914 3500 7339

Passcode: 787571

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In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and N-33-20, to maximize social distancing and public safety, the San Diego River Conservancy will conduct this meeting by video and telephone only. Board members, staff, and the public may participate remotely using the meeting identification and access code noted above. 

Please mute your phone unless you are speaking.

For Questions Contact:
Wendell Taper at or (619) 390-0568

Download the Board Meeting packet for this meeting:

20201112-SDRC-meeting-packet in PDF format, or
20201112-SDRC-meeting-packet in Word format

Meeting Agenda

The Board may take agenda items out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum, unless noted as time specific.

1. Roll Call

2. Approval of Minutes (ACTION)
Consider approval of minutes for the September 10, 2020 meeting.

3. Public Comment (INFORMATIONAL)
Any person may address the Governing Board at this time regarding any matter within the Board’s authority. Presentations will be limited to three minutes for individuals and five minutes for representatives of organizations. Submission of information in writing is encouraged. The Board is prohibited by law from taking any action on matters that are discussed that are not on the agenda; no adverse conclusions should be drawn by the Board’s not responding to such matters or public comments.

4. Chairperson’s and Governing Board Members’ Report (INFORMATIONAL/ ACTION)

5. Deputy Attorney General Report (INFORMATIONAL/ ACTION)

6. Health and Safety Report (INFORMATIONAL)

7. Election of Officers (ACTION)
The Executive Officer and the Chairman will conduct the biennial election of officers.

  • Materials

Julia Richards, Executive Office
Ben Clay, Chair

8. Tijuana River Watershed Update (INFORMATIONAL)
The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (San Diego Water Board) will provide an update on the Tijuana River Valley Recovery Team and progress being made to improve the health of the Tijuana River Valley, including but not limited to: International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) Minute 320, Senate Bills 507 and 1301 (Hueso), U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement funding, and San Diego Water Board efforts (investigative order, permit renewal, and Total Maximum Daily Loads)

  • Materials

Melissa Corona, Water Resource Control Engineer
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board 

9. San Diego River Recreational Trail Plan – Overview (INFORMATIONAL/ ACTION)
The Conservancy’s mission includes creating a main trail corridor along the San Diego River. The vision includes connecting the San Diego River Trail (River Trail) and greenways to community connections, other trail networks, open space and recreational areas and is supported by the Conservancy’s enabling legislation, adopted Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan 2018-2023; Program Area 2) and work plans. The San Diego River Recreational Trail Plan is separated into three reaches and identifies completed segments and existing gaps along the River Trail.

Julia Richards, Executive Officer

10. San Diego River Recreational Trail Plan -Reach 1 (ACTION)
The San Diego River Recreational Trail Plan (Plan), Reach 1 includes gap numbers 1-63B. The Plan contains the San Diego River Trail, a multi-purpose trail for pedestrians, bicycles, and other non-motorized users. This connected trail system serves as the unifying thread for the San Diego River Park system and offers multiple recreational opportunities, access to parks and open space and the natural environment.  The vision of the River Trail includes equestrian users east of Mission Trails Regional Park into Santee, Lakeside and the upper watershed.  The Governing Board will consider adoption of the San Diego River Trail, Reach 1.

  • Materials

Dustin Harrison, Environmental Scientist

11. Executive Officers Report (INFORMATIONAL/ACTION)
The following topics may be included in the Executive Officer’s Report. The Board may take action regarding any of them:

  • Proposition 1, Round 5 project rankings
  • Proposition 68 Update, Round 2, Key action dates:

Concept Proposal:                   January 4 – February 26, 2021
Final Application:                   May 31, 2021
Board Review/ Approval:       July, September, November 2021

12. Next Meeting
The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will be held January 14, 2021, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

13. Adjournment


If you require a disability related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call Wendell Taper at 619-390-0568 or Julia Richards at 619-507-5085