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1 Stakeholder Committee Organizational Meeting Waldorf School June 8, 2004 Development of a Regional Water Quality Protection Plan for the Barton Springs Segment of the Edwards Aquifer and its Contributing Zone Or the “Regional Water Quality Planning Project”

2 Welcome  Register Sign-in Sheet Sign-in Sheet Agenda Agenda Information Packet Information Packet Sign-up for Notification List Sign-up for Notification List Privacy Policy Privacy Policy  Waldorf School Facilities  Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, etc.  Introductions  Our Topic: WATER QUALITY PROTECTION PLANNING Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

3 Project Area Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

4  Why are we here?  How did we get here?  Where are we going?  How do we get there?  When do we get there? Regional Water Quality Planning Project Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

5 Why are we here?  Start creating a WATER QUALITY PROTECTION PLAN  Create a common understanding of PURPOSE  Create a common baseline of KNOWLEDGE  Begin MEANINGFUL STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION  Establish PROCESS and PROCEDURES Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

6 How did we get here?  Need for water quality protection plan highlighted by US 290 Pipeline project, other events  Local governments want resolution  Inter-local agreement to create plan  Stakeholders demanded involvement in the process  September 2003 Stakeholder Meeting  Naismith Engineering hired to produce plan  Executive Director hired to manage process Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

7 Where are we going?  Effective water quality protection plan Will ensure aquifer protection Will ensure aquifer protection “Implementable” by jurisdictions “Implementable” by jurisdictions Voluntary measures included Voluntary measures included  Stakeholder acceptance and support Recognizes diverse stakeholder interests Recognizes diverse stakeholder interests Real stakeholder role in creating the plan Real stakeholder role in creating the plan  Provide local governments with basis for decisions Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

8 How do we get there?  Executive Committee: funding and oversight  Core Committee: process guidance  Stakeholder Committee: consensus agreement: issues, process & outcome  Executive Director: process management  Naismith Engineering, Inc.: plan development  Local governments: plan implementation  Individual stakeholders: voluntary implementation Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

9 Resources  LCRA grant:$100,000  TWDB grant:$128,000 matching funds Matched against: Matched against: LCRA fundingLCRA funding Other in-kind support providedOther in-kind support provided Volunteer effortVolunteer effort Public participationPublic participation  Opportunities for Support & Recognition Public Public Private Private Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

10 Communications  Website:   Phone: (512)  Mail: Regional Water Quality Planning Project c/o City of Dripping Springs P.O. Box 384 Dripping Springs, Texas  Public repository locations  SIGN UP FOR NOTIFICATION LIST! Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

11 Participant Information Handout – Page 1  Meeting Information Project Executive Director Consultant Team – Naismith Engineering Website: waterqualityplan.org  Agenda Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

12 Participant Information Handout – Page 2  Welcome Purpose: Identify Categories of Stakeholders Break-out Groups  Guidelines Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

13 Participant Information Handout – Page 3  Expectations for Participants in the Stakeholder Committee Organizational Meeting  Expectations for Stakeholder Committee Members  Involvement for Stakeholders Outside the Committee Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

14 Participant Information Handout – Page 4  Evaluation Form Complete Turn in at conclusion of break-out session Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

15 Overview of the Planning Process Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

16 Overview of the Planning Process (Continued)  Purpose: to provide a guide for developing water quality protection standards that can be implemented by local governments and be voluntarily adopted by private interests  Will reflect consensus agreement among stakeholders Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

17 Overview of the Planning Process (Continued)  Large Number of Stakeholders  Stakeholder Committee Work with the Executive Director, as the representative of the Core Committee, and the Consultant Team Work with the Executive Director, as the representative of the Core Committee, and the Consultant Team Manageable Size: Representatives Manageable Size: Representatives Representing approximately 6-12 communities of interest, identified by the Stakeholders Representing approximately 6-12 communities of interest, identified by the Stakeholders Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

18 Overview of the Planning Process (Continued)  Based on previous Stakeholder meetings and those attending the Executive Committee and Core Committee meetings the following communities of interests have been identified: Property Owners - large and medium size landowners and agricultural interests Property Owners - large and medium size landowners and agricultural interests Development Interests – persons/groups interested in platting, subdividing and constructing new residential and commercial developments Development Interests – persons/groups interested in platting, subdividing and constructing new residential and commercial developments Neighborhood Interests - existing home owners associations, property owner associations, and neighborhood associations Neighborhood Interests - existing home owners associations, property owner associations, and neighborhood associations Public Interest Organizations - organized groups that advocate regional and/or national policies on environmental protection and resource conservation. Public Interest Organizations - organized groups that advocate regional and/or national policies on environmental protection and resource conservation. Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

19 Overview of the Planning Process (Continued)  Communities of Interest (Continued) : Environmental Preservation/Local Interest groups - local groups primarily interested in the protection of local resources as well as conservancy of land for open space and habitat protection, and groups advocating effective local governance. Environmental Preservation/Local Interest groups - local groups primarily interested in the protection of local resources as well as conservancy of land for open space and habitat protection, and groups advocating effective local governance. Governmental Entities - affected cities, counties, special purpose districts, and other utility providers. Governmental Entities - affected cities, counties, special purpose districts, and other utility providers. Economic interests - existing local business owners, business or economic development associations, chambers of commerce, and real estate interests. Economic interests - existing local business owners, business or economic development associations, chambers of commerce, and real estate interests. Concerned Citizens - those individuals that are interested in water quality protection but do not feel that their interests coincide with other identified groups. Concerned Citizens - those individuals that are interested in water quality protection but do not feel that their interests coincide with other identified groups. Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

20 Other Entities With An Interest in the Final Plan  Agency and Institutional Resources with: An interest in the planning process An interest in the planning process A direct impact on water quality issues A direct impact on water quality issues  Examples: US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) State and local elected officials State and local elected officials Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

21 Questions on the Planning Process  Terry Tull, Executive Director, Regional Water Quality Planning Project  Grant Jackson, Naismith Engineering  Tom Brown, Naismith Engineering  Leonard Olson, Good Company Associates (NEI Team Member) Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

22 Identification of Stakeholder Categories  Property Owners - large and medium size landowners and agricultural interests  Development Interests – persons/groups interested in platting, subdividing and constructing new residential and commercial developments  Neighborhood Interests - existing home owners associations, property owner associations, and neighborhood associations  Public Interest Organizations - organized groups that advocate regional and/or national policies on environmental protection and resource conservation.  Environmental Preservation/Local Interest groups - local groups primarily interested in the protection of local resources as well as conservancy of land for open space and habitat protection, and groups advocating effective local governance.  Governmental Entities - affected cities, counties, special purpose districts, and other utility providers.  Economic interests - existing local business owners, business or economic development associations chambers of commerce, and real estate interests.  Concerned Citizens - those individuals that are interested in water quality protection but do not feel that their interests coincide with other identified groups. Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

23 Review of Stakeholder Categories  Nominations for adding categories, with justification offered.  Voting instructions: Each participant allowed up to three votes. Each participant allowed up to three votes. Each vote must be used on only one category. Each vote must be used on only one category. May be either “add” or “don’t add”. May be either “add” or “don’t add”. Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

24 Break-out Group Identification  Final listing of Stakeholder Categories  Moderators Property Owners – Leonard Olson Property Owners – Leonard Olson Concerned Citizens – Leonard Olson Concerned Citizens – Leonard Olson Development Interests – Grant Jackson Development Interests – Grant Jackson Environmental Preservation/Local Interest groups – Grant Jackson Environmental Preservation/Local Interest groups – Grant Jackson Neighborhood Interests – Tom Brown Neighborhood Interests – Tom Brown Public Interest Organizations – Tom Brown Public Interest Organizations – Tom Brown Governmental Entities – David Fusilier Governmental Entities – David Fusilier Economic interests – David Fusilier Economic interests – David Fusilier Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

25 Break-out Group Instructions  Objectives: Get to know the other participants in your category. Get to know the other participants in your category. Identify your category’s key issues. Identify your category’s key issues. Participate in the discussion to determine if this category represents a forum for issues important to you. Participate in the discussion to determine if this category represents a forum for issues important to you. Offer input on the stakeholder process. Offer input on the stakeholder process.  Deliverables: List of participants. List of participants. List of key issues. List of key issues. Evaluation Forms. Evaluation Forms. Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

26 Break-out Group Instructions (Continued)  Procedures: Moderator will appoint a volunteer stenographer. Moderator will appoint a volunteer stenographer. Stenographer will direct discussion around the room, providing each participant the opportunity to identify one key issue. Stenographer will direct discussion around the room, providing each participant the opportunity to identify one key issue. Proceed around the room, allowing each participant to bring up additional issues (one per round), as time permits. Proceed around the room, allowing each participant to bring up additional issues (one per round), as time permits. Stenographer records issues on rip-chart Stenographer records issues on rip-chart Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

27 Break-out Group Instructions (Continued)  Things to Avoid: Critical commentary on issues raised by other participants. Critical commentary on issues raised by other participants. Breaking the Guidelines. Breaking the Guidelines.  Future Break-out Sessions: Sessions at the next Stakeholder Meeting will distill and prioritize the issues. Sessions at the next Stakeholder Meeting will distill and prioritize the issues. Stakeholder Committee representatives will be selected at the next Stakeholder Meeting Stakeholder Committee representatives will be selected at the next Stakeholder Meeting Stakeholder Committee may also conduct additional break-out and/or technical working group sessions. Stakeholder Committee may also conduct additional break-out and/or technical working group sessions. Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004

28 Closing Remarks  Thanks again for participation.  This meeting is concluded after the break- out sessions.  Building closes at 9:00 p.m.  Please turn in Evaluation Forms  Tentative Date for next Stakeholder Meeting: Saturday, June 26, 2004 Regional Water Quality Planning Project June 8, 2004


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