Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS
FROM: CITY MANAGER
DATE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2003
SUBJECT: SEAWATER BARRIER WATER CONSERVATION PROJECT

RECOMMENDATION:

Approve sending a letter of support for the West Basin Municipal Water District application for grant of $16 Million from the State Department of Water Resources.

BACKGROUND:

Attached is a letter from the West Basin Municipal Water District requesting support for a Proposition 13 grant application to upgrade existing seawater barrier facilities and to directly decrease its dependence on imported water. Mayor Pro Tem Ferraro and Councilmember Gardiner are the City delegates to the West Basin Water Association, however, the District staff has asked that Councilmember McTaggart place this request for support before the City Council.

DISCUSSION:

Information in support of the request is attached to the staff report.

Respectfully submitted,

Les Evans for Councilmember McTaggart

City Manager

Attachment: Information Package from the West Basin MWD

West Basin MWD Letter of August 25, 2003

Sample Letter of Support