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Special Joint City Council 

 Date / Time:  Wednesday, September 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. 
 Location: South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Special Meeting - Agenda  
Special Meeting - 
Agenda Packet
Meeting Recording

1.   CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Jeff Lee/Grover Beach



4.   ROLL CALL BY CITY – City Clerks

Arroyo Grande: Council Members Keith Stornton, Jimmy Paulding, Kristen Barneich, Mayor Pro Tem Lan George and Mayor Caren Ray Russom
Grover Beach: Council Members Anna Miller, Robert Robert, Daniel Rushing, Mayor Pro Tem Karen Bright, and Mayor Jeff Lee
Pismo Beach: Council Members Sheila Blake, Marcia Guthrie, Scott Newton, Mayor Pro Tem Mary Ann Reiss, and Mayor Ed Waage

5.   WELCOME AND MEETING ORIENTATION - Mayor Jeff Lee/Grover Beach

6.   PROJECT OVERVIEW - Justin Pickard, Water Systems Consulting

7.  WATER SUPPLY DRIVERS & PROJECT BENEFITS - Jeff Szytel, Water Systems Consulting
       COUNCIL QUESTIONS - Mayor Caren Ray Russom/Arroyo Grande        

8.  COSTS AND FUNDING - Justin Pickard, Water Systems Consulting
       COUNCIL QUESTIONS - Mayor Ed Waage/Pismo Beach

9.   PROJECT GOVERNANCE - City Manager Whitney McDonald/Arroyo Grande

10.  PROJECT SCHEDULE - Justin Pickard, Water Systems Consulting
          COUNCIL QUESTIONS - Mayor Jeff Lee/Grover Beach

11.  PUBLIC COMMENT - Mayor Jeff Lee/Grover Beach

12.  CLOSING COUNCIL COMMENTS - Mayor Jeff Lee/Grover Beach

13.  PRESENTATION OF TITLE XVI GRANT - Ernest Conant, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation



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