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Stakeholder committee organizational meeting

Stakeholder Committee Organizational Meeting

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”

Waldorf School

June 8, 2004


Welcome

Welcome

  • Register

    • Sign-in Sheet

    • Agenda

    • Information Packet

    • Sign-up for Notification List

    • Privacy Policy

  • Waldorf School Facilities

  • Please turn off all cell phones, pagers, etc.

  • Introductions

  • Our Topic: WATER QUALITY PROTECTION PLANNING

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Project area

Project Area

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Regional water quality planning project

Regional Water Quality Planning Project

  • Why are we here?

  • How did we get here?

  • Where are we going?

  • How do we get there?

  • When do we get there?

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Why are we here

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

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How did we get here

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

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Where are we going

Where are we going?

  • Effective water quality protection plan

    • Will ensure aquifer protection

    • “Implementable” by jurisdictions

    • Voluntary measures included

  • Stakeholder acceptance and support

    • Recognizes diverse stakeholder interests

    • Real stakeholder role in creating the plan

  • Provide local governments with basis for decisions

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How do we get there

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

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Resources

Resources

  • LCRA grant:$100,000

  • TWDB grant:$128,000 matching funds

    • Matched against:

      • LCRA funding

      • Other in-kind support provided

      • Volunteer effort

      • Public participation

  • Opportunities for Support & Recognition

    • Public

    • Private

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Communications

Communications

  • Website: www.waterqualityplan.org

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Phone: (512) 858-2148

  • Mail: Regional Water Quality Planning Project

    c/o City of Dripping Springs

    P.O. Box 384

    Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

  • Public repository locations

  • SIGN UP FOR NOTIFICATION LIST!

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Participant information handout page 1

Participant Information Handout – Page 1

  • Meeting Information

    • Project Executive Director

    • Consultant Team – Naismith Engineering

    • Website: waterqualityplan.org

  • Agenda

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Participant information handout page 2

Participant Information Handout – Page 2

  • Welcome

    • Purpose: Identify Categories of Stakeholders

    • Break-out Groups

  • Guidelines

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Participant information handout page 3

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

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Participant information handout page 4

Participant Information Handout – Page 4

  • Evaluation Form

    • Complete

    • Turn in at conclusion of break-out session

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Overview of the planning process

Overview of the Planning Process

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Overview of the planning process continued

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

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Overview of the planning process continued1

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

    • Manageable Size: 24-32 Representatives

    • Representing approximately 6-12 communities of interest, identified by the Stakeholders

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Overview of the planning process continued2

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

    • 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.

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Overview of the planning process continued3

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.

    • 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.

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Other entities with an interest in the final plan

Other Entities With An Interest in the Final Plan

  • Agency and Institutional Resources with:

    • An interest in the planning process

    • A direct impact on water quality issues

  • Examples:

    • US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW)

    • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

    • Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)

    • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

    • Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)

    • Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA)

    • State and local elected officials

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Questions on the planning process

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)

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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.

Identification of Stakeholder Categories

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Review of stakeholder categories

Review of Stakeholder Categories

  • Nominations for adding categories, with justification offered.

  • Voting instructions:

    • Each participant allowed up to three votes.

    • Each vote must be used on only one category.

    • May be either “add” or “don’t add”.

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Break out group identification

Break-out Group Identification

  • Final listing of Stakeholder Categories

  • Moderators

    • Property Owners – Leonard Olson

    • Concerned Citizens – Leonard Olson

    • Development Interests – Grant Jackson

    • Environmental Preservation/Local Interest groups – Grant Jackson

    • Neighborhood Interests – Tom Brown

    • Public Interest Organizations – Tom Brown

    • Governmental Entities – David Fusilier

    • Economic interests – David Fusilier

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Break out group instructions

Break-out Group Instructions

  • Objectives:

    • Get to know the other participants in your category.

    • Identify your category’s key issues.

    • Participate in the discussion to determine if this category represents a forum for issues important to you.

    • Offer input on the stakeholder process.

  • Deliverables:

    • List of participants.

    • List of key issues.

    • Evaluation Forms.

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Break out group instructions continued

Break-out Group Instructions (Continued)

  • Procedures:

    • Moderator will appoint a volunteer stenographer.

    • 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.

    • Stenographer records issues on rip-chart

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Break out group instructions continued1

Break-out Group Instructions (Continued)

  • Things to Avoid:

    • Critical commentary on issues raised by other participants.

    • Breaking the Guidelines.

  • Future Break-out Sessions:

    • 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 may also conduct additional break-out and/or technical working group sessions .

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Closing remarks

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

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