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Assessment Review for Zones 2B, 2Y, 2Z, and Water Delivery/Service Charges

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Background:

On June 7, 2016 the Water Resources Agency Board of Supervisors approved an Agency agreement with Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. (RFC) to provide an analysis of Agency assessments for Zones 2B, 2Y, 2Z, and water delivery/services charges as described in the attached Scope of Work. In preparation for the analysis, the Agency has assembled the below documents. At this juncture, the Agency requests all interested parties to electronically send any other pertinent documents, that are believed to be relevant to this analysis, to the following email RaftelisAnalysis@co.monterey.ca.us.

Zones 2B, 2Y, 2Z, 2C, And SRDF Ordinances/Resolutions/Maps, Etc


Zone Description & Purpose
Ordinances & Resolutions
Ordinance/Resolution Application
Zone 2B ( Fund 119) - Formed in 1992, 12,000 acres; To collect assessments for Staff hours to work on the Water Conservation Plan as prescribed by USBR guidelines and to provide money
Ordinance 3635 establishes collecting assessments in Zones 2A and 2B for the benefit of the Castroville Irrigation System in 1992.
Zone 2Y (Fund 131) - Formed in 1992, 350,000 acres; To collect assessments for the O&M of the Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project, pay debt service. Included is oversight of ground water wells, pump stations, monitoring stations, appurtenances, and pipeline, staff hours for regulatory reporting requirements, and engineering.
Ordinance 3635 establishes collecting assessments in Zones 2A and 2B for the benefit of the Castroville Irrigation System in 1992.
Zone 2Z (Fund 132) - Formed in 1992, 350,000 acres; To collect assessments for the O&M of the Salinas Valley Reclamation Project, pay debt service for USBR and State Revolving loans, Included is oversight of water delivery services to the SVRP.
Ordinance 3636 establishes collecting assessments in Zones 2A and 2B for the benefit of the Wastewater Reclamation System in 1992.
Zone 2C (Fund 116) - Formed in 2003, 436,000 acres; approved by Pop 218 Vote; To collect assessments for the O&M of Nacimiento and San Antonio Dams to reduce flooding impacts on the Salinas River and provide water conservation with consideration given to recreation. Included is Dam Administration, Salinas River Channel, Construction of SRDF, and Cloud Seeding.
Ordinance 04203 confirms approval of the Salinas Valley Water Project for the benefit of Zone 2C, establishing Zone 2C as the benefit zone for the project, Levying the assessments to fund the project and eliminating the water standby and availability charges in Zones 2 and 2A in 2003.
Zone 2B, 2Y, and 2Z (Funds 119, 131, 132)
Resolution 00-172 clarifies implementation of Ordinances 3635, 3636, 3789 by providing guiding principles that include: reducing debt; applying CPI increases to debt services; applying CPI to assessments and water delivery; depleting the Rate Stabilization Reserve; setting a target for ending/beginning fund balance after the RSR is depleted; reviewing water delivery charges and assessments annually as part of budget process; eliminating assessments and water delivery charges after debt is retired; confirming no intent to fund a potable water system for Marina & Fort Ord.
Zone 2C (Fund 116)
Amends resolutions 85-292 and 95-250 based on recommendations from the Cost Allocation Committee for funding of the SVWP and the operation of Nacimiento and San Antonio Dams & Reservoirs.
Orradre Documents
2-26-03 Ex Parte Motion to Approve Settlement and Enter Judgement, M45589
2-26-03 Declaration of Thomas Virsik in Support of Ex Parte Motion to Approve Settlement and Enter Judgement, M45589
3-6-03 Notice of Entry of Order, M45589
3-6-03 Notice of Entry of Order, M46013
11-1-04 Judgment of Dismissal Pursuant to Stipulation, M46013
Salinas Valley Property Owners for Lawful Assessments
3-15-06 Stipulated Judgment after Bench Trial and Judgement Thereon M66890
4-27-07 Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Defendant's Compliance with Stipulated Judgement M66890
Levying Water Delivery Charges in Zone 2B
03789 Precedes resolution 05-192
Groundwater Well Regulation in Zone 2B
Establishs Regulations for Groundwater Wells in Zone 2B
Levying Water Delivery Charges in Zone 2B
05-192 Establishes water delivery charges for Zone 2B and provides an annual levy and collection for projects known as the Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project and the Salinas Reclamation Project.
Zone 2B Proposition 218 Engineer's Report
November 2007
The purpose of this Engineer’s report is to document the basis of the delivery charges for recipients of water delivered from the SRDF.  
Raftelis September 26, 2016 Presentation
Kickoff Meeting Assessment Review
Zone 2B

Zone 2C

Zone 2Y

Zone 2Z

Zone 2B, 2C, 2Y, 2Z

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