Pajaro River Task Force, a committee of Action Pajaro Valley (APV), is the facilitator of this collaborative planning process to develop a community wide consensus for a Locally Preferred Plan for modification, operation and maintenance, and local share funding of the Lower Pajaro River Levee Reconstruction Project. APV is a non-profit land use mediation organization and the host of this website.
Funding for the Pajaro River Task Force effort comes from a grant from the State of California, Department of Water Resources, a grant from the Packard Foundation, and APV’s general fund.
Stream Team is a technical sub-committee of the Task Force and includes local stakeholders and organizations with specific technical knowledge and expertise regarding the design of the flood control project, as well as all resource and regulatory agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the California Department of Fish and Game, California Coastal Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
While regulatory agency involvement does not replace specific regulatory authority, it does ensure early and informal participation is this collaborative project planning process. When the GRR and EIS/EIR are released there should be few issues to resolve through the formal environmental review process.