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File #: 19-0031    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/31/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Title: Supervisor Frentzen and Supervisor Veerkamp recommending the Board; 1) Authorize the withdrawal of the County from the El Dorado Water and Power Agency (“EDWPA”), a joint powers authority; 2) Authorize the Chair to sign a letter providing notice of withdrawal to the EDWPA; and 3) Authorize Supervisor Frentzen and Supervisor Veerkamp, as members of the Board’s ad-hoc committee, to discuss a potential successor agreement with the members of the El Dorado Irrigation District's (EID) ad-hoc committee once confirmed by EID.
Attachments: 1. Executed letter from the Board to EID
Related files: 19-1215
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Supervisor Frentzen and Supervisor Veerkamp recommending the Board;
1) Authorize the withdrawal of the County from the El Dorado Water and Power Agency (“EDWPA”), a joint powers authority;
2) Authorize the Chair to sign a letter providing notice of withdrawal to the EDWPA; and
3) Authorize Supervisor Frentzen and Supervisor Veerkamp, as members of the Board’s ad-hoc committee, to discuss a potential successor agreement with the members of the El Dorado Irrigation District's (EID) ad-hoc committee once confirmed by EID.
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BACKGROUND

On November 13, 2018, the Board of Supervisors appointed Supervisor Frentzen and Supervisor Veerkamp to an ad-hoc committee to advise on options regarding governance of the El Dorado Water and Power Authority and the validity of the Inter-County Coordination Agreement. The Board also directed the Chief Administrative Officer to send a response to a letter from the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) requesting they form their own ad-hoc committee.
This staff report provides a general discussion of the history of EDWPA and a general discussion of the multiple agreements entered into between the parties related to the benefits and responsibilities of the parties. The primary focus of this discussion is on the Joint Powers Agreement and the amendments thereto to provide context to the requested action.
On March 2, 2004, the County of El Dorado (“County”), El Dorado Irrigation District (“EID”), The El Dorado County Water Agency (“EDCWA”) and the Georgetown Divide Public Utilities District (“GDPUD”) entered into a Joint Powers Authority Agreement (“JPA Agreement”) pursuant to Government Code section 6500. The purpose of the agency was described as “to provide for the joint exercise of powers common to the Parties as conferred by the State of California, regarding water supply, socioeconomic, and power issues that arise in or contemporaneously with the SMUD UARP proceedings.” [Article III, Section 1] In the RECITALS porti...

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