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Meeting Name: City Council / BPU Liaison Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/5/2021 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting - See Agenda for Participation Information
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21-552BPU 13.1Water Demand Offset Policy and Fee StudyBPU-Agenda ItemWATER DEMAND OFFSET (WDO) POLICY AND WDO FEE STUDY The City of Santa Rosa is required by California State Law to prepare an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) and Water Shortage Contingency Plan (Shortage Plan) every five years to assess the adequacy and reliability of water supplies for current and future needs as well as plan for and detail how the City will respond to various levels of water supply shortage. Staff will present an informational session on the proposed Water Demand Offset (WDO) Policy and WDO Fee Study, which have been developed to implement the City’s Shortage Plan requirement that new construction must offset water demand during water shortage emergencies that require water allocations (water rationing).   Not available Not available
21-553BPU 13.2Regional Organics Processing Facility UpdateBPU-Agenda ItemUPDATE REGARDING A POTENTIAL REGIONAL ORGANICS PROCESSING FACILITY AND PREPARATION OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS In late 2018/early 2019, the City, Zero Waste Sonoma, and Renewable Sonoma began negotiations regarding a potential regional organics processing facility proposed to be located on City-owned property adjacent to the Laguna Treatment Plant. The property under consideration for siting of the project was previously the home of the City’s Biosolids Compost Facility which closed in May 2020. On May 20, 2021, after two and a half years of negotiations, Renewable Sonoma decided to end negotiations with Zero Waste Sonoma on the potential development of the facility, and with the City for siting of the project on city-owned property. Since Renewable Sonoma ended negotiations, Santa Rosa Water has identified both immediate and potential future operational needs to utilize the site of the closed Biosolids Compost Facility. Staff recommends issuing a request for proposals to evaluate potential opportunities for Santa Rosa Water to utilize the closed Compost Facility and forgo offering   Not available Not available