Saturday, January 20, 2018

Proceeding Number A.13-05-017 NOTICE OF RULING SETTING PREHEARING CONFERENCE

ABSTRACT: RE: In the Matter of the Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for an Order (1) Approving a Settlement Agreement with the County of Monterey and the Monterey County Water Resources Agency to Settle and Resolve Claims and Issues Between the Parties and to Promote the Development, Construction and Operation of a Water Supply Project for Monterey County on an Expedited Basis, and (2) Authorizing the Transfer of Authorized Costs Related to the Settlement Agreement to Its Special Request 1 Surcharge Balancing Account, the NOTICE OF RULING SETTING PREHEARING CONFERENCE document copy is embedded. Summary This ruling sets a Prehearing Conference (PHC) for Monday, February 5, 2018, commencing at 10:30 a.m. in the Commission’s Courtroom E, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California.
IT IS RULED
that:
1. The Commission has set a prehearing conference (PHC) in the above captioned matter for Monday, February 5, 2018, commencing at 10:30 a.m., in the Commission’s Courtroom E, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California.
2. Parties shall file PHC statements, not to exceed 7 pages, and no less than 12-point font, no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018, by the close of business, on the issues set forth in this ruling.
3. Parties should not wait for the PHC to commence discovery. If parties are unable to resolve discovery disputes, they may tender their discovery disputes to the Commission pursuant to the procedure set forth in Resolution ALJ-164 and Rule 11.3 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.
FILED 01-19-18
NOTICE OF RULING SETTING PREHEARING CONFERENCE

City Administrator Chip Rerig: FRIDAY LETTER, January 19, 2018

FRIDAY LETTER, January 19, 2018
Tree Work
Forest Theater Fence Repair
Ready for Rain – Episode 2
Senate Bill 1 (SB1) Gas Tax
Electric Motorcycle Testing
Happening at Sunset Center and Forest Theater
Water Policy Program

Monday, January 15, 2018

Proceeding Number A.12-04-019 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES’ RULING REGARDING JOINT BRIEFING OUTLINE AND BRIEFING SCHEDULE

ABSTRACT: Re: Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Approval of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project and Authorization to Recover All Present and Future Costs in Rates, the ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES’ RULING REGARDING JOINT BRIEFING OUTLINE AND BRIEFING SCHEDULE document copy is embedded. IT IS SO RULED, including that parties shall use the following outline for their briefs:
Index
Table of Authorities
Summary
I. Introduction
II. Present and future public convenience and necessity of the project
A. Reasonableness of the projection of demand and proposed plant size
1. Estimates and analysis of demand
(a) Future use by existing customers
(b) Growth, including legal lots of record, Pebble Beach, and economic recovery of hospitality industry
2. Estimates and analysis of supply alternatives
(a) The potential expansion of Pure Water Monterey, including amounts and costs of available water
(b) Availability of water for purchase, including from Marina Coast Water District
3. Need for and appropriateness of proposed plant and plant size
(a) Potential methods of reduction from proposed size
(i) Postponement of one or more wells
(ii) Operation of plant at lower rate
(iii) Construction in modular increments
(iv) Other
B. Cost and financing issues
1. Reasonableness of proposed cost cap
2. Financing issues
3. Apportionment of risk (e.g., between shareholders and ratepayers in the form of shared costs, adjustments in rate of return, removal of items from rate base, or other) in the event production is insufficient in whole or part of a significant plant component during the operating life of the MPWSP (e.g., slant wells)
C. Feasibility and desirability of using solar and renewables
D. Section 1002 Factors
1. Community values
2. Recreational and park areas
3. Historical and aesthetic values
III. Legal Principles in Support of and in Opposition to MPWSP
A. Site restrictions, including California American Water’s access to CEMEX site
B. Agency Act
IV. Settlements
A. Comprehensive Settlement Agreement
B. Sizing Settlement Agreement
C. Return Water Settlement Agreement
D. Brine Settlement Agreement
V. Other
VI. Conclusion.
FILED 11-21-17
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES’ RULING REGARDING JOINT BRIEFING OUTLINE AND BRIEFING SCHEDULE

Proceeding Number A.12-04-019 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING DENYING WATER PLUS THIRD MOTION TO DISMISS

ABSTRACT: Re: Application of California-American Water Company (U210W) for Approval of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project and Authorization to Recover All Present and Future Costs in Rates, the ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING DENYING WATER PLUS THIRD MOTION TO DISMISS document copy is embedded. SUMMARY On June 1, 2017, Water Plus filed a “Motion to Dismiss the Proceeding on the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project Because of Prohibition of Groundwater Exportation and Data Tampering in Model Evaluation.” The motion is denied because (1) it does not state the law supporting the requested ruling; (2) triable issues of material fact remain; and (3) even interpreting the facts in the manner most favorable to Water Plus, Water Plus would not be entitled to judgment as a matter of law. IT IS RULED that the June 1, 2017 Water Plus Motion to Dismiss the Proceeding is denied.
FILED 12-04-17
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE’S RULING DENYING WATER PLUS THIRD MOTION TO DISMISS

Saturday, January 13, 2018

City Administrator Chip Rerig: FRIDAY LETTER, January 12, 2018

FRIDAY LETTER, January 12, 2018
Board and Commission Recruitments
Community Promotions Fund Grants for Special Events
City Council Discretionary Fund Grants
Carmel Area Wastewater District
Raccoon Attack
Get Ready for Rain
North Dunes Progress
Winter Maintenance
Keeping Sidewalks Safe
New Patrol Vehicles
Happening at Sunset Center and Forest Theater

Thursday, January 11, 2018

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CITY POLICY NO. 2012-02 HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY

ABSTRACT: The current CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CITY POLICY NO. 2012-02 HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY, Passed and adopted by resolutions of the City Council on February 7th, 2012, document copy is embedded. Interestingly, a section “Complaints Against Elected Officials” from the REDLINE Version CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CITY POLICY NO. __________HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY DRAFT NO. 3 is not included in the passed, adopted and current HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY.

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA 
CITY POLICY NO. 2012-02
HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY

REFERENCE:

VII. MISCELLANEOUS GUIDELINES

2) Complaints Against Elected Officials


This policy applies equally to the Mayor, the Vice Mayor and members of the City Council. Employees who believe they have been harassed by an elected official must follow the complaint procedure previously specified including immediately reporting that behavior to any one of the following individuals: his or her supervisor; the Personnel Officer; the City Administrator; or the Mayor or Vice Mayor.

An investigation will then be undertaken by the Personnel Officer as previously specified. Any employee who files a complaint against an elected official is assured of protection against retaliation by that official under City policies, as well as by state and federal regulations.

If it becomes clear that an allegation against an elected official has substance and an internal resolution is not possible, the complainant will be notified and referred to the state and federal compliance agencies set forth below. This referral will be made because the City has no administrative control over elected officials. Consequently, if remedial action is found to be appropriate, the City would be unable to provide an effective remedy to the complainant.

SOURCE:
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

February 1, 2011 
TO: The Honorable Mayor McCloud & Council Members
FROM: Heidi Burch, City Clerk
SUBJECT: Agenda Item XI-D – Revised Harassment Prevention Policy for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
For your approval, attached please review Version Three of the proposed Harassment Prevention Policy, as drafted by Jon Giffen.
Thank you,
Heidi Burch
City Clerk

REDLINE Version
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
CITY POLICY NO. __________
HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY
DRAFT NO. 3