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1 <br />MINUTES OF THE <br />BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS OF THE <br />OTAY WATER DISTRICT <br />AND <br />OTAY WATER DISTRICT FINANCING AUTHORITY <br />June 5, 2019 <br /> <br />1. The meeting was called to order by President Thompson at 3:33 p.m. <br /> <br />2. ROLL CALL <br /> <br />Directors Present: Croucher, Gastelum, Robak, Smith and Thompson <br /> <br />Staff Present: General Manager Mark Watton, General Counsel Dan <br />Shinoff, Chief of Engineering Rod Posada, Chief Financial <br />Officer Joe Beachem, Chief of Administration Adolfo Segura, <br />Chief of Operations Pedro Porras, Asst. Chief of Engineering, <br />Dan Martin, Asst. Chief of Operations Jose Martinez, District <br />Secretary Susan Cruz and others per attached list. <br /> <br />3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE <br /> <br />Former Otay Water District director, Mr. Jose Lopez, led the meeting attendees in <br />the pledge of allegiance to the United States flag. <br /> <br />4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA <br /> <br />A motion was made by Director Gastelum, and seconded by President Thompson <br />and carried with the following vote: <br /> <br />Ayes: Directors Croucher, Gastelum, Robak, Smith and Thompson <br />Noes: None <br />Abstain: None <br />Absent: None <br /> <br />to approve the agenda. <br /> <br />5. 2019-2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE <br /> <br />Ms. Rosanna Carvacho of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck, provided an <br />update on legislation impacting the District and the water industry. She stated that <br />the legislative session is at the halfway point and all bills must be heard by both the <br />Assembly and the Senate by September 13, the day that the California legislature <br />adjourns for the year. The legislature also takes a summer recess from July 12 to <br />August 12, 2019. She stated after the legislature adjourns on September 13, the <br />Governor has 30 days to sign or veto any bills that have been sent to him. <br /> <br />She also indicated that the Legislature is working on the State budget and must <br />pass a budget by June 15, 2019. The Governor is proposing a Safe and Affordable