May 20, 2016 – Urban Water Management Plan

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Notice is hereby given that the City of Los Banos will conduct a Public Hearing to receive public comment and consider a Resolution accepting the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP). The City of Los Banos is currently updating its 2010 UWMP to be in compliance with the UWMP Act (California Water Code §10610 et seq.) and the Water Conservation Bill of 2009 (SBX7-7). The UWMP Act requires urban water suppliers to update their UWMP every five years. The UWMP Act directs water agencies in carrying out their long-term resource planning responsibilities to ensure adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future demands and to consider various drought scenarios. Based on legislative changes resulting from SBX7-7, development of UWMP’s will also enable water agencies and, in turn, the State of California to set targets and track progress toward decreasing daily per capita urban water use throughout the State. The City’s updated UWMP will establish targets for reducing its per capita water use and will present the City’s plan for meeting the target numbers. It is the intent to make a Public Draft of the UWMP available for review on the City’s website two weeks prior to the scheduled Public Hearing.

The Public Hearing will be held at the regular meeting of the Los Banos City Council on Wednesday, July
20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Los Banos City Hall located at 520 J Street, or as near as possible thereafter, at which time and place interested persons may appear and be heard thereon. Questions regarding the above-referenced item may be directed to Mark Fachin, P.E., Public Works Director/City Engineer at the Public Works Department, 411 Madison Avenue or at (209) 827-7056.

All interested persons will be given an opportunity to comment on this item at the Public Hearing. In
addition, written comments may be submitted to the City Council at or prior to the hearing, mailed to 411 Madison Avenue, Los Banos, CA 93635, Attention: Mark Fachin, P.E., Public Works Director/City
Engineer. Please reference hearing title and date of hearing in any correspondence. If no comments
are received prior to or on the above date, it will be assumed that no comment is being offered. The
public is also informed that should the action by the City Council be challenged in court, court testimony may be limited to only those issues raised at the Public Hearing, or by written correspondence received at or prior to the Public Hearing, per Government Code Section 65009.

It is the intention of the City to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require special assistance beyond what is normally provided, the City will attempt to accommodate you in every reasonable manner. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (209) 827-7000 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to inform us of your particular needs.

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