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Nick Turner (Montecito Groundwater Basin GSA)
583 San Ysidro Road
1 805 969 2271
Notice Date: 02/06/2023
The meeting announcement delivered on February 3, 2023 for the Montecito GSA Board of Directors Meeting on February 6, 2023 included an item indicating the GSA's intention to consider the adoption of the GSP on May 19, 2023. The meeting was noticed in accordance with the Brown Act and public notification included an Enews sent to the GSA’s stakeholder distribution list which included the County of Santa Barbara. The schedule for the GSA to adopt the GSP on May 19, 2023 was discussed at the February 6, 2023 Board of Directors meeting. The schedule for adoption was also available on the web site, referenced in advertisements and local media articles, and discussed at two Community Townhalls held on February 21, 2023 and April 17, 2023
20230203 MGB GSA BOD Packet_SGMAPortal.pdf (2.1MB)
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Mission & Purpose: Established 2018 2023-01-01 Montecito GSA
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Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Plan for Montecito Groundwater Basin #3-49 2018-03-12 MWD
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Water Quality Control Plan for Ocean Waters of California: California Ocean Plan 2019-01-01 SWRCB
Stormwater Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) Resources 2019-01-01 SWRCB
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“GeoTracker” [database] 2023-01-01 SWRCB
Elevation Readings Export (CSV)

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