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Timelines

Montecito Groundwater Basin GSA

Current Status:

Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Formed

First Meeting Held April 29, 2019

Next Steps: Community Engagement and Preparation of GSP

Link to more detailed: SCHEDULE

MGWB Process: Timeline Overview

  • 2015

    2015

    January 1 - SGMA Legislation takes effect

  • 2016

    2016

    October 19 - MWD Board directs staff to initiate GSA formation

  • 2017

    2017

    • Community Engagement (Public Workshops March & November)
    • Fall/Winter, MWD Board consideration of Resolution to be GSA
  • 2018-19

    2018-19

    • Intent to form GSA (Resolution 2169 ) approved at Public Hearing, July 24, 2018
    • Basin Boundary Modification confirmed by DWR
    • MGWB reprioritized as "Medium" by DWR
    • MWD filed for GSA status
    • DWR designated MWD as GSA: Montecito Groundwater Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency
    • GSA to initiate GSP development
  • 2020

    2020

    • GSA Conducts Regular Meetings / Public Outreach Ongoing
    • Grant Funding Secured
    • Fee Study / Parcel Fee Proposal (Proposition 218 Process)
  • 2021

    2021

    GSA to submit GSP to DWR

  • 2022-24

    2022-24

    GSPs to be adopted and implementation to begin