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EMA GSA Committee Regular Meeting, 6:30 pm


Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the Eastern Management Area in the Santa Ynez River Groundwater Basin will hold a Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Santa Ynez Community Services District Community Room, 1070 Faraday Street, Santa Ynez, California.

In person meeting with optional remote public participation available through ZOOM.

Meeting ID: 853 3794 8013    Meeting Passcode:  354500

Telephone audio only: call 1-669-444-9171



LEGAL NOTICE (published in Santa Barbara News Press on June 1 & 8, 2023)

Please take notice that on June 22, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., at the Santa Ynez Community Services District, Conference Room, at 1070 Faraday Street, Santa Ynez, California 93460, the Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin Eastern Management Area (EMA) Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) will hold a regular meeting at which it will consider a Resolution to impose a fee under Water Code section 10730.  Oral or written presentations may be made as part of the meeting. Persons wishing to present comments to the EMA GSA Committee may do so in person at the public meeting, and those not able to attend in person are encouraged to provide comments they may have prior to the public meeting to Bill Buelow, no later than 5:00 p.m. June 20, 2023.

Under Executive Order N-7-22 as amended under Executive Order N-5-23 and Santa Barbara County Urgency Ordinance No. 5158, applications for water well permits in the EMA will not be approved by Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services without written verification of certain matters from the EMA GSA. In order for the EMA GSA to provide such written verification, the EMA GSA’s technical consultant will review the well permit application and other materials as needed. The fee to be considered at the above-referenced meeting would be an hourly fee of $200.00 per hour for the consultant to undertake such review. The fee would be charged on a time and materials basis, drawn on a deposit in an amount to be approved and adjusted from time to time by the EMA GSA. Pursuant to Water Code section 10730(b), any data on which this fee is based are available and have been made available for review at