PUBLIC HOURS AND MEETINGS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

In light of recent developments regarding COVID-19, we wanted to reach out and provide an update on our public hours and 2020 meeting schedule.

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments, which have created uncertainty for us all. Just like every organization, we are unsure how this will play out, for how long, and how it will affect our upcoming meetings.

What is clear is the seriousness of this rapidly spreading virus. Thus, we are taking the following steps:

  • Public Counter Hours are currently suspended until further notice, but the Board remains open for business. We can be contacted by phone or email as noted below.
  • The May 22, 2020 Board meeting will go on as scheduled, however, the public is requested to attend remotely.  For further details check our May 22nd event page. Instructions on how to join the meeting follow:

JOIN LIVE ONLINE WEBEX CVFPB MEETING (click link)

Meeting number: 716 336 174

Password: Tx2CMr5wmz3

https://atteetrial1.webex.com/atteetrial1/j.php?MTID=m0f9ed5e704ca74ddd90ec7647fa476b2

Join by phone

1-844-531-0749 US/Canada Toll Free

Access code: 716 336 174

  • We will make changes to workshops, committee meetings and other programs in April and beyond on an event-by-event basis to ensure the safety and health of our stakeholders, attendees and staff. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this weekend issued guidance to postpone events over the next eight weeks with 50 or more people. Many of our events are below that threshold but we will assess whether to carry out those events as the time gets closer.
  • Please check our website for periodic updates; we will be updating events as we confirm next steps around postponement or cancellation based on public health guidelines.

In addition:

  • We expect many of our staff will be working remotely to do our part to stem the virus’ progression. Thus, emailing us rather than calling our office with your questions is the best way to reach us. If you are currently working with a staff member on an item, please continue to contact that staff member.  If you need general information, please contact the general mailbox at Questions@CVFlood.ca.gov.
  • We will be prioritizing permits based upon health and safety factors, including the availability of staff and partners, and application processing times may be extended during this period.  Please bear with us as we work through this new system.

We appreciate your understanding during this situation.

We’re all in this together! Stay healthy and we’ll keep in touch with updates as we have them.

Leslie Gallagher
Executive Officer