Nov. 2, 2023 CAWCD Board Meeting – Board approves the 2024/2025 biennial budget

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The Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board (CAWCD) met Thursday, Nov. 2 at CAP Headquarters. The meeting kicked off with a presentation from General Manager Brenda Burman recognizing three Central Arizona Project (CAP) employees who saved an elderly woman’s life in early October. The Board also recognized seven employees for 35, 25 and 20 years of service to CAP.

The Board approved the recommended 2024/2025 biennial budget, including the operating budget and capital budget.

After a report by the Finance, Audit and Power Committee, the Board approved the insurance program and captive funding for calendar year 2024. And following a CAGRD and Underground Storage Committee meeting, the Board approved the purchase and sale agreement for long-term storage credits between CAWCD and Liberty Utilities.

On consent agenda, the Board approved renewal of a water storage agreement with the City of Tucson.

The Board also heard a presentation on Colorado River conditions and Colorado River discussions, including the 2023 ICS outlook and the Scoping Report for post-2026 operations.

The CAWCD Board of Directors is a popularly elected, 15-member board. Ten members are from Maricopa County, four from Pima County and one from Pinal County. Members serve six-year, unpaid terms. The board typically meets publicly the first Thursday of each month to establish policy and set rates and taxes for CAP. Meetings are open to the public – in person and via livestream.

For additional details on the Nov. 2, 2023 board meeting, take a look at the agenda. Board minutes and video will be posted here, as well.

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