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Minutes of a Special Meeting <br /> June 18, 1999 <br /> Town of Los Altos Hills <br /> City Council Special Meeting <br /> JOINT MEETING WITH THE PURISSIMA HILLS <br /> WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS <br /> Friday, June 18, 1999, 2:00 P.M. <br /> Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road <br /> 1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL <br /> Mayor Dauber called the Special Meeting of the City Council to order at 2:05 p.m. in the <br /> Council Chambers at Town Hall. <br /> Present: Mayor Dauber and Councilmembers Casey, Finn, Johnson and <br /> Siegel <br /> Purissima Hills Water District Board Members: President <br /> Fenwick and Members Alexander, Buss, Johnson and Solomon <br /> Absent: None <br /> • <br /> Staff: Assistant Planner Shaunn O'Connor and City Clerk Pat Dowd; <br /> Purissima Hills Water District General Manager Patrick Walter, <br /> Engineer Frank Burton,Attorney Joan Cassman and Secretary <br /> Lucy Xavier <br /> Press: Wendy Marinaccio, Los Altos Town Crier <br /> 2. STUDY SESSION ON WATER CONSERVATION AND LANDSCAPING <br /> ISSUES <br /> Fenwick thanked the City Council for joining them to discuss water conservation and <br /> landscaping concerns. She presented an overview of the issues to be discussed which <br /> included: the need for a landscape ordinance,the current water supply,the water demand <br /> history,potential water sources including best management practices, a proposed <br /> landscaping ordinance including model ordinance regulations and new Town guidelines; <br /> and the benefits of implementation. <br /> Patrick Walter, General Manager, explained the following reasons why there was a need <br /> for a landscaping ordinance: the Purissima Hills Water District was consistently <br /> exceeding their allocation by as much as 20%; the Hetch Hetchy water system's ability to <br /> meet demand was approaching its limit; water conservation was being mandated; options <br /> for increasing water supply were limited; and new construction projects were including <br /> more landscaping some of which was very water intensive. Mr. Walter further noted that <br /> in 1958 the Bay Area Water Users Assocation(BAWUA)was formed to negotiate with <br /> 40. <br /> June 18, 1999 <br /> Special City Council Meeting <br /> 1 <br />