Delta Conveyance Project Case Study Workshop (Tunnel) on Community Benefits Programs November 17
Learn from other projects
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As part of the ongoing development of the community benefits program for the proposed Delta Conveyance (tunnel) project, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) is hosting a virtual workshop on Wednesday November 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to hear and learn from representatives of several examples of different community benefit programs across the country. (See related articles here and here)
Members of the local Delta community are encouraged to attend this event and hear first-hand experiences on the development and implementation of these programs, including the various organizational structures, development timeline, important milestones and lessons learned.
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and engage in a dialogue about their experiences and ideas. While these types of programs are not uncommon, there are different ways to set them up. This workshop gives both DWR and the local community the chance to learn more about how this could be done for the proposed Delta Transportation Project. (See details of the proposed system, here)
Workshop panelists represent a diverse set of community benefit projects and programs from different regions of the country:
- Oakland, California, Working Family Partnership
- Ben Beach, Legal Director
- North Charleston, South Carolina, LowCountry Alliance for Model Communities Port Authority Redevelopment and Transfer Station
- Omar Muhammed, Executive Director, LowCountry Alliance for Model Communities
- Morro Bay, California, Castle offshore wind project
- Scott Collins, City Manager, Town of Morro Bay
While no other project or community benefit program will exactly match the specifics of the proposed Delta transport project and what might be most appropriate for the community benefit program for that project, the examples of projects that will be discussed in this workshop offer different and valuable perspectives and examples. with varied structures, locations and challenges. In preparing for this workshop, DWR explored community benefit programs for large infrastructure projects that had long-term construction impacts, where project benefits were not local, but project impacts did. were, and where the location and potential for environmental and economic justice concerns of disadvantaged communities were also involved.
Workshop details and registration
- Wednesday 17 November 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | REGISTER HERE
- The workshop will take place on Zoom with a call option available
- Welcome and presentations
- Presentations of the three project representatives
- Focused panel discussion:
- How did the idea develop in your project?
- How did the community come together to make a contribution?
- At what point in the project life cycle did people come together?
- How did you ask for the priorities?
- How did you formalize the program?
- How are community benefits funds distributed?
- How do you measure and monitor the benefits to the community?
- Public questions / discussions
Participation Accommodation and additional information
- Closed captioning will be provided
- Workshop materials will be available in English and Spanish, and simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided
- Workshop access information and materials will be sent prior to the workshop via Eventbrite
- If you cannot attend the workshop but have questions, please email us at [email protected]
- A recording of the workshop will be posted on the project website, along with reference material, when available
To register click here.
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