What are the stakeholder outreach responsibilities for a GSA?
Some public outreach requirements in SGMA are prescriptive but others are left to the discretion of the exclusive GSAs recognized in a basin. DWR strongly recommends that GSAs engage a broad range of stakeholders, both within a basin and from the larger hydrologic region if necessary, prior to making local decisions to help build trust and promote public acceptance and support. GSAs are encouraged to appoint and consult with an advisory committee consisting of interested parties and to facilitate the active involvement of diverse social, cultural, and economic elements of the population within the basin prior to and during the development and implementation of a GSP. Water Code References: §10723 et seq., §10727.8, §10728.4, §10733 et seq