Approved a $500 Million General Obligation bond to be expended on projects that provide water quality benefits and have as their primary purpose the reduction of pollutant loads to the impaired waters of the City to meet water quality standards
Approved four general project categories


Approve criteria for selection of individual projects, list of projects, general scope of each project and overall program budget and schedule
Approve initial program
  1. Program and individual project budgets
  2. Specific scope of each project
  3. Master Schedule
Appoint nine members of the Citizen Oversight Advisory Committee (COAC) with at least five of nine having expertise and experience in clean water issues: Four members are to be appointed by the Mayor (2 expert appointees) and Five by the President of the Council (3 expert appointees) and serve at the will of the appointing authority
Appoint a five member Administrative Oversight Committee (AOC) to develop and review project criteria; and oversee and direct the program and the projects in order to comply with approved schedules and budgets
Delegate authority to the Administrative Oversight Committee to make the following adjustments and determinations:
  1. Develop a Governance Structure for the program, consistent with the bond ordinance requirements
  2. Designate a Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) representative as the Project Planning Program Manager
  3. Designate a Bureau of Engineering (BOE) representative as the Project Implementaton Program Manager
  4. Reductions and increases in individual project budgets as needed to complete the projects as long as the overall program budget is not exceeded
  5. Increases in the total program budget from net interest earnings generated from bond proceeds or from grants or donations
  6. Approve program schedule and schedule modifications
  7. Transfer of funds between departments for project costs and staff reimbursements

Approve the following adjustments:

  1. Significant scope changes for individual projects requiring overall program budget adjustments
  2. Additions and deletions to the program based on availability of funds and feasibility
  3. Staffing levels based on identified need and availability of funds
Review and approve the appropriation of funds for City personnel, personal servicescontracts, expense and equipment related to the Bond Program
Review quarterly status reports from the BOS Project Planning Program Manager
Review quarterly status reports from the BOE Project Implementation Program Manager

Administrative Oversight Committee (AOC)

Composed of the City Administrative Officer (Chair), the Chief Legislative Analyst, a representative of the Mayor’s Office, a Board of Public Works Commissioner and the General Manager from the Department of Water and Power