East Bay Municipal Utility District Visits CVMT Tribal Offices

East Bay Municipal Utility District Visits CVMT Tribal Offices
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The California Valley Miwok Tribe (located at 10601 N. Escondido PL, Stockton, CA, as listed in the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ BIA/DOI Spring 2011 Tribal Leaders Directory), a federally recognized tribe eligible to receive and distribute services from the federal government – on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, met with Mr. Tom Francis, P.E. (Senior Civil Engineer) of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, with offices located in Oakland, California. This was the first such meeting between the Tribe and (EBMUD), and the purpose of the meeting was to discuss and allow the Tribe time to identify and address any culturally-sensitive areas that may be impacted by a number of proposed future projects that may someday have to be undertaken to guarantee the sustainability of an adequate water supply to service the needs of those whom rely upon East Bay Municipal Utility District as their water supplier.

The California Valley Miwok Tribe met with Mr. Tom Francis at the tribal offices over possible future impacts in San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties, which the California Valley Miwok Tribe oversees within its service area. Mr. Francis was very informative and understanding of the Tribe’s possible concerns and to better address the issues, offered a tour that will be undertaken in the near future, so that CVMT and EBMUD will be able to work together more cohesively to protect areas of cultural significance, while EBMUD addresses the needs of their customers – if in the future the implementation of the projects considered have to be undertaken.