South OC WMA Executive Committee

The County, cities, and water/special districts located within the Orange County and San Diego Regional Water Board boundaries have been meeting since 2003 in an effort to work together on water resource issues and maximize the amount of funding available to the region through Federal, state and local sources. Since that time the group has been successful at securing a $25 million Proposition 50 grant, a $500,000 Proposition 84 planning grant, and have a $2.5 million Proposition 84 implementation grant pending.

In December 2010, the following parties signed the South Orange County Watershed Management Area Cooperative Agreement: County of Orange, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, El Toro Water District, Irvine Ranch Water District, Moulton Niguel Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Santa Margarita Water District, South Coast Water District, South Orange County Wastewater Authority, and Trabuco Canyon Water District.

In April 2011, the South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee held its inaugural meeting. Members of the Executive Committee are elected, appointed, or executive level managers, with one member from each of the signatories to the agreement (the County member, however, represents both the County and the Orange County Flood Control District). It typically meets at least two times a year and meetings are governed by the Brown Act. Staff support is provided by the OC Public Works/OC Environmental Resources, Environmental Engineering Section. The Executive Committee provides strategic direction for environmental enhancement programs in the watershed, advocacy of these programs to the elected/appointed boards of the member organizations, and a forum for discussion of watershed environmental issues.

Next Executive Committee meeting date

Date: August 6, 2020
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: This meeting will be held via webinar.
Meeting Materials:  explore Agenda Packet andexplore Presentations

Public Comments

To provide public comment on agenda items you may: 

  1. Mail to Maria Tamez ( SOCWMA Meeting Administrator) at 2301 N. Glassell, Orange CA 92665.  If submitting comments via mail, please ensure your comments are received prior to August 6, 2020.
  2. Email at email prior to the meeting.  
  3. During the meeting via the "chat" function of the WebEx Live webinar and will be read aloud by the SOCWMA Meeting Administrator during the appropriate agenda item. 

 Public comments on non-agenda topics as noted for item #2 are requested in advance to be entered into the record.  Please keep public comments to three minutes. 

2301 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA, 92865. Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST
email OC Watersheds    phone (714) 955-0600.

2020 Meetings

The May 14, 2020 meeting South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns - see below for the staff report that was distributed

February 6, 2020 South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee


2019 Meetings

November 7, 2019 

August 8, 2019 

June 6, 2019

March 7, 2019


    To access meeting materials from previous years, please use this → link.