By Merry Jo Fahl
The Interstate Streams Commission team has scheduled a meeting with the Sierra/Socorro County’s steering committee/stakeholders on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Albert Lyons Events Center, 2953 S. Broadway in Truth or Consequences, 1-3 p.m., not 10 a.m., as previously scheduled.
The purpose of the RWP meeting is to: 1) finalize the steering committee membership and discuss responsibilities; 2) review the preliminary results of the technical update; and 3) brief the steering committee on the ISC process for providing support to the regions in Phase II of the update, which is focused on identifying projects, programs and policies and finalizing the updated plan.
Ideally, the Sierra/Socorro region would have a final steering committee list prior to the Oct. 28 meeting.
The updated handbook outlines the approach for steering committee formation. For certain categories, such as government or business representatives, there may be several representatives of county, municipal and even state government. Likewise different industry reps and water providers could also be on the steering committee.
The goal is to have a functional committee staffed by the appropriate individuals who can make decisions about and implement projects, policies or programs.