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Resolution No. 2016-87 <br />Page 2 of 6 <br />between 8 and 36 percent, based residential per capita water use for the months of July <br />through September 2014. Resolution No. 2015-32 also directed staff to work with <br />stakeholders to further develop and consider a range of factors that contribute to water <br />use, including but not limited to, climate, growth, investment in local, drought -resilient <br />supplies, and others for adjustment to the current emergency regulation should it need <br />to be extended into 2016; and <br />WHEREAS, On June 9, 2015, the Newport Beach City Council adopted a <br />Resolution, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Newport Beach Declaring a <br />Level Three Water Supply Shortage (Resolution 2015-51), setting customer usage to <br />75% of their 2013 water use when compared to the same billing cycle; and <br />WHEREAS, On November 13, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order <br />B-36-15 calling for an extension of urban water use restrictions until October 31, 2016, <br />should drought conditions persist through January 2016. This Executive Order also <br />directs the Board to consider modifying the restrictions to incorporate insights gained <br />from the existing restrictions; and <br />WHEREAS, On February 2, 2016, the Board adopted Resolution No. 2016-7 and <br />a revised, extended Emergency Regulation to address specific provisions of Executive <br />Order B-36-15. The Emergency Regulation established adjustments to reduce the <br />conservation standards of urban water suppliers in consideration of the differences in <br />climate affecting different parts of the state, growth experienced by urban areas, and <br />significant investments that have been made by some suppliers towards creating new, <br />local, drought -resilient sources of potable water supply; and <br />WHEREAS, On May 9, 2016, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-37-16 <br />calling on the Board to adjust emergency water conservation regulations through the <br />end of January 2017, in recognition of differing water supply conditions across the state; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, On May 18, 2016, the Board adopted a Statewide water <br />conservation approach that mandates urban water suppliers ensure they have a three- <br />year supply of water, assuming three more dry years occur. Water agencies that would <br />face a shortage under this scenario would be required to meet a conservation standard <br />equal to the amount of the shortage; and <br />