The Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board of Directors January 24 unanimously voted to adjust its policies regarding settlement of claims and litigation, board committee principles, and credit market access. The board specifically agreed to make more concise its policy on delegation to the general manager with respect to the settlement of claims and litigation. It did not express a desire to change the delegation levels. Also, small technical changes were made to the board\u2019s standing committee governance process and the strategic direction policy for compliance with bond indenture compliance and budget development. During this week\u2019s meeting, General Manager Jan Schori commented on the death of former SMUD General Manager John Mattimoe. He died January 13 at the age of 86. \u201cHe played a major role in the growth of SMUD during his almost 30 years of service to the district,\u201d Schori said. \u201cHe was very focused on ensuring the power supply for our customers was very reliable,\u201d he added. \u201cHe also was very interested in always looking out for new forms of diverse energy.\u201d Mattimoe was the district\u2019s general manager from 1982 to 1985.