• Safety for New Outdoor Dining Areas

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, cities, restaurants, and patrons have fully embraced temporary outdoor dining areas. Dining areas are now transformed into pop-up tents with seating located in adjacent parking lots, or “parklets” set-up within the parking spaces in front of the restaurant. Some are enclosed with temporary metal fences, while others are fully-enclosed with plywood walls to shield patrons from street noise. Read more »

  • A Q&A with California JPIA Executive Committee President Margaret Finlay

    Intrigued by the idea of mitigating risk through education and training, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority’s Executive Committee President Margaret Finlay, a councilmember for the City of Duarte, applied for and was elected to a position on the Executive Committee in 1997, then elected vice president in 2012 and president in 2020. Read more »

  • California JPIA Approves Cordico Pilot Program

    At its meeting of September 23, 2020, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) Executive Committee reviewed and approved a pilot program for Cordico. Cordico is a mobile wellness app that provides law enforcement and fire departments with a comprehensive approach to managing stress and mental health. Read more »

  • California JPIA Member City of Duarte Hosts Drive-Through Halloween Howl

    The City of Duarte, 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles along historic U.S. Route 66, prides itself on a Parks and Recreation Department that provides healthy and wholesome programming for its approximately 21,000 residents. With COVID-19 disrupting normal operations, city staff have continued to serve the community by adapting popular events—including the time-honored Halloween Howl—to accommodate new restrictions. Read more »

  • California JPIA Pays Tribute to Their Members

    This year’s virtual Risk Management Educational Forum, Resilient Together, featured a video tribute to the California Joint Powers Authority’s (California JPIA) members. The tribute video highlighted the many different challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and also inspired attendees through sharing stories of resilience and overcoming obstacles in these unprecedented times. Read more »

  • California JPIA Provides A Legislative Update

    Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the legislative landscape has been a very active one during 2020. Over the past few months, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority’s (California JPIA) staff and business partners have highlighted several different bills that are of significant interest from a liability or workers’ compensation perspective. Read more »

  • California JPIA Recognizes Milestone Anniversary for Management Analyst Abraham Han

    Members who have taken advantage of the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority’s (California JPIA) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Financing Program likely recognize Management Analyst Abraham Han for his work to help their agencies comply with the ADA. Han commemorates five years of providing analytical support, managing technical resources, and coordinating programs for the Authority this November. Read more »

  • Piper Sandler Renews Support for CCMF

    The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) announced that Piper Sandler has renewed its support of CCMF as a 2020-21 Corporate Benefactor Sponsor. Read more »

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