• California JPIA Member City of Solvang Street Closure Enhances Danish Culture

    City of Solvang

    January 1911 marked the founding of a new Danish colony in the Santa Ynez Valley. Settlers rooted the colony’s culture in the principles of community, education, and church. They selected the name Solvang, which means “sunny field” in Danish. The City of Solvang’s 110th anniversary commemoration, “Skål Solvang – Celebrating 110 Years of History & Culture,” will continue throughout 2021 with exhibits, events, and a milestone historical series. Read more »

  • CalChoice Executive Director Jason Caudle Featured in PublicCEO Report

    Jason Caudle, California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) Executive Director and City of Lancaster City Manager, discussed his career, the benefits of community choice aggregation (CCA) programs, and CalChoice’s hybrid joint powers authority (JPA) model during the ninth episode of the PublicCEO Report. Read more »

  • California JPIA Shares Wisdom with City Managers, Public Agency Risk Managers

    Last fall, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) presented risk management best practices to elected officials and municipal staff at the California Contract Cities Association’s Virtual Fall Educational Summit, the League of California Cities’ Virtual Annual Conference & Expo, and the Municipal Management Association of Southern California’s Virtual Annual Conference. That speaking streak continued this winter, as Authority staff facilitated panels at the League of California Cities’ Virtual City Managers Conference and the Public Agency Risk Management Association’s Virtual Conference & Expo. Read more »

  • CalChoice Celebrates its Four-Year Anniversary

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    The California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), a hybrid joint-powers authority helping municipalities throughout Southern California launch community choice aggregation programs, celebrates its four-year anniversary this year. Read more »

  • Interview with Jacky Aldana, Calpipe Security Bollards sales representative

    Calpipe Security Bollards is a part of Atkore. They design and produce bollard products and also provide bollard security services. Manufactured in the United States from imported and domestic materials, Calpipe Security Bollards offers a wide range of protective solutions. We spoke with Sales Representative Jacky Aldana to learn more about what brought her to Atkore, her work and the importance of bollards for local governments. Read more »

  • Built in LA to Protect Californians

    At a time when manufacturing jobs have been disappearing in Los Angeles County, Atkore Calpipe Security BollardsⓇ has transformed itself into a leading manufacturer of security barriers – right here in Downey, CA. These barriers defend some of the country’s most high-profile and high-traffic pedestrian sites like New York City’s Times Square and the Santa Monica Pier. Read more »

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