Steve Croft, mayor of the City of Lakewood, was appointed to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority’s (California JPIA) Executive Committee on January 25, 2023, to fill the vacant seat of Darcy McNaboe. McNaboe concluded her term as mayor with the City of Grand Terrace in December 2022.
Many cities have faced challenges when trying to deter illegal street racing and sideshow intersection takeovers. Illegal street racing occurs when drivers race their vehicles at high speeds on public streets. Sideshows are illegal gatherings where drivers take over city intersections and wide stretches of road to do stunts with their cars, including burnouts, doughnuts, and figure-eights.
Maria Galvan, a senior risk manager who joined the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) in 2013, commemorates a milestone anniversary—ten years of service—last month. Promoted from risk manager to senior risk manager in July 2019, Galvan manages member relations. She oversees training, risk management, claims, and finance for members in Region 5, which includes the San Gabriel Valley, Pomona Valley, West Los Angeles County, and the City of La Palma.
California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) staff members were again at the forefront of trends affecting local government agencies. Staff shared knowledge and best practices with industry peers at two important conferences: the 2023 League of California Cities City Managers Conference and the Public Agency Risk Management Association (PARMA) Annual Conference, The Sweet Success of Risk Management.
California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) Associate Member, Lancaster Energy (LE), maintains an innovative and successful community choice aggregation (CCA) program, providing clean energy at competitive rates to residential and commercial customers. Read on to learn more about the CCA's team of staff who are working to develop and expand upon a range of exciting renewable energy programs.
The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) announced that West Coast Arborists, Inc. (WCA) has renewed its support of the California city management community as a 2022-23 CCMF Corporate Benefactor Sponsor.
On October 6, 2022, California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to proceed with launching a Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff (DAC-GT) Program for three associate members. The program, funded by the CPUC, will offer eligible customers in disadvantaged communities 100% renewable energy and a 20% total bill discount.
In preparation for Renne Public Law Group’s (RPLG) five-year anniversary on March 1, 2023, the public law firm enlisted Tripepi Smith to create a new suite of brand assets that celebrate the significant milestone. Since RPLG’s founding in 2018, the firm has worked closely with Tripepi Smith to bolster communications, create branded collateral and establish a strong marketing presence in California’s municipal law sector.