The California wildfires last November devastated hundreds of thousands of acres of land- over 153,000 acres as a result of The Camp Fire in Butte County and nearly 14,000 homes to be exact. This in addition to the many wildfires that have affected all of the American Pacific have prompted local governments to find preventative solutions.
Five years have passed since Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act into effect. Now, that law could help with the success of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) own Water Resilience Portfolio, and help keep California water clean for generations to come. However, SGMA will have an economic impact on the state and its taxpayers.
A new California state law allows local governments to form their own banks to handle taxpayer money. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced on Wednesday, Oct. 2 that he signed the law co-authored by Assemblymen Miguel Santiago and David Chiu.
California JPIA Liability Program Manager Paul Zeglovitch and attorney Scott J. Grossberg will present “Lawsuit-Proofing Your City” on November 14, during the upcoming Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC) Annual Conference in Santa Barbara.
During the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) Annual Conference, Jasmin A. Hall, Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s (IEUA) Board Vice President, was announced as the new CASA Board Secretary/Treasurer for fiscal year 2019/2020.
More than 400 California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) members, business partners, and staff gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells from October 9 - 11 to learn about The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Risk Management, the theme of the Authority’s 2019 Risk Management Educational Forum.
The National League of Cities (NLC), done in partnership with the Public Technology Institute (PTI), has prepared a new report to help cities be prepared for cybersecurity and what that could mean for your city.
At their 39th Annual Fall Educational Summit, California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) brought together local government leaders from across the state to share experiences, successes and challenges from the municipalities in which they serve.
In June of 2019, ICMA president-elect Jane Brautigam, City Manager for the City of Boulder, CO appointed individuals to serve on the ICMA member committees and task forces. Over 400 members have been appointed or designated to serve on committees, advisory boards, and task forces.