U.S. EPA Releases Action Plan for Bay-Delta

Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 08/28/2012 – 4:12pm The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an action plan Aug. 28 that proposes seven measures for improving water quality, restoring aquatic habitat, and improving management of the Bay-Delta Estuary. >>>Read more

Governor Unveils Pension Reform Agreement

Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 08/28/2012 – 4:57pm Reforms that would cap benefits for public employees, increase the retirement age and stop abusive practices are among the features of a sweeping pension reform agreement unveiled Aug. 28 by Gov. Jerry Brown. >>>Read more

ACWA Plans Series of Region Briefings in September

Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 08/28/2012 – 5:21pm ACWA is sponsoring a series of briefings this fall to keep members up to date on topics such as Delta developments, the 2014 water bond, ACWA’s California Water Finance Task Force and the association’s Reorganization and Revitalization Plan. Briefings have been scheduled for the following dates […]

Two Appointed to Regional Water Boards

Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 08/29/2012 – 3:54pm Gov. Jerry Brown announced two appointments to regional water boards on Aug. 29. The appointments require Senate confirmation. >>> Read more

DWR Notifies Central Valley Property Owners about Flood Risk

Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 08/29/2012 – 12:09pm   The Department of Water Resources is notifying nearly 275,000 property owners in the Central Valley that they are risk of flooding and should prepare accordingly, it was announced Aug. 29. Flood risk notifications are being sent to owners of property located behind a state-federal levee […]

“Right to Water” Bill Heads to Governor

Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 08/29/2012 – 4:59pm   Legislation aimed at codifying a “right to water” cleared its final legislative hurdle Aug. 29 and is headed for the governor’s desk. ACWA-opposed AB 685 (Eng) would declare that it is the policy of the state that every human has the right to clean, affordable, […]

Legislature Set to Vote on Pension Reform Package

After months of hearings and recent behind-the-scenes negotiations between top Democrats and the Governor’s office, a major pension reform proposal emerged yesterday. Following a press conference in Los Angeles in which Governor Brown announced that a pension deal had been reached, his office issued a statement announcing the pension reform agreement, to be known as […]

Energy in California Conference – November 12 – 13, 2012

The 14th Annual Conference on Energy in California will commence on November 12 – 13, 2012, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days in San Francisco, California at the Marriott Union Square. The conference will cover new energy standards and regulations , industry trends, and the state of California’s energy system. Registration is currently open. […]

The East Bay Regional Park District – Master Plan Update – Community Meetings

Third Annual PortFest Scheduled Oct. 6 at Port of Redwood City

            The third annual award-winning PortFest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Redwood City. Admission and parking are free.             New for this year’s festival is a shuttle to and from the Redwood City Caltrain station, reports Port Commission Vice Chair Lorianna Kastrop.             The […]