ENS Federal Report for November 4, 2016

CONGRESSIONAL LAME DUCK SESSION HINGES ON OUTCOME OF TUESDAY ELECTIONS With polling results resembling whirling dervishes, it’s anyone’s call on how the general election will end up.  While the presidential election generates the most noise and visibility, the race for control of the House and the Senate is no less up-in-the air as prognosticators make […]

MTC Opposes Proposition 53

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OPPOSES PROP 53 Measure Threatens Local Control for Transportation, Infrastructure Projects SACRAMENTO – The agency that oversees planning, financing and coordinating transportation for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area is the latest local government group to unanimously oppose Prop 53, a measure on the November […]

Senators Feinstein and Daines Issue Letter Regarding Comprehensive Energy Legislation

In a letter to select Chairmen and Ranking Members on October 3, 2016, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Steve Daines expressed their thoughts on comprehensive energy legislation currently in conference negotiations. The letter discusses the Senators’ common priorities and urges strong reforms needed to improve forest health and addresses challenges currently impeding restoration efforts. Click here to read […]

CASA Issues Member Alert on Potential Changes to How Agency Charges Connection Fees

  October 5, 2016 New Law Could Require Changes in How Your Agency Charges Connection Fees On September 27, Governor Brown signed SB 1069 by Senator Bob Wieckowski into law. This bill takes effect January 1, 2017, and could affect how CASA member agencies charge water and wastewater connection fees for accessory dwelling units (ADUs).  An […]

WATCH: Prop 53 is dangerous

No on Prop 53 has launched their first TV ads today, featuring firefighters throughout the state. More than 250 public safety, local government, family farmers, business, labor and environmental leaders have joined in opposition against Prop 53, including the Bay Planning Coalition. Prop 53 allows residents in faraway regions — like San Diego or LA […]

Water Board Notices for Clean Water Act Sections 305(b) and 303(d)

Click here to view the Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment, Notice of Public Meeting and Workshop, and Notice of Public Hearing concerning proposed revisions to the 303(d) List of Impaired Water Bodies and consideration of an Integrated Assessment Report for the Central Valley Region. The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Valley […]

Clean Water & Jobs for CA Opposes Proposition 53

September 20, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 CLEAN WATER & JOBS FOR CALIFORNIA OPPOSES PROP 53 Group Says It Could Imperil Water Projects Across State   SACRAMENTO – Saying it could threaten a wide range of water projects throughout the state, Clean Water & Jobs for California today announced its opposition to […]

53 Days Left to Defeat Prop 53

Help us stop the attack on local control. The clock is ticking. With just 53 days until Election Day, we need your help to defeat Prop 53, one multimillionaire’s attack on local control. Prop 53 is opposed by a broad, bipartisan coalition of more than 230 organizations because it requires a statewide vote even for […]

House Likely to Consider WRDA Next Week

WATER POLICY:  House could take up WRDA next week Marc Heller, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, September 15, 2016 The House could take up its own version of a water projects bill as soon as next week, congressional aides said yesterday, setting the stage for negotiations with the Senate over financial help for Flint, Mich. A […]

State’s Largest Paper Joins Others in Saying No to Proposition 53

September 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL: VOTE NO ON PROP 53 State’s Largest Paper Warns “The Potential Damage to Local Control is Real” LOS ANGELES — Noting “the potential damage to local control is real,” the Los Angeles Times today urged its readers to vote No on Proposition […]