Representing Regional Needs on Legislative and Regulatory Policies
In 2013, the Regional Water Authority Board of Directors approved a five-year strategic plan. A key component of the plan was advocacy. The Board’s goal: Ensure that regional needs and concerns are positively represented on legislative and regulatory policies and actions. To achieve this goal, RWA launched the Advocacy Program and dedicated resources to a contract lobbyist and staffing for the program. Since 2015, RWA members have worked together to develop the program by creating a structure, identifying priorities, setting goals and engaging members in a vision. In 2016, RWA launched the program on a subscription basis. In 2019, the Advocacy Program embarked as a permanent program offered to members. The transition was testament to the program’s accomplishments and results.
2020 Legislative Session
Please see the current list of bills with a formal position through the link below. Additionally, please check back for updates on these bills, and what the legislative process will look like for the remainder of the 2020 session. Current List of Bills
Read RWA’s Federal Legislative Platform (approved by the RWA Board on January 14, 2021) Read RWA’s Board Approved RWA Legislative And Regulatory Policy Principles (approved by the RWA Board on January 14, 2021) Read the 2020 Advocacy Program Highlights.
For information about RWA’s Advocacy Program, contact Ryan Ojakian, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
Legislative and Regulatory News
The Regional Water Authority (RWA) is delighted to announce that Michelle Banonis has been selected as the organization’s new Manager of Strategic Affairs. Banonis has over two decades of experience…
By Robert Dugan, chair of the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors and a board member of the Sacramento Regional Water Authority, and Jeff Harris, vice mayor of the city of Sacramento…
Sacramento, Calif. – The following statement was released today by Jim Peifer, Executive Director of the Regional Water Authority, and Tom Gohring, Executive Director of the Water Forum, in response…