RESOLUTION 2021-03 A Resolution of the Regional Water Authority Regarding Extreme Drought Conditions in 2021 WHEREAS, the Regional Water Authority’s (RWA) mission includes protecting and enhancing the reliability, availability, affordability, and…
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.
2022 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
|SB 1157 Oppose Unless Amended (Coalition Letter)
AB 2142 Support (Coalition Letter)
AB 2201 Oppose Unless Amended (Letter) Committee Analysis
|AB 2895 Oppose Unless Amended (Letter)
SB 222 Support if Amended (Letter) (Proposed Amendments)
AB 2449 Support (Letter)
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 2021 Advocacy Program Highlights.
For information about RWA’s Advocacy Program, contact Ryan Ojakian, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
Legislative and Regulatory News
Media Statement: Declaration Underscores Region’s Drought Concerns, Actions to Protect the Lower American River (5/10/21)
MEDIA STATEMENT Emergency Declaration Underscores Region’s Drought Concerns, Actions to Protect the Lower American River Sacramento, Calif. – The following statement was released today by Jessica Law, Executive Director of…
Senate Budget Proposal Could Boost Resiliency to Drought and Climate Change in the Sacramento Region Sacramento, Calif. – Jim Peifer, Executive Director of the Regional Water Authority, issued the following…
Federal Affairs Standing Committee Agenda for April 21, 2021
Federal Affairs Standing Committee Agenda for March 23, 2021
Federal Affairs Standing Committee Agenda for February 17, 2021
The 2020 Advocacy Program Annual Report is now available and can be found here.
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…
Federal Affairs Standing Committee Meeting Agenda for December 16, 2020