John Woodling, Executive Director of the Regional Water Authority, which represents 21 water providers in the Sacramento region, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Brown’s final report “Making Water Conservation…
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.
2019 Legislative Session
RWA is engaged on numerous bills in the 2019 legislative session. A current list of bills with a formal position can be found through the link below. Additionally, please see the position letter that RWA has sent on each of these bills. Please check back on this list regularly throughout the year as the legislative session can bring twist and turns that will change where RWA stands.
AB 217 Oppose Unless Amended
AB 296 Support Letter
AB 402 Oppose Unless Amended
AB 533 Support Letter
AB 756 Oppose Letter
SB 19 Support Letter
SB 134 Support Letter
SB 200 Support Letter
SB 487 Support Letter
SB 669 Support Letter
For information about RWA’s Advocacy Program, contact Ryan Ojakian, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
Legislative and Regulatory News
Overview Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-37-16 directs the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to work together to develop new permanent…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Regional Water Authority (RWA) is pleased to announce that Adam Walukiewicz Robin has joined as Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Program Manager. “Adam brings special expertise and…
On November 30th, the State of California released it’s public review draft framework document entitled “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life”. The plan was developed in response to…
SACRAMENTO–Amy Talbot, Water Efficiency Program Manager for the Regional Water Authority (RWA), released the following statement in response to snow survey results announced today by the California Department of Water…
Region Saves 31 percent June 2015 through February 2016 Twenty Sacramento-area water providers met their state-mandated conservation targets or were very close—within five percentage points—by the end of February, according…