The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a Regional Water Authority proposal to adjust emergency water conservation standards for climate. The adjustment will ease conservation targets for the Sacramento region…
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
John Woodling, Executive Director of the Regional Water Authority, which represents two dozen water providers in the Sacramento region, issued the following statement regarding draft revised conservation standards issued today…
Published in the Sacramento Bee on Monday, December 7, 2015 By John Woodling, Special to The Bee The State Water Resources Control Board meets Monday on potential changes to mandatory water…
SACRAMENTO– The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) should adjust current conservation targets to recognize the effects of climate on water use, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) and…
Sacramento Region Tasked With Achieving the State’s Highest Conservation Targets SACRAMENTO– The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) today issued a revised framework for achieving the Governor’s order to reduce…
SACRAMENTO–The Regional Water Authority (RWA) Board of Directors yesterday unanimously adopted a resolution urging its 22 water provider members to continue efforts to reduce water use by 20 percent or…
RESOLUTION 2015-01 A Resolution of the Regional Water Authority Regarding Response to Dry Conditions in 2015 Whereas, the Regional Water Authority’s mission includes protecting and enhancing the reliability, availability, afford…