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Member Spotlight: Bob Whitley, West Yost Associates Congratulations to Bob Whitley of West Yost Associates! Bob was recently elected to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. A long time and active associate member of CASA, Bob served as senior vice president and chairman [...]

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Look Who’s Coming to San Diego? Are You?

Our 62nd annual conference features top speakers such as State Controller Betty Yee and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. We’re also hosting an impressive line-up of panelists who will address hot topics from Proposition 218 to public private partnerships. This is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts plus network with colleagues from around the state. [...]

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Your Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Legislature Passes Cap and Trade Extension On Monday, July 17, the Legislature voted to pass AB 398 (E. Garcia) which extends California’s Cap and Trade program through 2030. Governor Brown’s primary legislative objective for the year was to extend this program. Through hard fought negotiations, the Governor persuaded the Legislature to pass the program extension [...]

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Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Potable Reuse Bill Moving through Senate The Senate Environmental Quality Committee heard and passed one of CASA's top priority bills, AB 574 (Quirk), on July 5. The bill's next hearing is July 11 before the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. Read more about the bill and CASA's support letter. Feinstein Joins Others to Sponsor Water Conservation Bill [...]

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62nd Annual Conference Happenings

Calling all Conference Attendees!  This year's conference marks the first time the regulatory workgroup will meet during a conference. Attend the group's meeting on August 22 to learn more about its focus, hear about regulatory updates and to see if it's right for your agency's involvement. One-day registration available. Vote for Your Board We will cast ballots at [...]

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Little Hoover Commission Discusses Special Districts

On Thursday, June 22nd, the Little Hoover Commission met for a final roundtable discussion with special district representatives on draft recommendations they put forward following the two previous hearings.  The four specific categories of recommendations were (1) Governance and LAFCO (2) Transparency (3) Climate change adaptation and (4) Healthcare districts. While most of the recommendations [...]

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Annual Conference to Feature Kevin Faulconer

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, dubbed by the Atlantic as "the great urban hope of the Republican Party" is among the strong speaker lineup for the CASA Annual Conference, August 22 through 24, 2017 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis. Mayor Faulconer will highlight his vision for "One San Diego," a unified city with an [...]

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CASA Welcomes Two New Directors

Roland Williams of Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) and Marco Palilla of HDR are the two newest members of the CASA Board of Directors.  Roland, the General Manager of CVSan, was appointed June 12, 2017 to fill a vacancy and will serve the remainder of the term through August 2018.  Marco, an Associate Vice President [...]

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Bills of Interest Still Moving Midway Through the Session

Friday, June 2 was the official halfway point in the 2017 legislative session and the deadline for all bills introduced this year to be passed to the second house. The week preceding the deadline was extremely busy with both houses scrambling to pass the remaining bills, while concurrently attempting to wrap up final budget negotiations [...]

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Annual Conference to Feature Water Board Member Joaquin Esquivel

Water Board Member Joaquin Esquivel will speak during the closing session of CASA’s Annual Conference in San Diego, August 22-24, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Mr. Esquivel to a four-year term on the Board this spring.   He previously served in the California Resources Agency and worked for U.S. Senator Barbara [...]

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