• Humboldt County

  • Colusa County

  • Alpine County

Hot Issues

STATE PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILT)

California's Payment-In-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 to offset adverse impacts to county property tax revenues that result when the state acquires private property for wildlife management areas. 

Read more

CANNABIS

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215 – the Compassionate Use Act – which exempts patients and defined caregivers who possess or cultivate marijuana for medical treatment...

Read more

Next Event

RCRC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING - 2/20/2019

The February 2019 Executive Committee Meeting at the RCRC office in Sacramento.

@ca_ruralcounties

RCRC President Greg Norton, and Vice President of Governmental Affairs Paul Smith, were in @visiteldorado County today to officially welcome Supervisor @loriparlin to RCRC’s Board of Directors. Supervisor Parlin will serve as Delegate, and Supervisor Brian Veerkamp will serve as Alternate.  Welcome to the RCRC County Family ❤️ .
.
.
.
#RCRC #cacounties #family #leadership #ruralca #california #ruralcalifornia RCRC has lent its #support to #AB343, authored by Assembly Member Jim Patterson (R-Fresno). AB 343 would require the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to develop and implement a fuels transportation program that provides competitive grants or other financial incentives for projects in eligible communities to offset the costs of transporting fuels to a #biomass #energy facility. 
Currently, AB 343 awaits action in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.  RCRC’s letter of support can be accessed at rcrcnet.org

#caleg #california #resources #RCRC #cacounties #ruralcalifornia #ruralca Part 2: RCRC staff spent the day with its #CAFWA partners and #California legislators touring the #CampFire devastation in #Buttecounty. Many thanks to the California Forestry Association for including us in this tour and event. We value our CAFWA team partnerships, and look forward to a productive legislative session!! . . . . 
#CaWildfires #foresthealth #paradisestrong #buttestrong #buttecountystrong #defensiblespace
#california #ruralCA #forestry #fire #leadership #RCRC #CaCounties #firefighters #calfire #campfireparadise #calforests #wildfirescalifornia #californiafires #buttecountyfire #ridgestrong #caleg RCRC staff is spending the day with its #CAFWA partners and California legislators touring the devastating #CampFire in #ButteCounty. The stops in #Paradise will highlight the benefits of defensible space, fuel break projects, and other proved methods used to curb the risk of devastating wildfire. 
Many thanks to Calforests for including us in today’s events. 
#CaWildfires #foresthealth #paradisestrong #buttestrong #buttecountystrong #defensiblespace
#california #ruralCA #forestry #fire #leadership #RCRC #CaCounties #firefighters #calfire #campfireparadise #calforests #wildfirescalifornia #californiafires #buttecountyfire #ridgestrong This atmospheric river has us dreaming of warmer days! ☀️ 🌴 @exploreinyocounty .
.
.
.
#RCRC #cacounties #california #travel #adventure #inyocounty #exploreinyocounty #travelguide #mountains #sunset #rural #ruralcalifornia #theothersideofcalifornia #beautiful #deathvalley #deathvalleynationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice In an effort to boost Census 2020’s outreach, @cacompletecount is requesting interested partners and stakeholders to participate in a webinar about State, Federal, and local efforts to achieve a complete count in #California, particularly in #rural communities. 
Key components of the webinar include: •Unique challenges facing rural communities due to the first ever “digital census,”
•Best practices and lessons learned for outreach and engagement;
•Collaboration among other rural counties, community partners, and the State; and,
•Hear from State and Federal representatives about the importance and benefits of engaging in the 2020 Census. 
For questions, please contact Paul A. Smith, RCRC Vice President Governmental Affairs at (916) 447-4806, or Dorothy Johnson, Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs at California Complete Count Census Office at (916) 852-2020
.
.
.
.
.
#census2020 #uscensus #cacounties #RCRC #ruralcalifornia #california #census #2020census #countthenation #outreach #webinar #Californians #becounted #censusdata #americacounts #savethedate #digitalcensus
The is posted. Your source for legislative and regulatory news impacting 's count… https://t.co/YVVGEtRXrB
Many thanks to for including us in this tour and event. We value our partnerships, and look… https://t.co/ZTtaAFbieo
RT : Enjoyed learning a little about three of 's newest legislators luncheon. Look forward to… https://t.co/W6nz0iJ0lQ
RT : https://t.co/uFijw9liqX will preview with https://t.co/JDQGYOrlSR
RT : Congrats ! I look forward to working with you to reach ’s residents through… https://t.co/xxqjWB0Ac2
Welcome to ! We look forward to working together on California's issue… https://t.co/6TMHPyiWss
Bill of the Week: Assembly Bill 72 (Assembly Committee) - Budget Act of 2018: https://t.co/TPFONVTao1https://t.co/u6UjBoXrpy
Rural Communities Invited to Join 2020 Webinar: https://t.co/TTrfxna6iJ
Utilities Submit Prevention Plans to State Regulators, Expect More Power Shutdowns:… https://t.co/AphyDsuf9f
The is posted. Your source for legislative and regulatory news impacting 's count… https://t.co/G7ctXggY0z
RCRC Expands Governmental Affairs Team: https://t.co/s3UGslcsV7
RT : 🌲The deadline for a Forest Health Watershed Coordinator is next week (Feb 15)! ⏱️How are those applications coming… https://t.co/8wgqJ7Uww1
RCRC Releases Comprehensive & Demographic Profiles for Member Counties - Via :… https://t.co/CPpDepQCRt
RT : survivors. Have questions about your home insurance? Speak one-on-one w/ experts from Dept of Insurance o… https://t.co/8UU6VOedZJ
We agree that more resources are needed to address preparedness and prevention in , and apprec… https://t.co/Lqtx0TQZeW
Bill of the Week: Senate Bill 62 () - Endangered Species: Accidental Take - Via :… https://t.co/NRQvjMjQDO
RCRC Sponsors "Roadmap to Recovery" Workshops - Via : https://t.co/i1szva7KpShttps://t.co/ku8MpDtVzh
Bills to Amend Act of 2018 Move Forward - Via : https://t.co/sKx9xaxqYI
Rural Communities Invited to Join 2020 Webinar - Via : https://t.co/dX4IDVoikPhttps://t.co/829YWcKFzw
RT : Just in: Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration sent a letter to PG&E's bankruptcy trustee asking to ensure that fire… https://t.co/UBT62Sc2Br

News: The Barbed Wire

On Thursday, Justin Caporusso, RCRC Vice President of External Affairs and Chair of the California Forest Watershed Alliance ( CAFWA...Read more
On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 72 by the Assembly Budget Committee, which makes a number of immediate...Read more
On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a General Order rescinding previous authorization for California National Guard operations at the U.S...Read more
The Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Transportation and the Assembly Natural Resources Committee held a joint informational hearing...Read more
RCRC, joined by the League of California Cities, has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the California Supreme Court supporting Trinity...Read more
This week, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing entitled “Challenges and Solutions:...Read more
The Office of the Secretary of the Interior issued an order this week to accelerate timber cuts and other forest...Read more
RCRC has lent its support to Assembly Bill 343, authored by Assembly Member Jim Patterson (R-Fresno). AB 343 would require...Read more
In this episode of The Rural Rundown , RCRC's Vice President of External Affairs Justin Caporusso sits down with RCRC’s...Read more
The Rural Rundown discusses the legislative and regulatory issues impacting California’s rural counties, featuring commentary and interviews from individuals committed...Read more
Announcements regarding key staffing changes of importance to California's rural counties. Lenny Mendonca, 57, of Half Moon Bay, has been...Read more
Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties. Camp Fire Roadmap to Recovery Workshop...Read more
RCRC members are encouraged to share letters addressed to state and federal representatives and regulatory bodies with RCRC’s Government Affairs...Read more
Two New Hires Round Out RCRC’s Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Practice The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) announced today...Read more
On Wednesday, California’s major investor-owned utilities (IOUs) submitted mandatory wildfire mitigation reports to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) outlining...Read more
In an effort to boost Census 2020’s outreach, California Complete Count - Census 2020 is requesting interested partners and stakeholders...Read more
RCRC has lent its support to Assembly Bill 72, authored by the Assembly Budget Committee. AB 72 makes a number...Read more
President Donald Trump mostly omitted infrastructure language from his 2019 State of the Union address to Congress, disappointing policymakers, investors,...Read more
The Senate voted 99-1 to advance the Natural Resources Management Act (S 47), a legislative package that includes a measure...Read more
Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties. USDA Extends Deadlines for New Rural...Read more