On Tuesday, RCRC Chair Bob Williams (Tehama), RCRC President and CEO, Greg Norton, and RCRC Regulatory Affairs Advocates Staci Heaton and Mary Pitto provided an organizational overview and update on the Governmental Affairs team’s 2017/18 legislative and regulatory priorities to the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors.  

Mr. Norton provided an update on RCRC’s affiliate programs, Golden State Finance Authority, and National Homebuyers Fund, and give back programs related to veterans housing, human trafficking education, and disaster assistance.  RCRC staff discussed the Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority, and the current status of legislative and regulatory efforts related to disadvantaged communities, State Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), local marijuana taxes, multi-county Assessment Appeals Boards, the IHSS cost shift, funding for state and local transportation needs, and wildfire funding, among others.

A synopsis of RCRC’s 2017-18 legislative priorities can be accessed in a recent article from Supervisor Williams, titled The Year Ahead for California’s Rural Counties