On March 28, 2017, RCRC President and CEO Greg Norton, RCRC Vice President of External Affairs / Administration Justin Caporusso, and RCRC Regulatory Affairs Advocate Staci Heaton provided an organizational overview and update on the Governmental Affairs team’s 2017/18 legislative and regulatory priorities to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.  This Tuesday, Mr. Norton, joined by RCRC Vice President of Governmental Affairs Paul A. Smith, and RCRC Regulatory Affairs Advocate Mary Pitto presented before the Alpine 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 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.  The team also discussed the Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority, and outlined the myriad resources available for RCRC member counties.

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.