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Adopted in 1906, federal law requires the U.S. Forest Service to provide counties and schools with 25 percent of the revenues generated on federal forest lands from a variety of...

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In October 1976, Congress enacted the Federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act to provide federal payments to local governments to help offset losses in property tax revenues due to nontaxable federal lands within local governments' boundaries. 

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RCRC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING - 05/1/2019 - 05/02/2019

The May 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held in the County of the Chair. 

@ca_ruralcounties

RCRC has lent its #support to SB 670, by Senator Mike McGuire.  SB 670 would require providers of #telecommunication services to inform @Cal_OES of #911 service or #emergency warning outages. 
Under SB 670, occurrence of a service outage or any outage affecting #emergencywarning capabilities would require: 
1). Telecommunication providers that provide access to 911 service to notify CalOES;
2). CalOES to notify affected local offices of emergency services or county sheriff;
3). Telecommunication providers to notify CalOES within 60 minutes of the outage and provide a description of the estimated area affected, approximate number of customers affected, estimated time to repair the outage, and a contact person that can provide CalOES with further updates; and,
4). Telecommunication providers to notify CalOES that restoration of service has occurred once the 911 service has been restored. 
SB 670 would ensure that #state and #local offices of emergency services have the crucial information they need to address 911 service interruptions in a timely manner. 
RCRC’s letter of support can be accessed at rcrcnet.org. Currently, SB 670 awaits consideration in the Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee. 
#caleg #publicsafety #sb670 #senatorMcguire #CaCounties #rural #california #emergencyresponse #RCRC #caloes #emergencyservices #emergencypreparedness #localgovernment #leadership #senatormcguire Today, RCRC hosted students from the Big Valley High School (@bvasb) Color Guard who are in town for Ag Day 2019 at the State Capitol.  Ag Day is an annual celebration recognizing California’s #agricultural #community by showcasing the agricultural #commodities produced in our state. 
#agday #agday19 #lassencounty #agriculture #farmers #rancher #colorguard #leadership #ruralcalifornia #lassencounty #bigvalleyhighschool  #RCRC #ffa #cacounties #futureleaders RCRC’s ESJPA is holding it’s first #FREE #SolidWaste 101 Webinar this morning at 10:00am. There’s still time to register: 
https://bit.ly/2YcOQLx

The webinar is a fundamental guide to the complicated world of managing solid waste in #california from a #Rural #county perspective. Be sure to follow ESJPA’s Facebook and Twitter to stay informed for things #trash, #recycling, and #organics 🗣Bill of the Week

RCRC has lent its #support to AB 1530, authored by Assembly Member Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova). #AB1530 furthers the position that #municipalities can #regulate and/or prohibit mobile deliveries of #cannabis products. 
Several weeks ago, regulations were adopted by the @bureauofcannabiscontrol that allow for mobile deliveries of #cannabisproducts even in #counties that prohibit this activity.  As such, municipalities are left with two options to counter these regulations.  The first, is to make the law even more clear by enacting AB 1530 which simply says “A local jurisdiction may adopt an #ordinance or #resolution pursuant to Section 26200 that permits, restricts, limits, or bans the delivery of cannabis or cannabis products to a location within its jurisdictional boundaries.” The second option is to challenge the validity of the regulations in court – something that is regrettable, but necessary.

RCRC’s support letter can be accessed at rcrcnet.org.  Currently, AB 1530 awaits consideration in the #Assembly.  For more information, contact RCRC’s VP of Governmental Affairs, Paul Smith. 
#RCRC #CaCounties #Cannabis #CaLeg #cannabiscommunity #cannabislegislation #california #ruralcalifornia #countiesmatter #cannabiseducation #kencooley #legislation #cannabislegislation Earlier this week, the #RCRC Board of Directors adopted a new policy to offer a #support position for #Gubernatorial appointees during the #California State Senate’s confirmation process. “RCRC is the preeminent voice on issues impacting California’s rural counties, and it is important that the organization is able to advocate for state government leaders that recognize the challenges that rural communities face,” said Matt Kingsley, RCRC Chair and Inyo County Supervisor. “California’s government relies on a large number of appointees – most who are selected by the Governor – to operate a number of state agencies, boards, and commissions.  These entities (i.e. the State Water Resources Control Board, the California Transportation Commission, the Department of Fish and Wildlife) have a large impact on rural county governments and the communities they serve.” In their first official action regarding this new policy, RCRC officially endorsed the confirmation of Wade Crowfoot as the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, and Chief Thom Porter as the Director of CALFIRE. 
#cacounties #leadership #calfire #calfirefirefighters #ruralcalifornia #thomporter #wildfire #counties #countiesmatter #wadecrowfoot #resourcesagency Earlier this week, the #RCRC Board of Directors adopted a new policy to offer a #support position for #Gubernatorial appointees during the #California State Senate’s confirmation process. “RCRC is the preeminent voice on issues impacting California’s rural counties, and it is important that the organization is able to advocate for state government leaders that recognize the challenges that rural communities face,” said Matt Kingsley, RCRC Chair and Inyo County Supervisor. “California’s government relies on a large number of appointees – most who are selected by the Governor – to operate a number of state agencies, boards, and commissions.  These entities (i.e. the State Water Resources Control Board, the California Transportation Commission, the Department of Fish and Wildlife) have a large impact on rural county governments and the communities they serve.” In their first official action regarding this new policy, RCRC officially endorsed the confirmation of Chief Thom Porter as the Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (@calfire) and Wade Crowfoot as the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency. 
Chief Porter’s review in the State Senate is likely to occur later this spring.

#cacounties #leadership #calfire #calfirefirefighters #ruralcalifornia #thomporter #wildfire #counties #countiesmatter
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