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Recent News

April 11, 2014
Drought Operations Plan Released

Late this week, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a multi-state Drought Operations Plan (Plan) for the remainder of 2014.

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April 4, 2014
State Water Board Adopts New Industrial Stormwater Permit

Earlier this week, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted an updated Industrial General Stormwater permit, after months of redrafting and discussions with RCRC and other industry stakeholders.

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March 28, 2014
Senate Budget Subcommittee Considers PILT Funding

On Thursday, Senate Budget Subcommittee Number 4 discussed the monies owed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) to 36 counties in the form of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT).

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Current Issues

April 14, 2014
HOT ISSUE

CA DROUGHT INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE

RCRC Staff is continually monitoring the current drought situation, its impacts to Member counties, and economic assistance opportunities as they become available. Please refer to this section of the RCRC website for the latest news and information related to the 2014 California drought.

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April 8, 2014
RCRC Opposes SB 1270 - Urges Members to Take Action

RCRC has joined fellow local government entities CSAC and League of California Cities to oppose SB 1270 regarding surface mining regulations under SMARA. SB 1270 would undermine local land use planning authority. By proposing to shift lead agency status for mining inspections and financial assurances of surface mining activities from counties or cities to the state, the bill erodes the ability for a local jurisdiction to work with mining operations for the benefit of the local community, and could even create direct costs on those jurisdictions that operate their own mines for public works projects.

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April 4, 2014
Medical Marijuana Bills to Develop Statewide Regulatory Scheme on the Legislature’s Agenda

Earlier this week, Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) amended Assembly Bill 1894 to develop a state regulatory scheme to address issues related to medical marijuana, including cultivation, manufacturing, testing, transportation, storage, distribution and sale of medical marijuana.

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Annual Meeting

RCRC's 2013 Annual Meeting was held in El Dorado County at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel September 25 - 27, and featured experts and panels discussing a wide range of topics related to California's counties.

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