Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties.


Fish and Game Commission Proposes Public Use Changes to Wildlife Areas, Public Lands, and Ecological Reserves

The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) is a Gubernatorially-appointed body with regulatory authority over the state’s public lands and wildlife conservation.  In January, the Commission released a regulatory proposal to make public use changes to California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s lands, including designating recently acquired lands and removing properties the Department no longer possesses or manages.  

The proposal includes designating one property as a wildlife area, seven properties as ecological reserves, and making other site-specific changes that generally impact public access and/or public safety on these managed lands in various RCRC member counties, including Inyo, Mono, San Luis Obispo, Napa and Sonoma counties.

The Commission is holding two public hearings on this proposal and will accept comments orally or in writing no later than April 16, 2020.  The public hearings are scheduled for Friday, February 21st at 8 a.m., and Thursday, April 16th at 8 a.m. in Sacramento.

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GO-Biz Announces Cannabis Equity Grants for Local Jurisdictions

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has announced $30 million is available for cities and counties to promote equity and eliminate barriers to populations and communities that were disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition. Grant applications must be received by March 9, 2020 and will be awarded no later than May 1, 2020 for assistance in Cannabis Equity Assessment and Program Development, or Assistance for Cannabis Equity Program Applicants and Licensees.

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Central Valley Flood Protection Board Hosts Workshop on Climate Change in the San Joaquin Basin

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board will host a workshop on climate change in the San Joaquin Basin as it relates to the 2022 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan  (CVFPP) Update.

Department of Water Resources CVFPP Planning team will present information on current challenges, solutions analyzed in the San Joaquin Basin-Wide Feasibility Study and 2017 CVFPP Update, and an overview of the approach for analyzing climate change in the 2022 CVFPP Update.

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Western Interstate Region Conference Coming to California

Join RCRC, Mariposa County, and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for the 2020 National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite!  Mariposa County Supervisor Kevin Cann serves as WIR President, and is looking forward to hosting his colleagues from the 15 western states in Mariposa County.  Read More…


Shasta County Seeks Health and Human Services Deputy Branch Director

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Alpine County Seeks Director of Finance

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