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


CPUC Announces Public Meeting on Energy Rates and Costs

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)—along with the California Energy Commission, California Independent System Operator, and Legislative Leaders—will hold an Electric Rates and Costs En Banc. These key decision-makers will hear from experts on utility rates, clean energy programs, wildfire mitigation measures, modernizing the energy system, and affordability issues.

WHAT: CPUC Electric Rates and Costs En Banc 
WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 9:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
WHERE: Remote access via webcast or conference line. See here for participation information and a draft agenda.

Save the Date for Forest Stewardship Workshop

The University of California Cooperative Extension has announced upcoming training opportunities to help landowners develop sustainable plans to improve and protect their forest lands. Online workshops will be offered weekly from March 22, 2021 through May 27, 2021, with an in-person session scheduled in Humboldt County on Saturday, April 24, 2021. For more information, see here.


Career Opportunities

  • Shasta County Seeks Assistant County Executive Officer

Shata County is seeking an Assistant County Executive Officer to assist the County Executive Officer (CEO) in accomplishing countywide strategic planning, alignment and regional partnerships to achieve the Board and Public Safety goals. This position will also assist in strategic financial planning, to further resiliency, leveraging resources locally and ensuring existing allocations further CEO, Board and department goals. The application filing deadline is March 8, 2021. Apply online or view additional details here.

  • County of Del Norte Seeks County Administrative Officer

Del Norte County is seeking a dynamic professional who can lead County Administration and improve the services it provides for the community. The "Results Based Accountability" model of delivering and assessing services will be the primary tool by which the new County Administrative Officer will be evaluated. ln addition, the successful candidate should have excellent team building skills and be adept at forging and strengthening partnerships with all other community development agencies in the community. For more information,see the job bulletin here.

Applications are due by March 4, 2021. Application materials are found here.


  • County of Del Norte Seeks Local Transportation Commission Executive Director 

The Del Norte County Local Transportation Commission (DNLTC) seeks proposals to provide the services of an Executive Director. The Executive Director provides services in transportation administration, planning, coordination, and has training and experience to perform all aspects of the job. The DNLTC expects an agreement with the successful candidate to be entered into on or before June 30, 2021. The contract will be for a term of five years commencing on July 1, 2021. Submission deadline is March 5, 2021. For more information, see here.