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


General Plan and Housing Element Annual Progress Reports Webinar, March 10th

All jurisdictions are required to submit their General Plan Annual Progress Report (APR) and their Housing Element APR to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) by April 1 of each year. Learn about the latest changes to the APR requirements as well as how to obtain technical assistance from OPR and/or HCD in order to meet this year's deadline!


  • Helen Campbell, AICP, OPR Senior Planner
  • Edwin Sun, HCD Analyst
  • Sydney Bennet, HCD Analyst
  • Annelise Osterberg, HCD Analyst

Moderated by OPR Community Planning and Development Manager, Erik DeKok, AICP

Date:  Wednesday, March 10, 2021 
Time:  12:00pm to 1:00pm
Register Now  |  View Live on YouTube


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.


Support for Installation of Electric Vehicle Ports Available Through Southern California Edison’s Expanded “Charge Ready” Program

Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Charge Ready program will launch this summer with the goal of supporting the installation of roughly 38,000 electric vehicle charging ports across the SCE service area over four years. Charge Ready will locate approximately half of those charging ports in communities most heavily impacted by the combined effects of economic, environmental, and public health burdens. The program will also help expand the promise of electric vehicles to more people by supporting charging station installations at multifamily dwellings like apartments or condo complexes. 
New program features and benefits include: 

  • Multiple program offerings for commercial and multi-family properties.
  • Rebates for the purchase and installation of qualified EV charging stations.
  • No or low-cost installation and maintenance of the electric infrastructure.
  • New multi-family construction program options and features.
  • Technical assistance to install EV charging stations, as well as access to resources, qualified vendors, and more!

To find out more about the upcoming Charge Ready program enhancements and when the program will be open for applications this summer, sign up for updates today.