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


CPUC To Host Public Briefings on Utility Readiness for 2021 PSPS Events

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has announced it will host virtual public briefings for electric utilities to discuss their readiness for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events in 2021 with the public, as well as the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CAL FIRE. Each respective utility will provide these briefings on the following dates:

• Tuesday, August 3, 2021, from 9 am to noon: Southern California Edison (SCE)

• Tuesday, August 3, 2021, from 1 pm to 4 pm: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

• Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 9 am to noon: Small Multi-Jurisdictional Utilities (such as Liberty Utilities and PacifiCorp)

To view the workshop, see here. Public participants may also hear the event and make comments by calling 1-800-857-1917, passcode 7218384#.



The Municipal Resource Group, a sponsor of RCRC’s 2021 Annual Meeting, is offering a comprehensive leadership development program for interested participants that starts on August 25th. For more information about the 10-month LX EVOLVE program, please see the flyer here.


Access the State Grants Portal for a Multitude of Funding Opportunities

Billions of dollars are up for grabs to public agencies and other entities, including tribes and businesses. Grant seekers can access a centralized portal of grant and loan opportunities here, or sign up to receive new grant opportunities delivered straight to your inbox.