Dec. 15, 2015
Issue #104

Editor's Note

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Local Government Statement Regarding Filing of California Water Conservation, Flood Control and Stormwater Management Act

Measure Would Establish a New Optional Funding Method Local Agencies Can Use for Stormwater Management and Flood Control Projects and Establishment of Rates to Encourage Conservation and Protect Low-Income Customers

On Monday, Dec. 14, the Association of California Water Agencies, the California State Association of Counties, and the League of California Cities® filed a constitutional amendment with the Attorney General’s office. The measure would create a new, optional funding method local agencies can use to finance stormwater management and flood control projects, set rates for customers to encourage conservation and reduce water and sewer bills for low-income customers. The measure includes strict accountability and transparency requirements for any local agency that chooses to avail itself of this new funding method.
Environmental Quality, Water, Ballot Initiatives

New FAA Regulations Require Registration for Recreational Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Dec. 14 a new requirement in federal law requiring registration of all model aircraft, including recreational drones. It is reportedly a user-friendly web-based registration process. Under the new federal rule, anyone who operated a drone, or unmanned aircraft system (UAS) before Dec. 21, 2015, is required to register by Feb. 19, 2016. Owners of any drone or UAS purchased after Dec. 21 must register before their first flight outdoors.
Public Safety, Legislation, Federal

Registration is Now Open for the Public Works Officers Institute in Sacramento

Don’t miss the opportunity to register early and secure your spot for the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute and Expo scheduled March 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.

Public Works Officers, Meetings and Events, Public Works
1400 K Street ■ Sacramento, CA 95814 ■ (916) 658-8200
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