Sept. 25, 2015
Issue #90

Editor's Note

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ILG Launches Updated Website

In celebration of its 60th Anniversary, this week the Institute of Local Government (ILG) unveiled a new website. In an effort to better serve California's local officials and staff, the new site is organized by subject and has an advanced search function. ILG welcomes you to visit the site to see the new design and discover the resources available. Check it out at


Stakeholder Meetings to Provide Information on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation

The State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources will hold informational meetings to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and answer questions from the public. Technical sessions and public forums will be held in several areas throughout the state.

Water, Environmental Quality, Meetings and Events

Report Events, Safety Concerns to Union Pacific’s Response Management Communications Center

Around the clock, Union Pacific’s Response Management Communications Center (RMCC) critical call dispatchers answer phone calls from people reporting emergencies, community event notifications, and other incidents occurring on Union Pacific property. Union Pacific's highest priority is the safety of its employees and the communities it serves.

Public Safety, Transportation

Homeowners Can Qualify to Receive up to $100,000 In Mortgage Assistance through Keep Your Home California

Despite the much-better economic outlook and job growth, many of the state’s homeowners continue to struggle with their mortgage payments. That is where Keep Your Home California comes in, a free mortgage-assistance program, which is helping low and moderate income homeowners avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes.

Housing, Federal

Presidential Trade Mission Participants Announce Creation of U.S. Smart Cities Alliance

Group of U.S. Companies to Focus Collaborating on Clean Energy and Smart City Projects in China and Meeting U.S./China Low-Carbon Emission Goals Set by President Xi and President Obama

Several participating members of the Presidential China Clean Technology Business Development Mission (held in April of this year) announced the U.S. Smart Cities Alliance (USSCA).

Climate Change

Water Agencies Regulatory Summit Oct. 14 to Focus on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Register by Oct. 2

The Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) 2015 Regulatory Summit will take place on Oct. 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Ontario, CA. This year’s Regulatory Summit will focus on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA): One Year Later.

Water, Environmental Quality, Meetings and Events
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