AENR Issues

Overview

AENR ISSUES

Overview

CSAC Resiliency Advisory Committee Home Page

CSAC has convened a Resiliency Advisory Committee to help counties better prepare for and adapt to the natural disasters that are becoming all too common in California. This committee is one piece of several ongoing efforts.

The committee is chaired by Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore and brings together a wide variety of county leaders and resiliency experts to help counties adapt to this new environment, prepare for the next incident, and minimize the impact on our communities and our economy.

Overview

Legislators Urged to Avoid Changing Inverse Condemnation

Legislative leaders in conjunction with the Administration announced the convening of a legislative conference committee to discuss potential changes to laws related to wildfire liability. The Committee is meeting during the final weeks of this session and will use SB 901 as a vehicle for any proposed changes to law. CSAC has significant concerns about retroactive or future changes to utility liability laws that are being considered by this conference committee.

Overview

Tree Mortality

Drought, bark beetle, and other stresses have led to massive tree die-offs in California’s forests.These problems affect county economies and budgets as supervisors struggle to manage the problem and tourism suffers.

CSAC’s issue brief on the subject details our policy.

Overview

Forest Health and Land Management

The tree mortality crisis worsens wildfire risk across whole regions of the state and presents life safety risks from falling trees in many forested communities. CSAC continues to work with the Administration and stakeholders to implement the Governor’s Executive Order on tree mortality. CSAC is advocating for local assistance, financial resources, regulatory relief and assistance with outreach and coordination efforts in order to effectively limit the public health and safety risk from dead and dying trees.

Overview

California Water Conservation, Flood Control and Stormwater Management Act of 2016

As one of the association’s priorities for 2016, CSAC will support an amendment to Article X of the California Constitution that would:

Overview

California Cannabis Authority

The California Cannabis Authority (“CCA”) is a Joint Powers Authority created by contract between counties with cannabis regulatory or taxing authority. The purpose of the organization is to develop and manage a statewide data platform that will gather, collect, and analyze information from a myriad of data sources into one resource, to help local governments ensure cannabis regulatory compliance and also provide necessary information to financial institutions that wish to work with the cannabis industry.

Overview

Climate Change

CSAC recognizes that climate change will have a harmful effect on our environment, public health, and economy, and recognizes the need for immediate actions. CSAC supports a flexible approach to climate change, recognizing that a one size fits all approach is not appropriate for California’s diverse communities. CSAC supports special consideration for environmental justice issues, and cost-effective strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Overview

Resource Recovery and Waste Management

As the state focuses on increasing the amount of organic material diverted from our landfills in order to reduce methane gas − a short lived climate pollutant – CSAC is focused on assisting counties with the implementation of these organic diversion requirements. CSAC is also advocating for resources to fund additional infrastructure needed to managed the organics portion of the waste stream. 

Overview

Water Resources

Water issues, including stormwater infrastructure, groundwater management and drought impacts will remain priorities as on-going work and implementation efforts continue into 2017.

CSAC remains committed to finding a funding solution for local stormwater programs. Staff are working in coordination with county public works departments to build local political support with County Boards of Supervisors and state legislators, and work to increase public awareness of this critical issue until a successful statewide solution is identified.

Navigation Term Highlight

Latest CSAC Bulletin

Navigation Term Highlight

Where We are Located

Navigation Term Highlight

County Of The Week:
Los Angeles

Commands