|Dec. 15, 2015
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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 CustomersOn 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
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
Public Works Officers, Meetings and Events, Public Works
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