CalMutuals Monthly Newsletter
March 2017

(CalMutuals Directors, Members and Staff arriving in Sacramento)

On March 7th, CalMutuals directors & staff traveled to Sacramento to meet with various legislators to discuss legislative and regulatory issues impacting mutual water companies.

The Association, through the support of the Legislative Committee, outlined specific bills addressing the following issues:
  1. Conservation
  2. Safe Drinking Water Funding
  3. Water Bond Proposals
  4. Water Rights
  5. Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
For a complete list of bills the Association is tracking, click here.

(CalMutuals representatives meeting with Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (58th AD), Chair of Natural Resources)

The Association's visit to Sacramento ensures that mutual water companies are considered in the implementation of legislation and regulatory matters.

For questions or comments, please contact Denise Peralta Gailey at


CalMutuals submitted formal comments and recommendations for improving AB 577 (Disadvantaged Communities) which expands the definition of disadvantaged communities to include annual per capita income.

In the comment letter, CalMutuals requests that Section 1 of the bill amend the Water Code (Section 79505.5) to read: "Disadvantaged community means a community within a public water system with an annual median household income that is less than 80  percent of the statewide annual median household income or a community with an annual per capita income that is less than 80 percent of the statewide annual per capita income."

AB 577 is a two-year bill. We will continue to keep our members updated on the status of this legislation. CalMutuals' comment letter is available by
clicking here.


CalMutuals and CalMutuals JPRIMA will hold their annual meeting on Friday, June 2nd at the CaliPaso Winery & Villa in beautiful Paso Robles.

For details about the meeting, hotel options and to download the event flyer, click here.

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Denise Peralta Gailey at

Workforce Development: An Overview of Key Components

The Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) is offering a FREE webinar to small water systems which will provide a comprehensive overview of the components for attracting, maintaining and retaining a quality workforce.

Topics will include:
  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Evaluating Performance
  • Succession Planning
  • Communicating about the Industry
DATE:  Tuesday, April 4th
TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

To register for this webinar,
click here
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